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Episode 93 – Article 13, the death of memes?

Published a couple of months ago in Article 13 , Facebook , Google , Hack , Huawei , India , Iran , McDonalds , Uncategorized , wearables - 0 Comments

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 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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Episode 65 – Googles Rocker… Being Off It

Published 7 months ago 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.

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“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 7 months ago 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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Episode 60 – JP Morgan Chase Hacker extradited … Finally!

The U.S. Department of Justice says Andrei Tyurin, 35, was extradited from the Eastern European country of Georgia… The Tech Fugitives call this Epic Win!

https://www.inforisktoday.com/russian-charged-in-jpmorgan-chase-hack-extradited-to-us-a-11476?rf=2018-09-12_ENEWS_SUB_IR_Slot3&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRaa01HUTVOMlprWXpneCIsInQiOiJKbkVhbFE1eVY0WndPb3JXbEhQVHpSTGpPOUh1STJiK3cxQUpOejhtcTN5RVhQZW1HVzArWHBYQ21wMUNuTXlCR1NpMVY0dGg5ZlwvYnYyNERJKzV1VnZxZlV4eFMrZElReXJwXC9kK3pCcm10TUlSOWZEdVNia1NKYXJqbUJ0VW0xIn0%3D
We also discuss:
Kyle lines up some Atoms.
https://phys.org/news/2018-09-scientists-tuneable-quantum-state.html
Cyrpto Crash deliciousness.
https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/2018/09/12/crypto-s-crash-just-surpassed-dot-com-levels-as-losses-reach-80
Can Nvidia succeed where others have failed in cloud gaming?
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/11/nvidia_geforce_now/
It’s all about the sims.
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/09/hello-esim-apple-moves-the-iphone-away-from-physical-sims/
Google Security Key revisited.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/29/google-titan-security-key-review.html
DevOps salaries on the rise.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/07/software_developer_salaries/
Server numbers look good across the entire industry….winning!
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/07/server_shipments_soar_with_dell_dominant/
NYPD secretly using IBM AI facial recognition… Rick, I’m shocked…There’s gambling going on in here!
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/6/17826446/ibm-video-surveillance-nypd-cctv-cameras-search-skin-tone

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Episode 52 – Defcon…Feel the Fear and Log in Anyway

Published 10 months 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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