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TDH – Is Elon Musk Ironman?

This week on the show we talk about music in it’s latest incarnations, YouTube plans to block artist’s music videos if they don’t pay for the subscription service, but T-Mobile won’t be counting your music listening against your data usage on their plan. Google launches an initiative to get more young women interested in Computer Science, which I feel falls a little short of what it promises, but Google might be turning out the next generation of women coders for the drones that NASA is going to fly on Titan. We talk quite a bit about personal encryption and security, as we follow up with the TrueCrypt story and new revelations out of the UK regarding industrial strength data collection. A few FCC stories, regarding a bill in Congress to prohibit internet ‘fast lanes’ as well as the reason behind the largest fine the FCC has ever handed out. All that and a little more this week on the show.

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YouTube to block artists who don’t pay

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/17/5817408/youtube-reportedly-block-videos-indie-artists

 

T-Mobile to exempt music streams from data caps

http://gigaom.com/2014/06/18/t-mobile-exempts-music-streaming-from-its-data-plans-partners-with-rhapsody/

 

Google launches ‘Made with Code’ for women in CS

http://thenextweb.com/google/2014/06/19/google-launches-made-code-initiative-encourage-girls-code-backed-50m-pledge/

 

TrueCrypt advises against forking codebase

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/following-truecrypts-bombshell-advisory-developer-says-fork-is-impossible/

 

Update on US Marshal’s Bitcoin auction

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/us-marshal-hits-reply-all-reveals-those-interested-in-anonymous-bitcoin-auction/

 

Elon Musk plans solar factory in Buffalo, NY

http://blog.timesunion.com/business/tesla-founder-has-plans-to-make-solar-panels-in-ny/60493/

AT&T to be exclusive carrier for Amazon

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/18/att-will-sell-amazons-fire-phone-for-199-on-a-2-year-contract/

 

Congress members propose bill to make FCC prohibit ‘fast-lanes’

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/17/5817258/new-net-neutrality-bill-would-make-the-fcc-stop-internet-fast-lanes

 

FCC issues $34.9mil fine, largest ever

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/19/5824344/fcc-issues-signal-jammer-seller-largest-fine-ever-34-9-million

 

UK Intelligence revealed policy of surveillance of social network use

https://www.privacyinternational.org/press-releases/uk-intelligence-forced-to-reveal-secret-policy-for-mass-surveillance-of-residents

 

Pentagon to make the internet more secure from NSA spying

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/16/5814776/the-pentagon-is-building-ways-to-make-the-internet-more-anonymous

 

Science News

NASA to send drones to Titan

http://rt.com/usa/167124-nasa-send-quadcopter-drone-titan/

 

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TDH – Focus on Silly

This week on the show, I focus on the silliness of many people, both bureaucratic, and general stupidity. Everything from the Indian thief who fell for a fake Facebook profile, later on the show, to the raiding of a Chinese ex-employee of a NASA contractor’s work laptop, filled with porn and pirated movies. Thankfully however, Tor Books’ decision to go DRM free hasn’t hurt their bottom line.

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The Case of Kiera Wilmont

http://www.ibtimes.com/kiera-wilmot-expelled-scientists-teachers-outraged-harsh-punishment-teens-experiment-accident

Tor Book

http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/05/tor-books-says-cutting-drm-out-of-its-e-books-hasnt-hurt-business/

Ebay and the Feds

http://www.businessinsider.com/ebay-the-fbi-shawn-hogan-and-brian-dunning-2013-4?op=1

Software Bug in Poker Game? That’s a Federal Crime

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/05/game-king/all/

IE Exploit Targets Nuclear Weapons Researchers

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/05/internet-explorer-zero-day-exploit-targets-nuclear-weapons-researchers/

“Google Palestine” Receives Criticism

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/05/google-wades-into-political-minefield-with-google-palestine/

World’s First 3D printed Handgun

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/05/the-first-entirely-3d-printed-handgun-is-here/

Chinese “Spy” Stole NASA Laptop

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/05/chinese-spy-caught-with-nasa-laptop-full-of-porn-not-secrets/

Top Bitcoin Exchange Hit with $75 mil Lawsuit

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/05/top-bitcoin-exchange-hit-with-75-million-suit-over-failed-partnership/

Qualcomm’s in-flight Internet Could Affect Satelites  http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/05/in-flight-internet-plan-might-be-blocked-due-to-satellite-interference/

 

Facebook Frackups:

Facebook Leads to Psychosis

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57582893-71/can-facebook-lead-to-psychosis-one-study-says-so/

Facebook App on Glass to be a Hit

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/514566/facebook-will-make-the-most-popular-app-for-google-glass/

Thief in India Falls for Facebook Love Trap

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/05/03/thief-falls-for-facebook-trap-by-police-in-india/