Dave Sobel

Thurs Oct 24, 2019: Stalkerware, Edge Computing, Video Game Addiction, and Big Tech and Small Government

Today   FTC rules on stalkerware https://www.technologyreview.com/f/614614/the-ftc-has-banned-a-company-from-selling-stalkerware-for-the-first-time/ Edge computing as a risk …

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Wed Oct 23, 2019: Facebook changes, Security Data & FBI Warning, Google worker union, and Microsoft secures firmware

Today    More Facebook feature changes https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/21/20925204/facebook-2020-election-interference-prevention-tools-policy-false-misinformation Security data and an FBI warning …

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Tues Oct 22, 2019: Shadow IT Impact, Drones deliver for Wing, Google & FedEx, and Security woes

Today:  Maybe Shadow IT isn’t so bad https://www.zdnet.com/article/maybe-shadow-it-isnt-so-bad-after-all-study-suggests/ Drones deliver for Wing, Google & FedEx …

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Episode 30: Robot Cats, Accessible Websites, and Noise Pollution

Episode 30 !!! Topic 1: Karl’s Robot Cat Karl bought himself a robotic cat! It’s a Hasbro “Joy for All” companion animal. We talk about what this means for the bigger picture of robotics, human interaction, jobs, and opportunities going forward….

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Mon Oct 21 2019: Tech’s Brexit Concerns, Oracle co-CEO dies, LinkedIn Events Added & Yahoo Groups Removed

Today  Brexit affect on Tech https://www.zdnet.com/article/revealed-the-dramatic-changes-tech-firms-are-making-ahead-of-brexit/  Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd dies at 62  …

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Fri Oct 18 2019: Anti-Monopoly Fund, New ban on facial recognition, malware via sound, 2FA & Physical Security

Today A new anti-monopoly fund https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/10/17/facebook-co-founder-critic-chris-hughes-spearheads-million-anti-monopoly-fund/ Another ban on facial recognition …

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Thurs Oct 17 2019: Google goes Ambient, Net Neutrality, Twitter policies, and cybersecurity

Google’s event has a theme you care about  https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/15/google-ambient-computing-puts-its-services-everywhere.html …

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Wed, Oct 16 2019: Tech v China, Microsoft loves Open Source, Private Equity and Tech Data, and SpaceX goes big

Four things to know today  A roundup of Tech vs China https://www.vox.com/2019/10/15/20915729/google-hong-kong-video-game-revolution-of-our-times  Microsoft puts its hand on its heart for open source …

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Tues, Oct 15, 2019: Project xCloud, Policy change impact on rural America, and Facebook v Warren

Three things to know today   Gaming apps from the cloud in preview https://thenextweb.com/gaming/2019/10/15/microsoft-public-preview-project-xcloud/ The impact of the ban of Huawei in rural America …

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Episode 29: FAANG Financials, Drone Airlines, and Net Neutrality

Topic 1: Jim Cramer, the financial TV guy, has proposed that the “FAANG” index needs to change. FAANG simply means Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google. Cramer thinks we should drop Netflix from the group because they’ve lost money recently…

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