|TITLE:||GUEST & TITLE: Darren Kitchen, founder hak5.org & Len Peralta, artist|
URL: https://twitter.com/hak5darren & https://twitter.com/LenPeralta
|Stories subject to change up until showtime|
|This is the Daily Tech News for Friday Nov 13th, 2015 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Darren Kitchen and Len Peralta|
|x||Google said in their Online Security Blog today that the company is developing, in-product warnings for Gmail users that will display when they receive a message through a non-encrypted connection. These warnings will begin to roll-out in the coming months. Google also released details from a joint study with the University of Michigan and University of Illinois showing 94% of inbound emails to Gmail have some sort of authentication and 33% to 61% use encryption.||https://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2015/11/new-research-encouraging-trends-and.html|
|Microsoft announced Office Insider a preview program for Office 365 subscribers who want to test coming changes to Office apps. Right now it’s just for Office 2016 for Windows but MS says a Mac version is coming soon. Microsoft also announced its two new monthly feature updates both for PowerPoint this time. Designer which aims to help you make better presentations using machine learning and image recognition to provide design ideas. The other is Morph which animates changes between two slides. The features arrive for Windows subscribers in 2-4 weeks and other platforms in the coming months. ||http://venturebeat.com/2015/11/13/microsoft-launches-office-insider-program-rolls-out-new-powerpoint-designer-and-morph-features/|
|Beats Music will shut down November 30th. According to an updated Beats Music support page all existing subscriptions will be cancelled, but users can move their picks, playlists and preferences to Apple Music before on a free three month trial. Apple also promised Sonos support is coming "soon" to Apple Music.||http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/12/beats-music-confirms-it-will-fade-out-on-november-30th/|
|x||Amazon is launching a nationwide packaged grocery delivery service in Britain called Amazon Pantry. Amazon Prime members can order up to 20 kg of dry goods for £2.99 for the first box and 99p for each additional 20kg. Amazon Pantry is available already in Japan, Germany and the US.||http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/13/us-amazon-com-britain-idUSKCN0T21KQ20151113?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|x||One of the crucial developers of IBM’s System/360 series of mainframes, Gene Amdahl died Tuesday in Palo Alto, California at the age of 92. When the system was announced at a shareholders meeting on April 7, 1964, IBM CEO Thomas Watson Jr. called Amdahl the father of System/360. He also started the Amdahl Corporation in 1970 and formulated what became known as Amdahl’s Law in parallel computing to predict the theoretical maximum improvement in speed using multiple processors.||http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/13/technology/gene-amdahl-pioneer-of-mainframe-computing-dies-at-92.html|
|x||stafuryzeta wanted us to mention that the Google self-driving car got pulled over by Mountain View Police for driving too slow. Google cars have a capped speed of 25 mph according to the Google self-driving car project’s google plus page. According to Mountain View Police an officer "noticed traffic backing up behind a slow-moving car in the eastbound lane" in a 35 mph zone and pulled it over to inquire and educate the operator about impeding traffic. No ticket was issued.||http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34808105|
|ooo||spsheridan spied the Ars Technica article noting the FCC has clarified its WiFi router rules so they do not appear to ban third party firmware like DD-WRT. Updated guidance now says if a device permits third-party software it must describe how it insures RF operation stays within authorized parameters. The FCC also closed the comment period for new rules for device manufacturers and says it heard loud and clear that the new rules should not encourage manufacturers to prevent mods. The FCC still has to finalize rules.||http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/11/fcc-we-arent-banning-dd-wrt-on-wi-fi-routers/|
|India’s ride-sharing service Ola is making its in-app payment service Ola Money a standalone app according to TechCrunch. It’s available on Android and coming to iOS and Windows later. The new app can make peer-to-peer payments and recharge mobile phone credits. Launch partners include hotel network OYO rooms, music service Saavn and food delivery TinyOwl. Ola hopes to add bill paying and online and offline purchasing soon.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/12/ola-ubers-big-rival-in-india-gives-its-payment-service-a-standalone-app/?ncid=rss|
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|Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy||https://theintercept.com/2015/11/12/edward-snowden-explains-how-to-reclaim-your-privacy/|
|Tor Project: Anonymity Online||https://www.torproject.org/|
|The Operating System That Can Protect You Even if You Get Hacked | Freedom of the Press Foundation||https://freedom.press/blog/2014/04/operating-system-can-protect-you-even-if-you-get-hacked|
|Micah Lee from Intercept interviewed Edward Snowden last month.|
- Article titled: Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy
- Lee set up encrypted channels with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras two years ago
We should armor ourselves: “It should be invisible, it should be atmospheric, it should be something that happens painlessly, effortlessly.”
- Not just for criminals, for: abusive relationships, dealing w/ stalkers, parental intrusion
- Signal - encrypt phone calls and text
- Encrypt your disk
- Password manager (KeePassX)
Tor when needed
- Browser and Messenger
- selective sharing
- make sure you are OK with all information collected about you (https everywhere)
- Adblock software prevents insecure elements inserted into your browsing
|Heavy Duty Stuff|
- Compartmentalize info: Selective sharing
- protect facts of our activities, our beliefs
- SecureDrop over Tor preferably with Tails (non-persistent os) on a disposable machine
- Tor for people in repressive regimes
- remember active smartphones track your location by their nature
Hardcore Attacks (BadUSB, cold boot attacks etc.)
- Defend against the most realistic threats to your situation
- Qube OS
- Mixed routing, separating you from not just content but fact of content
Snowden: “There were a few days when people kept tweeting cats for almost an entire day. And I know I shouldn’t, I have a lot of work to do, but I just couldn’t stop looking at them.”
|Pick of the day:|
|Today I'd like to share with you a wonderful Mac and Windows app which is so great that it will blow your grandpa's socks off (the thick wool ones)!|
First some background; as a civil citizen of planet earth I use a password manager, and keep it secured with two factor authentication.
But having the Authentication on the phone is not an option for me, since I do not carry a phone (no weirdo thingy here... due to the nature of my work I've never had a mobile phone).
SO WHAT DO WE DO NOW?
Thank GOODNESS there are people like Colin Mackie and Carlos de Boer Ver Voorn, who each maintain a Google authentication that works on the desktop.
Colin is the creator of WinAuth which you can get at winauth.com. And Carlos keeps the Apple folks happy by maintaining the Mac app OTP Manager, which you can search for in the mac store.
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|Messages of the day (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Bude had a horrible time upgrading to Windows 10 and wrote : "Turn on DTNS on the way home last night and I hear that the lastest update to windows 10 would have allowed me to use my windows 8 key to directly activate windows 10... WTF! I was on the phone with Microsoft Support not two weeks ago and nobody mentioned that I could have just waited. I know this update has been in the pipeline for a while so why wasn't customer support told about this so they could inform customers?"|
|Tom and Jennie,|
Looking at the iPad Pro, I have no idea why anyone would want the new Macbook. The iPad Pro is lighter, cheaper, faster, and has a sharper display. If the Macbook was the only laptop in Apple's stable, it might be defensible, it would be the only portal to Apple's considerable catalog of apps for professionals. However the Macbook Pro, while a little chunkier, is a vastly more capable machine unless absolute mobility is the priority. Maybe there's a vast market of mobility addicted professionals that can't bear another pound in their bag that will keep buying Macbooks, but that seems like a tiny slice of the pie. Alas, while the Macbook as designed is an impressive feat of engineering, the anemic Core M processor is a huge bottleneck on performance.
Is there a use case I'm not thinking of the leverages the singular advantage of the Macbook being able to run OS X in such a svelte body? Basically just people that need absolute mobility and a full version of Safari?
Rich from Lovely Cleveland
|WSCottis1 wrote "|
I've always wondered if there should be a third operating system to go with OS X and iOS that's a cross between the two. We had it with hardware when the iPad came out, it was a cross between an iPhone and a MacBook. I think Apple needs to do what they did with hardware (iPad) and do it again with software now."
|Yaru in rainy Malaysia decided to take the Surface Pro on a trip instead of an iPad. One reason was photo transfers. He needed a full OS for that. "It's not that the iPad as a device is useless, far from it. They are many things an iPad can do that excels than Windows or any other full desktop OS. It's just that as an OS that is closed and has many limitations (including easy access to a general file system). A full desktop OS will also be able to fulfill any possible unexpected needs that I may come across whereas the iPad."|
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