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|This is the Daily Tech News for Friday March 31st, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Chris Ashley from SMR Podcast|
|Let's start with a few tech things you should know ...|
|Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski pleaded the fifth amendment protection against self-incrimination in regard to documents pertaining to Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber, which owns Otto.||https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/30/ubers-anthony-levandowski-invokes-fifth-amendment-rights-in-waymo-suit/|
|Synaptics announced a new fingerprint scanner called the FS4600, capable of force sensitive presses, swipe gestures, and support for software navigation buttons coming in products in Q3.||https://www.androidheadlines.com/2017/03/synaptics-announces-new-software-button-fingerprint-scanners.html|
|Snapchat announced Friday it’s rolling out a search function for photos and videos posted publicly to Our Story.||http://fortune.com/2017/03/31/snapchat-search-photos-videos/|
|Now here are some more top stories|
|Palmer Luckey has left Facebook, and therefore Oculus, the company he co-founded. In a statement to TechCrunch Oculus said, “Palmer will be dearly missed.” Luckey’s last public statement was September 23rd in response to news reports about his involvement in a group supporting President Trump’s campaign. Luckey did not appear at the Oculus Developer Conference. He did appear in court as part of the lawsuit brought by ZeniMax against Oculus, where Luckey was found guilty of violating an NDA. Hugo Barra took over as VP of VR at Facebook in January.||https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/30/palmer-luckey-facebook/|
|Twitter changed the default picture for new accounts from an egg to a grey “gumdrop-headed human.” Twitter claims the photo “gives less prominence to accounts with a default profile photo.”||https://www.fastcodesign.com/90107712/twitter-ditches-the-egg|
|Verizon has announced the installation of a search tool called AppFlash on all its Android phones in the coming weeks. The EFF notes that Verizon says the app will collect your mobile number, device identifiers, device type and operating system, list of apps you use, contact info and location, which it will share with advertisers. Users can limit the information it collects and opt-out of targeted ads but the app cannot be deleted without rooting the phone.||https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/03/31/verizon-pre-install-spyware-data/#.tnw_xRqlu0vN|
|Total US retail sales from recorded music rose 11.4% to $7.7 billion, the biggest rise since 1998. Revenue from streaming services made up 51% of annual revenues for $3.9 billion, up 70% from last year. Sales from paid subscriptions more than doubled while free ad-supported services like Pandora rose 26%. Sales of digital downloads declined 22%. The RIAA would like stronger copyright laws.||http://fortune.com/2017/03/30/record-industry-growth/|
|The Australian Competition and Consumer Comission has rejected an application by four banks to collectively negotiate with Apple over access to its NFC controller for payment applications. Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation, National Australia Bank and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank wanted to team up to pressure Apple to let them create their own payment system for iOS separate from Apple Pay. ACCC chairman Rod Sims ruled that such a move would reduce competition on several fronts.||http://www.afr.com/technology/accc-knocks-back-the-banks-on-apple-pay-20170330-gvaj21|
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|We need a New Deal to address the economic risks of automation | TechCrunch||https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/31/we-need-a-new-deal-to-address-the-economic-risks-of-automation/?ncid=rss|
|Researchers at MIT and Boston University used real world data and found little employment increase to offset jobs lost in manufacturing due to automation.||https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/upshot/evidence-that-robots-are-winning-the-race-for-american-jobs.html|
|The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means and how to respond | World Economic Forum - Klaus Schwab is Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum||https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/the-fourth-industrial-revolution-what-it-means-and-how-to-respond/|
|Basic Income: A Sellout of the American Dream - MIT Technology Review||https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601499/basic-income-a-sellout-of-the-american-dream/|
|Rob LoCascio, founder and CEO of LivePerson, writes on TechCrunch “We need a New Deal to address the economic risks of automation”|
40-50% of tasks performed in customer care fall into a category that is highly susceptible to automation. 3 million people in US employed in call centers.
Other sectors; truck and taxi drivers, cashiers, security guards, retail clerks.
Believes millions of Americans will face unemployment within the next decade.
New jobs are created as old jobs are automated, BUT many can’t retrain, don’t have savings.
The problem is not job loss, but woprker displacement and increasing polarization of jobs into “low-skill/low-pay” and “high-skill/high-pay”
Bill Gates: Tax automated services to slow down rollout and give time to retrain.
Elon Musk: Universal Basic Income
Locascio Calls for preemptive New Deal.
Fund education and retraining programs in cooperation with employers.
- Software platforms that require human input: Design
Artisanal goods, etsy, organic farming
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|Hey Tom, Chris, Len and Roger.|
Patrick here, long time listener and scarf wearing cohost.
One LAST note about the ISPs / FCC / privacy thing.
I believe one key element of that whole situation has gone greatly unreported: ISPs argue that they should be treated "fairly" and be afforded the same conditions as Internet services like Google and Facebook. That might sound reasonable at first, but we should remember that ISPs are already getting paid for the service they provide, whereas Google and Facebook are not. If they want to play by the same rules, maybe they can start offering free internet access to everyone in the country. I won't hold my breath. That's obviously a joke, but it shows that they can't have it both ways. Ok actually I guess they can... What I mean is: I don't think they should. As The Nilay Patel put it (in a video I can't find now - sorry), this means we're paying ISPs so they can *also* sell our data! Talk about adding insult to injury... Makes very little sense.
I could go on about the ideas that "oh, but we'll get cheaper Internet because of the added revenue stream!" and "sure, we might, if there was a reasonable amount of competition. :( ", but those have been talked to death, so I'll stop here.
Hugs to y'all.
Patrick, in sunny but still a bit too chilly Paris.
|Hey Tom and Crew,|
Long time listener and patreon supporter here. Just listened to show #2998 about the regulatory rules of ISP's tracking browser history and potentially selling the information, albeit in aggregate.
I can see a future where Google reveals it's latest feature, the "GPN" (Google Private Network).
They already have a secure tunnel so that outsiders can't see my search terms. Imagine if I search for cars, and I am shown a result including the site CoolCars.com. It would be easy for there to be two clickable links. The first would be the traditional way where the browser goes directly to the site www.coolcars.com . But the added feature would be a GPN link, where clicking would take me to googleserver/?www-coolcars-com. Google would fetch the page for me and return it through its secure tunnel, as a man-in-the-middle. My ISP would only see traffic between myself and Google.
Google has had all my information for over a decade and I have yet to have a negative consequence of that. For better or for worse, I trust them more than I trust the large ISP's such as Comcast or Sprint. And use of the system would be voluntary.
What do you think?
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I've been meaning to email you since you spoke of the planned meetups around St. Patrick's Day.
While it is not a DTNS Meetup, on the first Thursday of every month, a selection of people who could best be described as your listener base meet up for pints & chats.
It's a great group of like minded people, and anyone who follows your show would fit right in.
We meet in The Magpie Inn, Dalkey, Dublin from around 8pm for a few hours.
Anyone interested should come along, or have a look at @DalkeyOpen on Twitter.
In cloudy, wait no, rainy, wait no, sunny Dublin.
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