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

Published a couple of years ago in AWS , Bitcoin , Dave Copps , Facebook , Hack , Hypergiant , IoT , iPhone , Sensory Science , Uncategorized - 0 Comments

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 a couple of years 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 a couple of years 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 a couple of years 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 a couple of years 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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Episode 51 – Oracle, I don’t Like Your Stupid Cloud ANYWAY!

Published a couple of years ago in AI , Amazon , Bitcoin , China , Hack , Microsoft , Storage , Virtual Reality - 0 Comments
Amazon will Spend 60 Million dollars this year with Oracle.  But that won’t stop Ellison from dissing the Hyper Juggernaut.  Amazon can’t do without Oracle, he claims.
Nonetheless, Ellison will sit at the Kids table and he will like it.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/02/oracle_amazon_shift_from_database_2020/
We also discuss:
Never…ever taunt the hackers….ever.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/01/unhackable_bitfi_wallet/
Microsoft fiddles with the storage bits.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/01/onedrive_storage/
Solid state heaven for Netapp & Pure:
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/27/gartner_solid_state_array_magic_quadrant_2018/
Gaming…VR Gaming….YES!
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/6/6/17434432/dave-busters-arcade-virtual-reality-htc-vive
We cover China Ban list… Yes, The Tech Fugitives are on it.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/1/17638480/google-china-search-engine-censored-report
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Websites_blocked_in_mainland_China

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Episode 50 – AI Breakdowns and Red Mercury…mmmmmm.

Published a couple of years ago in Amazon , Bitcoin , China , Cybercrime , Hack , Microsoft , Oracle , Virtual Reality - 0 Comments
Artificial Intelligence is obviously getting better, smarter, faster.  But there are some … uh… glitches.
Amazon Rekognition “accidentally” matched 28 lawmakers to mugshots…Heh!  AND……Watson also given a black eye by the haters.  Watson AI fed bad data….C’mon people!!
We also discuss:
Amazon rolls out LOTR spinoff…. We can’t WAIT!
https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/28/amazon-lord-of-the-rings-show-writers/
Python’s awesome…blah, blah, blah
https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/07/26/python-is-becoming-the-worlds-most-popular-coding-language
https://www.wired.com/story/china-blocks-qualcomms-attempt-to-buy-a-dutch-chipmaker
More Kickass ways that Crypto fails
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/07/hackers-find-creative-way-to-steal-7-7-million-without-being-detected/
This just in…The Russians may not be our friends
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/16/extradition-has-been-tough-for-accused-russian-hackers.html
Facebook plunge
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-26/facebook-growth-prospects-stalled-by-scandal-regulation?utm_campaign=news&utm_medium=bd&utm_source=applenews
Prime Day
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/19/amazon-internal-documents-what-caused-prime-day-crash-company-scramble.html
Bombs in the cloud
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/26/pentagon-takes-step-closer-to-awarding-10-billion-cloud-contract.html
IBM launches BlockChain trial for financials
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/30/ibm-trials-blockchain-platform-aimed-at-banks.html

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