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|t||TechCrunch says Apple has confirmed a Palo Alto Networks report that 39 iOS apps in the Chinese iOS app store contained malware they’re calling “Xcodeghost.” App developers had used an infected version of Apple’s developer software Xcode obtained from a third-party link on Baidu. The infected apps have been removed from the store but were capable of reading device information, data from the clipboard, and using OS alerts to phish for more information. WeChat, Didi Kuaidi and CamCard were among the affected apps. Thanks to habichuelacondulce for the tip.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/21/apple-confirms-malware-infected-apps-found-and-removed-from-its-chinese-app-store/|
|v||A quick note for you Apple Watch fans. The delayed update to Watch OS2 has finally been released. Apple would not comment on what bug had caused the delay.||http://recode.net/2015/09/21/apple-releases-watchos-2-operating-system-for-apple-watch/|
|t||An Apple security issues, an apple release and NOW an Apple rumor to complete the hat trick! The Wall Street Journal cited “people familiar with the matter” in a report claiming Apple is targeting 2019 to finish its work on a car. It supposedly will be electric but not driverless and it may be in conjunction with an existing automaker. What is a fact about Apple and cars is that they have hired many car experts and met with the California DMV to discuss autonomous vehicle regulations.||http://www.macrumors.com/2015/09/21/apple-car-development-speeds-up/|
|v||Christopher Poole founder of 4chan has sold the site to Hiroyuki Nishimura founder of popular Japanese message board and 4chan inspiration, 2Channel. Details of the terms of acquisition have not been disclosed. Poole stepped down as the sites admin in Jan. relinquishing duties to part-time deputies.||https://www.4chan.org/news|
|t||flyingspatula noted that France’s Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés or CNIL has rejected Google’s appeal and will require Google to remove links from non-European sites under the right to be forgotten rules. According to Ars Technica if Google does not comply it faces fines of up to €300,000 and could increase to 2% and 5% of its global operating costs, under an incoming regulation change. If fined Google can appeal to the French Supreme Court.||http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/09/france-confirms-that-google-must-remove-search-results-globally-or-face-big-fines/|
|v||Reuters reports that high-speed internet access is coming to short-hop flights over Europe. Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom will partner up to offer a combined satellite and air to 4G ground network, which the companies say will deliver home broadband speeds. Pricing will depend on cabin class and ticket price. Lufthansa Airlines will do a test run of the service on 180 planes in 2017. Ahead of that trial Lufthansa will offer GlobalXpress satellite Internet from Inmarsat from 2016.||http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/09/21/airlines-europe-internet-idINL5N11R2WD20150921|
|t||Udacity announced its open its first office outside the US in India. Udacity offers nanodegrees in tech skills. In India it will offer front-end Web developer, Android developer, data analyst, iOS developer, intro to programming, full stack developer and tech entrepreneur for 9,800 Rupees ($135) with a 50% refund upon graduation. Google and Tata Trusts will offer 1,000 scholarships for the Android nanodegree as part of the launch in India.||http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/09/21/udacity-will-open-offices-in-india-as-partners-google-and-tata-offer-1000-scholarships/|
|v||ssnapier pointed out Volkswagen admits it installed an algorithm to alter the emissions of nitrogen oxide on certain diesel light-duty VWs and Audis made after 2009, in order to pass EPA tests. A notice of violation sent by the EPA described the software as using data like steering wheel position, speed, and length of engine operation to tell if the car was being tested and increase Nitrogen Oxide emissions if not. A study by West Virginia University's Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines, and Emission discovered the discrepancy.||http://arstechnica.com/cars/2015/09/volkswagen-stock-falls-20-ceo-apologizes-for-emissions-cheat/|
|t||Cahaouki Bekrar is founder of French hacking firm Vupen which sells intrusion techniques to government agencies. Wired reports Bekrar has a new company called Zerodium which announced Monday it will pay $1 million to anyone who gives the company a technique to take over an iOS 9 device remotely by web page app or text message. To claim the bounty the vulnerability must not be reported or publicly disclosed. Zerodium’s website says “Apple’s iOS is currently the most secure mobile OS.” Apple reports that more than 50% of iOS devices run iOS9 already a week after it launched.||http://www.wired.com/2015/09/spy-agency-contractor-puts-1m-bounty-iphone-hack/|
|v||PCMag reports that researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab found 26 vulnerabilities in the Smart Sheriff child monitoring app backed by the government of South Korea. The app allowed unauthorized users to monitor and steal data and change passwords among other things. Back in April South Korea instituted regulations that require all smartphones sold to children to include bundled parental monitoring software and made Smart Sheriff it’s preferred pick.||http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2491650,00.asp|
|t||Forbes has sources that say Samsung plans to launch a program to lease its Galaxy phones in the US market, similar to the one Apple announced recently. Samsung may launch the program in the next several months or perhaps even sooner. Samsung's exact pricing plan is still unknown.||http://www.forbes.com/sites/aarontilley/2015/09/20/following-apples-lead-samsung-plans-its-own-phone-leasing-program-cutting-out-carriers/|
|v||Kickstarter has reincorporated as Public Benefit Company. The move commits it to having “a positive impact on society” ahead of profits.||http://www.cnet.com/news/kickstarter-pledges-to-balance-public-benefit-with-profit/|
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|Inside Periscope’s Deep Bond With Turkey (The Country) - BuzzFeed News||http://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowitz/why-periscope-is-going-wild-in-turkey#.rnDq3dWvv|
|Article 301 (Turkish Penal Code) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_301_(Turkish_Penal_Code)|
|Alex Kantrowitz article on Buzzfeed|
- Sysomos estimates Turkey 2nd most active Periscope streams
- Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir — are among the top 10 cities with the most Periscope users, according to Twitter.
- Beykpour planned trip to Turkey Spring 2013, Gezi Park protests
- Wanted to see the street where his hostel was
- Article 301 Turkish Penal Code makes it a crime to insult the Turkish nation.
- In 1999, for instance, a Turkish developer named Sedat Kapanoglu built Eksi Sozluk, or “Sour Dictionary,” a user-generated “dictionary” that instead of defining words posted news events, cultural memes, and other random topics and allowed anyone to anonymously post “definitions
- Reality TV is also very popular
CEO of Periscope is Kayvon Beykpour
11:15 AM Pacific/21:15 Istanbul (EEST) 41 US 69 turkey
- lot of the Turkey streams seemed soccer related
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I remember when Veronica was a Revision3, she announced that she was using Ooma, but I haven't heard her mention it recently.
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Sekani, from "why is it so freaking humid" Palm Springs
|Hi Tom, |
It's nice to hear from you directly, I am currently on a 12 hour bus ride to southern part of the country and I first noticed your Tweet, then I headed to email to reply right away.
This is why at the first sight of your tweet Tom, I immediately thought, we Turkish people love to share, we just love it! And very bizarrely, unaware of this trend, I myself started using Periscope much more often for the last week or so. It also made me think of a hive type subconsciousness we the Turks must have, because nobody told me to start using it, and I definitely don't remember any type of advertisement to push me to do so. Weird...
The reason I was in agreement with the article, as I was reading into it, was because of Turkey's current situation with freedom of speech. This is a lenghty subject but I'm trying to type as fast as I can so I can make it in time for the show, So I'll have to keep it short. Turkey is advertising itself as a free speech country, but we in the past few years, have encountered with some handful of technological restrictions that would jeopardize the country's integrity, or the government's credibility. And the government did not hesitate to ban several URLs, Youtube videos, and after a while, whole domains that served those sharing mediums, biggest example being Twitter.
So I believe Turkish people are also in a kind of limbo where they feel they have the freedom of speech, and the tools of course, but it's such a fickle position that they can lose it anytime. So, psychologically, this might make the people even more attached to those tools as it becomes an important asset of the life. I believe when you combine Turkish people's social aptness with this unsure condition of social sharing, people tend to hold on to it more... This is my quick thoughts on this. I can write more but I'd like to not be late.
PS. Gezi movement perspective might be a bit too forced, because Periscope is currently full of mundane broadcasts, people casting all kinds of useless junk, but people like it for some reason. Just sharing it out there.
Have a great show,
Greetings from somewhere between Istanbul and the south coast.
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