DTNS 2373 – Google is Being Replaced

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja joins us to discuss the Pew Research estimate of Web IQ and see how our own compares. Are you smarter than the rest of the Net? or Web? Do you know the difference?

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Patrick Beja, host of Le Rendez-vous Tech and Pixels and The Phileas Club podcasts

Note: Tomorrow’s DTNS will be at 9am Pacific / 12 noon Eastern

Headlines:

Apple Insider reports Apple’s deal to make Google the default search engine in the Safari browser expires in early 2015. The Information says representative from Yahoo and Microsoft have already spoken with Apple’s Eddy Cue about taking over the slot. Bing is the default search engine in Siri, replacing Google in iOS7 in 2013.

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DTNS 2372 – Blood eSport

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comNicole Spag is on the show. We’ll explain what we know about the Regin spyware and how video game blood can help the Red Cross.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Nicole Spagnuolo, podcaster, Ladies of Leet, Nerd Parents

Headlines:

Symantec released a whitepaper report detailing a sophisticated piece of spyware called Regin that was active from 2008-2011 and reappeared in 2013. Regin is a platform of unknown origin and not even all its pieces have been discovered. Its infection method is a mystery although one instance of using Yahoo Instant Messenger as a vector was documented. It allows for customization based on the targets and can employe Remote Access Trojans, keyloggers, screenshots and basically every bad thing you can think of. It has mostly been discovered in Russia and Saudi Arabia and mostly targets individuals, small businesses and telecoms. Kaspersky also released their findings on Regin including evidence that it may have been responsible for the attack on researcher Jean-Jacque Quisquater.

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DTNS 2371 – Hackers gonna hack

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comDarren Kitchen is on to talk about the Russian site that collects people’s unprotected baby monitor and cat cams. Should it be taken down? And Len Peralta is here to illustrate the show!

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Darren Kitchen of hak5.org and Len Peralta, author and illustrator

Today is the final day! It’s almost the one year anniversary of DTNS and Friday’s resident artprov artist Len Peralta is doing something special to mark the occasion. He’s drawing a poster called “In This Together” and you have a chance to be drawn into the print. There are only 26 slots left. If you want to get drawn into this piece of DTNS history, go to Len’s Patreon page: patreon.com/len and pledge at the $2.50 level or higher. Len will draw you into the print + you’ll also get a copy of it as well. Once again, that URL is patreon.com/len

Headlines:

ReCode passed on a Financial Times report that a draft motion for the European Parliament would call for Google to separate its search services from other businesses and become two companies. The motion says “Unbundling of search engines from other commercial services” should be considered. Google holds 93% of the search market in Europe compared to 67% in the US.

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DTNS 2370 – Peak Fitness?

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJill Duffy is here to talk about the wearables people actually care about and USE and how your Doctor’s office may be the biggest beneficiary.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Jill Duffy, writer and senior analyst at pcmag.com

Check out Jill’s great article on Fitness Trackers at Prevention Magazine

Also! It’s almost the one year anniversary of DTNS and Friday’s resident artprov artist Len Peralta is doing something special to mark the occasion. He’s drawing a poster called “In This Together” and you have a chance to be drawn into the print. There are only 50 slots left available. If you want to get drawn into this piece of DTNS history, go to Len’s Patreon page: patreon.com/len and pledge at the $2.50 level or higher. Len will draw you into the print + you’ll also get a copy of it as well. Once again, that URL is patreon.com/len

Headlines:

Engadget reports Corning has created Gorilla Glass 4. The company examined hundreds of broken devices and smashed a LOT of phones to find out that damage from sharp contact accounted for 70% of field failures. Gorilla Glass 4 is designed to stay intact 80 percent of the time when dropped from a meter above a rough surface (3.3. feet). Corning said it is already sending test samples to its customers.

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DTNS 2369 – Eye-popping Retina Sounds

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comIyaz Akhtar joins us to look a little closer at what Apple Watchkit tells us about the Apple Watch, get a report on the Jolla Tablet from Slush in Helsinki, and find out why zero-rating data doesn’t seem to bother Australians.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Iyaz Akhtar of cnet.com and the GFQ Network

Headlines:

MacRumors passes along the Financial Times story that Apple will put the Beats app into iOS making it a default app on every iPhone and iPad starting early next year, possibly as early as March. FT’s sources indicate Beat swill remain a paid subscription service but may get rebranded under iTunes.

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DTNS 2368 – Uber Regretful

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja is in residence today and Nokia just surprised us all with a tablet. Is this the resurrection of the old Nokia? Should Microsoft be angry?

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Show Notes

Today’s guests: Patrick Beja, DTNS correspondent and host of Le Rendez-vous Tech and Pixels podcast

Headlines:

Facebook launched a new standalone app today from its Creative Labs team, called Groups. Gigaom reports the app– as you might expect– helps users manage their Facebook Groups. Users can create a group, keep up with the latest posts in their existing groups, and search for new groups based on interests. Unlike Facebook’s standalone Messenger App, no one is going to force you to download this one. You can still access your groups through the original Facebook app.

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DTNS 2367 – Riding in Cars with Noise

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJustin Young is on the show today and we’ll talk about Uber’s integration with Spotify. Will anyone use it? And if so will it become a nightmare for drivers?

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Show Notes

Today’s guests: Justin Robert Young, DTNS correspondent

Headlines:

New York City is getting free gigabit WiFi. TechCrunch reports that a public-private consortium will begin building wifi enabled kiosks all around the five boroughs, beginning in 2015. The LinkNYC kiosks will have an encrypted network connection and offer free phone calls to anywhere in the U.S, as well as a touchscreen tablet interface to access city services, interactive maps, free emergency and information calls, charging stations and displays for advertising and public service announcements. They will also feature display advertising space which the city expects will generate $500 million in revenue over the next twelve years.

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DTNS 2366 – Biased Neutrality

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comMolly wood is on the show and we’ll dig into what’s really going on with the net neutrality fight and hopefully dispel a few myths from all sides. Plus, Len Peralta is here to illustrate the show!

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Today’s guests: Molly Wood, personal technology columnist for The New York Times and Len Peralta, artist and co-author of Exterminite graphic novel

Time is running out to get drawn into an epic DTNS YEAR ONE poster drawn by Len Peralta. Head on over to Len’s patreon site to be forever immortalized as a DTNS Year One Supporter!

Headlines:

GigaOm passes along Microsoft announcing a beta rollout of Skype in the browser using a plugin for IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Microsoft intends to move the system to WebRTC. The rollout should begin at Skype.com in the coming weeks, according to Microsoft.

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DTNS 2365 – Come on Data– Let’s do the Twist

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJason Hiner and Lyndsey Gilpin join the show and we’ll talk about Facebook’s new privacy tutorials and proposed privacy policies.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Jason Hiner, editor in chief of Tech Republic & Lyndsey Gilpin, staff writer at Tech Republic

Headlines:

The Next Web reports Facebook has launched a ‘Privacy Basics’ site to help people understand what options they have to protect their privacy while using the social network. The company also has made public their proposed new terms of service which are written in plain language. Users have until November 20 to provide feedback on Terms and Conditions, Data Usage and Cookies policies.

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