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TEH 041: Don’t Copyright My Loot Box

9/17/2018
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In This Episode: Update on the Brazilian State Museum fire: social media to the rescue! Another month, another new EU law: copyright -- will it affect those outside the EU? Game “Loot Boxes”: is that gambling? Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh41

Duration:01:01:46

TEH 040: Something Random Floated In From Japan

9/11/2018
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In This Episode: Google is trying to "kill off" the www. (and the m.) in URLs. The Ocean Cleanup project has a huge job ahead of it. Microsoft plans to implement a "monthly charge" for Windows 7 support: but you can't have it! Plus: CRISPR. Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh40

Duration:01:00:48

TEH 039: Going to the Dogs

9/3/2018
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In This Episode: If Google is "fooled" by insecure network-based security, can any of us be fully confident in such devices? Digitizing museums: Can you back up history? (Yes! And we should.) Sony's new Aibo robot dog: cool, or crazy? And a working Apple I is going on auction. Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh39

Duration:01:06:24

TEH 038: Your Face Rings a Bell

8/27/2018
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In This Episode: Scanner OCR software may be uploading your documents to the cloud -- and showing them to anyone who knows where to look. U.S. airports are starting to get facial recognition software. Twitter has new rules for bots. Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh38

Duration:01:01:06

TEH 037: Listening Devices *Everywhere*

8/20/2018
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In This Episode: Routers are in the news again: how to ensure your router is as safe as possible. Do Netflix and other streaming services want you to stop sharing your password? And maybe user reviews are coming to an end: they're being gamed. Plus: Universities are starting to put Amazon Echo devices everywhere. Creepy, or useful? https://TEHpodcast.com/teh37

Duration:01:01:30

TEH 036: The 3-Point Test

8/13/2018
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In This Episode: How to tell if click-bait stories are worth paying attention to. Amazon Web Services accidentally reveals GoDaddy internal "trade secret" documents. New AI finds who was overlooked by Wikipedia -- and it's mostly women. Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh36

Duration:01:04:17

TEH 035: Unnecessary, Mean-Spirited, and Harmful

8/7/2018
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In This Episode: Using Dropbox for backups. Is two-factor authentication too weak to use? (No!) Scores of Android apps had malware -- but it's not a problem because.... New exploit in WPA2. SpaceX launch. Google sucking up to China. And Apple blowing off affiliates. Show Notes: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh35

Duration:01:01:36

TEH 034: Scotty! Beam Me Up

7/31/2018
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In This Episode: Sure, give prison inmates tablets and online access -- what could go wrong? Hacking attendees at a cybercurrency conference nets $5 million. Dropbox gets bigger. Star Trek sound effects. Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh34

Duration:00:57:37

TEH 033: I Am Root!

7/23/2018
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In This Episode: It doesn't have to be a "data breach" to be a real screwup, so how to protect yourself? Corgis, Coffee and Vodka, oh my! British Airways screws up the concept of privacy. Cisco screws up the concept of security. The surprising way 12 new moons of Jupiter were discovered. Satellites using ...film?! And the tech behind TEH. Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh33

Duration:01:04:09

TEH 032: Vienna Waits for You

7/16/2018
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In This Episode: Macy's department store chain totally flubs the Breach of the Week. Did Obama "lose" 2 million Twitter followers (nope). Gboard adds ...Morse Code input?! Man jailed for refusing to unlock his phone for cops on a traffic stop. Features being added to ...Notepad?! (Randy outgeeks Leo?!) Rumor: Photoshop is coming to iPad (but can it handle it?) Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh32

Duration:01:03:53

TEH 031: What a Gas

7/9/2018
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In This Episode: Scanning junk mail, hackers get free gas, hospital pager systems expose private data, what is Plugspreading? Siri Shortcuts may bring coding back to typical users, Wikipedia protests EU copyright law proposal, U.S. Postal Service uses the wrong picture, and a surprising copyright decision the other way. Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh31

Duration:00:56:41

TEH 030: Virtual Pollution

7/3/2018
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In This Episode: Yes, steam engines are tech, and this week's special guest host shows her chops with them. Breach of the Week: your information can be lost even if you don't do business with a company. You won't believe who is doing closed captioning on videos. More on Github, and how did a STORK (the bird!) run up a huge phone bill?! Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh30

Duration:00:55:00

TEH 029: Get Off My Lawn, Punk

6/25/2018
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In This Episode: We discuss two major tech rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court. Twitter "Smytes" a bunch of tech companies. Electric scooter wars. It's a bad idea to try stealing an Internet domain at gunpoint. The Breach of the Week was not discovered for a year. And Google wants to measure things. Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh29

Duration:01:02:33

TEH 028: Padlocks Need Security?

6/19/2018
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In This Episode: The advantage of being in Europe if there's a credit card breach (and there was). The world's worst $99 IoT padlock. iPhones don't tell 911 your location when you have an emergency? "Mac is Dead" (long live the Mac). Neat device help the deaf to participate in conversations. Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh28

Duration:00:59:23

TEH 027: Git With The Program

6/12/2018
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In This Episode: Microsoft pays a boatload of money for GitHub: will that affect open source software? We bring in a guest to talk about it. Now that Net Neutrality is officially repealed, now what? And a prediction about GDPR. Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh27

Duration:01:05:39

TEH 026: Please Take Your Assigned Seat

5/28/2018
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In This Episode: The FBI wants you to reboot your router — but is that enough? (The REAL story is how they know about this.) No, Amazon’s Alexa isn’t sending everything you say to others. Star Wars Solo. And countries are pushing to go cashless — but how does that affect buskers?! Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh26

Duration:00:55:30

TEH 025: Help Me Obi Wan Kenobi, You’re Our Only Hope

5/21/2018
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In This Episode: Now everybody knows where you (and your kids!) are -- an extra-concerning Breach of the Week for parents. Google slapping web sites that are "Not Secure" ...even when they don't need to be. Yanni, or Laurel (and how that reflects the blue/gold dress thing a few years back). And the first Holographic cell phone isn't quite to "Princess Leah" level yet, but it's a stepping stone in that direction. Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh25

Duration:00:59:32

TEH 024: Everything Really Was Everywhere

5/15/2018
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In This Episode: Traveling with tech. Three Breaches of the Week. Do hobby bloggers have to comply with the EU's new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)? That's a definite ...maybe. And the dangers of car "fobs". Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh25

Duration:01:02:59

TEH 023: Connect THIS, Facebook

5/8/2018
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In This Episode: Facebook helps people connect (awww!) ...including radicals like ISIS terrorists. Breach(es) of the Week involve Dasan routers, 7Zip, and Drupal-powered web sites. Verizon plans more bloatware for your phone. Apple says "Shazam!" but the EU says "Wait a minute." Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh23

Duration:01:00:59

TEH 022: Mongo Only Pawn in Game of Life

4/30/2018
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In This Episode: Blue Origin successfully test-launches -- and lands -- their New Shepherd rocket and human-capable capsule. The latest Breach of the Week should have Bezop cryptocurrency investors on guard (and any site using the Mongo data base). Millions of hotel doors may be easily opened by hackers. T-Mobile buys Sprint. Show Page: https://TEHpodcast.com/teh22

Duration:01:06:29