TEH 031: What a Gas

In This Episode: Scanning junk mail, hackers get free gas, hospital pager systems expose private data, what is Plugspreading? Siri Shortcuts may bring coding back to typical users, Wikipedia protests EU copyright law proposal, U.S. Postal Service uses the wrong picture, and a surprising copyright decision the other way.

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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?!

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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.

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TEH 027: Git With The Program

In This Episode: Microsoft pays a boatload of money for GitHub: will that affect open source software? We bring in a guest to talk about it. Now that Net Neutrality is officially repealed, now what? And a prediction about GDPR.

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TEH 026: Please Take Your Assigned Seat

In This Episode: The FBI wants you to reboot your router — but is that enough? (The REAL story is how they know about this.) No, Amazon’s Alexa isn’t sending everything you say to others. Star Wars Solo. And countries are pushing to go cashless — but how does that affect buskers?!

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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TEH 018: Breach of the Week

In This Episode: Ready Player One! There’s a good way for a company to handle a data breach, and there’s a bad way — and this week, there was an example of each. The latest in Space. And if Apple makes their own processors, will that break existing software? (There’s varying opinions….)

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