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Episode 93 – Article 13, the death of memes?

The EU got talked into copyright laws, while FB got talked OUT of $100 million dollars.

India makes space junk. https://spacenews.com/india-tests-anti-satellite-weapon/

Tump says Google will work with the US Gov . https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/27/trump-google-china-1240072

Microsoft gets greenlighted to crush Iranian hacker… I want more. https://mashable.com/article/microsoft-phishing-domains-iranian-hackers/#vT3gnKi1Taqb

McDonalds will make it easier for you to know what “food” of theirs you don’t want. https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/mcdonalds-just-made-a-300-million-dollar-investment-that-may-change-fast-food-forever.html

The UK uses process and due diligence to conclude that Huawei is NOT beautiful. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/03/28/hcsec_huawei_oversight_board_savaging_annual_report/

Google and FaceBook get scammed for $123 MEEELion. heh. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/28/how-to-avoid-invoice-theft-scam-that-cost-google-facebook-123m.html

Apple medical wearables. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/27/apple-can-see-big-profits-from-health-tech-says-john-sculley.html

The death of the meme? Not so fast.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/27/18283800/youtube-copyright-directive-article-13-memes-grandayy-philip-defranco-european-union

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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 65 – Googles Rocker… Being Off It

Published last year in AI , Facebook , Google , Government , Hack - 0 Comments

Google says it has many personalities… some of them are cray, cray.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/09/google_jedi_drops_out/
I could literally just talk about this all day.

We also discuss:

“The chicken crossed the road to become a sandwich. Burger King encouraged the chicken,” says the voice. “The Whopper lives in a bun mansion, just like you,” it chirps.
https://www.businessinsider.com/how-facebook-took-over-your-online-identity-2018-10
https://www.wired.com/story/russian-spies-indictment-hotel-wi-fi-hacking/
https://www.cnet.com/news/chinese-police-can-officially-demand-user-data-from-isps/#ftag=CAD-09-10aai5b
Well, or this..
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/08/super_micro_us_uk_intelligence/
Google cover up
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/google-tried-to-cover-up-data-breach-now-will-shutter-its-little-used-social-network-2018-10-08
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/08/microsoft-spent-over-400-million-to-show-its-committed-to-linkedin.html
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/10/google-exposed-non-public-data-for-500k-users-then-kept-it-quiet/
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies?utm_campaign=news&utm_medium=bd&utm_source=applenews
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/09/cybersecurity-isnt-being-taken-seriously-enough-mit-professor.html
  • As the digital economy continues to grow, companies and individuals are not taking cybersecurity seriously enough, according to Erik Brynjolfsson, director at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy.
  • Combating cyber threats “boils down to prioritizing at a higher level,” Brynjolfsson said.
  • Some of the fixes are straightforward: For example, he said, two-factor authentication might prevent unauthorized logins and machine-readable paper ballots could make voting systems more secure.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2018/10/04/a-global-ai-expert-identifies-the-skills-you-need-to-thrive-in-the-next-15-years/#56f2e73b47ab
 although large numbers of routine jobs will be eliminated, large numbers of “empathetic” jobs will be created.
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Episode 64 – Hackers, Hackers Everywhere

Published last year in Dragonfly , Facebook , fortnite , Google , Hack , Kurian , NVidia , Oracle - 0 Comments

It’s not even possible to do an episode without a massive hack report.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/28/facebooks-security-breach-shows-even-significant-security-investment-might-not-help.html
  • Facebook reported Friday that up to 50 million user accounts may have been compromised and taken over by cyberattackers.
  • Companies spend millions on cybersecurity, but still fall prey to cyberattacks.
  • Many of the cybersecurity issues companies are tasked with fixing are backward-facing, but it is also important to give equal focus to forward-looking matters.
We also discuss:
https://www.wired.com/story/congress-google-project-dragonfly-questions/
https://carbuzz.com/news/mercedes-developing-software-that-helps-you-avoid-crime-ridden-streets
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/28/evercore-isi-hikes-nvidia-eprice-target-to-400-citing-ai-leadership.html
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/28/oracle-says-kurian-has-resigned-three-weeks-after-taking-time-off.html
  • Earlier this month, Kurian told employees that he was taking an extended leave, though a company spokesperson said he was expected back soon.
  • Kurian joined the company in 1996.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/01/california-governor-jerry-brown-signs-tough-net-neutrality-bill.html
  • Net neutrality advocates worry that without rules, internet providers could create fast lanes and slow lanes that favor their own sites and apps or make it harder for consumers to see content from competitors.
  • Advocates of net neutrality hope the new law will have national implications by pushing Congress to enact national net neutrality rules or encouraging other states to follow suit.
  • But the U.S. Department of Justice wants to stop the law in its tracks, arguing that it creates burdensome, anti-consumer requirements that go against the federal government’s approach of deregulating the Internet.
https://www.wired.com/story/fancy-bear-hackers-uefi-rootkit/
https://venturebeat.com/2018/09/29/how-game-companies-can-boost-cybersecurity-and-avoid-fortnites-fiasco/
This is a mentionable and will accelerate Alexa Skill development…think in-app purchases.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/26/cybersecurity-startup-darktrace-raises-50-million-in-series-e-funding.html
  • Darktrace’s most recent valuation of $1.65 billion marks a 32 percent increase in the last four months.
  • Its technology uses AI and machine-learning to detect and counter cyber threats.
  • The funding comes at a time of rapid growth for both the cybersecurity and AI industries.
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