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TDH – I Want Results

This week on the show, we speak to a number of Linux-y things, from native support of Netflix, which was a long time coming, to the new found ability to run Android apps in Chrome. There is a project underway to get a SMS based web browser off the ground for android users in third-world nations without a data plan, and Tom Wheeler has stated that 4Mbps broadband will keep rural America on the wrong side of the digital divide. We dive head first into the reason that security tools need better user experiences and the precedent a new Senate bill will place on government officials accessing emails stored on foreign servers. All that and a bit more this week on the show.

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Netflix coming to Linux

http://www.themukt.com/2014/09/19/native-netflix-ubuntu-linux/

 

Run Android apps in Chrome

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/09/hack-runs-android-apps-on-windows-mac-and-linux-computers/

 

SMS based Cosmos browser

http://www.themukt.com/2014/09/16/sms-based-cosmos-browser-developing-countries/

 

US Senate Bill to limit access to foreign email

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2686414/new-us-senate-bill-aims-to-limit-access-to-emails-stored-abroad.html

 

Coalition to better security tools

http://threatpost.com/new-initiative-simply-secure-aims-to-make-security-tools-easier-to-use

 

TrueCrypt getting new life?

http://www.esecurityplanet.com/open-source-security/truecrypt-getting-a-new-life.html

 

BitTorrent opens up Bleep secure messaging app

https://gigaom.com/2014/09/17/bittorrent-opens-up-bleep-alpha-releases-android-and-mac-apps-for-private-text-and-voice-chat/

 

FCC says that 4Mbps is not fast enough for ‘broadband’

http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/09/sorry-att-and-verizon-4mbps-isnt-fast-enough-for-broadband/

 

Larry Ellison steps down from Oracle CEO

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-18/oracle-s-ellison-steps-down-as-ceo-replaced-by-hurd-and-catz.html

 

 

Science News

NASA signs SpaceX and Boeing

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/september/nasa-chooses-american-companies-to-transport-us-astronauts-to-international/index.html#.VB3QOfldV8F

TDH – The Digital Hazard for OSX

This week on the show, I talk about some of the cool announcements out of Google’s I/O conference this past week, including the new form of phone unlock, and a refactoring of the runtimes in the OS. Also in Google news, they have begun compliance with the EU ‘right to be forgotten’ law. Meanwhile, Apple has discontinued Aperature, and plans to build a 4.7” iPhone. A potential win for the state of Missouri when it comes to personal security of digital communications. We talk about the NSA transparency report and Facebook’s attempt to recover bulk data that was turned over to New York state. All that and more!

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Google’s I/O conference this past week, Announces new unlock type

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/25/google-makes-phone-logins-easier-with-personal-login-feature-for-android-l/

 

Android to move from Dalvik to ANT

http://phandroid.com/2014/06/25/android-l-migrates-to-art-runtime-abandons-dalvik/

 

Google Chromecast to jump air-gap, and talk to devices not on same network

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/26/5846726/chromecast-will-use-ultrasonic-sounds-to-connect-nearby-devices

 

Google begins removing search results under EU law

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/26/5844982/google-begins-removing-search-results-under-EU-right-to-be-forgotten

 

Apple discontinues Aperature

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/27/apple-to-cease-development-of-aperture-and-transition-users-to-photos-for-os-x/?ncid=rss

 

Apple to begin production of 4.7” phone

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-24/apple-s-big-iphones-said-to-start-production-next-month.html

 

Simon & Schuster to make all ebooks available to libraries

https://gigaom.com/2014/06/26/simon-schuster-makes-all-its-ebooks-available-to-libraries-following-successful-trial/

 

NSA posts first full transparency report

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/27/5849618/the-nsa-just-posted-its-first-ever-transparency-report

 

Missouri to amend state consitiution to require warrant for digital searches

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/23/missouri-may-amend-its-constitution-to-require-warrant-for-digital-searches/

 

Linux continues to dominate supercomputer operating systems

http://www.zdnet.com/linux-dominates-supercomputers-as-never-before-7000030890/

 

Facebook Frackups:

Facebook tries to recover bulk data from New York law enforcement

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2401462/facebook-tries-to-recover-bulk-user-data-seized-by-new-york-law-enforcement.html

 

TDH – Accept that Facebook Gift

This week on the show I’m looking forward to seeing a Samsung flexible smartphone, but I highly doubt anyone would by it on Dish Netowrk’s wireless service. Lets hope that it runs stock Android because of Google’s new SDK modification. If you want to feel small, go take a look at Google’s latest Chrome Experiment, 100,000 Stars, or make fun of another former presidential candidate, Bob Dole.

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Google Teaming up with Dish Network…. for a Cellular Network
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/11/google-and-dish-network-allegedly-in-talks-for-new-wireless-service/

Google Modifies Android SDK to Prevent Fracture
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57550824-93/google-modifies-android-sdk-to-battle-platform-fragmentation/

Samsung Working on Flexible Screens
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/mobile/display/20121115040955_Samsung_Display_to_Start_Making_Bendable_Displays_in_First_Half_of_2013.html

Sorkin’s Jobs Biopic
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/11/sorkin-penned-steve-jobs-biopic-to-consist-of-just-three-scenes/

Sinofsky Not Dismissed from Unifying Windows
http://www.slashgear.com/sinofsky-i-wasnt-building-a-windows-and-windows-phone-fiefdom-15257185/

NASA Finally Demands Encryption on Hard Drives
http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/14/3646970/nasa-encryption-demanded-after-laptop-theft

6-bit Byte:
Tweet over Email, or JUST SEND THE EMAIL!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/twitter-adds-e-mail-sharing/2012/11/16/1fba732c-2feb-11e2-a30e-5ca76eeec857_story.html

Dole/Kemp 1996 Site Still Up, and Still Slow
http://www.avclub.com/articles/travel-back-in-internet-time-to-show-your-support,88737/

Facebook Frackups:
Facebook Expands Gifts Program
http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2012/11/16/facebook-expands-gifting-by-rolling-out-gift-button-to-millions-more-profile-pages-adding-over-a-hundred-new-partners/

Facebook Realizes that People don’t Want to See Ads
http://readwrite.com/2012/11/15/new-separate-facebook-page-feeds-helps-you-separate-business-from-pleasure

Science News:
Google Launches 100,000 Stars Chrome Experiment
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2412197,00.asp

Earliest Galaxy Ever Seen:
http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/11/gravitational-lens-magnifies-earliest-galaxy-yet-seen/