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|This is the Daily Tech News for Monday December 7th, 2015 I'm Tom Merritt|
|t||Dropbox will shut down email app Mailbox Feb 26th and photo manager Carousel March 31st according to a blog post from Dropbox CEO Drew Houston and CTO Arash Ferdowsi. The company wants to focus on the Dropbox app and integrate aspects of Mailbox and Carousel into it. Carousel users will be provided an export tool early next year. Dropbox says it'll bring some of Carousel's better features to the main app "in the coming months."||https://blogs.dropbox.com/dropbox/2015/12/saying-goodbye-to-carousel-and-mailbox/|
|v||Venture Beat reports Google announced a new feature called Reminders that lets users create calendar entries that remind them to complete tasks. It will work with Contacts to provide names, addresses, and phone numbers. Unlike events, Reminders will stay listed on daily calendar until they are swiped away. Users can also make Reminders from Inbox, Keep and Google Now. Reminders are available on the latest Calendar apps for iOS and Android and will come to the Web version of Calendar next.||http://venturebeat.com/2015/12/07/google-calendar-on-android-and-ios-gets-reminders-which-work-across-inbox-keep-and-google-now/|
|t||tjburbank wanted us to note The Verge passes along a report from French Newspaper Le Monde that French security forces drafted proposal to ban public WiFi and access to the Tor network. As a non-emergency counter-terrorism measure, France would “forbid and block” communications on the Tor network in the country. VoIP services would also have to hand over encryption keys on request. A block on public WiFi would fall under proposed state of emergency changes. A state of emergency was extended for three months after attacks in Paris last month. The ministry has not decided what to do with the proposals or even if they are constitutional.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/7/9860416/france-block-tor-public-wifi-paris-attacks|
|v||Tech Crunch reports that Twitter is rolling out an update today that will improve multi-photo displays and allow users to see uncropped photos in their twitter stream without having to click on the tweet itself. The display for multiple photos is larger, and allows the user to select a lead image. It's supposed to be available for all users now.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/07/twitter-improves-photo-sharing-with-bigger-images-better-layouts/|
|t||The Verge reports that Adobe has removed the requirement for a Creative Cloud subscription to use its free Adobe Lightroom app for Android. However, users wishing to sync between the mobile App and PC version or Lightroom Web will still need a subscription. Adobe made Lightroom free on iOS in October. ||http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/7/9851348/lightroom-android-now-free-to-use|
|v||Apple has started supporting libraries of up to 100,000 songs for its iTunes Match and Apple Music libraries. The previous limit was 25,000. SVP Eddy Cue confirmed the news to MacRumors.||http://www.macrumors.com/2015/12/05/itunes-match-apple-music-limits/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds|
|t||Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced Monday a A$1.1 billion (US$806 million) package to boost innovation in the country. The plan includes capital gains tax cuts for startups, changes to bankruptcy laws to encourage risk-taking entrepreneurs and immigration changes to lure top talent. It also would establish a Cyber Security Growth Centre. Australia often ranks low in business-research collaboration and appetite for risk.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-economy-innovation-idUSKBN0TQ0AX20151207?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|v||Motherboard reports that Uber has been blocked from WeChat by the messaging service's parent company Tencent. Tencent claims Uber was banned for "malicious marketing activities,” although Uber says there is no proof of that. Tencent is an investor in Didi Kuaidi, a competitor to Uber in China. Didi Kuaidi operates in 259 Chinese cities, compared to Uber's 20.||http://motherboard.vice.com/read/wechat-blocks-uber-again-in-ongoing-china-rideshare-war|
|t||deevandiacle noted a Xenoblade Chronicles reddit post reporting that the Xenoblade Chronicles original soundtrack can lock down your network drive. If you attempt to play the soundtrack it mounts an encrypted drive usually at Y, but one report says Z, the edits the registry to hide the drive. Users have to use gpedit and regedit to revert the changes.||https://www.reddit.com/r/Xenoblade_Chronicles/comments/3vikin/warning_the_xenoblade_chronicles_x_ost_has_a/|
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|Hillary Clinton Urges Silicon Valley to “Shut Off” ISIS Communications | Re/code||http://recode.net/2015/12/06/after-san-bernardino-hillary-clinton-reaffirms-call-for-silicon-valley-to-do-more-against-isis/|
|Social media companies step up battle against militant propaganda | Reuters||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-shooting-socialmedia-insig-idUKKBN0TO0OS20151207|
|President asks tech companies for help||http://www.reuters.com/article/california-shooting-cyber-idUSKBN0TQ0A320151207#jsUZBTWGz8tWeVgU.97|
|Eric Schmidt on How to Build a Better Web - The New York Times||http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/07/opinion/eric-schmidt-on-how-to-build-a-better-web.html|
|Politicians in the US focusing on removing social media posts recruiting for and promoting acts of terrorism.|
Hillary Clinton at Brookings Institution talk Sunday
- “They are using websites, social media, chat rooms and other platforms … We should work with host companies to shut them down.”
- “Deny them online space. And this is complicated, you’re gonna hear all of the usual complaints, you know, freedom of speech, etc.”
House Foreign Affairs Committee will consider legislation on Wednesday calling for more details from Obama on a strategy "to combat terrorist use of social media."
- White House seeking "clearer understanding of when we believe social media is being used actively and operationally to promote terrorism.”
|- Twitter has taken down >10,000 accounts affiliated with IS. |
- Facebook took down profile of San Bernardino shooter for promoting “acts of terror”
- FB, Google, Twitter met with Hollande and EC about "online terrorism incitement and hate speech."
How does it work?
- Companies ban content in terms of service, require court orders to remove anything else (FB bans praising terrorists)
- Anyone can flag content for review. (YouTube has “Trusted flagger” program)
- May have more direct conversations with gov’t/law enforcement
- Grass roots like Anonymous spread links to get mass reporting
- Can be used to promote agendas (Ukraine, Vietnam)
|Some Questions to consider|
- Can you deprive “virtual territory?”
- Can you stop communication?
- Is this the same issue as DRM?
- If you shut off ubiquitous means, are you depriving intelligence?
Rhetoric is not about rights but about war
|Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt wrote a New York Times opinion piece today|
- rhetoric against Rohingya in Myanmar
- flame wars in Russia
- Middle eastern terrorism
“ giving them a sense of belonging and direction that they are not getting anywhere else. “
“stability and free expression go hand in hand.”
“We should build tools to help de-escalate tensions on social media — sort of like spell-checkers, but for hate and harassment.”
- “remove videos before they spread, or help those countering terrorist messages to find their voice.”
|Pick of the day:|
Paul from New York, here. One of the things that I enjoy about the picks on the show is the wide variety of items that people recommend -- not just tech.
Along those lines, the discussion of the "advocacy" in some circles for gig-based employment reminded me of a good book that I read a couple of months ago that I thought I would recommend:
_The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance_
by Franco "Bifo" Berardi
L.A.: Semiotext(e) / MIT Press (2012)
The short book is a reflection on the social implications of engaging in "gig-based labor" or what Berardi calls "fragmented and precarious labor" -- an apt description of what those of us in tech consulting do: piece-meal for-hire cognitive labor. It's a series of somewhat cautionary essays in relation to larger trends in the growth of a "precarious" global workforce. It's a fascinating read, and I thought I would pass it on.
Still loving the show,
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