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Archives for May 2018
The gang is back to discuss Google removing the “secure” indicator in Chrome (because the web SHOULD be secure or, at least, that’s what Google thinks), Google announces yet another name change/product change with YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, Google removes their famous “Don’t Be Evil” moniker from their code of conduct (but, really, it’s still there), did Google fake their Duplex demo? Be wary of Kickstarter projects as one just shut down that had almost $5 million dollars in funding (and no, supporters will NOT get their money back), Zuckerberg goes to the EU and wastes everyone’s time…again, and Microsoft is blocking Flash, Shockwave and Silverlight in Office 365 subscriptions because, well, you shouldn’t have those in your documents anyway!
On the security front, Amazon is selling facial recognition services to law enforcement, a Comcast bug let basically anyone get your Xfinity WiFi name and password and a company’s services was allowing law enforcement to bypass getting a warrant and immediately looking up where a person’s location was via their cell phone. Yay!
The show is rounded out by Donovan’s pet peeve of rating and comment sections of podcasts, a CBS show (Instinct) that he recommends and Sam alerts everyone to Doctor Who streaming on Twitch!
- Google to remove “secure” indicator from HTTPS pages on Chrome
- Cell phone tracking firm exposed millions of Americans’ real-time locations
- Google announces YouTube Music and YouTube Premium
- How a “location API” allows cops to figure out where we all are in real time
- Google Removes ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Clause From Its Code of Conduct
- Did Google Fake Its Duplex AI Demo?
- A company that raised over $3 million through crowdfunding has shut down, and nearly everyone who paid for its $200 headphones lost their money
- Comcast website bug leaks Xfinity customer data
- Zuckerberg’s EU meeting was mostly a waste of time
- Microsoft to Block Flash in Office 365
- Amazon is selling police departments a real-time facial recognition system
- CBS Show: Instinct
- Doctor Who Streaming on Twitch Starting May 29th!
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Donovan, Samuel and Shae discuss the latest quandary to hit the Internet — is it Yanny or Laurel? IBM decides to prohibit USB thumb-drives, SD cards, etc. from their offices; light could make computers faster; Verizon launches a new cell service; Google wants OEMS to do better at patching; old photocopiers have hard drives that hardly ever get wiped; Snapchat’s new unskippable ads; Tinder has a new albeit creepy location based feature; PGP flaws; Google One; how Microsoft has screwed up Skype; the moral implications of Google’s Duplex technology; Rick and Morty get more episodes; and the use of social media to try and get shows “uncanceled”. Plus a weird file from Sam!
- Google will soon require OEMs to roll out ‘regular’ Android security patches
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Donovan and Shae are back this week to discuss what parents need to know about Juuling, a sexual consent expert says we should be asking our kids for permission BEFORE changing their diapers, your taste buds actually may say something about your personality, Pornhub is now selling socks with porn stars on them, phone scammer accidentally calls the police, a new law in Kansas makes it illegal for police to have sex with those they have in custody, and millions of parents are ditching the traditional fairy tale because it’s just not PC.
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Back in 2015, I interviewed long time Podcaster/Internet Broadcaster, Mr. Andrew Zarian, of The GFQ Network (Guys From Queens). He has an interesting story to tell about how he got started in this business and how, quite by accident, it became his job.
I committed to audio my thoughts about a family that installed a $65 thousand dollar bar because they didn’t want to walk to their kitchen and just how of touch this idiocy is.
Here’s a quick “behind the scenes” from the studio (though this has somewhat changed since the video was shot).
With a slightly new name and new recording time, Donovan, Sam and Shae dive into Microsoft wanting to do away with our need for passwords and Sam mentions how Steve Gibson has already been working on this (at least for websites – Microsoft is working on this for the desktop), the continuing controversy on should you have one or two spaces behind that period at the end of a sentence (and Donovan admits he’s old school, won’t change and two spaces is the ONLY RIGHT WAY to do it) – you can just imagine how this discussion went among the three, the Apple iMac celebrated its 20th birthday back on Sunday (May 6th) and the guys discuss how much of a game changer this was and the funny commercials that had Jeff Goldblum fronting for Apple. Pirate Radio on YouTube? Yep, it’s a thing as some folks have figured out how to play/beat the YouTube algorithm and make up to $5k per month streaming their very own 24/7 audio feed of various musical styles (pirate radio lives!). Were you aware that those “Warranty Voided if Removed” stickers were illegal? Yeah, neither did the guys, but they do now!
There’s a quicks story about someone buying a brand new 26 year old copy of Sonic 2, Google is creating/backing something called Arcade and Sam talks about some Big Finish news with River Song! Enjoy!
Millennials think voice mail should be banned (it causes them stress), the Boys Scouts change their name (they’re allowing girls in now), World of Warcraft gold is worth more than the bolivar, a man eats his 30,000th Big Mac, looking for “sugar dates”, teen dresses up as a clown and stabs her boyfriend and much more off topic conversations with Don and Shae.
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A recent study into loneliness is discussed in this episode as Donovan tests Shae to find out his loneliness number, Flat-Earthers have finally figured out why we don’t fall off the edge of the flat planet (think Pac-Man), wild sex parties in Colorado, “The Cry Closet”, and cops try to unlock a dead man’s phone – with his dead fingers.
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