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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 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 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 6 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.

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.

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 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 53 – Crypto Crash. Who Knew? The Tech Fugitives Knew

Published 9 months ago in 5G , AI , Bitcoin , China , Chipsets , Hack , HPE , IBM , IoT , Network , Security , Storage - 0 Comments

In addition to some crazy crypto news, China threatens to enforce their cybersecurity standards amid trade war disputes.  By “cybersecurity standards” they mean…hand over your source code.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/15/us-china-trade-war-chinese-cybersecurity-standards-could-be-employed.html
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/crypto-market-crash-prompts-suicide-concerns-135248250.html 
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/15/att_sued_cryptocurrency
We also discuss:
HPE COTS in Space
Tesla goes it alone on AI chiptech
IBM’s Storage Menu
IoT WAN Tech

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