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2014.09.22 – Tech Net News and Opinion
We opened this week’s show with Titanic and Cape Cod Girls from the album Choice Cuts by Water Street Bridge. You can find out more about this band by listening to the interview at the end of the newscast or by checking out the individual posting of the interview on Indie Nation. Join Brian and Lumpy as they discuss some Walking Dead spoilers and rumors, Google news in general, drones vs Star Wars and more in tech and science news. We would also like to remind the listeners that we encourage listener participation through chat, comments and you are welcome to actually join us on the air. To find out how to join us on the air, contact us via our chat room on the Listen Page.
- First off, the season premier is 12 October
- Season 5 Episode 2 – Another character from the comic, Father Gabriel.
- Carol is supposedly back at the end of the premier
- FYI – Lumpy did check, Walking Dead Season Marathon begins on 6 October
- The Air Herald reports that there will be a spin off
- There is talk about Beth, it seem that a trailer gave that and a few other things away
- Washington D.C. is in the storyline
- Beth has been in some of the teasers, possibly in a safe place
- It doesn’t look like Glenn dies by episode two
- The best cities for Internet (based on speed and/or price)
- Be kewl by looking the fool, strap your iPhone to your face
- Audible security loophole exploited
- A fewregarding Apple:
- Comcast denies TOR statements from customer
- Star Wars set needs a drone shield
- An analysis of the 5 million leaked gMail passwords
- Native Netflix support for Linux
We closed with a few more tracks from Water Street Bridge:
- Pay Me/Iko
- Zombie Jamboree
- Lumpy’s Interview with them at Gen Con 2014
2014.09.15 – Tech Net News and Opinion
This is the recording of our weekly news show. In this episode we discuss some Celtic music news, Android news, Chrome OS app news, net neutrality, Minecraft, Microsoft, writing on maps from the era of Columbus, and more.
We opened with two from Ceil Moss
- As Far as the Eye Can See from the album of the same name
- Lies a Lurrighan
You can find this band at:
2014.08.25 – Tech Net News and Opinion – Gaming News
Brian thought it might be a good idea to try to break the news up into more organized groups. After only one show’s worth of hindsight, I would have to agree that it seems like a great idea. It certainly seems to encourage more conversation from the chat room and I already know it made it easier on the post edit.
The stories in this edited news cast shall focus on gaming. We feel the more choices we give the listeners, the happier they will be. Please comment, use our on-site form or email us with your opinion. Hopefully you shall enjoy this new, more structured, format.
Tech Net News and Opinion – 2012.01.09
Tonight’s live streaming news show staff members and participating listeners will share and discuss, a WAP security flaw, an app to help you boycott SOPA, Gorilla Glasses and Ramnit. In between it will feature the music of Andrew Bonnis, Polina Kourakina, Sea Monkey, Mercury Project and many more!
Tech and Net News and Opinion, Monday, 5 December 2011
This week we will discuss things net, tech and kewl including “earthscrapers”, a printer hack, a hybrid hard drive, a Grooveshark whistleblower, hackers hit the UN and Global Chokepoint. We wish to warn the listener in advance that there is some material in this podcast that would be considered not safe for work or children.
At first, an article at PhysOrg.com might have one do a double take thinking it was a dated story. The problem is it is not dated but a repeat. The Sony Play Station Network was hacked, for the third time, after being up for only a few days. Quoting the source:
This time around hackers have reset user account passwords by using their email address and date of birth.
This attack led Sony to disable the password reset page. That very fact also means that those who are currently trying to reset their password shall be unable to do so?
Can anything else go wrong for the once do no wrong electronics giant?
A Malaysian man, Lin Mun Poo, has quite a nice “black hat” resume going for him. I don’t know how well that will work out for him though. His name may be fitting for I do believe he is in deep shit. Then again, considering what he, apparently single handedly, pulled off so are all of us.
I originally got wind of this via Slashdot which described it as scary, the MSNBC article is even scarier…
Poo was arrested by Secret Service agents last month shortly after flying into New York’s John F. Kennedy airport with a “heavily encrypted” laptop computer containing a “massive quantity of stolen financial account data,” including more than 400,000 credit card, debit card and bank account numbers, according to a letter filed by federal prosecutors last week laying out a “factual proffer” of their evidence against Poo.
Lin Mun Poo allegedly hacked a network of 10 computers at the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland and the network of a major defense department contractor. Another question raised by the MSNBC article is if this Malaysian guy can do it what to you think China could do? I am not so sure that any particular country produces better hackers than others. However, if he did this alone, what can a team of hackers, sponsored and trained by an opposing government?
This is just a sign of things to come. I think we need to focus less on genitalia at the airports and more on cyber attacks. Seriously, why hijack a plane to take out a single building when one can hack a network and take down a whole power grid, nuclear facility or, even better, insert launch codes.
- “Lin Mun Poo: Hacker of the Federal Reserve and …?” and related posts (garwarner.blogspot.com)
- Malaysian Indicted After Hacking Federal Reserve (yro.slashdot.org)
- Poo arrested by Secret Service after Federal Reserve hack (nakedsecurity.sophos.com)
- “Cleveland Federal Reserve Hacked” and related posts (bankinfosecurity.com)
- ‘Scary stuff’: Cyberattack arrest highlights risk (msnbc.msn.com)
- U.S. charges foreigner for hacking Fed computer (marketwatch.com)
- Malaysian man charged with hacking into Federal Bank (cnn.com)
Indie Nation listeners, Lumpy logging into the Indie Nation Newsroom on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010… Today is primary election day in Florida, the state where your vote counts and counts and counts. In honor of that fact, this news segment is about voting machines.
From Techdirt.com, Indian authorities have arrested Haral Prasad. Mr. Prasad released a research report recently which stated that the electronic voting machines were not secure. So why was he arrested and taken to Mumbai some 14 hours from his home? Because the authorities need to know where he got the machine from that he used for his research. Hey, Indian authorities, is it not a bit more pressing that there are LOTS of those machines used in your elections?
Moving on to something that is just as disturbing but done in a lighter manner. No arrest involved here, also no broken “tamper resistant” seals on the electronic voting machine. Check out the video post over at Boing! Boing! Yes you can cast your vote on the Sequoia Edge touch screen DRE voting machine and, then! Play Pac Man! The only thing that concerns me is are they going to be playing games with elections as well?
Remember listeners you can check news links and source links out at indienation.fm All news posts are tagged with “news”. This particular post will be tagged voting machine, vote, and Pac Man. It will be titled “Counting Votes”.
Indie Nation listeners, the views expressed in this news cast are my own and/or the many voices that dwell inside my head and are not to be construed as those of the station and/or any of the other staff. They may well be nothing more than a delusion. Also, of note, 6 of the voices wish to note that they are not their view either.