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|This is the Daily Tech News Show for Friday Oct 26th 2018.... in LA I'm Tom Merritt|
|From studio Feline I'm Sarah Lane|
|and I'm producer Roger Chang|
|TM||Welcome everyone to our Round Table episode where we expand our show into a full-fleged one-hour round-table discussion, with Sarah, myself and our guests.|
|Joining us today are|
|Nicole Lee from Engadget.com|
|Ashley Esqueda host of CNET's Stream Economy|
|While all of our topics cover news of the day, let's start with a few tech things you should know.|
|sl||Microsofthas completed its acquisition of GitHub. GitHub is a large code repository that is a popular resource for developers and companies for hosting projects, documentation, and code. Apple, Amazon, Google, and many other big tech companies use GitHub. Microsoft says it will operate GitHub independently as a business.||https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/26/17954714/microsoft-github-deal-acquisition-complete|
|tm||Bloomberg's sources say Samsung's foldable phone is codenamed “Winner.” It wouldn't have a finger-print sensor due to technical difficulties unique to its flexible screens, but it would have an extra four-inch screen on the outside, letting users enjoy basic features without having to flip it open. A source also says Samsung and Google have been working on developing a special version of Android for the phone.||https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-26/inside-samsung-s-bid-to-challenge-apple-with-5g-folding-phones|
|sl||Amazon’s reported Q3 revenue increased 29 percent from last year. North American sales were up 35 percent but international sales grew just 13 percent. AWS sales rose 46 percent, narrowly missing expectations. Amazon’s “other” category, which includes its advertising business, rose 123 percent. Amazon also projected holiday quarter revenue between $66.5 billion and $72.5 billion, below the exepected $73.79 billion.||https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/25/aws-q3-results.html|
|tm||Alphabet rbeat earnings and rvenue expectations in Q3. Alphabet’s overall revenues were up 21 percent year-over-year, It's Google advertising business accounted for 85.8 percent of revenue, up 20 percent year-over-year. Alphabet's “other revenues” category, which includes its cloud business and hardware sales, rose 29 percent year-over-year, slower than las quarter's 37% rise.||https://www.cnet.com/news/google-financial-results-mixed-but-wall-street-disappointed/|
|sl||At TwichCon today, Snap introduced Snap Camera for Mac and Windows which will integrate with apps including Twitch, YouTube, Skype, and Zoom. so you can use one of "thousands" of Snapchat’s lenses during important remote work meetings, or while gaming, etc. Snap Camera works as a camera output in a third-party desktop app. A Snapchat account is not required to use the app and Snap Camera can't access Snapchat accounts.||https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/26/18026688/snap-camera-snapchat-lenses-twitch-youtube-skype|
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|:35||sl||Ashley Discussion Topic|
|AT&T, which owns WarnerMedia, Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks, announced Friday that its FilmStruck streaming service of indie, arthouse and classic films will shut down on November 29th. The service stopped allowing signups Friday Oct. 26. This move comes after Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ DramaFever, a subscription VOD service specializing in Korean dramas, shut down on Oct. 16. And one week ago, Turner announced that it was shuttering the digital-content and TV studio Super Deluxe.||https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/filmstruck-shutdown-warnermedia-turner-1202998364/|
|All the streaming services and how it'll be cyclical (right now everyone says too many options but in the future it'll consolidate and everyone will say too few).|
|:50||tm||Nicole Discussion Topic|
|Are Smart Displays the a new tablets? A newish category that everyone gets excited over but will eventually diminish in importance as those functions are integrated into other IoT digital appliances like your HDTV, smart fridge, etc.|
|- practicality of them |
- do we need them like you said.
- I do think they're vastly better than smart speakers alone, but it's also weird that you can't do the same thing with a jerry-rigged tablet or something similar.
- I'd also probably talk about the recent Home Hub, and why I think it's genius that they don't have a camera integrated in it.
|:05||sl||Guest C Discussion Topic|
|Future of the human workforce and how people can switch careers as their jobs are automated or changed|
|- a survey by Pew Research Internet from August found Americans are roughly twice as likely to express worry (72%) than enthusiasm (33%) about a future in which robots and computers are capable of doing many jobs that are currently done by humans.|
- Forbes article from a couple months ago noted a paper from MIT and Carnegie Mellon University researchers that predicted jobs very likely to be replaced by machine learning and AI:
Morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors
|do you need a new career?||https://willrobotstakemyjob.com/|
|Steve Writes: Hi Tom, Sarah, Roger, Nicole and Ashley,|
I have been working in Information Security and Datacenter Operations side of IT for about 20 years so security and privacy has always been important to me. Over the years we have seen breach after breach to the point where we barely discuss them anymore. We have seen regulations get passed by local, state, federal and international governments which have a direct impact on how we operate our organizations from an IT security and controls standpoint. ...
In the USA, I believe each of the 50 states now has its own Data Breach notification law on the books. Add in any breach notification requirements of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), Payment Card Industry (PCI), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the compliance landscape is becoming very crowed very quickly.
In my opinion, these regulations have had both a positive and negative effect on organizations and the technology we use. ... I am in favor of an increased focus on security and privacy, however for small businesses, I believe we are approaching a tipping point and it is becoming more and more difficult to keep track of and comply with all the different rules, regulations and laws. ...
I would love to hear your thoughts on how the changing compliance landscape is effecting businesses, technologies and the way we are using tech.
P.S. Love the show and you're all doing a great job.
Your Boss and Advisor,
|Why Privacy Regulations Don’t Always Do What They’re Meant To||https://hbr.org/2018/10/why-privacy-regulations-dont-always-do-what-theyre-meant-to|
|5 biggest IT compliance headaches and how to address them||https://www.cio.com/article/2382445/compliance/compliance-7-biggest-it-compliance-headaches-and-how-cios-can-cure-them.html|
|Andrew Burt, Chief Privacy Officer and legal engineer at Immuta, writing a column for Harvard Business Review this week called "Why Privacy Regulations Don’t Always Do What They’re Meant To"|
Europe's GDPR went into effect earlier this year
California passed major privacy legiuslation in June
The US federal government published official principles for a single national privacy standard in September
Examples of impact:
Brent Ozar's Microsoft SQL Server consulting company stopped selling stuff in Europe because he couldn't afford the costs of compliance and the risk of getting it wrong.
Regulations generally are proportionally more of a burden on small businesses. Broad rules that treat all companies the same encourage this.
California’s Consumer Privacy Act opts out specific business segments such as many smaller organizations.
Burt suggests regulations encourage small companies to pool data to compete with larger orgs.
Privacy enhancing technologies, or PETs, such as differential privacy, homomorphic encryption, federated learning, and modular data systems like Solid.
"we cannot assume that we are ever fully informed about the privacy we’re giving up at any single point in time. Consumers must be able to exercise rights over their data long after it’s been collected, and those rights should include restricting how it’s being used."
|Impacts outlined by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff on CIO.com|
- Need for stronger BYOD policies to secure employee devices.
- Patch Software
- Have to pay attention to your vendors too
- Watch out for IoT.
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