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Tech Policy in the Biden Administration - DTNS 3906

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Tech Policy in the Biden Administration - DTNS 3906

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You can browse the internet safely and securely take control of your internet experience today with north. Vpn right now you can get sixty percents off a two year plan plus one additional month for free when you go to nord vpn dot com slash daily tech news or use code daily tech news. This special offer makes your subscription. just three dollars. Seventy one cents per month with a risk free thirty day money back guarantee that's north vpn dot com slash daily tech news to take control of your internet again coming up. Dtn s amazon's echo tries to. Guess what you want. Google gets rid of unlimited photo storage. And what tech policy you might expect from a biden administration. This is the daily tech news for thursday november twelfth. Two thousand twenty in los angeles. I'm tom merritt and from studio redwood. I'm sarah lane promotion california. I'm justin robert young. And i've roger changdu forgot to space Producer the hopefully. We'll give you one day off and you just uk ever where to covid. Hey it's going to be back. Thanks everybody for letting us have a day off. Yesterday we were just talking about turkey's and disney earnings and how good disney's doing on the streaming front if you want that wider conversation become a member giga day internet patriot dot com slash. Let's start with a few things. You should know. Instagram began really not an update that puts shopping and reels on the apps. Bottom navigation bar. The reels button is now in the middle of the bar. Which replaces the new post shortcut with the shopping tab. Replacing activity activity and new post. Buttons are now placed in the upper right corner next to the messages box. Us shoppers know that black friday sales are no longer limited to the friday after thanksgiving and the world's largest online shopping holiday singles day is doing the same thing they normally takes place just on november eleventh. One one one one. That's part of the signals thing but the discounts started as early as november. I this year and alibaba the leader in singles day sales estimates that a gross merchandise value of three hundred. Seventy two point. Three billion yuan was taken in in its singles day sales. That's about fifty six point. Four two billion dollars. Us it's a new record for the event for alibaba however the record falls under the shadow of new proposed anti competitive rules in china that would limit pricing flexibility to kind of their celebration. Samsung announced the x. Knows ten eighty system on chip a premium phone chipset that offers eight. Cpu cores ten gp cores and an integrated five g modem capable of both sub six gigahertz and millimeter wave. The knows ten eighty is built on a five. Nanometer process includes a dedicated neural processing unit and dsp with an image signal processor capable of supporting a two hundred megapixel sensor however samsung didn't any launch devices for this news soc just yet speaking of arm based processors first benchmarks for max running apple's new m one chip or showing up on geekbench and they look pretty good. The macbook air recorded a single core of sixteen eighty seven and a multi-core score of seventy four thirty-three that single core performance outranks any other available mac benchmark on geekbench the multi-core score beats of the twenty nineteen sixteen inch macbook pro models as well Benchmarks are good for the other ones as well. Thirteen inch macbook pro. Shows a single core score of seventeen fourteen multi-core sixty eight. Oh two and the mac mini shows up at sixteen. Eighty two single core. Seventy ninety-seven multi-car. Back in september pudgy. Mobile was banned in india due to its ties to ten cents. The south korean pudgy corporation. Now says it plans to create a new indian subsidiary to oversee a relaunch of the title designed for the indian market the game would maximize data security and cater to local preferences and feature changes like characters now starting fully closed no needy or using green liquid instead of blood and setting the game and a virtual simulation training ground rather than real life all right. Let's talk a little more about what google is doing well. Tom i'm glad you ask google announced it's gonna stop unlimited for compressed images and videos backed up in google photos as of june. I twenty twenty one. After that date. Google will offer users fifteen gigs of media. Backup with further storage requiring a google one subscription all media uploaded prior to june. I will not count against this new cap. Pixel owners will still be able to upload unlimited compressed images to google photos. Google claims eighty percent of its users won't even hit the fifteen gig cap for three years. Google will send alerts before you hit the cap and is adding storage management tools to make it easier to find photos you might wanna delete like duplicates blurry images screenshots google estimate. How long until you reach storage limit based on your past uploads unlimited free storage thing of the past indeed. Oh boy or people mad. Who did this to gain market. Share to get you to use google photos. It worked And now they want to reduce storage costs and storage costs are are not huge google because they have so many efficiencies but they're still there and if you've sort of eliminated all the competitors or most of them then you could afford to start looking at ways to save costs another way of putting this. Is google run. Everyone else out of business except for the biggest players like apple and amazon so they can afford to try to do some cost saving now yeah and also driving people who might be considering a pixel to say oh well. That's a nice perk. If i go that route i also love. Google saying eighty percent of users aren't gonna hit the fifteen good cap for three years and you say okay. That's a long time. You still going to be taking photos three years from now. It is delayed issue this from another perspective though. Because it's it's funny. You mentioned apple and amazon. Both of those companies are excellent at one thing having your credit card and allowing you to buy other things because you already feel comfortable with them with your credit card apple did it with i tunes amazon have been doing it forever. Since they've always been in the sales business. Google including youtube has always had a problem getting subscriptions off the ground. They have historically not been able to let you give them their credit card at least on a mass level. I think what they've done here and what they've also done with the drive and a mail is just have a soft way for a very lightweight. Google wants description. It's not very expensive. That they can just get into that game in the same way that you didn't even think about it the first time you wanted to buy an album or you wanted to buy christmas presents on amazon. No it's a great point. Everybody is trying to get subscriptions. Subscriptions are the way to get recurring revenue. Google's google one starts at a dollar ninety nine a month for one hundred gigabytes so even charge. That's that's the idea. Is like two bucks and i just never think of this problem again. Shore google microsoft's director of identity security. Alex weiner's has spent the past year encouraging windows users to enable multi factor authentication which is a good thing in his latest blog. Post weiner's advises that users avoid telephone based mfa solutions if possible sighting known security issues in phone networks. This is this is good Have been saying this for a long time. So it's good to see winer on a platform like microsoft spread that word. He points out that sms and voice calls are often transmitted in clear. Text the easy availability of fishing tools to acquire phone based mfa codes and the prevalence of sim swapping which can transfer your phone number to an attackers. And then they can get your second factor codes. Why entered expects the security gap between phone based. Mfa and other solutions to widen in the future Weiner's of course recommends the microsoft authenticator app as a more secure solution. But he does point out that hardware security keys are the most secure option any recommends that above all i use offi For my second factor because it works across a bunch of them Although last past provides one as well. Google has one as well. There's a lot of them out there. And the only reason not to use one is the service. You're trying to secure doesn't support an app based multiple factor. That's the problem is that this is a two way street. We would have way bigger adoption of these apps because they are easier than the text message solution and obviously there are major major major problems with with with some swapping but eddie place with a password. Please get on the train. Because that's the only reason why. I think if people who are very dialed in like we are and i'm sure everybody listening to this program is if we can't universally do it. Then there's there's problems with the system itself. And i think for a lot of folks it's sort of like when you're signing up for a new service and you have the option to enable to. Fa you get this. Would you like to do it via mobile or you wanna use authenticator program. Got your choice of those and a lot of people go I don't have one of those. So i'll just go with mobile option again better than nothing but not the most secure way to do it i i. I think people think it's more complicated than it is because again they're getting a choice of something that they're very familiar with well and a lot of companies and i've looked the patriot engineering Folks in the eye and told them. I didn't like that. They went from using authenticator app to using a text based way of securing things But a lot of them know that there's going to be more uptake from phones. Because of the reasons you're talking about sarah and it's less costly and less complicated to support one way of providing another factor. And because that's better than nothing A lot of companies make that choice. I liked that. Microsoft is putting some pressure on people to say like. Let's raise awareness about apps. Let's raise awareness about actual security keys. That now can use bluetooth in. Nfc and will help put pressure on companies to do the work to make things more. Secure you one last thing. I don't know if you can accurately say that it's better than nothing. Yes on a baseline security level but when we're talking about sites like patriotic and obviously we're talking about things that are close to home here a failure to me and a failure in a area where we know that there are. Problems is a major issue in speaks to the fact that this might not be as secure technology. Well a couple new announcements from amazon. I one is called care hub. It's a feature for echo devices that let's caregivers send alerts. We're get activity. Reports for things like lights left on inside the house and also receive push push notifications when the echo was toll. Do call for help. Amazon also announced amazon voice services for us-based english english language users will try to guess what you want when you make a request and then offer a helpful. Follow up question. So let's say you ask the echo. How long to steep t you know what's good. It might follow up by asking you if you'd like to set a timer. Now that you know the feature which is called latent goal inference builds on national natural. Turn taking lots of terms here the lets users converse with the assistant without having to keep using that wake word over and over the future will learn over time based on user behavior including what suggestions you respond to developers. Don't have to change echo apps to take advantage of this but using amazon's name free interaction toolkit in apps will provide natural hooks for more interaction. I look forward to this becoming good and that they are using you know machine learning and and learning over time and and all of that have to make a good but i have never had a suggestion from my echo that i told it. Yes please do. I'm waiting for that day. I cannot wait. I i also i don't know if it's just rolling out slowly or what but i've got quite a few amazon assistant enabled devices. Will i mean a few not that many but if you and not once have i ever been able to ask follow up question. Then i got the answer for no one's i tried all the time and sometimes standing right there like mixture. She can hear me. You know i'm right here. Never once the wake word is not the end of the world but it does. I've been promised something that i look forward to. And i don't have. And furthermore my echo has continually gotten more chatty in terms of asking me follow up things and very rarely success rate of that follow up thing being anything that i would actually like to pay attention to far more often. It's plugging another product or service. That that this eco can do has made it dumber in my opinion the more. It's talked the less. It has been exactly the kind of perfect assistant that i want. Sometimes stripped down is better. Although i can certainly understand the goal in well if it works it would be even magical you for it. To fail your. Yeah yeah yeah. Because amazon eventually be like that. Follow up question. Nobody wants we're getting. We're getting no traction here. Maybe we have something else. Gosh i wish. I remember the query that asked my echo the other day and i got such a strange follow up like i think i you know. I don't ask that many. I asked the same things over and over like you know. play this. Or what's the weather you know kind of stuff and it was something like would you like me to read you a poem slick time for the user learned for your someone. Maybe that worked for somebody out there. That's exactly what i wanted. How'd you know but now it knows for you. Don't do that for sarah. She doesn't want poetry after turning lights. So hey thanks. Everybody participates in our sub reddit. You can submit stories and vote on them at daily tech news. Show dot ready dot com. 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The us count its electoral votes for president and vice president right now. It seems likely that the next us president will be former vice president. Joe biden so we thought we'd look at what kind of tech policy we might see from a biden administration. I keep in mind. Tech would start as a low priority for a biden administration. His website refers to covid nineteen economic recovery. Racial equity and climate change as the main priorities tech gets a brief mention regarding expanding broadband internet. So we'll start there but we're gonna look through some of the other policy things including antitrust and section two thirty. let's start with digital infrastructure. I think this is one of the least controversial. Ones telemedicine remote work modernisation at the federal irrigate program to promote home access for disconnected students That's all on the table including a promise. Twenty billion dollars to build broadband infrastructure investments in us manufacturing as well as technology research and development now the biden campaign also called for a partnership with municipalities for building fiber internet. That would be something new. But otherwise that twenty billion continues the current administration's twenty point four billion to subsidize broadband infrastructure underserved areas. This is a bit of a bipartisan. Issue it is. It also tends to be a football for pork when where you're going to put it and who's gonna go first. And how much of that. Twenty billion get spent and who are the vendors that are going to be used to build it so This is you know. It ain't exactly the tennessee valley authority right like this. This is not a gigantic bold moonshot to make sure that everybody who doesn't have internet gets internet in the next five to ten years or something like that but indeed it is a continuing basically the same base that we've had for the last few years all right. everybody knows any trust is going to continue enforcement. Might even possibly be expanded against google. It will certainly continue and possibly be accelerated against the others like amazon facebook and apple and biden's administration would likely push for reform antitrust law more regulation but probably not breakup part of that. Is that he just named ron claim. As the chief of staff who would put a voice for startups in the white house. cleaners written in tech crunch. About how regulation could hinder startup innovation. He worked for a steve case led. Vc firm called revolution From twenty eleven until this week. He also chaired an advisory board for progressive investment firm higher ground. Labs and don't forget. That biden also has appointed brookings institution scholar. Bill bear to his transition team for the ftc. Bear was the guy who led antitrust enforcement at the justice department in the obama administration from two thousand thirteen to twenty sixteen including leading the legal battle against apple's e book pricing all right. There's the the dom would you like this medium cynical or spicy cynical you know. I like spicy foods. Go go spicy on me. If you wanna get spicy then you can say that. Post the obama administration and i do expect that we are going to see a lot of similar names and faces in the biden administration that we did see during the obama administration to me. I would compare it to george. H w bush's cabinet to george w bush's cabinet between nineteen ninety two and two thousand. A lot of those names and faces took board positions in silicon valley. A lot of them have drawn paychecks and run campaigns of from a lot of a bay area or technology based industries. I would suspect that we are going to get a very light touch on on some of these issues in fact unless there is gigantic public outcry for which. I don't think there is now. I think that there are clear. Cut cases bore antitrust with some of these companies as we've laid out a pretty explicitly in the past but there's not there aren't people in the streets protesting and and until that happens. I don't think that we're going to see much of any kind of priority being made of from a biden justice department on any of these anti-trust cases. You're you're going to get cases against amazon apple and facebook. though don't you think i mean. I think that that is for sure whether they will be heavy cases. I don't know you certainly aren't going to get pushes for breaking up companies in this and you're likely to get light-touch regulation because you've got people in the administration who would not want startups to be affected and that's always that's always the cry is like well. If you regulate the google's they win because they've already figured out how to make a business and now you're stopping the startups from from getting acceleration. We spend a lotta time in politics. Talking about four whom you owe your victory right and for the democrats. It's often union interests and stuff like that. That's something that just sort of baked into our modern political conversation. I think you are going to see part of that conversation. At least in the the obama era democratic party for which is now coming back into power that Silicon valley is one of those industries that they have spent a lot of time. So you might see less emphasis on antitrust but a lot of the folks. I'm reading are suggesting you might get more focus on national privacy and data protection law though. Don't forget in the past as senator biden co sponsored several pieces of legislation for surveillance by law enforcement including calera which approves surveillance internet including for the first time there is a phrase called regulatory capture. Are you are you familiar with this phrase but explained it because i think fuzzy on it. So regulatory capture is. Let's say everybody's complaining about privacy for example that regulatory capture basically says all right in the interest of privacy. You're going to need to hire fifty people that always make sure that you are complying to these new privacy laws that we are putting in that means that all the big companies that are entrenched will always be able to hire the fifty people to do it the bootleg startup might not or run into a faster of bill that they would be able to pay and be more likely that they would sell out to a larger company. I do think we're going to get privacy stuff. But that's where my antenna on on that considering the cast of characters that will likely be putting it into place also there will be continued attention to section. Two thirty regarding disinformation privacy and moderation rules Though biden has said on the campaign trail that thirty immediately should be revoked. He also said the. Us should be setting standards and would be likely to pull the fcc an executive orders out of the two thirty debate and might instead push for new legislation. Yeah this is one of those who did it trump absolutely not. Let's get out of this executive order stuff There's better ways to handle it for which i think that you could certainly make a very compelling argument. I think he's going to let this Get fought fought about in the house. And of course we'll get new leadership at the. Fcc here we go again on the net neutrality. merry go round. Although as senator biden did not support the two thousand seven internet freedom preservation act which was supported by senator sanders and then senators obama and clinton so he has a little different history. Also cast senior vice president. David cohen hosted biden's first presidential campaign fund raiser so he's very friendly with the isp's yeah don't bet your don't don't don't bet your heart on net neutrality kids then lots of other stuff including Continued pressure on china. Probably with a different approach more in concert with europe The gig economy. There's going to still be pushes against uber and lift action on bias in a and facial. Recognition reformer the h. One b. system for tech workers to remove limitations on green cards. And and and so much more. So if you wanna follow more of that you'll probably get a little of it over on politics politics politics. I would guess indeed well. Let's switch from a potential biden administration. Sarah to a memorial an anniversary of sorts. Yeah kind of both of these things. Let us hearken back to november twelfth nineteen seventy when doug brazil and paul linneman captured historical event with sixteen millimeter color reversal. Motion picture film. You might say what was that event. I wasn't around. Maybe i wasn't even alive. The exploding whale yes owning oregon because three days earlier that same year forty five foot sperm whale had washed up on the beach. Beached whale was not alive near florence oregon and not only was it to bid to kurt away. Hit become begun to smell very bad neighborhood. Not happy back then. The whale was meant to explode into a million tiny pieces using around twenty cases of dynamite. Everyone kind of says now. We didn't have enough dynamite. It was supposed to be eaten by birds and just kind of disappear in general. Become part of the part of the The circle of life. But that didn't exactly happen. Brazilian linemen men say that they had to run to escape. The fly in blubber and one chunk of airborne blubber was so big at flattened a car. So they're kinda lucky to be alive now. The oregon historical society bring it back and has the original sixteen millimeter footage from that day converted. Digitally remastered four k resolution for all to enjoy in the modern age. And by the way. If you're wondering if exploding whales are still happening the protocol today is to bury. Awale of this is not safer right. This is one of the classic the initial like internet a liam like thousands the first one of the first viral videos. It's finally calling him not done. Yeah that poor whale i mean i know wail was a goner anyway but so is such a violent way to go. A friend of ours knows a guy who was there and back a a a military demolitions expert and knew immediately. This was going to be a fiasco and moved his car of miles. I was five months old. But i remember it. Well let's check out the mail bag. That's paul wrote in a few people did. But we'll repulsing haven't thoughts on our apple coverage from tuesday and the sixteen gig ram limit on the new m one. Max paul says to think it would even come close to using six to sixty four gigs on a current mac. Mini means that apple. Apple is super magical. This new chip a new chip architecture won't affect ram usage by four x. Also if you're using sixty four gigs right now you probably want a workhorse computer and there are two that indicate that the m one computers are just not ready to be workhorses yet. I think the sixteen gig ram limit and two fewer usb ports indicate. The chipset can't handle that same throughput. If the one where a car i would say. That apple launched the tesla model s. But it's not a truck yet and if you want the apple cyber trek think you have to wait yeah. I think you're right paul. I think that's why you still have the intel based mac minis that you can get higher ram on in there and i think apple's intention is to either put out models with higher ram or possibly an m. to chip a more a more Cyber truck like chipset. That's that's kind of what i expect when we get the round of updates that bring apple silicon to the mac pro and the i back and the fifteen inch macbook or sixteen inch macbook pro. So so yeah. I like that comparison to the model and the truck. I think that's apt. Hey folks if you like board games or want to add some excitement to this year's upcoming holiday season are very longtime supporter. Creative arts ryan officer has officially released his run of secret. Santa board second edition. So we like to support ryan right back because he supported us so well. Let's go check it out at creative starts dot com slash holidays. Link will also be in our show nuts if you have comments for anything. We talk about on the show questions. 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Tech Policy in the Biden Administration  DTNS 3906

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31:30 min | 1 year ago

Tech Policy in the Biden Administration DTNS 3906

"If you're a defender fighting to protect your organization from cyber attackers you must be successful ending attacks every single time. They only need to be successful once. Cyber reason reverses the attackers advantage our future ready attack platform gives defenders the wisdom to uncover understand and piece together multiple threats and the precision focus to end cyberattacks instantly together we are the defenders cyber reason end cyberattacks from end points to everywhere learn more at cyber dot com. More of our lives are happening online than ever before that comes with its own set of challenges and risks. Step up your internet security with nord. Vpn nord vpn is one of the most trusted online security solutions used by over hundreds of thousands of internet users worldwide with thousands of superfast servers and sixty plus countries and compatibility with most operating systems including windows mac os ios and android. You can browse the internet safely and securely take control of your internet experience today with north. Vpn right now you can get sixty percents off a two year plan plus one additional month for free when you go to nord vpn dot com slash daily tech news or use code daily tech news. This special offer makes your subscription. just three dollars. Seventy one cents per month with a risk free thirty day money back guarantee that's north vpn dot com slash daily tech news to take control of your internet again coming up. Dtn s amazon's echo tries to. Guess what you want. Google gets rid of unlimited photo storage. And what tech policy you might expect from a biden administration. This is the daily tech news for thursday november twelfth. Two thousand twenty in los angeles. I'm tom merritt and from studio redwood. I'm sarah lane promotion california. I'm justin robert young. And i've roger changdu forgot to space producer. The hopefully we'll give you one day off and you just uk ever where to covid. Hey it's going to be back. Thanks everybody for letting us have a day off. Yesterday we were just talking about turkey's and disney earnings and how good disney's doing on the streaming front if you want that wider conversation become a member giga day internet patriot dot com slash. Dpd s. let's start with a few things. You should know. Instagram began really not an update that puts shopping and reels on the apps. Bottom navigation bar. The reels button is now in the middle of the bar. Which replaces the new post shortcut with the shopping tab. Replacing activity activity and new post. Buttons are now placed in the upper right corner next to the messages box. Us shoppers know that black friday sales are no longer limited to the friday after thanksgiving and the world's largest online shopping holiday singles day is doing the same thing today normally takes place just on november eleventh. One one one one. That's part of the signals thing but the discounts started as early as november. I this year and alibaba the leader in singles day sales estimates that a gross merchandise value of three hundred. Seventy two point. Three billion yuan was taken in in its singles day sales. That's about fifty six point. Four two billion dollars. Us it's a new record for the event for alibaba however the record falls under the shadow of new proposed anti competitive rules in china that would limit pricing flexibility to kind of their celebration. Samsung announced the x. Knows ten eighty system on a chip a premium phone chipset that offers eight. Cpu cores ten gp cores and an integrated five g modem capable of both sub six gigahertz and millimeter wave. The knows ten eighty is built on a five. Nanometer process includes a dedicated neural processing unit and dsp with an image signal processor capable of supporting a two hundred megapixel sensor how ever samsung didn't any launch devices for this news soc just yet speaking of arm based processors first benchmarks for max running. Apple's new m one chip or showing up on geekbench and they look pretty good. The macbook air recorded a single core of sixteen eighty seven and a multi-core score of seventy four thirty-three that single core performance outranks any other available mac benchmark on geekbench the multi-core score beats all of the twenty nineteen sixteen inch macbook pro models as well Benchmarks are good for the other ones as well. Thirteen inch macbook pro. Shows a single core score of seventeen fourteen multi-core sixty eight. Oh two and the mac mini shows up at sixteen. Eighty two single core. Seventy ninety-seven multi-car. Back in september pudgy. Mobile was banned in india due to its ties to ten cents. The south korean pudgy corporation. Now says it plans to create a new indian subsidiary to oversee a relaunch of the title designed for the indian market the game would maximize data security and cater to local preferences and feature changes like characters now starting fully closed no needy or using green liquid instead of blood and setting the game and a virtual simulation training ground rather than real life all right. Let's talk a little more about what google is doing well. Tom i'm glad you ask. Google announced it's gonna stop offering unlimited for compressed images and videos backed up in google photos as of june. I twenty twenty one. After that date. Google will offer users fifteen gigs of media. Backup with further storage requiring a google one subscription all media uploaded prior to june. I will not count against this new cap. Pixel owners will still be able to upload unlimited compressed images to google photos. Google claims eighty percent of its users won't even hit the fifteen gig cap for three years. Google will send alerts before you hit the cap and is adding storage management tools to make it easier to find photos you might wanna delete like duplicates blurry images screenshots google estimate. How long until you reach storage limit based on your past uploads unlimited free storage thing of the past need. Oh boy or people mad. Who did this to gain market. Share to get you to use google photos. It worked And now they want to reduce storage costs and storage costs are are not huge google because they have so many efficiencies but they're still there and if you've sort of eliminated all the competitors or most of them then you could afford to start looking at ways to save costs another way of putting this. Is google run. Everyone else out of business except for the biggest players like apple and amazon so they can afford to try to do some cost saving now yeah and also driving people who might be considering a pixel to say oh well. That's a nice perk. If i go that route i also love. Google saying eighty percent of users aren't gonna hit the fifteen good cap for three years and you say okay. That's a long time. You still going to be taking photos three years from now. It is delayed issue. Le- let me also look at this from another perspective though. Because i it's it's funny. You mentioned apple and amazon. Both of those companies are excellent at one thing having your credit card and allowing you to buy other things because you already feel comfortable with them with your credit card apple did it with i tunes amazon have been doing it forever. Since they've always been in the sales business. Google including youtube has always had a problem getting subscriptions off the ground. They have historically not been able to let you give them their credit card at least on a mass level. I think what they've done here and what they've also done with the drive and a mail is just have a soft way for a very lightweight. Google wants description. It's not very expensive. That they can just get into that game in the same way that you didn't even think about it the first time you wanted to buy an album or you wanted to buy christmas presents on amazon. No it's a great point. Everybody is trying to get subscriptions. Subscriptions are the way to get recurring revenue. Google's google one starts at a dollar ninety nine a month for one hundred gigabytes so even charge. That's that's the idea. Is like two bucks and i just never think of this problem again. Shore google microsoft's director of identity security. Alex weiner's has spent the past year encouraging windows users to enable multi factor authentication which is a good thing in his latest blog. Post weiner's advises that users avoid telephone based mfa solutions if possible sighting known security issues in phone networks. This is this is good. A lot of people have been saying this for a long time. So it's good to see winer on a platform like microsoft spread that word. He points out that sms and voice calls are often transmitted in clear. Text the easy availability of fishing tools to acquire phone based mfa codes and the prevalence of sim swapping which can transfer your phone number to an attacker sim. And then they can get your second factor codes why entered expects the security gap between phone based. Mfa and other solutions to widen in the future Weiner's of course recommends the microsoft app as a more secure solution. But he does point out that hardware security keys are the most secure option any recommends that above all i use For my second factor because it works across a bunch of them Although last past provides one as well. Google has one as well. There's a lot of them out there. And the only reason not to use one is the service. You're trying to secure doesn't support an app based multiple factor. That's the problem is that this is a two way street. We would have way bigger adoption of these apps because they are easier than the text message solution and obviously there are major major major problems with with with some swapping but eddie place with a password. Please get on the train. Because that's the only reason why. I think if people who are very dialed in like we are and i'm sure everybody listening to this program is if we can't universally do it. Then there's there's problems with the system itself. And i think for a lot of folks it's sort of like when you're signing up for a new service and you have the option to enable to. Fa you get this. Would you like to do it via mobile or you wanna use authenticator program. Got your choice of those and a lot of people go I don't have one of those. So i'll just go with mobile option again better than nothing but not the most secure way to do it i i. I think people think it's more complicated than it is because again they're getting a choice of something that they're very familiar with well and a lot of companies and i've looked the patriot engineering Folks in the eye and told them. I didn't like that. They went from using authenticator app to using a text based way of securing things But a lot of them know that there's going to be more uptake from phones. Because of the reasons you're talking about sarah and it's less costly and less complicated to support one way of providing another factor. And because that's better than nothing A lot of companies make that choice. I liked that. Microsoft is putting some pressure on people to say like. Let's raise awareness about apps. Let's raise awareness about actual security keys. That now can use bluetooth in nfc and that will help put pressure on companies to do the work to make things more secure. You one last thing. I don't know if you can accurately say that it's better than nothing. Yes on a baseline security level but when we're talking about sites like patriotic and obviously we're talking about things that are close to home here a failure to me and a failure in a area where we know that there are. Problems is a major issue in speaks to the fact that this might not be as secure technology. Well we got a couple new announcements from amazon. I one is called care hub. It's a feature for echo devices that let's caregivers send alerts. We're get activity. Reports for things like lights left on inside the house and also receive push push notifications when the echo was toll. Do call for help. Amazon also announced amazon voice services for us-based english english language users will try to guess what you want when you make a request and then offer a helpful. Follow up question. So let's say you ask the echo. How long to steep t you know what's good. It might follow up by asking you if you'd like to set a timer. Now that you know the feature which is called latent goal inference builds on national natural. Turn taking lots of terms here the lets users converse with the assistant without having to keep using that wake word over and over the future will learn over time based on user behavior including what suggestions you respond to developers. Don't have to change echo apps to take advantage of this but using amazon's name free interaction toolkit in apps will provide natural hooks for more interaction. I look forward to this becoming good and that they are using you know machine learning and and learning over time and and all of that have to make a good but i have never had a suggestion from my echo that i told it. Yes please do. I'm waiting for that day. I cannot wait. I i also i don't know if it's just rolling out slowly or what but i've got quite a few amazon assistant enabled devices. Will i mean a few not that many but if you and not once have i ever been able to ask follow up question. Then i got the answer for no one's i tried all the time and sometimes standing right there like mixture. She can hear me. You know i'm right here. Never once the wake word is not the end of the world but it does. I've been promised something that i look forward to. And i don't have. And furthermore my echo has continually gotten more chatty in terms of asking me follow up things and very rarely the success rate of that follow up thing being anything that i would actually like to pay attention to far more often. It's plugging another product or service. That that this eco can do has made it dumber in my opinion the more. It's talked the less. It has been exactly the kind of perfect assistant that i want. Sometimes stripped down is better. Although i can certainly understand the goal in well if it works it would be even magical you for it to fail getting. Yeah yeah yeah because amazon eventually be like that. Follow up question. Nobody wants we're getting. We're getting no traction here. Maybe we have something else. Gosh i wish. I remember the query that asked my echo the other day and i got such a strange follow up like i think i you know. I don't ask that many. I asked the same things over and over like you know. play this. Or what's the weather you know kind of stuff and it was something like. Would you like me to read you a poem. No time for the user learned for your someone. Maybe that worked for somebody out there. That's exactly what i wanted. How'd you know but now it knows for you. Don't do that for sarah. She doesn't want poetry after turning lights. So hey thanks. Everybody participates in our sub reddit. You can submit stories and vote on them at daily tech news. Show dot ready dot com. What does it take to end attacks. At cyber reason we can tell you exactly what it takes. It takes an army of battle-tested defenders on emission defenders who fight the foes that operate under the cover of digital darkness defenders who think move and adapt faster than cyber attackers defenders with technology and effortless automation to spot an attack forming on computers mobile devices servers and the cloud and alert. You when it matters. 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Racial equity and climate change as the main priorities tech gets a brief mention regarding expanding broadband internet. So we'll start there but we're gonna look through some of the other policy things including antitrust and section two thirty. let's start with digital infrastructure. I think this is one of the least controversial. Ones telemedicine remote work modernisation at the federal irrigate program to promote home access for disconnected students That's all on the table including a promise. Twenty billion dollars to build broadband infrastructure investments in us manufacturing and as technology research and development. Now the biden campaign also called for a partnership with municipalities for building fiber internet. That would be something new. But otherwise that twenty billion continues the current administration's twenty point four billion to subsidize broadband infrastructure underserved areas. This is a bit of a bipartisan. Issue it is. It also tends to be a football for pork when where you're going to put it and who's gonna go first. And how much of that. Twenty billion get spent and who are the vendors that are going to be used to build it so This is you know. It ain't exactly the tennessee valley authority right like this. This is not a gigantic bold moonshot to make sure that everybody who doesn't have internet gets internet in the next five to ten years or something like that but indeed it is a continuing basically the same base that we've had for the last few years all right. everybody knows any trust is going to continue enforcement. Might even possibly be expanded against google. It will certainly continue and possibly be accelerated against the others like amazon facebook and apple and biden's administration would likely push for reform antitrust law more regulation but probably not breakup part of that. Is that he just named ron claim. As the chief of staff who would put a voice for startups in the white house. cleaners written in tech crunch. About how regulation could hinder startup innovation. He worked for a steve case led. Vc firm called revolution From twenty eleven until this week he also chaired a board for progressive investment firm higher ground. Labs and don't forget. That biden also has appointed brookings institution scholar. Bill bear to his transition team for the ftc. Bear was the guy who led antitrust enforcement at the justice department in the obama administration from two thousand thirteen to twenty sixteen including leading the legal battle against apple's e book pricing all right. There's the the dom would you like this medium cynical or spicy cynical. I like spicy foods. Go go spicy on me. If you wanna get spicy then you can say that. Post the obama administration and i do expect that we are going to see a lot of similar names and faces in the biden administration that we did see during the obama administration to me. I would compare it to george. H w bush's cabinet to george w bush's cabinet between nineteen ninety two and two thousand. A lot of those names and faces took board positions in silicon valley. A lot of them have drawn paychecks and run campaigns of from a lot of a bay area or technology based industries. I would suspect that we are going to get a very light touch on on some of these issues in fact unless there is gigantic public outcry for which. I don't think there is now. I think that there are clear. Cut cases bore antitrust with some of these companies as we've laid out a pretty explicitly in the past but there's not there aren't people in the streets protesting and and until that happens. I don't think that we're going to see much of any kind of priority being made of from a biden justice department on any of these anti-trust cases. You're you're going to get cases against amazon apple and facebook. though don't you think i mean. I think that that is for sure whether they will be heavy cases. I don't know you certainly aren't going to get pushes for breaking up companies in this and you're likely to get light-touch regulation because you've got people in the administration who would not want startups to be affected and that's always that's always the cry is like well. If you regulate the google's they win because they've already figured out how to make a business and now you're stopping the startups from from getting acceleration. We spend a lotta time in politics. Talking about four whom you owe your victory right and for the democrats. It's often union interests and stuff like that. That's something that just sort of baked into our modern political conversation. I think you are going to see part of that conversation. At least in the the obama era democratic party for which is now coming back into power that Silicon valley is one of those industries that they have spent a lot of time. So you might see less emphasis on antitrust but a lot of the folks. I'm reading are suggesting you might get more focus on national privacy and data protection law though. Don't forget in the past as senator biden co sponsored several pieces of legislation for surveillance by law enforcement including calera which approves surveillance the internet including for the first time there is a phrase called regulatory capture. Are you are you familiar with this phrase but explained it because i think fuzzy on it. So regulatory capture is. Let's say everybody's complaining about privacy for example that regulatory capture basically says all right in the interest of privacy. You're going to need to hire fifty people that always make sure that you are complying to these new privacy laws that we are putting in that means that all the big companies that are entrenched will always be able to hire the fifty people to do it the bootleg startup might not or run into a faster of bill that they would be able to pay and be more likely that they would sell out to a larger company. I do think we're going to get privacy stuff. But that's where my antenna goes up on on that considering the cast of characters that will likely be putting it into place also there will be continued attention to section. Two thirty regarding disinformation privacy and moderation rules Though biden has said on the campaign trail that thirty immediately should be revoked. He also said the. Us should be setting standards and would be likely to pull the fcc an executive orders out of the two thirty debate and might instead push for new legislation. Yeah this is one of those who did it trump absolutely not. Let's get out of this executive order stuff There's better ways to handle it for which i think that you could certainly make a very compelling argument. I think he's going to let this Get fought fought about in the house. And of course we'll get new leadership at the. Fcc here we go again on the net neutrality. merry go round. Although as senator biden did not support the two thousand seven internet freedom preservation act which was supported by senator sanders and then senators obama and clinton so he has a little different history. Also cast senior vice president. David cohen hosted biden's first presidential campaign fund raiser so he's very friendly with the isp's yeah don't bet your don't don't don't bet your heart on net neutrality kids then lots of other stuff including Continued pressure on china. Probably with a different approach more in concert with europe The gig economy. There's going to still be pushes against uber and lift action on bias in a and facial. Recognition reformer the h. One b. system for tech workers to remove limitations on green cards. And and and so much more. So if you wanna follow more of that you'll probably get a little of it over on politics politics politics. I would guess indeed well. Let's switch from a potential biden administration. Sarah to a memorial anniversary of sorts. Yeah kind of both of these things. Let us hearken back to november twelfth nineteen seventy when doug brazil and paul linneman captured historical event with sixteen millimeter color reversal. Motion picture film. You might say what was that event. I wasn't around. Maybe i wasn't even alive. The exploding whale yes owning oregon because three days earlier that same year forty five foot sperm whale had washed up on the beach. Beached whale was not alive near florence oregon and not only was it to bid to kurt away. Hit become begun to smell very bad neighborhood. Not happy back then. The whale was meant to explode into a million tiny pieces using around twenty cases of dynamite. Everyone kind of says now. We didn't have enough dynamite. It was supposed to be eaten by birds and just kind of disappear in general. Become part of the part of the The circle of life. But that didn't exactly happen. Brazilian linemen men say that they had to run to escape the fly in blubber and one chunk of airborne blubber at flattened a car. So they're kinda lucky to be alive now. The oregon historical society bring it back and has the original sixteen millimeter footage from that day converted. Digitally remastered four k resolution for all to enjoy in the modern age. And by the way. If you're wondering if exploding whales are still happening the protocol today is to bury. Awale of this is not safer right. This is one of the classic the initial like internet a liam like thousands the first one of the first viral videos. It's finally calling him not done. Yeah that poor whale i mean i know wail was a goner anyway but so is such a violent way to go. A friend of ours knows a guy who was there and back a a a military demolitions and new immediately this was going to be a fiasco and moved his car of miles. I was five months old. But i remember it well. Let's check out the mail bag. It's paul wrote in a few people did. But we'll repulsing haven't thoughts on our apple coverage from tuesday and the sixteen gig ram limit on the new m one. Max paul says to think it would even come close to using six to sixty four gigs on a current mac. Mini means that apple. Apple is super magical. This new chip a new chip architecture won't affect ram usage by four x. Also if you're using sixty four gigs right now you probably want a workhorse computer and there are two that indicate that the m one computers are just not ready to be workhorses yet. I think the sixteen gig ram limit and two fewer usb ports indicate. The chipset can't handle that same throughput. If the one where a car i would say. That apple launched the tesla model s. But it's not a truck yet and if you want the apple cyber trek think you have to wait yeah. I think you're right paul. I think that's why you still have the intel based mac minis that you can get higher ram on in there and i think apple's intention is to either put out models with higher ram or possibly an m. to chip a more a more Cyber truck like chipset. That's that's kind of what i expect when we get the round of updates that bring apple silicon to the mac pro and the i back and the fifteen inch macbook or sixteen inch macbook pro. So so yeah. I like that comparison to the model and the truck. I think that's apt. 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