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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Episode 74 – Meet Maxxsure Co-Founders Srik Soogoor & Shawn Wiora

The Tech Fugitives explore cyber & organizations risk with Maxxsure.  This company is defining

 “A Lifestyle of Risk Awareness”

Learn more about Maxxsure at www.maxxsure.com and mention the Tech Fugitives Show for a free consultation.

 

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Episode 73 – The Thanksgiving Show

Published 8 months ago in Apple , AWS , Bezos , IBM , Red Hat - 0 Comments

What would it be like if Enterprise IT Suppliers had Black Friday deals?  Who would get trampled….and for what?

iPhone select trick
https://www.dummies.com/consumer-electronics/smartphones/iphone/how-to-edit-text-on-your-iphone/
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/19/bitcoin-skids-to-a-13-month-low-nearing-5000.html
  • The world’s largest cryptocurrency is now down 22 percent in the past week, falling as much as 12 percent Monday to its lowest level in more than a year.
  • Other major cryptocurrencies ethereum and XRP dropped 13 and 5 percent respectively.
  • Bitcoin is now down more than 30 percent since last Thanksgiving, when it gained household-name status and became a common topic around dinner tables.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/19/vpn_app_investigation/

Using a free VPN? Why not skip the middleman and just send your data to President Xi?

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/439wbw/patching-is-failing-as-a-security-paradigm
This article pisses me off….so long…no answers
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/19/tech-stocks-like-facebook-and-apple-got-crushed-once-again.html
  • Facebook shares fell after a WSJ report that CEO Mark Zuckerberg is becoming much more aggressive in how he manages the tech giant.
  • Apple shares dropped following a report the company has cut production for its newest iPhones.
  • Bitcoin also continued a year-long slide, hitting its lowest level of the year.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/15/bezos-tells-employees-one-day-amazon-will-fail-and-to-stay-hungry.html
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told employees, in response to a question at an all-hands meeting last week, that the company is not “too big to fail.”
  • Bezos was asked a similar question at an internal meeting in March about Amazon’s size and the potential for government regulation.
  • Bezos is addressing the concerns as Amazon prepares to expand into two new headquarters locations in New York and Virginia.
  • Microsoft announced Wednesday it would acquire an Austin-based software product design and development studio called XOXCO.
  • XOXCO is known for Howdy, a bot for the popular Slack work chat app that helps schedule meetings, as well as Botkit, which provides development tools for the GitHub code-sharing service.
  • Microsoft has acquired several other AI startups this year, including Semantic Machines, Bonsai, and Lobe.
  • Microsoft also announced updates to its AI platform, including a new technology called Cognitive Services Containers.
CloudBees CEO Sacha Labourey referred to as Frankenstein Jenkins or, more snappily, “Jenkinsteins” as teams add plug-ins to create a “gigantic, fragile master that falls apart”.
Dealing with these “Jenkinsteins” is therefore important.
This is perhaps the most aggressive analysis of what IBM must do…. I like it!!!
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Episode 71 – Stan Lee And The Death of Underoos

Published 9 months ago in 5G , AI , Alibaba , Azure , Biometrics , China - 0 Comments

The Homage and we also discuss deep throat informant at Google, regarding Dragonfly.

Also up…

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/09/young-couples-are-sharing-fingerprints-to-unlock-each-others-phones.html
  • As smartphones like those made by Apple and Google increasingly move toward biometric access, younger users lean on the convenience of a single tap or look, over traditional passcodes.
  • And with the option to store multiple fingerprints or facial appearances, couples are lending a finger for easing unlocking of their significant other’s device.
  • Experts caution the practice is risky.
https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2018-11-13/exclusive-german-officials-raise-china-alarm-as-5g-auctions-loom
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-11-08/google-never-stopped-trying-to-go-to-china
CEO Sundar Pichai thinks the search engine should be willing to work with Chinese censors. Will employees go along with the plan?
https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/8/18074806/ai-news-anchor-china-xinhua-digital-composite
“It seems that Xinhua has used footage of human anchors as a base layer, and then animated parts of the mouth and face to turn the speaker into a virtual puppet. “
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/09/alibaba-ceo-says-cloud-computing-will-be-its-main-business-in-future.html
  • Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang told CNBC that “every business in the future will be powered by cloud.”
  • He said that cloud computing will be the “main business” for Alibaba in the future.
  • The company has seen huge growth in its cloud computing over the past few quarters as it has expanded internationally.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/11/amazons-hq2-spectacle-should-be-illegal/575539/
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/08/microsoft-azure-picks-up-cloud-business-from-gap.html?fbclid=IwAR0-BZeP2A8wOelB4qBl0BVQlCecDDh98wXJ7LdUOOKPPKjStRRMcdWFfVw
  • The five-year deal involves Microsoft’s Azure cloud and the Microsoft 365 package.
  • Earlier this year, Microsoft announced a cloud deal with Amazon archrival Walmart.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/09/amazon-offering-50-percent-cheaper-shipping-than-ups-to-some-sellers.html
  • Amazon is offering steep discounts for its pilot shipping program that is being tested in the Los Angeles area.
  • One seller says Amazon’s shipping service was 50 percent cheaper than what was offered by UPS.
  • The discounts show how far Amazon is willing to go as it expands its logistics network.

 

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Episode 70 – Founder and CEO of Jemurai, Matt Konda

Published 9 months ago in Amazon , Cisco , ConRes , JASP , Jemurai , Matt Konda , OWASP - 0 Comments

Matt is an extremely technical CEO.  We discuss the pros and cons of that skill as a leader.

The security space is so vast.  Perhaps an underserved area is the cloud development space.  Matt Konda Founded JEMURAI at http://www.jemurai.com .  Their SaaS solution, JASP, will not only find issues on your AWS cloud deployments, but also provide a functional dashboard for devops & CISOs alike.

 

Also learn all about how ConRes at http://www.conres.com .  Learn how ConRes can help your enterprise.

 

 

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Episode 69 – Meet the Co-Founder of ONUG and our Guest Host, Ernest Lefner

Published 9 months ago in Amazon , Apple , ONUG , Space - 0 Comments

The Tech Fugitives interview Ernest Lefner.  Ernest is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Open Network User Group AND… Our good Friend.  He will be guest hosting with us for a few weeks…. He is in FACT a Tech Fugitive.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/11/06/mysterious-oumuamua-object-space-alien-probe-harvard/1900213002/
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/06/microsoft-has-a-version-of-its-new-campus-in-minecraft.html
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/05/amazon-will-reportedly-create-two-new-headquarters-instead-of-one.html
  • The update follows a pair of weekend reports naming Crystal City, Va., and other cities as front runners in the tightening race for Amazon’s second headquarters.
  • The New York Times on Monday reported that the Long Island City neighborhood of New York City is nearing an agreement with the tech giant
  • It’s been more than a year since the company issued a call for proposals.
  • Amazon originally said it would invest $5 billion and employ 50,000 workers in the winning area.
Mid-Show – ConRes
Apple Stock article
https://www.fool.com/amp/investing/2018/11/06/apple-stock-time-to-buy.aspx
Down 9% at close Monday
Avoiding an apple correction
https://seekingalpha.com/amp/article/4218604-apple-can-avoid-major-correction
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Episode 68 – Red Hat’s Impact on IBM Enterprise Storage Business

We discuss the potential of disruption to the IBM Storage Portfolio… AND….Mark gets worked up over male dumbness… Kyle throws cold water.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/us/georgia-construction-workers-find-roughly-1000-human-teeth-hidden-inside-wall
https://www.webmd.com/balance/features/negative-ions-create-positive-vibes#1
Columbia University studies of people with winter and chronic depression show that negative ion generators relieve depression as much as antidepressants. “The best part is that there are relatively no side effects, but we still need to figure out appropriate doses and which people it works best on,” he says.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/30/apple_launch_kill_laptop/
It’s so good that you just don’t need that musty old laptop. And here’s Apple CEO Tim Cook to make it real clear. Here’s a chart showing the past four quarters – and there’s the iPad alongside… other companies’ notebooks: Dell, HP, Lenovo.
“What you might not know is we’ve sold more iPads in the last year than the entire notebook lineup of all of the biggest notebook manufacturers,” he said. The Macs were also in the list – down there in the middle of the chart.
Half of the 90-minute launch was dedicated to the iPad Pro – with every effort made to point out that it is just as good, if not better, than a laptop.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/1/18051186/ios-12-1-exploit-lockscreen-bypass-security
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/31/us-charges-10-chinese-spies-hacking-aerospace-firms-steal-engineering/
https://www.businessinsider.com/google-walkout-live-pictures-of-protesting-google-workers-2018-11
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/01/google-employees-walk-out-in-protest-of-sexual-misconduct-handling.html
  • Hundreds of Google employees will walk out of more than 20 offices around the world to protest the company’s handling of sexual misconduct in the wake of a bombshell New York Times report.
  • The protest is meant to send a message that the company needs more transparency around its handling of sexual harassment as well as more employee empowerment overall.
  • This is the latest in a string of employee activism events at Google.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/01/microsoft-ceo-tech-companies-need-to-defend-privacy-as-a-human-right.html
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called privacy a “human right” in a keynote speech Thursday in London.
  • Nadella said Europe’s new data laws set a worldwide standard for protecting privacy.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook also praised Europe’s data privacy rules last week and called for similar laws in the U.S.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/29/fujitsu_upgrade_dx8900_array/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/30/big_blue_and_big_red_storage/
There are the two big ones, Red Hat Ceph (object storage with file and block access) and Red Hat Gluster (Scale-out NAS).
  • IBM Spectrum Control™
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize™
  • IBM Spectrum Accelerate™
  • IBM Spectrum Protect™
  • IBM Spectrum Archive™
  • IBM Spectrum Scale™
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
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