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

http://www.patreon.com/len

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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DTNS 2388 – They’re Bringing Berry Back

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJustin Young is on the show to talk about SnapChat’s moves as shown through leaked emails. SnapChat is not just another social app. Is Evan Spiegel the top CEO of the future?

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Today’s guest:  Justin Robert Young, DTNS Raconteur & co-host of Night Attack and Weird Things podcast

Also this! Night Attack Comedy Album 3: http://nightattack.tv/album/

Headlines

The Next Web reports on BlackBerry’s announcement of the BlackBerry Classic today in New York. The Classic has a 3.5-inch square 720 x 720 screen similar to the Passport but brings back a physical keyboard. It runs OS 10.3.1 and claims 22 hours of battery life. It also brings back the Brick Breaker game. Preorders are undereway at blackberry.com for $450 unlocked in the US and $499 unlocked in Canada. Devices should ship next week.

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DTNS 2387 – Don’t Call It a Zeitgeist

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja is with us today to look at the search engines top trending searches for 2014. What do they tell us about humanity? Or France?

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Today’s guest:  Patrick Beja

Headlines

The Verge reports Apple has won against a class-action lawsuit seeking damages of more than $350 million for preventing non-iTunes protected music from playing on iPods. A jury decided Apple’s updates to iTunes 7.0 were a “genuine product improvement” and did not violate antitrust laws. An appeal is planned.

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DTNS 2386 – You Can’t Hug Through Skype

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comAmber Mac is on. We’ll talk about why checking email less could make you happier and how humanity shows its good side on social networks in Sydney.

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Today’s guest: Amber Mac,  author, entrepreneur, host of 15 Sec Tech

Headlines

GigaOm reports Microsoft began rolling out Skype Translator to selected users today. The feature allows instant translation of voice conversations between English and Spanish speakers as well as translation of text conversations between speakers of around 12 languages. The first version runs on Windows 8.1 and Windows phone. Interested users can sign up to be invited in at skype.com/translator-preview.

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DTNS 2385 – Quit Putin the Packets There

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comDarren Kitchen is on the show and we’ll talk about Russia pulling out their engineers from Russia. It’s probably not what you think. Plus Len Peralta is here to illustrate the show.

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

Headlines

The BBC reports Facebook is considering adding something similar to the oft-requested dislike button. In a Q&A session at Facebook headquarters, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company wants to find “the right way to make it so that people can easily express a broader range of emotions.” Zuck talked about people sharing sad moments or wanting to say ‘That thing isn’t good for the world.’ For example a post that links to a report on child slavery might inspire support for raising awareness, but clicking ‘Like’ might not seem quite right.

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