Tag Archives: privacy

TDH – I Want Results

This week on the show, we speak to a number of Linux-y things, from native support of Netflix, which was a long time coming, to the new found ability to run Android apps in Chrome. There is a project underway to get a SMS based web browser off the ground for android users in third-world nations without a data plan, and Tom Wheeler has stated that 4Mbps broadband will keep rural America on the wrong side of the digital divide. We dive head first into the reason that security tools need better user experiences and the precedent a new Senate bill will place on government officials accessing emails stored on foreign servers. All that and a bit more this week on the show.

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Netflix coming to Linux



Run Android apps in Chrome



SMS based Cosmos browser



US Senate Bill to limit access to foreign email



Coalition to better security tools



TrueCrypt getting new life?



BitTorrent opens up Bleep secure messaging app



FCC says that 4Mbps is not fast enough for ‘broadband’



Larry Ellison steps down from Oracle CEO




Science News

NASA signs SpaceX and Boeing



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



Less than one-third of Twitter employees are women



Amazon misses sales projections, still rakes in lots of money



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



Judge’s warrant could undermine personal email security



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



OSX Yosemite Public Beta released this week



Apple granted broad patent for the iTime wristwatch



Science News

You could have a Terabyte of memory in your phone



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


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 – Full Address and Government Decisions

This week on the show, we speak at length about the recent news that the IPv4 addresses are essentially exhausted, as well as how FCC Chairman Wheeler wants to be able to preempt state laws for wireless broadband access. Tesla announces that all of it’s patents are free to be used by anyone, while the US Marshals Service holds auctions for the Bitcoins that were seized from Silk Road. Also of note, the 11th circuit court ruled that cellular location data can’t be obtained without a warrant, and NTT Docomo wants us all to use wearable SIM technology. I speak out nearly against the curation aspect of Amazon’s Prime Music service, in the context of it’s competitors, not Spotify or Rdio, but actual music on the radio. All that and a little more this week!

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IPv4 addressing is full



Feds to sell Bitcoins from Silk Road



Tesla’s patents are yours to use




Amazon launches Prime Music



Starbucks rolling out wireless charging tables



Warrantless cellular location tracking is illegal



NTT Docomo’s wearable SIM card replacement



Wheeler comments on broadband and state laws



Google just acquired Skybox Imaging for .5 billion



6-Bit Byte

School cancels reading program to stop ‘hacker culture’