CadizTech 15 – Recalling the Surface

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logo v2This is the Fifteenth episode of the CadizTech Podcast. This episode covers Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 finally going on sale, the Yo app soaring in the charts, the increase in OneDrive storage, and airbag recalls from Honda, Mazda, and Nissan. Plus thousands of servers still vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug.

CadizTech 15 – Recalling the Surface

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VentureBeat points out Amazon Security issue

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http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/19/amazon-fire-phone-might-be-the-biggest-privacy-invasion-ever-and-no-ones-noticed/

VentureBeat posted an article today with some interesting security concerns relating to some of the features of the newly announced Amazon Fire phone. Specifically the Firefly feature which allows users to take pics of items or record audio they want to look up in the Amazon store. The problem is that since the feature is tied to a button it always takes a picture AND record the audio, not either or but both. And these images and recordings are stored by Amazon to “improve” their recognition system. While the user can request that they be cleared I doubt that many will know to do so.

This leads to the privacy concern since users may not realize that the phone is recording audio when they want a picture and any background conversations will be recorded and sent to Amazon. Similarly when recording sounds in a public place such as a coffee show other people could have their pictures sent to Amazon.

This is just another example of how when it comes to any online interaction privacy is usually the first thing to go.

CadizTech 11 – Transforming Birds

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logo v2This is the Eleventh episode of the CadizTech Podcast. This episode covers the FCC getting involved in the Netflix/Verizon scuffle, the DOT wanting to regulate smartphone maps, and the new beta of IE. Plus Angry Bird Transformers… More than meets the skies…

 

CadizTech 11 – Transforming Birds

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CadizTech 09 – Warped TweetDeck Hack

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logo v2This is the Ninth episode of the CadizTech Podcast. This episode covers the TweetDeck getting hacked, Google, IO, NASA Warp Drive, and Amazon and Audible,  I also discuss using password managers and password security.

CadizTech 09 – Warped TweetDeck Hack

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CadizTech 08 – Turing Playstation TV

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logo v2This is the Eighth episode of the CadizTech Podcast. I plan on sharing my thoughts on news stories, usually technology related, that catch my eye. This episode covers additional information on the IOS 8 MAC address feature as well as more news from E3 with announcements from Sony and Nintendo. I also discuss a program passing the Turing test and Dell’s change of their SteamOS hardware to an Alienware Alpha gaming system.

CadizTech 08 – Turing Playstation TV

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CadizTech 07 – Flying Cars

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logo v2This is the Seventh episode of the CadizTech Podcast. I plan on sharing my thoughts on news stories, usually technology related, that catch my eye. This episode is pretty short and covers the latest in the Netflix Verizon dispute, claims of flying cars, the future of the Halo games, and new discoveries in the IOS 8 Beta. Also, closure on the recent Apple / iCloud hack.

CadizTech 07 – Flying Cars

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