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.
This Week’s Hosts
- Randy Cassingham, founder of This is True and the Randy’s Random meme site.
- Leo Notenboom, “Chief Question Answerer” at tech education site Ask Leo!
- Gary Rosenzweig host and producer of MacMost, and mobile game developer at Clever Media.
- Longer Bios on the Hosts page.
- In the warmup, Gary gave a quick review of Ralph Breaks the Internet, an animated feature that pokes fun at Internet culture. Leo talked about his new Ring doorbells (and how SSL figured into his mail failure today).
- Randy brought up an article from Gizmodo: Only Jail-Time and Stiff Fines Will Stop This, Say Senators After Marriott Breach. Is it time for that?
- Gary found it interesting that 5G may not becoming to your phone soon at all (Business Insider). Randy says even if they fix the battery issue, the oversized electronics, etc., there’s still a technical issue that may make it impractical for phones — but not for houses.
- Gary talked about scammers trying to trick you using your phone and fingerprint (9 to 5 Mac).
- And Randy is interested in many advances in E-Ink technology, reported by The Verge.
- (We’ve done away with “What we’re going to do next week” unless we have something very specific we want to talk about.)