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TDH – Confusion and Sadness

This week on the program, we start off by talking about technology that needlessly makes life ‘simpler’, Keurig’s new anti-copying K-Cup system and GE’s foray into Phillip’s smartphone controlled lighting market. Nielsen reports what we already suspected, that streaming is taking market control from downloads, at least in the US, and Google’s anti-webspan chief, Matt Cutts is taking leave for a few months. After talking about DARPA’s emergency response robot challenge, we go into examples of things that are threats to the open internet by 2025, misuse of the ECJ’s ‘right to be forgotten’, and revelations about how little you have to do for the NSA to follow up on your internet traffic. You also might want to steer clear of Facebook, especially if your mood is volatile. All this and more this week!
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Keurig’s DRM for Coffee



GE to get into the smart lights market



Music Streaming continues market hold



What will kill the free internet by 2025



Google’s anti-spam chief to take some time off



DARPA sets finals for robotics challenge



BBC doesn’t want Merrill Lynch article to be ‘forgotten’



Goldman Sachs got Google to delete a ‘sensitive’ email



Simple file encryption



NSA targeting any private conscious individuals



Facebook Frackups:

Privacy Group files over Facebook’s mood experiment



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



T-Mobile to exempt music streams from data caps



Google launches ‘Made with Code’ for women in CS



TrueCrypt advises against forking codebase



Update on US Marshal’s Bitcoin auction



Elon Musk plans solar factory in Buffalo, NY


AT&T to be exclusive carrier for Amazon



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



FCC issues $34.9mil fine, largest ever



UK Intelligence revealed policy of surveillance of social network use



Pentagon to make the internet more secure from NSA spying



Science News

NASA to send drones to Titan