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TDH – I’m not a lawyer

This week on the show, I talk briefly about the reparations that Sony is paying out as a result of the 2011 PlayStation Network hack, how Amazon has quite a bit of cash flow, and what Apple’s Public Beta of OSX Yosemite might mean for the desktop experience. We dive into why Twitter, Google and Facebook having a 70/30 gender split in their workforce might not be as evil as you might think, how judges don’t seem to understand how warrants work, and the fact that Apple just patented a wristwatch. I also freely admit that I’m no lawyer.

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Sony to pay for PSN hack in 2011

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/07/sony-to-pay-up-to-17-75-million-in-2011-psn-hacking-settlement/

 

Less than one-third of Twitter employees are women

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/10987902/Less-than-third-of-Twitters-staff-is-female.html

 

Amazon misses sales projections, still rakes in lots of money

http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/24/amazon-drops-5-after-missing-in-q2-with-in-line-sales-of-19-34b-larger-than-expected-loss-of-0-27/?ncid=rss

 

Amazon announces Amazon Wallet, aiming to transition into offline point-of-sale transactions?

http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/22/amazon-quietly-launches-its-consumer-facing-mobile-wallet-app-amazon-wallet/?ncid=rss

 

Judge’s warrant could undermine personal email security

http://www.dailydot.com/politics/gmail-warrant-probable-cause-judge/

 

Deaf advocacy groups don’t want Verizon’s accessibility argument against net-neutrality to stand

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/deaf-advocacy-groups-to-verizon-dont-kill-net-neutrality-on-our-behalf/

 

OSX Yosemite Public Beta released this week

http://www.macworld.com/article/2454516/with-yosemite-public-beta-apples-more-open-than-ever.html

 

Apple granted broad patent for the iTime wristwatch

http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/07/22/apple-granted-comprehensive-itime-smartwatch-patent-with-in-strap-circuitry-arm-gesture-support

 

Science News

You could have a Terabyte of memory in your phone

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/529386/super-dense-computer-memory/

 

Japan’s Prime Minister wants a robot Olymics in 2020 alongside Tokoyo games

http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/22/5927879/japan-pm-shinzo-abe-wants-robot-olympics-2020

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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/

 

TDH – Governmental Affairs

This week on the show I start by going over the news of the possible net neutrality reversal by the FCC, and move on the track of governmental affairs, from Pennsylvania’s sting on Uber and Lyft to SpaceX and their goal of an Air Force contract. Amazingly, Carnegie Mellon Computer Club successfully recovered some of Andy Warhol’s computer art from 1985. All that and more this week.

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FCC’s new opinion of Net Neutrality

https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2014/04/fcc-changed-course-network-neutrality-here-why-you-should-care

 

Ride-sharing, and the cities they affect

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/04/as-ridesharing-firms-expand-cities-deploy-cops-in-sting-operations/

 

SpaceX sues Air Force to block contract award

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/25/spacex-sues-to-block-contract-award/8157667/

 

Microsoft becomes a phone manufacturer

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/04/microsoft-is-now-a-phone-company-as-nokia-deal-closes/

 

Apple’s iPhone sleep/wake button replacement

https://ssl.apple.com/support/iphone5-sleepwakebutton/

 

RasberryPi powered cell phone

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/04/man-uses-raspberry-pi-to-build-actual-working-cellphone-for-158/

 

Verizon relaying desktop browsing to Ad agencies

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20140425,0,2539606.column#ixzz2zvGVdsdK

 

Tech Giants agree to fund OpenSSL

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/04/tech-giants-chastened-by-heartbleed-finally-agree-to-fund-openssl/

 

Stanford’s password guidelines

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/04/stanfords-password-policy-shuns-one-size-fits-all-security/

 

Carnegie Mellon Computer Club finds Warhol images

http://studioforcreativeinquiry.org/events/warhol-discovery

 

Facebook Frackups

Facebook funds retrofit of Menlo Park police department

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/04/facebook-funded-silicon-valley-police-station-with-free-wi-fi-opens/

TDH – Microsoft’s iPads

This week on the show, it is really cold in the studio, so I talk rather quickly to keep myself warm. But what do I talk about? The Twitter IPO, AT&T’s purchase of spectrum from Verizon, Facebook’s atrocious idea for ads, as well as the very scary backdoor the NSA has in a cryptographic spec. Oh, and the new iPhones. Those silly things…

 

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Twitter goes public, privately

http://allthingsd.com/20130912/twitter-files-for-ipo/

 

Twitter to release Spotify app

http://evolver.fm/2013/09/12/twitter-releases-spotify-app/

 

iPhone 5c pre-orders

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/09/iphone-5c-pre-orders-available-from-apple-carriers-and-retailers/

 

Fingerprint authentication backlash

http://boingboing.net/2013/09/12/why-fingerprints-make-lousy-au.html

 

Motorola’s Moto X, made in the USA

http://www.techhive.com/article/2048551/made-in-the-usa-moto-x-manufacturing-facility-opens-its-doors-on-google-street-view.html

 

Intel ships Haswell

http://www.citeworld.com/tablets/22385/intel-ships-haswell

 

Microsoft to buy iPads

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/13/4725944/microsoft-ipad-trade-in-deal-offer-surface

 

Michael Dell’s buyout

http://allthingsd.com/20130912/dell-shareholders-approve-25-billion-buyout-to-go-private/

 

Verizon’s Net Neutrality challenge

http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrydownes/2013/09/11/what-verizons-net-neutrality-challenge-is-really-about/

 

AT&T finalizes spectrum purchase from Verizon

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/10/att-finalizes-700mhz-spectrum-purchase-from-verizon/

 

Hacker compromises 2 million Vodafone customer database

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-12/vodafone-germany-hacker-accesses-2-million-clients-banking-data.html

 

NSA backdoor in cryptography spec

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/09/new-york-times-provides-new-details-about-nsa-backdoor-in-crypto-spec/

 

6-bit Byte:

Phoneblocks

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57602510-1/phonebloks-a-modular-phone-you-update-a-piece-at-a-time/

 

Facebook Frackups

Auto-play videos on Facebook Mobile

http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/09/12/us-facebook-video-idINBRE98B17020130912

 

Zuckerberg speaks out against NSA

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/11/4719732/facebooks-mark-zuckerberg