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Episode 85 – Interview with Hypergiant Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, John Frémont

We discuss the past, present and future of Artificial Intelligence with industry leader, expert and entrepreneur, John Frémont. John was very candid about the opportunities as well as the competition in the space.

We definitely enjoyed (as we always do) waxing philosophical. John did a great job as we hovered over the “trough of despair”. He wasn’t scared one bit and is HUGELY optimistic. We hope he’s right!

Come watch and/or listen and find out why Tech Talk doesn’t have to SUCK!

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Episode 84 – The Polar Vortex, Business, Batteries & Boy Bands

Published 6 months ago in AI , Apple , Azure , China , ConRes , Facetime , FireEye , Iran , JEDI , Oracle , Pivocity , Russia , ServiceNow - 0 Comments

Chang’e 4 wakes and Yutu 2 stretches its solar panels for another day… on the friggin’ moon . https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/31/change_4_wakes/

Polar vortex: Your phone’s battery will die if it’s too cold out… https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/31/your-phone-will-turn-off-if-its-too-cold-heres-how-to-keep-it-warm.html

Oracle keeps bangin’ their head….with a gavel… https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/31/oracle_jedi_denied_access_government_documents/

Azure…Soooo…about your data….uh….yeah…. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/30/azure_sql_delete/

ServiceNow and the consumerization of employee tech… https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/01/30/servicenow-ceo-talks-mobile-coming-to-enterprise-after-earnings.html

Facetime bug…They messed with the wrong Texan… https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/31/texas_lawyer_sues_apple_eavesdropping_facetime_bug/ *

The One Hundred MELLION faces of IBM… https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/29/ibm-releases-diverse-dataset-to-fight-facial-recognition-bias.html

Cyber threat intelligence for China, Rusia, Iran & Korea…https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/29/china-russia-could-disrupt-us-infrastructure-with-cyber-attacks-odni.html

FireEye Report on Iran… Goodness… https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2019/01/apt39-iranian-cyber-espionage-group-focused-on-personal-information.html

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Episode 83 – France Throws off the Cyber Gloves!!!

I love the idea that we that they want to switch from defense to offense. Good on ya France! https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/22/france_cyber_war/

“Netflix has won and I don’t think anyone can catch them.” ….And other dumb quotes people say. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/18/i-dont-think-anyone-can-catch-them-former-nbc-executive-on-netflix.html *

Huawei launches a charm offensive — but PR execs say it may face a ‘literally impossible’ task. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/21/huawei-goes-on-the-pr-push-to-fix-its-damaged-reputation.html

The other dumb stuff…This from Marriott. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/22/marriott-ceo-were-not-in-a-business-that-is-super-sensitive-from-a-national-security-perspective.html

This IBM story just won’t go away. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/18/ibm_government_lying_claims/

Linus Torvalds explodes at Intel’s spinning of Spectre “fix” as a security feature. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/22/intel_spectre_fix_linux/

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Episode 81 – Top Ten Tech

https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-video-game-streaming-service-report-2019-1

  • Amazon is working on a video game streaming service, like Netflix but for video games, according to a new report in The Information.
  • Amazon’s competition at Microsoft and Google are already openly preparing similar services.
  • And Sony is out ahead of everyone else: The company has been operating the PlayStation Now streaming service for years.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/15/rubrik_stands_under_niagara_falls_of_vc_cash/

Palo Alto storage software startup Rubrik has inhaled $261m in an E-round of funding, taking its total funding to north of $553m and giving it a $3.3bn valuation.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/10/reddit_password_reset/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/14/ihis_singhealth_breach/

A third individual holding the title “cluster information security officer,” was found to be “unsuitable for the role” and has been demoted and re-assigned.
https://www.wired.com/story/iran-dns-hijacking/

Using a classic tactic to undermine data security as it moves across the web, hackers have grabbed sensitive data like login credentials and business details from telecoms, internet service providers, government organizations, and other institutions in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and North America. FireEye researchers say the targets and types of data stolen are consistent with Iranian government espionage interests—and that whoever is behind the massive assault now has a trove of data that could fuel future cyberattacks for years.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/10/reddit_password_reset/

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/14/ihis_singhealth_breach/

A third individual holding the title “cluster information security officer,” was found to be “unsuitable for the role” and has been demoted and re-assigned.
https://www.wired.com/story/iran-dns-hijacking

Using a classic tactic to undermine data security as it moves across the web, hackers have grabbed sensitive data like login credentials and business details from telecoms, internet service providers, government organizations, and other institutions in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and North America. FireEye researchers say the targets and types of data stolen are consistent with Iranian government espionage interests—and that whoever is behind the massive assault now has a trove of data that could fuel future cyberattacks for years.

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