In This Episode: Google dumped its “Don’t Be Evil” promise years ago, but can a new idea to “decentralize the web” work, and keep its promise forever? The Facebook breach affects more than your Facebook account. Tim Berners-Lee’s Inrupt project. And game streaming?
In This Episode: It doesn’t have to be a “data breach” to be a real screwup, so how to protect yourself? Corgis, Coffee and Vodka, oh my! British Airways screws up the concept of privacy. Cisco screws up the concept of security. The surprising way 12 new moons of Jupiter were discovered. Satellites using …film?! And the tech behind TEH.
In This Episode: Macy’s department store chain totally flubs the Breach of the Week. Did Obama “lose” 2 million Twitter followers (nope). Gboard adds …Morse Code input?! Man jailed for refusing to unlock his phone for cops on a traffic stop. Features being added to …Notepad?! Rumor: Photoshop is coming to iPad (but can it handle it?)
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.
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.
In This Episode: Will the U.S. government nationalize the 5G network? Probably not. Celebs/politicians buy Twitter followers to look more important. How to tell Google to stop showing you ads and articles that don’t actually interest you. Online memes can be valuable. HomePod, and more on Spectre.
In This Episode: A laughable review of the new Kindle Oasis. Twitter goes 280. New “Quad9” DNS server protects against malware. Proposed ATSC 3.0 TV standard. The fragmentation of streaming for TV cord-cutters. Are kids’ smartwatches really “illegal” in Germany? And forget Mac vs. PC: the new “religious wars” may be about worshiping the right benevolent A.I. construct.