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|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday March 15th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Security researcher and one-time iOS jailbreak developer Jonathan Zdziarski has accepted a position with Apple’s Security Engineering and Architecture team||https://www.macrumors.com/2017/03/14/apple-hires-jonathan-zdziarski/|
|Netflix has agreed to finance the restoration of Orson Welles unfinished film “The Other Side of the Wind”||https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/movies/unfinished-orson-welles-film-gets-a-netflix-commitment.html?_r=2|
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|t||The US Justice Department has indicted four people for breaching Yahoo security in 2014. Two of the accused, Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, are members of Russia’s FSB intelligence agency. They are accused of hiring Alexsey Belan to break into Yahoo's network. Karim Baratov, who was arrested in Canada Tuesday was hired to access 80 accounts outside Yahoo. Some Google accounts were hacked using info from the Yahoo breach and Google helped with the investigation.||http://www.businessinsider.com/us-department-of-justice-charges-four-in-yahoo-hacking-case-2017-3?op=1|
|s||A person was using battery-powered headphones on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne when the battery overheated and burned her face and neck. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau did not release the brand of headphones.||http://fortune.com/2017/03/15/exploding-headphones-batteries-flight-safety/|
|t||A paper published Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, describes a way to help neural networks remember tasks they’ve learned. The research, conducted by Alphabet’s Deep Mind found a way to get around catastrophic forgetting which causes a neural net to forget a task in order to learn a different task. An algorithm called Elastic Weight Consolidation or EWC can slow down how fast important nodes are altered. Using the algorithm, a neural net could become close to human level at 10 Atari games, although it could not outperform a net trained specifically for just one game.||https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-14/deepmind-finds-way-to-overcome-ai-s-forgetfulness-problem|
|t||A team of scientists at the University of Michigan used precisely tuned acoustic tones to make 15 different models of accelerometers register movement that did not occur. They used a cheap speaker to register thousands of untaken steps on a Fitbit. A file played from a phone’s own speaker could fool an Android app into controlling a toy car. Another file made a Galaxy S5 spell out the word WALNUT in its sensor graph. Accelerometers have an analog core suspended on small springs. The scientists used the same phenomenon that can cause a glass to break when a singer hits a note with the glasses resonant frequency. The researchers have recommended hardware tweaks to eliminate the problem as well as software changes that could mitigate issues.||http://ns.umich.edu/new/multimedia/videos/24664-sonic-cyber-attack-shows-security-holes-in-ubiquitous-sensors|
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|Google debuts Family Link for spying on your kids||http://mashable.com/2017/03/15/google-family-link/#5bFeN.K7kaqB|
- Children younger than 13 can use Google services (Gmail, Maps, Chrome, YouTube Kids and more)under parental supervision
- Child accounts are tied to a parent’s account
- Limited data collection per Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
- Each app has a content rating and parents can limit screen time by day, list blackout times, or block apps (not just Google apps)
- Parents manage from a Family Link app, and a similar app goes on child’s device (iOS in the works for parents, kid has to have Android because of OS permissions needed)
- Google apps have extra controls (Chrome has unfiltered, safesearch and restricted)
- Parents get notifications to approve sites and apps not allowed otherwise
- Analytics show how much time spent on what apps
- Limited beta starts now , launching in US later this year
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|Hi Tom. Sorry but I had to weigh in on vat grown meat. I do believe this is where the future of meat consumption will end up as I assume the quality, efficiency and profitability will be achieved over time. That being said there are currently 105,000,000 million cows between the US and Canada. If we no longer utilize them for meat consumption, there will be a surplus of animals that will no longer be needed. As much as I love having cows, if farmers cannot compete with vat grown meat, those numbers of cows will dwindle leaving them only in zoos. To say that vat grown meat will not result in death is true. Instead it will result in animals not being born. Ethics are never simple.|
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|I'm not saying I'm in lockstep with you and the guests all the time, but I've rarely disagreed so strongly with so many stories as I did with the start of yesterday's show:|
1. Microsoft Teams. I see a huge potential here, because most of the groups I know are only using the free version of Slack. So if you'd like archiving, but can't budget for the paid version (like most of the groups I know on Slack...), but your business already has an Office 365 or Microsoft license (which is pretty common), then Teams had a ton of appeal. I know it's a big reason we're considering it.
2. Google Wallet. I know I personally don't carry cash the vast majority of the time, and neither do most of my friends/family. So at least for the tech savvy among us, it's way less friction even to set up a new service than to try to find an ATM and get cash to settle up splitting the bill. And most people are already on Google services of some kind, so even less work
3. the Eye phone. I think there's great features to both iOS and Android, and would love to have them both, but I'm not carrying two phones. I get that this idea is a little quirky and weird, but it's far from the laughingstock that Patrick tried to paint it as.
|I’ve been using Team in beta now for 6 months or so and I have to say, I’m fairly happy with it. Do I also use Slack? Yes. Why two platforms? Theyre are several things I work on that are considered HBI (high business impact) meaning its very sensitive data and its vital that it not be leaked or communicated externally to early. None of these projects are allowed in a collaboration tool that isn’t secured behind our corporate domain login. The legal team would laugh themselves silly if we suggested storing sensitive material in something like slack.|
I imagine other big companies face the same issues, so I’m guessing these are the folks likely to be interested in teams. And on top of it the integration with office tools (collaboratively edit excel sheets and word docs in the app, the company directory that Patrick mentioned, and others make it a fairly compelling solution.
On top of that, the backend ultimately is just a sharepoint site – something we’ve had for a long time (and have used) but can be antiquated feeling and sometimes painful when compared to other tools. - Andy
|..in listening to yesterday's full episode there were so many things that I wanted to comment on, I am not sure where to start.|
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****** Meat Growing Cows ******
So the whole idea of robot cows roaming around to grow meat can definitely send you down a rabbit hole. First, dumb robot cow grows new meat for harvesting. Then, it is determined robot cows need to be more cow-like to create natural tasting meat giving rise to advanced robot cow brains. Then, smarter robot cows become life like and maybe even self aware. Then, robot-cows gain 'rights' and gain some ethical treatment guidelines. then, it is actually more humane to kill a real cow as opposed to torturing a robot cow by cutting off parts of its body for food and it having to spend a life in tortured servitude.
****** Uptime ******
Might this sort of product merging with a service like tinder be a good 'match'. Having pseudo tv or movie dates to determine how compatible you are with someone without having to arrange a physically present meeting to start could be worthwhile?
****** Godzilla ******
Didn't Godzilla lay eggs in Madison Square Garden. At first thought, a female. Although in the spirit of last Friday's show, that might just be my human stereotypes.
******Daylight Saving Time ******
While changing time on different dates than other parts of the world may be a pain, be thankful you do not have to keep up with a location like Chile where they government changes their mind from year to year. Over the past 7 years they have changed the dates, stopped doing it, reinstated, and generally make changes as the date to change approaches each year. This has caused chaos for those of us dealing with IT as Apple products have just had the wrong time constantly and Windows products have required hotfixes each year that of course are buried far within the technical bulletins and only work on one version of windows requiring multiple downloads/fixes. Not just a nuisance, but real costs associated with staff dealing with the moving target. See interesting write up in WSJ from last year (attached - for your reference only).
I could go on and on and on, but we both have work to do. As always keep up the great work.
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