DTNS 2397 – Predictions for 2015

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja and Justin Robert Young share their predictions for what to expect in tech in 2015.

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DTNS 2396 – Predictions Results Show

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comIyaz Akhtar joins the show to look back at our predictions for 2014. How well did we do? Listen and find out.

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DTNS 2395 – Best DTNS Moments of 2014

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comProducer Jennie Josephson and editor Katie Best put together some of the best moments of the show from 2014 based on your suggestions.

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DTNS 2394 – Boss co-host show

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comWe talk with a couple listeners/bosses of the show about why they are interested in tech and what they do with tech themselves.

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DTNS 2393 – New in 2014

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comLamarr Wilson, Roberto Villegas and Richard Stroffolino join Tom to talk about new things in tech that came along in 2014. Turns out these folks had their own new things too!

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DTNS 2392 – Holiday all-stars

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja is on our last live show of the year and we’ll try to avoid talking about Sony too much but The Interview IS coming out after all. Plus the dangers of ignoring 2FA rear their ugly head. And Len Peralta will illustrate the show!

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Today’s guest: Patrick Beja and the DTNS Holiday All Stars!

Headlines

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton says The Interview will show in a a number of theaters on Dec. 25 and that company is trying, “to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience.” Sources tell Hollywood Reporter Sony will offer the movie as video on demand the same day it is in theaters. The Plaza Theater in Atlanta and The Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas/Fort Worth have both stated that they will show the film.

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DTNS 2391a – North Korea Internet Outage

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comA really short show in which Tom catches up on one headline missed in the show earlier in the day.

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Attack Is Suspected as North Korean Internet Collapses

DTNS 2391 – The Interview: Dictator’s Cut

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comBreki Tomasson is on the show and we’ll talk about a self-destructing Blackberry, a new kind of battery storage and what Sony should do with “The Interview.”

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Today’s guest: Breki Tomasson, founder of the CSICON podcasting network 

Headlines

Venturebeat reports that Google announced today that it has completed the first prototype of its self-driving vehicle. This is Google’s first fully functional self-driving car, complete with headlights, a steering wheel and pedal systems. Google says it plans to spend the holiday season driving it around the test track, with the goal of bringing the vehicle to Northern California streets in 2015.

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DTNS 2390 – Cute Is the New Black

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comDarren Kitchen is here and we’ll talk about the FBI’s identification of North Korea as responsible for the Sony attack. Should we believe them? Also the FCC gets sneaky and gets sneaked upon. Plus Len Peralta bravely illustrates the great leader.

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Today’s guests:  Darren Kitchen,  founder of hak5.org and Len Peralta, author and artist

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Headlines

The US FBI announced today that it has concluded that the North Korean government is responsible for the attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment’s internal systems. The FBI cited similarities in code, infrastructure and tools used in previous attacks they have attributed to North Korea. Meanwhile Ars Technica reports on a public note claiming to be from Guardians of Peace saying Sony could released The Interview as long as it deleted the assassination scene. CNN reported a source from Sony told it that an email was sent asking for all trace of the movie to be eliminated. And the US President said he wish Sony had spoken to him first before bowing to pressure not to release the movie. Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton said his company “spoke to a senior advisor in the White House” and told CNN “We have not given in. And we have not backed down. We have always had every desire to have the American public see this movie,” shifting responsibility to the theater owners.

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DTNS 2389 – Les Is More

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comRaj Deut joins us to talk about how Australia wants to START retaining innocent people’s data, and what we actually know about the Sony Pictures attacks.

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Today’s guest:  Raj Deut, Raj Deut, Lead developer for @efront, writer for @ReckonerAU

Headlines

While CNN and the New York Times reported that a US agency would tie the attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment to North Korea, we have as yet received no such statement. Instead White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters only that the attack was done by a “sophisticated actor,” and he was not in a position to confirm a nation as responsible. Earnst said the US National Security Council was considering a proportionate response mindful that some organizations or individuals might try to enhance their standing by provoking a specific response. Meanwhile Variety reports a spokesman for Sony saying the studio has no further release plans for “The Interview.” And The Daily Beast reports three movie theaters have said Paramount studios has ordered them to stop planned screenings of Team America: World Police.

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