DTNS 2362 – Ahey Irisay

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comVeronica Belmont is on the show and we’ll talk about President Obama’s proposal to reclassify ISPs in the US as commence carriers to solve net neutrality concerns.

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Today’s guest: Veronica Belmont, co-host of Sword & Laser

Headlines:

The President of the United States of America posted a letter and video today declaring his support for reclassification of Internet Services as Common Carriers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 as amended by the Telecommunications Act of 1996. President Obama expressed his opinion that regulations shouwl not allow blocking, paid prioritization or throttling and ISPS should provide increased transparency. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler welcomed the Presidents comments and said he would consider them, presumably along with the 4 million others the FCC has received on the issue.

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DTNS 2361 – Attorneys Assemble

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja and Todd Whitehead to talk about Marvel going to court to get Google to hand over the identity of the person who leaked the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Patrick Beja, the Charlemagne of Podcastagne

Headlines:

Ars Technica reports the law enforcement action against Silk Road 2 yesterday was part of a larger action called Operation Onymous. Spelled with a Y. Police in 12 countries seized 414 darknet domains, confiscated $1 million in bitcoins, $250,000 in cash , a variety of drugs, gold and silver and arrested at least 17 people. Among the sites taken down were Hydra, Cloud Nine, Pandora (not the music site) and Blue Sky. Agora and and Evolution markets were not affected according to Ars.

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DTNS 2360 – Are we speaking to Echo, Alexa or Sybil?

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comLamarr Wilson joins us to talk about Amazon’s new invite-only cylindrical virtual assistant/bluetooth speakers called Echo but named Alexa. Seems simple enough.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Lamarr Wilson, YouTube sensation

Headlines:

Microsoft has truly become Satya Nadella’s. The Verge reports on the big news that Microsoft released a preview version of Office for Android and editing in that version as well as the iOS versions, is now free, no Office 365 subscription required. You will need a Microsoft account to login though. The free versions are only for individuals too, businesses will need to pay a subscription fee. Microsoft will also add premium features for consumer subscribers.

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DTNS 2359 – Apple Watch Priced to Steel

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPeter Wells is on the show and we’ll discuss whether Stan can beat Netflix in Australia and who the $500 Apple watch is targeted at. Is it a chronograph or a fitness tracker?

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Peter Wells of Reckoner, Australia

Headlines

MacRumors passes along that French website iGen has sources that say the stainless steel Apple Watch will sell for around $500 and the gold version will be somewhere from $4-5,000. Despite reports of an internal memo from Apple VP of retail Angela Ahrendts placing the watch launch after Chinese new year on Feb. 19, iGen’s sources say Feb. 14th is still the target date. Rumors? Yes. But iGen has been spot on with their sources before, including most recently with the size of the iPhone 6 and 6+.

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DTNS 2358 – GCH-QQ

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja is in and we’ll talk about GCHQ Director Robert Hannigan’s argument that tech companies need to work more closely with the government on surveillance because privacy is not an absolute right. Also Disney Movies are easier to watch!

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: 

Patrick Beja, independent podcaster, DTNS contributor and host of Le Rendez-vous Tech, The Phileas Club and Pixels podcasts

Headlines

GigaOm reports Amazon has made unlimited full-resolution photo storage available to subscribers to its Amazon Prime service. The feature was previously only available to the owner of an Amazon Fire Phone. To take advantage of the offer, Prime subscribers need to install the Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app for Android or iOS. The apps automatically upload photos taken on mobile devices. The photos can be shown back on a variety of devices including PlayStations 3 and 4 and Fire TV.

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DTNS 2357 – Spotify’s TROUBLE TROUBLE *goat yells*

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comEk from Hockeybuzz joins us to talk about whether Spotify and other streaming services are fair to artists.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Eklund of hockeybuzz.com and noted Taylor Swift expert 

Headlines

The Nexus 9 and Nexus Player both are on sale in Google’s Play store today. Android Police reports the Nexus 9 ships in the US in couple of days unless you want the ‘sand’ color or an LTE model which are still listed as coming soon. Its also available for in store pickup at some Best Buys. The Nexus Player takes a couple of weeks to ship. The Nexus 9 is available in many countries worldwide. The Nexus Player is only available in the US and Canada.

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DTNS 2356 – “Neutrailty” is the new “Unlimited”

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comDarren Kitchen is back and we’ll chat about the possible hybrid solution to net neutrality being considered but he FCC. Also Len Peralta attempts his most ambitious in-show illustration yet!

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Darren Kitchen and Len Peralta, in costume. Because it’s Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen! 

Check out Len’s awesome Halloween artprov: 

Headlines

The Verge reports Facebook has created facebookcorewwwi.onion in order to provide Tor-eabled browsers to make an end-to-end encrypted connection to Facebook’s servers. Security researcher Runa A. Sandvik noteed on Twitter this is the first time a website with a Certificate Authority for establishing secure connections has done so for Tor users. Tor allows people to greatly reduce the chances that their IP address or location can be discovered.

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DTNS 2355 – Don’t Sweat It, Microsoft

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comChristian Cantrell joins us to talk a little about Microsoft Health and Microsoft Fitness, and a little about why the present isn’t more like the future we imagined it would be.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Christian Cantrell, science fiction author and tech writer at Living Digitally

Headlines

For those of you who already thought Lenovo owned Motorola, well now you’re right. Gigaom reports Lenovo has finalized the deal and taken ownership of Motorola Mobility from Google. Lenovo plans to operate Motorola as a wholly-owned subsidiary with its headquarters to remain in Chicago. Branding of Motorola phones vs. Lenovo phones has yet to be announced.Google retains all but about 2,000 of Motorola’s patents and most of the R&D unit working on things like Project Ara.

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DTNS 2354 – CurrentConundrum

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comAndrew Mayne is on the show and we’ll talk about the CurrentC attack and all this Apple Pay, Google wallet hoopla. Does this mean mobile payments have finally arrived?

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Andrew Mayne, magician, illusion designer and filmmaker /co-host of the Weird Things podcast

Headlines

Ars Technica reports the Merchant Customer Exchange let customers know that attackers have obtained some email addresses of people who signed up for more information, or were participating in the pilot program for Current C. Current C is the mobile payment system that uses QR codes and connects directly to your bank. MCE said some of the addresses obtained were for dummy accounts and they do not believe any other data was taken.

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DTNS 2353 – Google vs. Cancer

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja is on today and we’ll talk about the FTC suing AT&T over the word “unlimited,” YouTube considering ad-free subscriptions, and a company that wants to pay you $50 to film your neighborhood 24/7.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Patrick Beja, DTNS Grand High Inquisitor and host of Le Rendez-vous Tech

Headlines

The Verge reports that the US Federal Trade Commission is suing AT&T for throttling speeds of its unlimited mobile data customers. In a press release the FTC said AT&T has “misled million of its smartphone customers” by slowing down their data speeds after they’ve used up a certain amount of data in a month. According to the FTC, 3.5 million unique customers have had speeds slowed more than 25 million times. “The issue here is simple: ‘unlimited’ means unlimited,” said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. AT&T issued a strongly worded statement saying, “We have been completely transparent with customers since the very beginning.” and “The FTC’s allegations are baseless and have nothing to do with the substance of our network management program.”

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