Episode 269: The Slice Age
Facebook gets punched in the face all week long, Amazon has drones that can smell fear, Telegram is ordered to hand over the keys, and some crazy folk want to make ketchup slices.
Plus the huge space station that's falling to earth, we talk a little GDPR, and own up to the big mistake Chris made.
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- Umm, @ChrisLAS , when did the USA population grow to > 500 million — Umm, @ChrisLAS , when did the USA population grow to > 500 million (I had to do a double take when listening)? Plus not sure that every man, woman and child is on it in the USA ;-) Just thought I'd check :-) #techtalktoday #CambridgeAnalytics
- Facebook is limiting developers' access to account data — here's how that will impact them - Business Insider — Facebook will limit developer access to user data in response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the company announced on Wednesday.
- SpaceX founder Elon Musk piles on as Facebook's woes continue — The blowback against Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal hit a crescendo Friday when Elon Musk ordered pages for SpaceX and Tesla Motors deleted.
- Craigslist pulls personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill — Online classified site Craigslist has pulled its entire personal ad section after Congress passed a new sex-trafficking bill that puts more liability on Web sites.
- An Introduction to the GDPR — The GDPR is the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. Its purpose is to “harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU residents’ data privacy, and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy for EU residents wherever they work in the world.”
- GDPR explained in 2 minutes - YouTube — The General Data Protection Regulation is an EU regulation that aims to harmonize the data protection regulations and strengthen data protection for all individuals in the European Union. GDPR was approved by the European Parliament on April 14th 2016 and it starts to apply in May 25th 2018.
- To comply with GDPR, Google asks publishers to manage user-data consent for ad targeting in EU - Search Engine Land — Google is asking publishers in Europe to obtain consent for data use and ad targeting under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy rules, which go into effect May 25. Companies operating in Europe are required to gain opt-in consent for collection and use of personal data under the new regulation.
- Telegram Ordered to Hand Over Encryption Keys to Russian Authorities | Threatpost | The first stop for security news — Russia’s top court ruled Tuesday that the Telegram messaging service, with 9.5 million active Russian users, must hand over encryption keys to authorities.
- New York City May Grant Employees the ‘Right to Disconnect’ — The “Right to Disconnect” bill, introduced by Brooklyn Councilman Rafael Espinal on Thursday afternoon, would make it illegal for private employers with 10 or more employees to require their employees to answer work-related calls or emails outside of their official work hours. Employers would have to establish a policy informing workers of their rights.
- Amazon Patents Delivery Drones That Detect Screaming, Flapping Arms, May Smell Human Fear — The patent, US9459620B1, covers how an unmanned drone might interact with and respond to humans it encounters while making a delivery.
- MoviePass™ Lowers Price to $6.95 per Month | Business Wire — MoviePass™ lowers annual subscription price to $6.95 per month
- Tiangong-1 Reentry Tracker — Tiangong-1 is currently predicted to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere around April 1st, 2018 ± 3 Days.
- Slice of Sauce™: an All-Natural, No-Mess "Slice" of Ketchup by Bo's Fine Foods — Kickstarter — Bo’s Original Slice of Sauce™ is an individual slice of flavor-packed condiment offering a portable, convenient, clean label experience
- The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires — It is easy to forget that every development in the history of the American information industry–from the telephone to radio to film–once existed in an open and chaotic marketplace inhabited by entrepreneurs and utopians, just as the Internet does today. Each of these, however, grew to be dominated by a monopolist or cartel. In this path breaking book, Tim Wu asks: will the Internet follow the same fate? Could the Web–the entire flow of American information–come to be ruled by a corporate leviathan in possession of "the master switch"?
- MEET UP LOCATION: Belltown Brewing — Belltown Brewing is the neighborhood's brewhouse. Be there 8pm!