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TDH – Government Data Hogs

This week on the show, we talk at length about your data on the internet, and who and why they are interested in it. Hint: primarily to make a quick dollar. Specifically we make mention of Vodafone’s unprecedented multi-national review of secret data requests from governments, Microsoft’s call to the US government to end mass data collection and how Google’s new Chrome extension might help secure our emails. It is now official, Sprint has made an offer to buy T-Mobile, and like AT&T before it, we await regulator’s decisions. Turkish ISPs finally unblock YouTube, and Apple might ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack. All that and more this week.

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Netflix’s message to users: “Verizon is why your movie is slow”

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/4/5778770/netflix-warning-members-when-service-providers-cause-bad-speeds

 

Turkish ISP unblocks YouTube

http://mashable.com/2014/06/03/turkey-unblocks-youtube/

 

Sprint to buy T-Mobile, officially

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/05/tmobile-sprint-corp-idUSL1N0OL2MT20140605

 

Apple to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack?

http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/04/lightning-headphone-spec/

 

Amazon’s June 18th product announcement, and the tech behind it

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/05/amazons-3d-smartphone-is-powered-by-omrons-face-sensing-tech/

 

Google to offer end to end Encryption

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/bits/2014/06/03/google-offers-new-encryption-tool/?_php=true&_type=blogs&hpw=&rref=technology&_r=0

 

Microsoft calls on US Gov to end data collection

http://www.geekwire.com/2014/microsoft-calls-u-s-end-bulk-data-collection-stop-data-center-hacking/

 

Vodafone reveals calls from governments for data

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/06/vodafone-reveals-secret-wires-allowing-state-surveillance

 

Secret Service contracting for sarcasm detector

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/06/03/the-secret-service-wants-software-that-detects-social-media-sarcasm-yeah-sure-it-will-work/

 

6-Bit Byte

US Ambassador sworn in over Kindle

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/06/02/a-u-s-ambassador-was-just-sworn-in-on-a-kindle/

 

Glasshole.sh, a script to keep Glass off your network

http://www.wired.com/2014/06/find-and-ban-glassholes-with-this-artists-google-glass-detector/?mbid=social_gplus

 

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TDH – WWDC, Truecrypt’s future and some Google

This week on the show, I speak at length about what to expect out of Apple with all of the recent news of the company, and given that WWDC, starts Monday the 2nd. This is spurred on by Eddy Cue’s pronouncement that the coming cloud offerings are the best in a quarter century. Katie Cotton, one of the most influential communication execs in technology retired this week after 18 years of making Apple what it is. We dive into some of the theories surrounding the disappearance of TrueCrypt, which has for a decade been a standard for volume encryption. I speak against Rep. Bob Latta’s bill on Net Neutrality, and we talk about Google’s future moves in it’s ever expanding reach. All this and more this week.

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WWDC starts June 2nd

http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/30/what-to-expect-at-apples-wwdc-2014/?ncid=rss

Eddy Cue touts best product line in 25 years

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/29/5759262/apples-cue-weve-got-the-best-product-pipeline-in-25-years

Katie Cotton ends tenure at Apple

http://recode.net/2014/05/30/goodbye-to-all-that-today-is-katie-cottons-last-day-at-apple/

Truecrypt no longer supported, not trusted to be secure

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/05/bombshell-truecrypt-advisory-backdoor-hack-hoax-none-of-the-above/

http://steve.grc.com/2014/05/28/whither-truecrypt/

https://www.grc.com/misc/truecrypt/truecrypt.htm

Bill to prohibit FCC reclassification

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2303080/bill-would-prohibit-fcc-from-reclassifying-broadband-as-utility.html

Turkish court rules access to YouTube not to be restricted

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27623640

Europe’s right to be forgotten and Google

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/googles-right-to-be-forgotten-response-is-disappointingly-clever/

Google’s Self-driving car

http://www.cnet.com/news/google-unveils-self-driving-car-sans-steering-wheel/#ftag=CAD590a51e

Google to buy Dropcam, signalling home automation?

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/26/5753026/google-and-nest-considering-home-security

Facebook Frackups:

Facebook and pop culture

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/facebooks-year-tv/

Science News:

Photonic crystals signal new developments in RAM technology

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/05/photonic-crystals-used-to-make-optical-ram/

TDH – Apple’s Genre Experts

This week on the show I talk about how Apple is hiring “Genre Experts” and should be hiring college radio DJs, to do the same thing. Uber and Lyft are now an officially legal thing in California, and while Google spins off Calico to fight aging, Steve Ballmer calls Microsoft a monopoly. All in a day’s work.

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California Greenlights Uber and Lyft

http://gigaom.com/2013/09/19/ride-sharing-services-like-uber-and-lyft-get-green-light-in-california/

Twitter to add banks to IPO

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/19/us-twitter-ipo-idUSBRE98I0NA20130919

iPhone 5s on sale with limited gold numbers

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/20/4749888/iphone-5c-5s-begin-sale-in-stores-gold-numbers-limited

Google goes flat

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/19/google-makes-its-new-flat-logo-and-app-launcher-style-nav-menu-official-will-roll-out-over-the-next-few-weeks/

Google announces Calico

http://googlepress.blogspot.com/2013/09/calico-announcement.html

Ballmer calls Google a monopoly

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/20/4751516/ballmer-calls-google-a-monopoly

Cyanogen spun up as company

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/18/cyanogen-is-now-a-company/

Apple hiring ‘genre experts’ to better iTunes Radio

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/09/17/apple-hiring-genre-experts-to-fine-tune-itunes-radio-programming

Apple to fix iOS lock screen hack

http://allthingsd.com/20130919/yes-apple-is-working-on-a-fix-for-the-ios-7-lock-screen-hack/

Apple can read iMessages

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/09/19/apple_can_read_your_imessages_whenever_they_want_researchers_claim.html

6-bit Byte:

Cat can unlock Touch ID

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/19/watch-a-cat-unlock-the-iphone-5s-using-touch-id-and-the-fingerprint-sensor/

1888 Hotel will waive fee for 10,000 Instagram followers

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/09/1888-hotel-lets-you-stay-for-free-if-you-have-more-than-10000-instagram-followers/

 

TDH – Tastes Like Sugar

This week on the show, I talked about some upcoming Apple news ahead of the SEptember 10th announcement, we recap the smartwatch bandwagon, and Google really wants Chrome to be an OS. Really really. Make sure it supports biometric passwords, and they might be onto something. All that and more this week.

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New Apple TV ahead of Sept. 10th

http://gigaom.com/2013/09/03/apple-tv-likely-on-its-way-for-a-september-10-launch/

OSX Mavericks for end of October

http://9to5mac.com/2013/09/06/apples-os-x-mavericks-release-planned-for-end-of-october/

Chrome Apps to take on Windows

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/5/4696618/google-chrome-apps-chrome-os-windows-os-x-blink

Android KitKat, the background story

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/3/4691040/android-kitkat-the-story-behind-a-delicious-partnership

Hints at Nexus 5

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/06/nexus-5-could-get-lte-5-inch-display-and-snapdragon-800-processor-per-fcc-filing-for-new-lg-device/

Maxthon to put browser on all chips

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/06/maxthon-inks-deal-with-mobile-chip-maker-mediatek-that-will-preload-its-browser-onto-100m-mobile-devices-in-2014/

New Eastman Kodak

http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/09/a-newer-slimmer-kodak-finally-emerges-from-bankruptcy/

HDMI 2.0: 18Gbps

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/04/hdmi-2-0-official-4k-60fps-32-channel-audio/

Vimeo starts funding indie films

http://paidcontent.org/2013/09/03/vimeo-starts-funding-indie-films-to-broaden-its-on-demand-platform

Qualcomm Toq: Mirasol screen

http://reviews.cnet.com/wearable-tech/qualcomm-toq/4505-34900_7-35827147.html

Nymi wristband for passwords

http://gigaom.com/2013/09/03/with-the-nymi-wristband-your-heart-signal-is-the-password/

Fear of creepy ads and hackers outway spying

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/04/pew-86-of-u-s-adults-make-efforts-to-hide-their-digital-footprints-online-fear-creeping-ads-and-malicious-hackers-more-than-the-government/

California to implement electronic license plate

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/09/california-poised-to-implement-nations-first-electronic-license-plate-program/

Facebook Frackups

Facebook Ice Cream

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-facebook-ice-cream-20130906,0,4948560.story

ONLINE EXTRA:

How Feds get our data

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/09/let-us-count-the-ways-how-the-feds-legally-technically-get-our-data/

TDH – Facebook’s Future

This week on the show I talk about Motorola’s attempt at an injunction against Microsoft, which was unsuccessful. I speak at length about Apple’s future operating system, which is to reported to be named Lynx. The main concentration of my rant this week is actually Facebook’s mobile experience, which I have talked at length about on previous shows, but I tried not to overlap with previous comments. Enjoy.

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Motorola Patents Can’t Get Injunctions
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/in-a-blow-to-android-judge-says-moto-patents-cant-get-injunctions/

Google Returning December to the Calendar
http://www.zdnet.com/google-working-on-returning-missing-december-to-android-4-2-users-7000007591/

Unboxing the New iMac
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/11/taking-the-new-imac-out-of-its-weird-shaped-box/

Early Builds of OSX 10.9 to include Siri and Maps
http://9to5mac.com/2012/11/19/early-builds-of-apples-upcoming-os-x-10-9-include-siri-and-maps-integration/

OSX 10.9 to be called Lynx
http://applescoop.com/2012/11/17/exclusive-mac-os-x-10-9-will-be-named-lynx/

AT&T Named Worst Carrier (Again)
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/11/in-annual-ritual-att-declared-worst-wireless-service/

Facebook Frackups
Facebook Shares Close at $28
http://www.insidefacebook.com/2012/11/30/fb-shares-close-at-28-highest-since-july/

You Have “No Fundamental Right to Facebook”
http://gigaom.com/2012/11/29/judge-says-no-fundamental-right-to-use-facebook-tosses-anti-trust-case/

Facebook Makes a Huge Data Grab
http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/01/facebook-photo-sync-data/

Science News
Mercury’s Craters Probably Have Organic Material
http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/11/craters-on-mercury-are-oases-for-water-ice-organic-molecules/