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Cordkillers 279 – Your Parents’ Packages (w/ Ken Napzok)

Facebook to sell video services, Disney+ doing a ton of Fox reboots, and USA Basketball on Twitch. All this and more on Cordkillers! With special guest Ken Napzok.

This week on It’s Spoilerin’ Time: Preacher (403), Extras (202).
Next week: Preacher (404) and Extras (203).

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Touchscreens Away! – DTNS 3593

Samsung unveils a new smartphone camera sensor that offers up to 108 megapixels of resolution. The US Navy announced it will revert destroyers from touchscreens to mechanical throttle and helm control system over the next 18-24 months, DARPA showed off an open-source secure voting machine with chips designed as open hardware with no proprietary components.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang. 

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Amazon Rings up the Police – DTNS SPECIAL

Chris Ashley from the SMR Podcast chats with Tom about Amazon’s cooperation with Police on promoting Ring doorbell video sharing, how that might feed into Amazon’s imperfect Recognition facial recognition system and what we need to do to make this work better for all of us.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/6/20756555/amazon-ring-police-security-camera-footage-warrant-privacy-surveillance

https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/29/20746156/amazons-ring-law-enforcement-partnerships

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mb88za/amazon-requires-police-to-shill-surveillance-cameras-in-secret-agreement

https://aws.amazon.com/rekognition/

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2019/07/18/orlando-cancels-amazon-rekognition-capping-15-months-of-glitches-and-controversy

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Don’t Fear the Libra – DTNS SPECIAL

We talk with Tonya M. Evans, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Director, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Law Certificate Program at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law about Libra, its misconceptions, why it’s not truly a cryptocurrency and what the future may hold for it.

What are in your view the main misconceptions about Libra?

What in your view are the main problems/challenges for Libra

What would the reception of Libra be if Facebook wasn’t involved?

Could something like Libra take off without Facebook behind it?

– Walmart’s new patent filing signaling they may follow in FB’s footsteps. (pegged to dollar, stored value card, not global, just a patent for now)

“Generating one digital currency unit by tying the one digital currency unit to a regular currency; storing information of the one digital currency unit into a block of a blockchain; buying or paying the one digital currency unit.”

https://cointelegraph.com/news/walmart-is-trying-to-patent-its-own-libra-like-digital-currency

What already exists that is similar to Libra?

Tell me a little about the Blockchain Cryptocurrency & Law online professional certificate program (law.unh.edu/blockchain).

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Battery Rights Management – DTNS 3591

IFixit reports that if anyone but Apple replaces a battery in the iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max, a “service” message displays saying the phone is “unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple battery. At Black Hat, Researchers from security firm Checkpoint demonstrated an exploit of WhatsApp that would let an attacker alter text in a quoted message to change what a person appeared to write. Early results from a study by Apple, Eli Lilly and Evidation Health found that data from an iPhone, an Apple Watch, and a Beddit sleep monitor, differentiated patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease dementia from those without symptoms.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang.

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It’s Spoilerin’ Time 278 – Preacher (401-402), Hobbs & Shaw, Extras (201)

Preacher is back with two episodes to premiere its final season. Tom & Bryce saw Hobbs & Shaw–is it any & good? Plus, kicking off the second season of Extras and a Movie Draft update!

Next week: Extras (201).

00:46 – Summer Movie Draft update
07:08 – Triage: Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood
08:54 – Preacher (401-402)
16:29 – Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
25:45 – Extras (201)

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Recycled People Are Pretty Too – DTNS 3589

Google pledges that 100 percent of all shipments going to or from customers will be carbon neutral by 2020 and 100% of “Made by Google” products will include recycled materials and will maximize recycled content whenever possible starting 2022. Is this a PR gimmick or the start of larger trend in tech companies approach to environmental sustainability? 

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Roger Chang. 

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Cordkillers 278 – AT&TVWXYZ (w/ Shannon Morse)

Locast is being sued, AT&T is rebranding DirecTV Now, and HBO Max orders a series based on “Circe.” All this and more on Cordkillers! With special guest Shannon Morse.

This week on It’s Spoilerin’ Time: Preacher (401-402), Hobbs & Shaw, Extras (201).
Next week: Preacher (403) and Extras (202).

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