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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/

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TDH – Good News for the Internet

This week on the show, I have two stories that continue my resolve when it comes to the power of the internet to be a resource of information for the human race. Specifically, the Wayback Machine surpassed 400 Billion indexed sites last week, and a UN report says that 40% of the world’s population will be internet users by the end of 2014. We also discuss what Apple’s purchase of Beats can and will mean, as well as one of Google’s new acquisitions, Appetas. NeoCities.org throttles the FCC, and the band Vulfpeck runs a scam on Spotify. Happy Mother’s Day!
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SpaceX Injunction dissolved

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/05/spacex-injunction-dissolved-us-can-buy-russian-rockets-for-space-launches/

 

Archive.org’s Wayback surpasses 400 billion indexes sites

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/05/09/wayback-machine-passes-400-billion-indexed-webpages-covering-web-late-1996-hours-ago/

 

UN Reports 3 billion users by end of year

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/7/5690764/the-internet-will-have-almost-3-billion-users-by-the-end-of-the-year

 

Apple = Beats + $3.2 Billion

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/9/5698158/what-apple-is-really-buying-with-beats

 

A Second (and third?) HTC-made Nexus device

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/05/htc-made-nexus-device-shows-up-in-android-source-code/

 

Google’s new GMail

http://www.geek.com/apps/google-is-testing-new-web-based-gmail-features-1593555/

 

Google buys Appetas

http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/07/to-battle-yelp-google-buys-appetas-a-website-builder-for-restaurants-will-shut-it-down/

 

Webhost throttles FCC as act of protest

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/web-host-gives-fcc-a-28-8kbps-slow-lane-in-net-neutrality-protest/

 

Hacking aboard Aircraft Carrier

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/navy-sysadmin-hacking/

 

6-Bit Byte:

Band Scams Spotify

http://gawker.com/an-enterprising-band-made-20-000-scamming-spotify-1573217228

 

Vibram loses class-action

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/vibram-required-to-stop-all-health-claims-about-its-fivefinger-shoes/

 

TDH – A Bit of a Follow-up Show

This week on the show, I follow up on both the story of Instagram’s announcement and about Alan Mulally being the new Microsoft CEO. It seems like you can now text your friends pictures through Instagram and we have another name to cross off the Microsoft CEO short-list, Qualcomm’s Mollenkopf. Google may be doing you a favor when it comes to email advertisements, and may be trying to cut Intel out of the server chip market. All that and more this week.

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GMail change with relationship to images

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/12/12/no-gmails-tweak-wont-stop-e-mail-marketers-from-knowing-if-you-open-their-email

Google considers making own server chips

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-13/intel-seen-threatened-as-google-mulls-own-server-chips.html

Qualcomm taps Mollenkopf as new CEO

http://allthingsd.com/20131213/qualcomm-taps-steve-mollenkopf-rumored-as-microsoft-successor-as-its-next-ceo/

Ongoing FCC decision regarding cell phones on planes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25355399

Instagram’s announcement, Instagram Direct

http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/12/5203302/instagram-direct-photo-text-messaging

Amazon rumored to announce Sams Club competitor

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/12/12/amazon-pantry/4001707/

Microsoft joins FIDO Alliance

http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/12/microsoft-joins-the-fido-alliance/

Norway is digitizing all books, and making them free online

http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/11/5199472/norway-is-digitizing-all-its-books-and-making-them-free-to-read-online

6-Bit Byte:

Groupon counters Amazon drone plan

http://www.businessinsider.com/groupon-parody-amazon-drones-catapults-2013-12

TDH – Evil & Information

This week on the show I talk about, and get a little frustrated at how companies are being evil, when they collect, use and sell information about you and your habits. The House passed a bill to limit patent trolls, and I hope that the driver who got pulled over for wearing Google Glass gets the third degree. Online ads should be more clearly marked as such, and in the spirit of Christmas, Microsoft and Google are fighting over tracking Santa.

 

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Gates and Zuck put $9M into improving school’s broadband

http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/04/mark-zuckerberg-bill-gates-put-9m-into-educationsuperhighway-a-non-profit-to-improve-broadband-in-schools/

 

Online ads should be more clearly marked

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/04/usa-advertising-regulation-idUSL2N0JJ1HP20131204

 

Instagram invites for December 12th event

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57614627-94/instagram-invites-press-to-share-a-moment-at-nyc-event/

 

Youtube’s non existent music service

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57614446-93/youtubes-music-service-said-to-be-delayed-until-next-year/

 

Driving with Google Glass

http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/A-California-Woman-Got-A-Traffic-Ticket-For-5032833.php

 

Data haul by Android flashlight app

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25258621

 

Microsoft and government agencies team up to fight botnet

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2069940/zeroaccess-clickfraud-botnet-disrupted-but-not-dead-yet.html

 

House passes Innovation Act

http://gigaom.com/2013/12/05/house-passes-innovation-act-325-91-a-small-solution-to-a-big-patent-problem/

 

Mulally, CEO of Ford won’t replace Balmer

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-05/ford-s-mulally-not-leaving-company-board-director-says.html

 

6-Bit Byte:

Microsoft, NORAD, and Google’s annual Santa tracking battle

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/12/03/microsoft-norad-go-head-head-google-track-santa-christmas/#!pcUoE

 

TDH – Privacy: A Social Construct

This week on the show I talk at length about the comment from Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist about privacy. He claims that ‘privacy’ as we know it is an anomaly of society, and I say that is a bad argument for getting rid of it. I also rebuke Samsung’s idea of pre-installing anti-theft software on your smartphone, and we pour one out for WinAmp, which will be no more after December of 2013.

 

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Google’s Cerf, “Privacy may be an anomaly”

http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/20/googles-cerf-says-privacy-may-be-an-anomaly-historically-hes-right

 

Microsoft’s Xbox One Launch

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/22/5132732/microsoft-takes-over-times-square-xbox-one-launch-photos

 

Jury give $290 million more to Apple in Samsung case

http://gigaom.com/2013/11/21/jury-awards-290-million-to-apple-in-retrial-over-samsung-patent-infringement/

 

Carriers reject Absolute Lojack

http://news.yahoo.com/carriers-reject-kill-switch-stolen-smartphones-225739166.html

 

FCC to consider allowing cell calls at 10,000 ft.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5130812/fcc-to-consider-cellphone-calls-on-us-flights

 

Not getting charged for Spam Texts

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5131320/wireless-carriers-end-charges-for-spam-texts

 

Hydrobee to charge your phone off a river

http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/22/hydrobee/

 

Raspberry Pi now includes Mathematica

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5130394/raspberry-pi-includes-mathematica-wolfram-language-free

 

The end of WinAmp

http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/11/after-15-years-of-llama-whipping-aol-shuts-down-winamp-for-good/

 

TDH – NQS (Not Quite Speechless)

This week on the show I am left, not quite speechless regarding a couple of things, some of which are rather scary when you extrapolate the precedent, like the loss of your 4th amendment rights if you auto-identify as a hacker, or the high frequency spread of BIOS level malware. We explore what it means for the Obama administration to partner with reliability engineers from Google, Oracle and Red Hat to fix the issues with healthcare.gov. Will we get to the bottom of the genes that express mathematical aptitude?

 

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healthcare.org calls on tech companies for fixes

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-31/google-oracle-workers-enlisted-for-obamacare-tech-surge-.html

 

Google Nexus 5 actually announced

http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/31/nexus-5-announced-specs/

 

Cisco to open H.264 for WebRTC penetration

http://gigaom.com/2013/10/30/mozilla-will-add-h-264-to-firefox-as-cisco-makes-eleventh-hour-push-for-webrtcs-future/?t=t

 

New FAA guidelines to allow more device use

http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/31/new-faa-guidelines-permit-more-device-use-all-the-way-from-take-off-to-landing/

 

If you believe in the 4th amendment, don’t say you are a Hacker

http://www.digitalbond.com/blog/2013/10/22/call-yourself-a-hacker-lose-your-4th-amendment-rights/

 

NSA may be tapping Google and Yahoo’s fiber

http://allthingsd.com/20131030/how-the-nsa-may-be-tapping-yahoos-and-googles-fiber-optic-cables/

 

badBIOS, an innovative form of malware spread

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/10/meet-badbios-the-mysterious-mac-and-pc-malware-that-jumps-airgaps/

 

6-Bit Byte

DNA source of mathematical aptitude

http://www.nature.com/news/root-of-maths-genius-sought-1.14050

 

Google was bored at Nortel patent auction

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/02/dealtalk-nortel-google-idUSN1E7601QM20110702

 

TDH – A Twick Twament

This week on the show I have not so twick twaments (quick comments) regarding piracy, and the ideas behind it, as well as how Google plans to keep updating Chrome on XP a year after Microsoft ditches the OS. We learn that Elon Musk wants to make the Lotus Espirit Bond prop that he bought into a real thing, we just aren’t sure if it will be branded Tesla yet.

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Many of the most Pirated movies aren’t available for streaming

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/10/15/people-pirate-movies-because-they-cant-get-legitimate-copies/

http://www.canistream.it/

 

YouTube is going more and more mobile

http://allthingsd.com/20131018/youtube-is-going-mobile-first-too/

 

Google’s stock price touches 1k

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/17/us-google-results-idUSBRE99G17Z20131017

 

Google to update Chrome for WinXP through 2015

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/16/4844466/google-continuing-chrome-updates-windows-xp-through-april-2015

 

Canonical releases Ubuntu 13.10, along with Ubuntu Touch

http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2013/10/17/ubuntu-13-10-now-available-comes-first-stable-version-ubuntu-touch-smartphones/

 

Apple Refutes ability to read iMessage

http://allthingsd.com/20131018/apple-no-we-cant-read-your-imessages/

 

Square Cash

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/15/square-cash/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000601

 

Lenovo signs NDA to review Blackberry

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/17/lenovo-blackberry-bid/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000601

 

6-Bit Byte:

Elon Musk to make the James Bond Lotus submarine car a reality

http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/17/autos/musk-bond-sub-tesla/

 

Science News:

Tungsten optical disc to store data for 1 billion years

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/168548-tungsten-optical-disc-can-store-data-for-1-billion-years