This week: some jerk hacked into a baby monitor and started swearing at a two-year old. Maybe your baby monitor shouldn’t be connected to the web? The federal government shut down the Silk Road. Typical big government intervention: shutting down an innovative company just to protect traditional, brick-and-mortar drug dealers. And we talk with a longtime Technophiliac whose website we made fun of. He’ll tell us whether or not we’re jerks.
The CEO of Qwest, a phone and broadband Internet provider, is going to jail for not giving the NSA info. Why didn’t he just tell the NSA he’d drop it off between 9 and 4, then not show up? They’ve certainly done that to me enough times.
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MakeUseOf News You Can Use
- Finally: Skype now syncs chats across all devices.
- Ads? On my Instagram? It’s more likely than you think. (Outdate memes? On my podcast? It’s…)
- BitTorrent is working on a P2P chat program.
- Creep hacks Internet-connected baby monitor, swears at toddler. Maybe we should stop connecting everything to the web?
- Snapchat founder only agrees to be interviewed if report agrees not to talk about nudity. Nice.
- Microsoft would like Linux-based Android phones to dual-boot Windows, because we’re living in bizarro world.
- No one at Microsoft is working on using the Kinnect to serve up ads. (Yet?)
- The rise of an iconic piracy brand: YIFY
- Google kills 8 pirate links EVERY SECOND
- Holy crap they shut down the Silk Road. Turns out the founder paid $80,000 to kill a man.
- Twitter applies for IPO with no female board members.
- The value of a single tweet: investor Carl C. Icahn raises Apple’s stock price by 18 billion in three tweets.
- Chinas automated firewall is actually 2 million employees ;)
- Old Samsung phones banned in USA because of Apple patent ruling
And of course, we have plenty of feedback from our loyal listeners.