Google does not want to see your bits
|Google does not want to see your bits|
|Broadcast Date||June 23, 2014|
Lamarr Wilson is on he show to talk about the frightening prospect of Google owning Dropcam and everything else that watches you in your home. Plus why startups should not have thought it was OK to sell public parking spaces.
- WinBeta reports the Microsoft Store is offering up to $650 in-store credit when you trade in select MacBook Air models, as long as you use the credit to buy a Surface Pro 3. Also the MacBook Air must turn on and not have water damage.
- Microsoft has doubled and rounded up the amiunt of free storage you get in your Microsoft OneDrive account from 7 GB to 15
- TechCrunch reports Microsoft has doubled and rounded up the amiunt of free storage you get in your Microsoft OneDrive account from 7 GB to 15. That shoots up to a Terrabyte if you’re an Office 365 customer at $6.99 a month and 1 TB per user for 5 users at $9.99 a month. Additional plans drop to $1.99 monthly for 100 gigabytes, or $3.99 each month for 200 gigabytes.
- Google Glass is finally leaving its home market and is now available in the UK’s Google play store for £1,000
- The NextWeb reports Google Glass is finally leaving its home market and is now available in the UK’s Google play store for £1,000. Google is also selling the frames from its Titanium collection as an optional add-on.
- Back in the US, new frames designed by Diane von Furstenberg have gone on sale. The bundle of Glass plus shades and frames runs $1800.
- A startup called Cruise will start taking preorders Monday for an aftermarket kit that will convert your late model Audi to a self-driving car while on San Francisco Bay area highways
- ReCode reports a startup called Cruise will start taking preorders Monday for an aftermarket kit that will convert your late model Audi to a self-driving car while on San Francisco Bay area highways. The kits cost $10,000 and installation will begin in 2015.
News From You
- Ars Technica about the risks of AT&T and Comcast’s free WiFi hotspots. As Darren Kitchen has pointed out before, phones are set up to connect by default to the ssid’ attwifi and xfinitywifi. Malicious operators could set up devices that broadcast that ssid, capture login and password info then direct the device to the Internet so the device owner never knows the accoutn has been compromised. Best not to automatically connect to those kinds of hotspots, or if you’re an ATT phone owner, disable the setting on your phone that does so.
- Submitted by metalfreak
- Members of the “Open Wireless Movement,” including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Free Press, Mozilla, and Fight for the Future aim to get WiFi router owners to open up hotspots through the website openwireless.org
- Ars Technica about the Members of the “Open Wireless Movement,” including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Free Press, Mozilla, and Fight for the Future aim to get WiFi router owners to open up hotspots through the website openwireless.org. One project for example is open-sourced router firmware called Open Wireless Router lets you safely share a portion of your router with anyone nearby, password-free. The software prioritizes owner traffic and walls off guests from snooping.
- Submitted by metalfreak
- http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/22/5831732/over-300000-servers-vulnerable-to-heartbleed-two-months-later Security researcher Robert David Graham found at least 309,197 servers still vulnerable to the Heartbleed exploit]
- The Verge article that security researcher Robert David Graham found at least 309,197 servers still vulnerable to the Heartbleed exploit. Graham found more than 600,000 vulnerable servers immediately after Heartbleed was discovered, but that dropped to 318,239 within a month. However in the past month only 9,042 more servers were patched.
- Submitted by KAPT_Kipper
Plug of the day
- Nest is acquiring Dropcam for $555 million
- Nest founder Tony Fadell says he is not running Google's hardware team
- The Nest family is growing
- Google’s Nest Buys Dropcam for $555 Million
- Lamarr Wilson about Nest/Dropcam
- SF City Attorney: No renting out public parking spaces
- Today is the start of CE Week, the consumer electronics industry’s annual mid-year check-in in New York City.The Exhibits and Conference Program, better known as as ‘the place with all the shiny things you covet’, begins Wednesday June 25 — we’ll have a preview on tomorrow’s show. Want more? Check out ceweekny.com
Pick of the day
- Matt from Vegas has our pick of the day, what he calls a ‘teaching kids to code’ game: “Hey DTNS I love the show and listen daily. I found this over the weekend and loved it. My 7 year old is completely hooked and for once I don’t care that she’s taken my tablet over. It’s a game that is teaching her programming called Light-Bot. It’s on IOS and Android and is just awesome. I know there are a number of games in this category and they’re all fantastic, just thought I would share this one that I ran across.
- Submitted by Matt from Vegas
| Preceded by:
"Droness are OP, please nerf"
| Google does not want to see your bits
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"HIPAA HIPAA hooray"