In This Episode: The Marriott breach: should the executives go to jail? 5G (not?) coming to a phone near you. Can spammers print messages to your Internet-connected printer? (Maybe!) An unlikely iPhone scam. Advances in E-Ink.
TEH 030: Virtual Pollution
In This Episode: Yes, steam engines are tech, and this week’s special guest host shows her chops with them. Breach of the Week: your information can be lost even if you don’t do business with a company. You won’t believe who is doing closed captioning on videos. More on Github, and how did a STORK (the bird!) run up a huge phone bill?!
TEH 029: Get Off My Lawn, Punk
In This Episode: We discuss two major tech rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court. Twitter “Smytes” a bunch of tech companies. Electric scooter wars. It’s a bad idea to try stealing an Internet domain at gunpoint. The Breach of the Week was not discovered for a year. And Google wants to measure things.
TEH 028: Padlocks Need Security?
In This Episode: The advantage of being in Europe if there’s a credit card breach (and there was). The world’s worst $99 IoT padlock. iPhones don’t tell 911 your location when you have an emergency? “Mac is Dead” (long live the Mac). Neat device help the deaf to participate in conversations.
TEH 025: Help Me Obi Wan Kenobi, You’re Our Only Hope
In This Episode: Now everybody knows where you (and your kids!) are — an extra-concerning Breach of the Week for parents. Google slapping web sites that are “Not Secure” …even when they don’t need to be. Yanni, or Laurel (and how that reflects the blue/gold dress thing a few years back). And the first Holographic cell phone isn’t quite to “Princess Leah” level yet, but it’s a stepping stone in that direction.
TEH 024: Everything Really Was Everywhere
In This Episode: Traveling with tech. Three Breaches of the Week. Do hobby bloggers have to comply with the EU’s new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)? That’s a definite …maybe. And the dangers of car “fobs”.
TEH 022: Mongo Only Pawn in Game of Life
In This Episode: Blue Origin successfully test-launches — and lands — their New Shepherd rocket and human-capable capsule. The latest Breach of the Week should have Bezop cryptocurrency investors on guard (and any site using the Mongo data base). Millions of hotel doors may be easily opened by hackers. T-Mobile buys Sprint.
TEH 021: Remote Detonator
In This Episode: Playing with PLATO. Travel technology. Scraping the S3 bucket. SmugMug smug about buying Flickr. Warranty NOT void if removed. Things not to name your WiFi hotspot.
TEH 020: Breaking Up (with Cable) is Easy to Do
In This Episode: Cutting the cable/satellite cord. Amazon plagiarism and Createspace hacking. Alexa light switches, Cribbage, and TaskRabbit (oh my!) Alert sirens are too hackable. Another free DNS service. Breaking into iPhones.
TEH 019: This is a RAID
In This Episode: Think your backups are safe because you have a big RAID drive pack? Think again. Another week, another data breach …or five. Ransomware targets 911 centers. Renewable energy meet electric school buses.