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

Published 8 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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Episode 77 – Interview with Hypergiant s

The Tech Fugitives have a great visit with Dave Copps of Brainspace fame.  We explore his newest project, Hypergiant Sensory Sciences and the state of AI …. around the world.

I love that Dave’s educational background is Industrial Anthropology.  He is uniquely qualified to dish on AI philosophical as well as technical!

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Episode 75 – You’re Passport Data are Belong to Us. Thank you for Staying at Marriott.

Also Amazon breakup predictions….

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/bitcoin-exchange-traded-fund-sec-2018-11SEC Chair, John Clayton “He said the exchanges that cryptocurrencies trade on are still to prone to manipulation, and there aren’t enough safeguards for custody of the underlying assets.

http://time.com/5469153/china-wedding-crackdown/Once again, China attempts to take away our god given right to be jackasses.
https://www.businessinsider.com/scott-galloway-amazon-will-spin-off-amazon-web-services-ignition-2018-12

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mby7kq/malware-to-spy-hack-iphones

Governments around the world have been willing to spend a fortune on iOS malware. Saudi Arabia paid $55 million to purchase iPhone malware made by NSO Group
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/02/facebook-employees-calling-former-colleagues-to-look-for-jobs-outside.html

  • Six former Facebook employees who left the company within the last two years told CNBC they’ve experienced a rise in contact from current company employees to inquire about opportunities or ask for job references.
  • The shift in behavior comes as Facebook deals with scandal after scandal while seeing a nearly 40 percent drop in its stock price from a peak in July.

https://venturebeat.com/2018/11/30/hypergiant-sensory-sciences-raises-5-million-to-track-critical-infrastructure-with-ai/Dave Copps new deal
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/04/nvidia_neural_network/

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/29/amazon_makes_liftandshift_play_for_windows_file_and_lustre_workloads/https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/11/announcing-aws-outposts/https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/05/tech/huawei-cfo-arrested-canada/index.htmlhttps://www.businessinsider.com/china-marriott-records-hack-500-million-people-2018-12https://securityintelligence.com/news/marriott-data-breach-impacts-personal-information-of-up-to-500-million-guests/https://venturebeat.com/2018/11/30/marriott-says-up-to-500-million-starwood-hotels-customers-affected-by-hack/https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/30/marriott-hack-raises-questions-about-merger-diligence-tools-in-use.html
  • In terms of sheer numbers, Marriott’s breach stands out at affecting 500 million people.
  • The companies’ financials are unlikely to take a substantial hit with cyber insurance coverage in place, but its reputation could pay a price.
  • Investors will be asking: How could their security tools have missed a massive four-year-long hack? Did the company do the right due diligence during its 2016 merger with Starwood?
  • In terms of sheer numbers, Marriott’s breach stands out at affecting 500 million people.
  • The companies’ financials are unlikely to take a substantial hit with cyber insurance coverage in place, but its reputation could pay a price.
  • Investors will be asking: How could their security tools have missed a massive four-year-long hack? Did the company do the right due diligence during its 2016 merger with Starwood?

Amazon uhttps://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/29/amazon_makes_liftandshift_play_for_windows_file_and_lustre_workloads/https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/11/announcing-aws-outposts/
https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/05/tech/huawei-cfo-arrested-canada/index.html
https://www.businessinsider.com/china-marriott-records-hack-500-million-people-2018-12
https://securityintelligence.com/news/marriott-data-breach-impacts-personal-information-of-up-to-500-million-guests/https://venturebeat.com/2018/11/30/marriott-says-up-to-500-million-starwood-hotels-customers-affected-by-hack/https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/30/marriott-hack-raises-questions-about-merger-diligence-tools-in-use.html

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Bad Ass Shirts For The Holidays!

Published 10 months ago in Apparel , China , Hack , Uncategorized - 0 Comments

It's That Time of Year!

The Tech Fugitives only wear cool shirts (this is actually a new thing for Mark).  Because we care about you and want you to be cool as well, we've created branded shirts for you to purchase for yourself, friends and family!  Christmas is here and to create some cheer, let you're support show and allow the coolness to flow (sorry, I'm listening to rap right now).

Option 1 - Show Love

This is our classic Tech Fugitives Logo.  Simple, clean, and maximum swagger.  This uses custom thread synthesized by squeezing swag out of some of the coolest people in the world!  It's a complicated process that's too hard to explain.

Option 2 - Take a Stance!

Our listeners know that we're not a fan of China stealing IP and that we like video games, so we created this as an homage to the awesomeness that is the famous Zero Wing meme mashed up with Xi Jinping playing the bad guy CATS.

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