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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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Episode 73 – The Thanksgiving Show

Published last year 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 52 – Defcon…Feel the Fear and Log in Anyway

Published a couple of years ago in Amazon , Apple , AWS , Bitcoin , Defcon , Google , Oracle , Security - 0 Comments
Reading about hacks at Defcon is starting to feel a bit like watching Jaws trailers.  It’s fascinating, but you’re pretty sure someone’s getting eaten….whole.  The Tech Fugitives cover some of the more interesting hacks.
We also discuss:
Employee burnout…suck it up, cupcake!
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/14/5-ways-workers-can-avoid-employee-burnout.html
How Google maps rebrands neighborhoods.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/05/new-york-times-digital-rebranding-by-google-maps-hits-home.html
Dropbox disses Linux users
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/14/dropbox_encrypted_linux_support/
Oracle Foul Plan?
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/13/oracle_sued_cloud_numbers/
Headline dolts misrepresentin’
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/13/charts-point-to-trouble-for-nvidia-on-earnings-this-week.html
….And here’s why we know they’re wrong…
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/14/nvidia-shares-rise-after-chipmaker-announces-utterly-awesome-new-tu.html
Amazon signs longer term deals
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/01/amazons-cloud-business-now-sits-on-16-billion-of-unrecognized-revenu.html
What does an IPO mean if you’re communist China
 
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Episode 48 – Amazon Wiped out Billions

Published a couple of years ago in AWS , Azure , Google , IBM - 0 Comments

Amazon wipes out billions in value while Cisco and Azure wipe out their platforms.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/28/amazon-wiped-out-billions-from-drug-stocks-and-package-carriers.html?recirc=taboolainternal

We also discuss:
Azure Shuts down the data center…to save it.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/19/microsoft_azure_outage_north_europe/
IBM Slashes cloud prices…. 3 times in ONE week.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/03/ibm_cloud_services_price_cuts/
Dell Maneuvers
https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/02/dell-will-soon-be-a-public-company-again/
Google Browser warning
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/03/google_chrome_http/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/29/azure_storage_adds_static_html_website_hosting/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/02/cisco_ucs_hyperflex_disk_firmware_problem_could_kill_clusters/

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