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DevNews is the news show for developers by developers, hosted by Saron Yitbarek, founder of CodeNewbie and Disco, and Josh Puetz, principal engineer at Forem. Each season these experienced devs cover the latest in the world of tech, and speak with diverse guests from a variety of backgrounds to dig deep into meaty topics such as security, the pros and cons of outsourcing your authentication, and the latest bugs and hacks.

DevNews is the news show for developers by developers, hosted by Saron Yitbarek, founder of CodeNewbie and Disco, and Josh Puetz, principal engineer at Forem. Each season these experienced devs cover the latest in the world of tech, and speak with diverse guests from a variety of backgrounds to dig deep into meaty topics such as security, the pros and cons of outsourcing your authentication, and the latest bugs and hacks.

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DevNews is the news show for developers by developers, hosted by Saron Yitbarek, founder of CodeNewbie and Disco, and Josh Puetz, principal engineer at Forem. Each season these experienced devs cover the latest in the world of tech, and speak with diverse guests from a variety of backgrounds to dig deep into meaty topics such as security, the pros and cons of outsourcing your authentication, and the latest bugs and hacks.

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@Dev_Pods

Language:

English


Episodes

S6:E5 - Jack Dorsey Resigns, Apple Self-Repair, and the Threat of Post-Quantum Cryptography

11/30/2021
In this episode, we talk about the resignation of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Apple’s new self-service repair announcement. Then we speak with Dustin Moody, a mathematician in the National Institute of Science and Technology’s Computer Security Division, about the looming threat of post-quantum cryptography. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) HackAtom (DevNews) (sponsor) Microsoft 30 Days to Learn It (DevNews) (sponsor) Jack Dorsey Resignation Twitter Post Apple announces...

Duration:00:35:44

S6:E4 - Trojan Source Attacks, Features in .NET 6, Another Apple Settlement, and No More Contacting Employees Off Hours...At Least in Portugal

11/16/2021
In this episode, we talk about a new Apple settlement and a big win for workers in Portugal. Then we speak with Nicholas Boucher, PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge about new research into something they are calling a “Trojan Source” attack. And finally, we chat with Safia Abdalla, senior software engineer at Microsoft about new updates and features in the recently released .NET 6. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) HackAtom (DevNews) (sponsor) Microsoft 30 Days...

Duration:00:51:19

S6:E3 - New CSS Features, a New Search Engine, and Facebook’s Facial Recognition System in the Metaverse

11/9/2021
In this episode, we have an update about Facebook’s Facial Recognition system, and then we get into You.com, which calls itself “the world’s first open search engine.” Then we speak with Stephanie Eckles, software engineer at Microsoft and author of ModernCSS.dev about exciting new CSS updates that were just announced at Chrome Dev Summit 2021. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) HackAtom (DevNews) (sponsor) Microsoft 30 Days to Learn It (DevNews) (sponsor) Facebook is...

Duration:00:29:06

S6:E2 - Software Complexity, Facebook’s Facial Recognition System, and the Use of AI in a Mass Layoff

11/4/2021
In this episode, we talk about Facebook’s plan to shut down its Facial Recognition System, and a mass firing at a Russian payment services company fueled by AI productivity measurement tools. Then we speak with Scott Carey, enterprise technology journalists at InfoWorld, about how the growing complexity of modern software systems might be “killing” software developers. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) HackAtom (DevNews) (sponsor) Microsoft 30 Days to Learn It (DevNews)...

Duration:00:36:25

S6:E1 - VS Code in the Browser, Facebook Internal Documents, and Corporate Open Source

10/28/2021
In this episode, we talk about the explosive Facebook internal documents, a merger between Ruby Central and Ruby Together, and the short lived removal of .NET’s Hot Reload feature, which had a lot of developers frustrated and confused by the decision. Then we speak with Brigit Murtaugh, Program Manager II at Microsoft, and João Moreno, Principal Software Engineer for VS Code about how they created a new lightweight version of VS Code that can run fully in the browser. Show Notes DevDiscuss...

Duration:00:38:02

S5:E8 - WhatsApp: The Not-So-Private Privacy App, Prohibitory Automated Resume Filters, and Some Updates About Apple

9/9/2021
In this episode, we have updates about more Apple App Store drama, and Apple’s planned surveillance features to battle child sexual abuse material. Then we speak with Lydia X. Z. Brown, attorney, disability justice activist and policy counsel for the Center for Democracy and Technology, about a study that found that automated resume filter tools exclude millions from jobs, including those with disabilities. And then we speak with Craig Silverman, reporter at Propublica, about an...

Duration:00:59:29

S5:E7 - Apple’s #SpyPhone, an Apple App Store Settlement, and the Expansion of Government Facial Recognition Software

9/2/2021
In this episode, we talk about an the expansion of government facial recognition software and an Apple App store settlement. Then we speak with Yafit Lev-Aretz, assistant professor of law at Baruch College and the Director of Tech Ethics program at the Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, about Apple scanning iCloud images and iMessages for child sexual abuse material. Then we speak with Anunay Kulshrestha, Princeton Computer Science doctoral candidate, whose team had built a similar...

Duration:00:55:57

S5:E6 - Apple Pay Transparency Survey, and the Battle Against Twitch Hate Raids

8/26/2021
In this episode, we speak with Cher Scarlett, software engineer at Apple, about her endeavor for salary transparency at Apple to battle pay disparity and the challenges she’s faced during this undertaking. And then we speak with Twitch streamer and moderator JustMeEmilyP, and Twitch moderator NLA about the proliferation of Twitch Hate Raids and the tools and resources they and others have built to fight against it. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) HackAtom (DevNews)...

Duration:00:48:25

S5:E5 - DeepMind’s XLand, Android 12 Beta's Camera Switches, a Colorism Issue With Face Filters, and a Senior’s Robot Companion

8/19/2021
In this episode, we talk about social media face filters perpetuating colorism, and about a new companion robot for the elderly. Then we talk about DeepMind’s new exciting AI training tool, XLand, with Max Jaderberg, senior staff research scientist at DeepMind. And then we speak with Suzanne Aitchison, software engineer and accessibility specialist here at Forem, about Android 12 beta’s “Camera Switches,” which lets users control their phone with facial expressions. Show Notes DevDiscuss...

Duration:00:46:32

S5:E4 - Inside the Gpt-3-Powered Chatbot That Someone Used to Talk to Their Fiancé Who Passed

8/12/2021
In this episode, we chat with Jason Rohrer, game designer and creator of Project December, whose GPT-3-powered chatbot has been used by people to talk to historical figures and personalities, and was even used by one person to talk to his late fiancé for closure. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) HackAtom (DevNews) (sponsor) Microsoft 30 Days to Learn It (DevNews) (sponsor) Project December r/ProjectDecember1982 The Jessica Simulation: Love and loss in the age of A.I.

Duration:01:01:31

S5:E3 - GitHub CoPilot, Oculus’ Passthrough API, Security Concerns About QR Codes, and Why Covid-19 AI Predictive Models Fell Short

8/3/2021
In this episode, we talk about Oculus' new experimental API, which blends virtual reality with your real surroundings, and we get into the sudden boom of QR codes, and the security issues it brings. Then we talk about some potential ethical and legal issues regarding Github Copilot with Andres Guadamuz, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Sussex and the Editor in Chief of the Journal of World Intellectual Property. Then we speak with Laure Wynants, Assistant...

Duration:00:51:35

S5:E2 - Activision Blizzard Discrimination and Harassment Suit, Security Issues With Some Independent Phone Producers, and the Incredible Gail.com

7/27/2021
In this episode we talk about a major sexism and harassment suit against Activision Blizzard, and what might be one of the best websites on the internet, gail.com. Then we speak with Kyle Rankin, Chief Security Officer at Purism, about their mission to make computers and phones focused on security and privacy, and what people should potentially beware of when using phones from independent phone producers such as the newly announced Freedom Phone. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie...

Duration:00:50:50

S5:E1 - Pegasus Cyber Espionage Tool, Steam’s New Console, Gunshot-Detecting Tech, and NATO Condemns a Cyberattack

7/21/2021
In this episode, we talk about a gunshot-detecting tech used by law enforcement, the new Steam Deck handheld gaming console, and an unprecedented move by NATO condemning China for a hack exploiting Microsoft's Exchange Server. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) HackAtom (DevNews) (sponsor) Microsoft 30 Days to Learn It (DevNews) (sponsor) Gunshot-Detecting Tech Is Summoning Armed Police to Black Neighborhoods Nintendo Switch Gets New Rival With Valve’s Portable Steam...

Duration:00:37:21

S4:E8 - An Elaborate Phishing Hack, Autonomous Lethal Drones, a Questionable m1 Security Flaw, and a Devnews Behind the Scenes

6/2/2021
In this episode, we talk about an elaborate phishing hack, a questionable M1 security flaw, and the first autonomous lethal drones targeting humans. Then we chat with our producer, Levi Sharpe to give a behind the scenes look at how we make DevNews. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) HackAtom (DevNews) (sponsor) Microsoft 30 Days to Learn It (DevNews) (sponsor) BazaFlix: BazaLoader Fakes Movie Streaming Service M1ssing Register Access Controls Leak EL0 State Drones may have...

Duration:00:49:52

S4:E7 - Freenode’s Mass Resignations, NVIDIA’s Less Crypto-Friendly Chips, Twitter’s Crop Algorithm Investigation, and Remote Employers Excluding Colorado

5/26/2021
In this episode, we talk about companies excluding the state of Colorado from remote opportunities due to the Equal Pay For Equal Work Act, NVIDIA making their graphics cards less desirable for cryptocurrency miners, and Twitters report on its investigation into its cropping algorithm, which many people criticized as having a racial and gender bias. Then we speak with James Eaton-Lee, former staff member at Freenode, and current staff member of Libera.Chat, which was created in response to...

Duration:00:39:36

S4:E6 - Babel’s Money Challenges, What It's Like to Work on Rails, and Coinbase’s End to Salary Negotiations

5/19/2021
This week we’re talking about cryptocurrency company CoinBase refusing to negotiate job offers and a blog post by the Babel core team titled, “Babel is used by millions, so why are we running out of money?” which created a bit of a Twitter storm, and speak with Babel Core Maintainer Nicolò Ribaudo. Then we speak with Principal Engineer at Heroku and Rails Contributor Richard Schneeman, about what it’s like to work on Rails in the aftermath of Basecamp co-founders Jason Fried and Rails...

Duration:00:53:49

S4:E5 - Apple AirTag Security Concerns, a Deep Neural Network Hack, an Oil Pipeline Cyber Attack, and a Shortage of Semiconductors

5/12/2021
In this episode, we talk about Apple’s AirTag security concerns, a US oil pipeline cyber attack and shutdown, and a shortage in semiconductors. Then we chat with Sanghyun Hong and Yigitcan Kaya Ph.D. students in Computer Science at the University of Maryland College Park, and co-authors of a research paper about how hackers could make AI networks consume much more energy than they already do. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) HackAtom (DevNews) (sponsor) Microsoft 30 Days...

Duration:00:45:58

S4:E4 - Video Game Studio Instability, Basecamp’s Mass Resignations, Apple’s Monopoly, and Donald Trump’s Facebook

5/5/2021
In this episode, we talk about Basecamp’s mass resignations, the European Union saying Apple breaks antitrust laws, and Facebook's decision to continue the ban on Donald Trump's account. Then we chat with Jason Schreier, reporter at Bloomberg and the author of Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, and now Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry, coming out May 11, 2021. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) HackAtom (DevNews) (sponsor) Microsoft 30 Days to Learn It...

Duration:00:43:53

S4:E3 - Basecamp Backlash, Remote Work Harassment, Linux Kernel Submission Ban, and Crypto Miners Killing Free CI

4/28/2021
In this episode, we talk about the problematic blog post put out by Basecamp CEO and Co-founder Jason Fried, and we also get into how crypto currency miners are killing free CI. Then we chat with Hector Monsegur, security researcher and former blackhat hacker, about how University of Minnesota security researchers submitted security vulnerabilities to the Linux kernel to show flaws in the approval process leading to a call for a ban on anything submitted by umn.edu emails. Finally, we speak...

Duration:00:55:40

S4:E2 - U.K. Central Bank Digital Currency, the Environmental Impact of Digital Currency, a Problematic Spotify Patent, and WordPress’ Google FLoC Block

4/20/2021
In this episode, we talk about WordPress blocking Google’s Federated Learning of Cohorts tracking technology, a web app that received so much negative feedback from food bloggers it was taken down in less than a day, and The Bank of England and HM Treasury creating a joint task force to explore the possibility of creating a central bank digital currency in the U.K. Then we speak with Tim Swanson, founder and director of research at Post Oak Labs, and head of market intelligence at...

Duration:00:52:14