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|This is the Daily Tech News for Friday April 29th, 2016 I'm Tom Merritt|
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|x||Twitter user h0x0d discovered that flow.Microsoft.com has gone live providing a preview that connects 35 cloud services together similar to IFTTT. Twitter, Slack, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Office 365 are among the launch services, along with SMS, email, etc. Flow will integrate with Microsoft PowerApps which went into Public Preview. PowerApps lets users in an organization deploy an app without writing code. In a related note, Google enabled IFTT support for its OnHub router Friday.||http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/29/11535232/microsoft-flow-ifttt-competitor|
|x||Androidworld reports Google is testing a travel assistant app called Trips with members of its Google Maps Local Guides program who’ve reached level 2 or higher. According to 9to5 Google the app can pull travel info from a user’s Gmail messages and store travel data offline. It organizes all aspects of a planned trip while offering suggestions for food, local transit and sight-seeing.||http://9to5google.com/2016/04/28/google-trip-app/|
|x||IBM announced a new set of blockchain services running on IBM Cloud and Docker with standards to meet regulatory compliance in various industries like health and shipping. IBM has invested in startups and contributed to the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project but Friday’s announcement appeals to large enterprises. Among IBM’s partners on blockchain projects are the London and Japanese stock exchanges and ABN AMRO Bank and a shipping company.||http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/29/ibm-blockchain/|
|x||Saying that some software circumvents the design of Windows 10, Microsoft announced today that Cortana will only work with the Edge browser on Windows 10. Cortana will no longer use your default browser. Cortana will also only deliver search results from Bing, even if a different search engine is chosen in Edge.||http://searchengineland.com/microsoft-says-no-to-other-browsers-248381|
|x||Facebook released its latest Global Government Requests Report Thursday. Government requests for Facebook user data rose 13% in the second half of 2015 for a total of 46,763 requests. 60% of requests from US authorities came with a non-disclosure order.||http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/04/global-government-requests-report-5/|
|x||Australia’s Productivity Commission spent 9 months studying intellectual property rights and now recommendeds the free import of books, free use of copyrighted material under new fair use rules, tighter restrictions on patents and a legislated guarantee of the right to defeat geoblockers. The commission determined, “The evidence (and indeed logic) suggests that the duration of copyright protection is far more than is needed. Few, if any, creators are motivated by the promise of financial returns long after death." Comments on the draft are due by June 3 with a final report coming in August.||http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/productivity-commission-calls-for-free-import-of-books-copyright-shakeup-20160428-goh806.html|
|x||Rovi has agreed to purchase TiVo for $1.1 billion ($10.70/share) pending regulatory approval. The Wrap reports the combined company will keep the TiVo name with Rovi CEO Tom Carson as head. Rovi provides electronic gudie data to cable companies and others. Both companies have analytics operations and make money licensing patents.||http://www.thewrap.com/rovi-acquires-tivo-1-1-billion-dvr/|
|x||Several US government sources told Reuters Thursday that the US FBI paid less than $1 million for the technique used to unlock an iPhone 5C in the San Bernardino case. Last week Director James Comey said the FBI paid more than he would make in salary over the rest of his job term which would have meant roughly $1.3 million.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-encryption-idUSKCN0XQ032|
|x||The Indian Space Research Organization launched the IRNSS-1G satellite Thursday completing development of the NAVIC geopositioning system. NAVIC joins the US GPS, Europe’s Galileo, Russia’s Glonass and Japan’s QZSS systems. China plans to have its Beidou system working by 2020. NAVIC will be fully tested in about a month and provide open source localized navigation in India as well as encrypted service for the Indian military and government.||https://www.techinasia.com/india-builds-own-gps|
|x||Channel Jimquisition does not run ads on its YouTube channel and supports itself entirely through Patreon. However occasionally game companies would put contentid claims against his video, choose to monetize them, and he would have to explain the ads running were not his fault. By accident, he found out that if multiple companies put claims against his video, and one of them opted to prevent monetization, it would default to no monetization. So he now makes sure to try to trip Content ID multiple times in order to insure that one no monetization claim is made and ads are prevented.||https://www.reddit.com/r/DailyTechNewsShow/comments/4gvp7c/youtube_contentid_is_so_broken_content_creator/|
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|Supreme Court moves to expand FBI’s hacking authority | TechCrunch||http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/28/supreme-court-moves-to-expand-fbis-hacking-authority/|
|Rule 41 would make it easier for the government to carry out hacks | Ars Technica||http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/04/rule-41-would-make-it-easier-for-the-government-to-carry-out-hacks/|
|Wyden: Congress Must Reject Sprawling Expansion of Government Surveillance | Press Releases | U.S. Senator Ron Wyden||https://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-congress-must-reject-sprawling-expansion-of-government-surveillance|
|Google: Proposed government-sanctioned hacking is a threat to us all | Ars Technica||http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/02/google-proposed-government-sanctioned-hacking-is-a-threat-to-us-all/|
|Rule 41. Search and Seizure | Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure | LII / Legal Information Institute||https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcrmp/rule_41|
|Judge invalidates warrant that let feds hack Tor-using child porn suspect | Ars Technica||http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/04/judge-invalidates-warrant-that-let-feds-hack-tor-using-child-porn-suspect/|
|Change to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure made at the request of US DOJ|
- “a magistrate judge with authority in any district where activities related to a crime may have occurred has authority to issue a warrant to use remote access to search electronic storage media and to seize or copy electronically stored information located within or outside that district.”
- necessary because suspect may be in jurisdiction but can store data on servers located anywhere in the world, or because of anonymity, location may be unknown.
- Case in MA and OK had evidence supressed because obtained on order of magistrate in Virginia. Judge William Young noted in MA case April 20 “federal rules of procedure and case-law do not restrict the ability of more senior judges, known as "district judges," to issue orders outside of their district.”
- Thursday Supreme Court approved change to Rule 41 and sent to Congress (Dec. 1 to modify, reject or defer — no action will make the proposal law)
|- Senator Wyden calls for COngress to reject the rules and intends to introduce legislation to reverse the ammendments|
“a single warrant to access and search thousands or millions of computers at once; and the vast majority of the affected computers would belong to the victims, not the perpetrators”
- Google and ACLU have lobbied against the change arguing unreasonable search and seizure. POssible undermining of INt’l treaties.
- Those against argue that government hacking does not have protective rules and transparency and could lead to spread of malware
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|Just wanted to send a note about the usefulness of the Apple Care kit apps. I have type one diabetes and have been using the One Drop app to log how much insulin I’m using and how many carbs I’m eating (among other things). The app can even take readings from two of Dexcom’s continuous glucose monitors (the G4 and G5) .... It really has helped me lower my average glucose readings and has helped me analyze how what I eat and when I eat it affects me. That information helps drive how I treat my T1D.|
... the ease with which my glucose levels and how I treat them will be able to be sent to my endocrinologist makes it easier for them to offer help without an actual visit....
And on a side note - to have had T1D for 34 years and see that the technology used to treat it has went from things like testing urine (with results that were what your glucose level was 4 hours prior) to now being able to look at your smartwatch and have it tell you your glucose level is nothing short of amazing to me. It’s even moving forward to where insulin pumps work in conjunction with continuous glucose monitors to react in the manner a functioning pancreas would. I could have never imagined that way back when.
|The Steam news about them accepting Bitcoins or Bitpay left me pretty excited.|
Around two years ago, the biggest bank in the country banned Steam transactions from their services… One may think that the solution is to just change banks but it does seem like a lot of trouble for one service and that biggest bank is actually pretty good in many other ways, which is why they are popular. Buying Steam prepaid cards may sound like a solution but over here, they are sold in shops with a premium, maybe 5-10% of their sticker value.
|On our subreddit themitchnz was responding to the story about Apple, Intel, and others possibly ditching analog headphone jacks "If apple did remove the headphone jack from the iPhone it would possibly mean it would no longer comply with the Americans with disabilities act (ADA). Things like public ATMs with assisted listening systems are required by the ADA to have standard 3.5mm jacks available.|
706.2 Receiver Jacks. Receivers required for use with an assistive listening system shall include a 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) standard mono jack.
I don't actually know if apple do have to comply, but if they do or if they wanted to, then the headphone jack is here to stay, or at least an adapter?
I'm no expert here, I just heard someone else mentioning these ADA requirements for ATMs and it got me thinking about the apple rumours"
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