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Fresh update on "mozilla" discussed on This Week in Tech
"An. Waiving, it's new. It's been around since I've been humans, I would presume Oh, no, no, since so since humans. Started mixing. you're kidding, weren't regions? No, yeah, it's only since humans from different regions taken. So you have a time. That didn't exist to win. Yeah, it's the I can't remember the exact age. Is that weird. Ab Positive Yeah. Until off or my grandparents are different ethnicities, and so that's partly. WHY HAVE AB positive? Because the genetic SORTA? They come together, and they literally have to make a new blood type because they're like. We can't DNA sort of. percent of the population has a be positive, but here's some good news. You're known as the universal recipient. Because you can get blood cells from all blood types guests who guess what I'm positive. I'm the universal donor. Wants from if you ever want my blood Jason I'm here for you. Actually you can take blood from anybody right right? That's right exactly. I don't know how we got into this. Felt. Good good I like you know I asked I. started it iced. People. Maybe they'll be some people that will shift. Of those. Chat Room said to me year and Alien Jason just events. So where I didn't know, there was like a new blood type like. Seen a new blood type who knew until more there was more migration exhibit human beings, exactly mixing of different. You know sort of ethnic groups. That's. I had no idea. So. The other thing apples IOS. Feel like the the nerd at the is like so and then Let's talk more about. Because I'm not done the latest privacy. Revelation IOS guess it also will let you know if something snooping your clipboard. And a bunch of APPs I started with Tik. Tok some It's actually our good friend from MOGI PD James. Jeremy Bruce tweeted every time I type in another APP. Apple's Iowa's fourteen saying. Oh Tick Tock just. Looked your clipboard oh. Oh, and It turns out. It's not just a tick tock in fact I. think linked in, just apologize saying. Yeah, our our APP does that, too, but that's a bug and we're going to fix that. I don't know if it's a bug, or they or people are just getting busted now. Fifty six APPS I think at last Carly Link Tin. It was actually log getting grabbing every Every key press go that must be. Checking the linked. Was a keystroke logger. Yeah Wow. But again I think this is great i. You gotTa Praise Apple, because they're exposing bad behavior whether it's intentional or accidental, they're exposing bad behavior and people who use iphones will now no soon as Iowa's fourteen comes out. This fall will now know what's going on. Good thing. Apple also last apple last one apple, also doing I think the right thing. This is a little more controversial They declined so the World Wide Web. Consortium proposes new API's all the time for browsers to support apple has declined sixteen proposals. Due to privacy concerns in safari this Steve Gibson went through this list on Tuesday and security now is kind of mind boggling. This is not going to be in Safari, but. I think chrome browsers maybe. The vast majority of these only implemented in chromium based browsers not so many in Mozilla so web Bluetooth allows a website to connects to a nearby Bluetooth. L. E. device. What could possibly go wrong web? Midi allows it to new. This is a website enumerate manipulating accessible many devices. A website can now use the magnetometer in your phone to access data about the local magnetic field around you. There's an F. C.. p. i. a memory. Api You can a the browser can actually you can query the browser as a website, and they will tell you how much device memory there is network information battery status. ambient light sensor you can. A website you gotta website the website and say. Could you turn on the lights? It's a little dark in here. This is crazy stuff proximity sensor. This is all built into chrome. But Apple's not going to put this in here. Also usual user idle detection, so a website can say hey, I see you're not watching. Look at me. Look at me, look at me, look at me. The real concern apple has not so much these individual capabilities but This is a very widespread now that the idea is, people are going to be turning that off. People use these API's to query the browser about a variety of scituate. You know aspects of this user and it doesn't take very many half dozen before you get a unique fingerprint and they could say well I know. It's shoora because you know. These are the Bluetooth devices. I can see this is How much memory she has etcetera et Cetera, they can put it all together, and it's a way to fingerprint you and it's very. It is this is all digital fingerprinting stuff. Because all of these companies you know in the Internet ecosystem that rely on advertising, which is huge business, right? They know that cookies are coming to an end that Are Not okay with it, and so it's essentially they're looking for all of these little bits of data. They can collect and that they can do to pinpoint you without a cookie right without. And so. It is very consumer friendly of apple to push back against these things, because these are those things slide in under the radar. You know they they make their way into technology like cookies did and people not. The average consumer, not understanding how Anti Consumer Anti Privacy, it is until it's too late and so I I don't think this will stop it. Because Safari is only a certain percentage of. The population but it is. Apple can do it because there. Something, they can control. No chrome I have to think will adopt all of these things and it will. It'll essentially replaced the cookie with these digital..
"mozilla" Discussed on KCRW
"Patient the government paid about one third of those costs but that's dried up to the economic crisis and donations are down to Mozilla there are eighty children in residence a gym for daily treatments classrooms and accommodate child size wheelchair doctors to levy says the center could close without additional funding it's a battle against time and then they want to go on and and I don't know how the remains and donations can't keep up the nation can keep up because people would not deny it anymore if you don't have money you don't have money to the knights in Lebanon it's the most vulnerable that are likely to pay the price Deborah Amos NPR news Beirut on a small farm an old truck worked hard so begins the old truck a story about a trustee pickup truck that works alongside a family on a farm after many years of service it grows tired and sits rusting in the weeds until the family's young daughter grows up and decides to bring it back to life it's written and illustrated by brothers Jared and Jerome Pumphrey we do think we get along yeah there were actually four of us four brothers and we all do things together but German I whatever reason from a pretty young age of just clicked in sports creatively together so it's been pretty great it's actually pretty cool we both live in the same neighborhood actually so jacked about five minutes away from me and we sort of set up a studio at his house to work on this so we really do it early from his house I mean we do have disagreements with we were brothers and we don't see eye to eye on everything but for the most part when working on the book we both do both roles and it's kind of like just one person that's kind of the connection that we have we've been asking authors and illustrators how they work together or separately to bring stories to life this isn't the brothers first book together they wrote a story called creepy things are scaring me when they were teenagers but it is the first time that there illustrating a book together and they decided to do it in a unique way we used stamps to create the illustrations in the book when it was all said and done we made just over two hundred fifty stamps I was really good for collaborating you know sitting side by side we can cut out the material together or I can make a stamp jar can create the print from it you know things like trees there's a tree on probably every spread in the book everyone of those trees had have its own stamp every time the barn appeared I was a stamp there's tractors in the in the book that was made the stamps so it was a lot of stamps and we set these roles for ourselves you know we wouldn't use the same stamp on the same spread multiple times so we had two or three trees on a spread we have to make a new stamp for every single tree on that spread in the stamps you know they had dozens and dozens of tiny little leaves on them pretty intricate but we do it just to take that care with it make sure that each spread was unique and special you know now that I think about it there were a lot of rules we you can also tell in our worked as a very limited color palette they will what a colors were using eight colors and you know it's it's very easy to these new colors are introduced complexity but we kept resetting to let's just keep this simple yeah one thing in this book that a lot of people recognize right away is the trunk it's in the same place on every spread you get some pretty coal page trying to fax when you do that and it also sort of reinforce this idea that we're seeing in the world and all the changes in the world with this truck sort of be in a constant and I don't know when do we land on on doing that though I think that was definitely drums act yeah yeah I think pretty early on that's another one of these roles we were like if we could tell the story without moving the strap throughout the whole book that the pretty and pretty impressive I think by doing that we were reinforcing the idea of the truck being a permanent part of life on the farm and in the girl's life the little girl who grows up to run the farm and restores the old truck to its former glory was based on the women who raised Jerome and chart free we had all these women and our lives growing up my mom our grandmothers both work for the post office they put up with a lot of nonsense you know they were you know black women work in a place that is dominated by males so they were open up with a lot and one thing that relates to the farmer great grandmother she's picked cotton and she worked a long time picking cotton not making a lot of money just so she could buy her own farm they really showed us what it was like to persistent and they had some great Tom and really they can do anything they wanted to do our family actually still owns the property in Louisiana with that she bought you know she said never sell that property does she picked a lot of cash to pay for that so we're going to have that in the family for you know the rest of our lives when her accomplishments were important to her I respect that and would like to accomplish some things in my life that I can look back on and be really proud of this sort of S. through the generations a spirit of hard work and determination and sticking to it once you decide to do something overcoming the odds to make it happen it's something that we learned growing up and it's something I hope to pass on my kids that was Jared and drum Pumphrey talking about their book the old truck this is doctor Michael Wilkes with a second opinion infections acquired in hospitals are the number one cause of hospital harm hospitals are fabulous breeding grounds for infections and hospital infections cost America about thirty eight billion dollars a year and result in about one hundred thousand deaths each year and among hospital acquired infections pneumonia is at the very top of the list which is the type of infection and I'm interested in that's Dr Diane Baker and a professor of nursing at California State University Sacramento getting pneumonia in the hospital is not good these infections are hard to treat they cause people to spend more time in the hospital and they cost Littles of money to treat and they often cause death that's why we're so interested in taking all the steps necessary to prevent these types of infections it won't surprise you that hospitals encourage frequent hand washing.
Mozilla Lays Off 70
"Speaking of the browser world things seemed to be somewhat more tumultuous over at Mozilla which is apparently laid off around seventy staffers the reason for the layoffs. It seems that the big plans that Mazzola had last year to diversify its revenue stream beyond simply cashing big checks from Google for their share of the search revenue. Those blades not exactly panned out quoting tech crunch in an internal memo Mozilla chairwoman and interim CEO Mitchell Baker specifically Wrigley mentioned the slow roll out of the organization's new revenue generating products as the reason. For why it needed to take this action. The overall number may still be higher though as Mozilla is is still looking into how this decision will affect workers in the UK and France in two thousand Eighteen Masili Corporation as opposed to the much smaller Mozilla Foundation said it had about afoul employees worldwide quote. You may recall that we expect it to be earning revenue in two thousand nine hundred and twenty thousand from new subscription products as well as higher revenue from sources outside outside of search. This did not happen. Baker writes in her memo are twenty nineteen plan underestimated how long it would take to build and ship new revenue generating products given that and all we learned in two thousand nineteen about the pace of innovation. We decided to take a more conservative approach to projecting our revenue for twenty twenty. We also agreed to a principle of living within within our means of not spending more than we earn for the foreseeable future and quote Mozilla had been testing a bunch of subscription based services like the Fire Fox private network and a device level.
Black Friday with privacy in mind
Mozilla’s report shows just how awful Ring’s privacy practices are
"A new list is out of holiday gifts that perhaps should come with a label privacy not included Mozilla has compiled its third annual list of internet connected gifts that can monitor you and compromise your privacy and security among the worst they say Amazon's ring video doorbell security cameras and the wemo wifi smart dimmer which the report says didn't even pass minimum security standards the report also raised issues about password protection for the wifi enabled litter robot three can act that is a five hundred dollar cat litter
"mozilla" Discussed on Marketing Trends
"I know I know you work. Seems like a lot on like nested priorities. Like figuring out you know like your North Star metrics on stuff but for something like. Irl which is you now potentially big obviously huge expenditure in terms of like reach and and and volume in presence and eyeballs and it's a sea level initiative. Something like that's always on. Where's that fit into the larger strategies? Same thing so if we have a desire to see brand improvement under specific attributes in specific parts of the world am one of the tactics. That team can take on would be to build something like we have. Epics layer over the narrative tools and the reference to literary tools is very clear in the world. So we use the concept of an epic rap together all of the user stories that each of the teams are working on. So we'll lay out some priorities like we would like to as an organization do the following things over the course of the next year benefit people in the following way as in specific markets. Some of the preferred tactics would be the following we prefer to produce content. We prefer to produce audio content. Making these episodes would go But we do that so that we allow the best thing to happen to. The team feels like they have permission to continue to make expenditures like Iro that are impacting. The goals that they have in that particular market that they're operating and based on business priorities are. Yeah one of the things that we've seen specifically with this type of like a large scale campaign like that content campaign were. What's Great? Is that different business. Units can contaminate in to that add asset or different teams or whatever it is and that's like the brilliant thing about having a TV show or or whatever it is if you think of it like this thing that hey we have our conference coming out. Let's promote their. Let's like this asset that you can kind of flip different things into and then you get like who gets the resources and there's a thing but at least you can prioritize prioritise when you have some sorta always on campaign that kind of drumbeat content. That's going out that you have some control over. Its advantageous when you build a product product to hit like IRA has been for us. You generally just want to keep it alive and make it more successful as an org. What's been interesting? Is that as we've funded GERBIL teams and we've thought about priorities. They have changed over. The course of the last few years and I are L. is a product has also changed a bit because of that as an example when we first started building zero. The team that was responsible for growing awareness and understanding of the Mozilla brand in North America was the team that came up with the concept and built. It had run it for a couple of years and now the team that's responsible for brand awareness and understanding for fire foxes responsible for it and so the same kind of frame and the same quality of the content. Is there but some of its priorities. The topic that cares about about Are Closer related into that particular brand. So that's you know that's why we talked about. This is perfect for people that are trying to create design category because your category is your North Star of like this category. We Wanna continue evangelizing and then you can run plays within that right like nested priority. It's like that stuff is so fun because then you can drop in all the different stuff you have. You can drop in webinars you can drop in white papers you can drop in like all sorts of different things when you have an engine going. That's right and and we would say that it's I would say that the agile system allows for you do that better than any of this because it is about nested priorities and Nestor. Priorities are fundamentally about creating Tommy and ownership. If you do it well clearly mess it up but we do know Caja. Well we could quite literally keep going for our so before we get out of here. I WANNA WANNA do some lightning round questions. These questions are fast and easy. Just like B. Two B. Marketing with you can go to Dot Com slash podcast. Learn more of. PDP Marketing. Before have you you have. Oh how was it It was always a good experience for me. I was early buyer of kind of the whole world of marketing automation. So or or the Alachua US per dot act on like you name it. I've been routed in fact myself and I WANNA make colleagues Who is now a venture partner at our general partner at upfront upfront down? Los Angeles go before we did some research about two and a half three years ago. That look dead. Thirty seven hundred different marketing companies and kind of evaluated their capabilities get customer references and then published it under a banner of the growth. I which we ended up shutting down left to sell but super super deeply involved in the tech community. I'm have been career and absolutely no got. So what's funny. So we interviewed edible. It's her and Fun Fact They grandfathered pricing for people like Adam closed. So I I don't know the exact number of accounts counts. But like they're still grandfathered accounts that's close that you know. I believe there's a sometimes. There's an advantage for being an old person in the industry. Indeed yes so everybody check out partner. We know that already fast easy questions. Are you ready the number one. WHAT APP on your phones? The most fun who the most fun to talk right now but I'm a little bit I have a little bit of an issue with it and then I'm Enjoyed it. I think the way that they built the newsfeed is insane. Like it doesn't follow any model that I'm familiar with but I still really like it and then I am also really uncomfortable with their data practices. Generally so I'm trying to figure out if there's a path for me to be able to enjoy the continents on Tick Tock and not feel bad about using it. What what is your favorite thing to cook or eat? I like desserts and it kind of doesn't matter where they are and I have a theory unwind desert so good right like in a kitchen and a restaurant as we were talking it before. This is going to beat the horse that right like you got. Let's say there's one hundred people in the kitchen pewtrust dot seventy of them are going to be focused on the main courses says and appetizers. But there's going to be a little team that's gonNA focus just under desserts and not of reading the restaurant orders desserts. Let's say sixty percent of the people. Don't orders deserts get forty percent of the people that are GonNa you get like thirty percent of the resources focused on just a great experience for them so like you get a chance for dessert at any restaurant. That's where the magic happens. Most of the time my girlfriend was Zeh for re pastry chef so I am well versed. I have an advantage there in life doing super crappy on the lightning round though slight citing fast in in a lightning fast. They got other than this. Is your life in Silicon Valley and IRL. Do you have a favorite podcast. I listen to so many. There's an episode of good food the recent Recent listen to recommendation from a friend. That was I think it's like four episodes to go. It was about the best Tortilla in Los Angeles. And there's a competition that Food writer who used to be a writer down in Orange County am runs teach year and it I still think about it and share. It A.. My friends I say. Listen to podcasts. All the time but that one episode was so like crazy insane. Every time I think about it I just want you to flour Tortilla. Not I love that stuff. That's so great. What is your vacation spot? I'm pretty partial to anything that has a beach on it to like if I get a chance to have downtime which I really don't get a lot. We've got three kids and a busy job and like a menagerie of animals at our house. So we don't really GonNa do like a beach and I would love to say in like it doesn't matter where I just WanNa beach favorite Polo player of all time. Probably of all time. I'm kind of a more of a current fan of Carter players. This it could be a completely esoteric other channel that we take up the best player in the world. But he's also the person who kind of made it acceptable to think about Genetic genetic cloning and horses and not only is the best player in the world but also has arguably the best of news in the world and they're all genetic clones which I think is super super fascinating super sport in this crazy new like maybe ethically questionable way groundbreaking technology that plays a role into it. I definitely you are first pullover Avid Polo player on the show. I try. I'm not very good but I try. It's fun hidden telling her passion I think I'm a pretty good editor and it doesn't matter the space that I'm in like I can be a good editor for writers. I could be good editor for television shows which have worked on that's a very Kind of obscure talent talent that my love dig it to pull out and it's not something that I talk about all the time. Do you have a script sitting in your in your in your office drawer. They are working on now that I'm working on but I have a couple of scripts from from friends of Mine and colleagues that. I'm hoping that at right now. The World Needs Great Editors Final question second in place for first time. CMO So. I think the the problem that I have right now I or not is that they are trying trying to do their job. Best and they're losing line of sight to the way that the business works of first advice. Best advice to first time. CMO is make sure you understand the dynamics of the business. I be the best business leader you can at the executive table and be the depth expert marketing. What what question do you never get asked the you wish your asked more often? If I could do any other job in the world and money weren't an issue or the thing that I care about. What would it do? I never asked the question. What would you do? I would be coach. It'd be like a baseball coach for high school. Kids that love baseball. I don't love it to watches much. I love to coach Egg. It makes me so happy and all I WANNA do is get my kids to play baseball. None of want to play baseball. And I don't WanNa go coach Random kids go to school with at the same time. I but if I could do anything I wanted I would love to be a high school baseball coach. Well this has been awesome. Thanks for coming on the show. We appreciate it. We gotta do this again. Because this is a blast and we're GonNa Karinna do some fun podcast stuff in our new city on San Francisco together I can. I can feel it on the horizon. I'm excited thank you guys for coming all the way to San Francisco into my little hovel of a closet slash recording room any final thoughts anything. That's exciting coming up from Zil. You know if you have the chance in your entombment Cisco and and you hear this. And it's before the beginning.
Mozilla's Firefox 70 is out: Privacy reports reveal whose cookies are tracking you
Firefox Web Browser
"Wanted to private browser but I think fire Fox is really really on the forefront. Now there's including <hes> the ability to use start page in the search bar as it searched default search engine <hes>. It's very easy to configure if you're GONNA START PAGE DOT COM and you've got fire Fox and there's one other thing I want to mention. Steve Gibson's been talking a lot. What about <hes> D._N._S. over H._T._T._p._s. the ferry bottom of the network settings in general settings of <hes> Fire Fox? If you enable D. H. D. S. over H._T._T._p._S. and use cloudflare. What'll happen is it'll use cloudflare's D._N._S.? Not Your I._S._P.'S D._N._S. Your I._S._p.. Every time you use you know go out and you know look up a site. Your is getting information about what sites you visit and many I._S._P.'s sell that information to marketers and other people and maybe that's something they don't deserve so <hes> they don't like it in fact the British Internet society or whatever said the Mozilla was the enemy of the year. They nominated them because they were enabling D._N._S. over H._T._T._p._S. Security N._S.. Because it would make it hard for the British authorities to filter sites another good reason to use it <hes> i. I'm starting to really feel like Mozilla with its sync with its features with its privacy. <hes> is is my choice choice for a browser. If you WANNA block trackers cookies crypto miners and finger printers <hes> all the features that <hes> that a privacy advocate would want her in here and <hes> and I'm starting to think what brave with its with its crypto currency and and some of the things it's doing maybe I maybe WanNa go with somebody who really has no axe to grind and that is of course a fire Fox Fire Fox plus start page. That's my new default for searching the interface start page in his searching the Internet start page each dot com.
"mozilla" Discussed on Security Now
"Anybody you want to have in your route store. I mean Hong Kong Post Office. That's benign compared to these guys so in a Latte. Get at this Leo in a just recently in a last ditch effort to have it's to find a way to get it. Sir Certificates Trusted Inside Fire Fox dark matter attempt to create a spinoff off certificate authority business called Digital Trust but much better. I like better my Yuka their digital at trustworthy that's right unfortunately both both dark matter and digital trust were run by the same C._E._o.. These guys seem kind of clueless. You know if you're going to set up. Try to have a different organization. It's it's really really not your name. We don't like your name dark matter but that's not why we said no so creating a spinoff run by the same guy called digital trust okay I trust us know so taking everything into consideration having given plenty of time for contemplation and you know because they really don't want to deny anybody who should have this privilege out of hand. Hand Mozilla has finally announced its decision last week in Google Groups Discussion Wayne Fair Certificate Authority Program Manager at Mozilla said quote are far most responsibility it is to protect individuals who rely on Mozilla products he said I believe this framing strongly supports a decision to revoke trust in dark matters inter existing existing intermediate certificates. He says while there are solid arguments on both sides of this decision it is I guess the argument on the on the pro side as well. Maybe they aren't bad <hes> he's as it. It is reasonable to conclude that continuing to place trust in dark. Matter is a significant risk to our users. He says I will be opening a bug. Requesting the distrust of dark matters. There's subordinate C._A.'s that is the intermediate certificates and will also recommend denial of the pending inclusion request and any new requests from digital trust so anyway that distrust of the supported see as that Wayne was referring to <hes> was something we also talked about before dark matter had been issuing certificates which would be trusted by Fire Fox using an intermediate an intermediate see a certificate which had been signed by quo Vadasz which is trusted so those certificates that intermediate C._A. is going to be killed as well world wants. Mozilla removes the quo vadasz intermediate certificates from Fire Fox in a future update all websites that use T._i.. Certificates acquired from dark matter will show you know up to standard illegal certificate warnings in fire Fox <hes> warning and blocking users from accessing their content so what I'm wondering now because we don't know I haven't seen and is what windows and other route stores are GonNa do recall that in order to prevent problems with third party Av Mozilla stated that they unin some conditions they will be importing the windows. See a route and trusting <hes> asserts signed by those route so if you're in the specific conditions are if you're on windows eight or windows ten with a recent fire Fox and who isn't recent <hes> anything since sixty six and I think we're at sixty eight now <hes> and you have a non windows defender Av registered with the system in that in those cases windows windows eight or not want to nine. There's no nine windows eight or ten and you're using a non windows defender Av then Fire Fox may be and.
Mozilla bans surveillance vendor from Firefox certificate whitelist
"mozilla" Discussed on Security Now
"D._N._S. in a minute but you know as I as what we know is that they U._k.. Is Unhappy with Mozilla Mozilla for for making it so easy as the only way I can read this making it so easy to blind eye there I._S._p.'s to the D._N._S. queries that that Mozilla customers are making <hes> since and so. I thought I'd just say for a minute since D._N._S. to I._p.. Mapping some TA sometimes changes an I._S._P.'s content blocking device rather than doing a match on D._N._S.. Queries could periodically make the same D._N._S. queries their customers make retrieve the D._N._S. Look I._P.. A._p. and dynamically manage in I._p.. Filter blocking list in order to keep those connections from being completed after the user's browser tries to make them or redirect them to prohibited content page or whatever or some concerned organization could perform the look ups and communicate I._P.. Address additions and removals too concerned concerned I._S._P.'s or I._S._P.'s could subscribe to a published blocked list in the same way as spam has been thwarted since way back in nineteen ninety seven with rb els real-time blacklists of of the I._p.'s of known spammers so my point is there are a great many ways to solve this problem that are just as robust as filtering turing on D._N._S. and <hes> certainly those organizations being filtered that as the ones that are being blocked no already know that by changing their domain names they they can sidestep the filtering until it again catches up with them so you know yeah enhancing the privacy of all web browsing users at the by by encrypting encrypting D._N._S. at the expense of asking I._S._P.'s to change the details of the way they selectively block access so so that some domains which haven't yet change their names to avoid the blocking <hes> get blocked to me makes a great deal of sense and I'm glad the I._S._P._A.. I Yeah I._S._P._A.. Came to their senses on this and speaking of Mozilla recall that we previously covered that shady organization who chose to name themselves dark matter which was petitioning Mozilla to include glued there route C._a.. Certificate in fire foxes trusted Cert- S- store possibly go wrong. What could possibly go wrong at the time cybersecurity security experts and privacy advocates were strongly cautioning and urging Microsoft Mozilla against doing so stating the dark matter could abuse its position Shen yeah to help its surveillance operations? Remember it is a manufacturer of those middle boxes which are used to intercept <hes> H._T._T._p._S. connections and right now. If it's if it's middle box certificate is not trusted than users would get a warning and or have to trust its certificate but if they are able to get into the into the root store than their middle boxes could be issued certificates which would raise no alarm which we don't want <hes> some of these operations that is of dark matter. These surveillance operations have been previously reported so this not just it could happen. This is what dark matter has done in the past <hes> in reports from Reuters the New York Times and the intercept and other sources have detailed alleged dark doc matter orchestrated hacking operations against human rights activists journalists and foreign governments which dark matter carried out at the behest of the U._A._e.. United arid Arab Emirate government so <hes> these guys don't sound like anybody you want to have in your route store. I mean Hong Kong Post Office. That's benign compared to these guys so in a Latte..
Mozilla experiment to pollute what advertisers know about you
"Restart after everything freezes now for the former there are a lot of yet sites luxury designers stock market sites. Expensive watches in some equestrian real estate brokers. A page of sign up for a MasterCard gold card and a page book go room at the GM grand for ladder links to survival supplies. Checklists tents Mylar blankets, do Zeh movies, and a lot of conspiracy theories or hasn't that suit. Now as zilla noted in a blog post announcing the tool, it will likely only work as intended for a few days, and then we'll revert back to showing you adds more in line with your actual viewing preferences. This will show you ads for products. You might not be interested in at all. So it's really just throwing off brands who wanted to advertise various specific type of person you'll still be seeing ads eventually, if you use the internet as you typically would day today, you'll start seeing ads again at align more closely to your normal browsing habits. Of course, you're probably not gonna fire up one hundred tabs to routinely trick advertisers.
OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 is Here
"Open mend Riva LX floor dot O is here, this version of open mend Riva ships with Colonel five dot one dot nine Katie plasma, five, fifteen dot five and Mason, nineteen dot one. This releases the first to offer up an optimized version specifically for AMD architecture alongside the typical architectures that were available previously from the Colonel to the packages. Everything has been compiled to improve performance. The default browser has been changed to the chromium based falcon though, fire FOX and chrome are still available to install. Katie plasma. Five dot sixteen gets I point release five sixteen dot one is now available in fixes bugs and discover panel view power, devil plasma network manager and the breeze theme. This release revamps the notification system. And also gives a new look and feel to the log in screen. Canonical outs important security update for all of whom two releases this update addresses a flaw in the handling of certain specially crafted TC ppac. It's that would allow an attacker to cause kernel panics on the receiving system effectively, causing a denial of service referred to as TCP sack. The flaws present in every current version of boon to and uses are strongly urge to update immediately. Canonical will drop support for thirty two bit architectures and future, a boon to releases Steve Lenka set on the to develop announce mailing lists said the Abboud to engineering team has reviewed the facts before us and concluded that we should not continue to carry I three eighty six forward as an architecture Consequently, I three eighty six will not be included as an architecture for the nineteen ten release, Mr. Langa said continues while this means we will not provide thirty two bit builds of new upstream versions of libraries. There are a number of ways that thirty two bit applications can continue to be made available to users of later of into releases. Canonical snap store ads eleven districts Pacific installation pages for every single app. This move by canonical is meant to ease the adoption of snaps by explaining how to install snap D And the snaps themselves on various popular distributions. Mozilla patches. Firefox zero day, abused in the wild Samuel gross in coin based discovered a flaw in the way. Fire FOX handles the Java script method array dot pop that could lead to remote code execution. However, at the time of this articles writing none existed, Mozilla strongly encourage users to upgrade to sixty seven dot zero dot three to patch this phone ability. Mozilla patches seconds zero day, flaw, this week while the previous flaw on its own could not directly lied to remote code execution. The second zero day was the sandbox escape or function needed. These flaws came together after a user visited a militias website and seems to have been targeted attack against coined based, employee's a subsequent version of fire FOX, sixty seven dot zero four is now the version Mozilla recommends.
Could a challenger to iOS and Android come from China?
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by the Michigan economic Development Corporation, Evan Lyle of rush enterprises, is a big fan of Michigan as he put it the future of mobility, is going to be decided right here in the state, visit planet dot com to find out why. That's P. L. A. N. E T, M dot com. Could the mobile operating system to challenge? I o s an Android come from China from American public media. This is marketplace. Tech demystifying the digital economy, I'm Ali would. The Chinese electronics guy in while way is the world's second biggest smartphone manufacturer. And it suddenly finds itself without an official mobile operating system. Google is scheduled to cut off while ways access to its official version of Android as of August that follows a US ban on doing business with w-way while we says it's been working on its own mobile operating system. And meanwhile, the Chinese company bite dance, which owns the hit social network, tick tock, said it would explore launching its own custom phone with preloaded by dance apps, but many have tried to build alternatives to either Android or Apple's. I o s and so far all have failed Julius gets a principal analyst at Forrester research. She said the reason is any new mobile operating system, just doesn't have enough apps. It just takes a lot of momentum to build out an ecosystem with a developer community that's going to build enough services and apps. For your platform, or for your operating system to make the device compelling to consumers. Do you think that the way to success for a third party mobile OS developer is to sort of re imagine the ecosystem, like, for example, where we're talking about to Chinese companies. We know that integrated messaging is already huge in China, like, is it possible that, that a company could come along, and say, we're going to build a new mobile operating system. That is that's one hundred percent dependent on messaging and mobile web. So I think a company could come along and do that. And that would fit a slice of the market, and that would be a good plan. That might carry a company for the next three to five to eight years. We haven't seen that success replicated though outside of China. So it may be the right strategy for China, but I think you have to also be willing to look beyond and say, what about voice and immersive experiences. And what's next either things that are more ambient? So you think we're. For the duopoly is likely to continue until we actually transcend. Let's say smartphones completely. I think Molly. I mean we've both been in mobile long enough to remember when the center of power was in Europe and Nokia dominated the world with their Symbian operating system. So I don't think there's ever like a forever in this picture. I think absolutely. We could see the center of gravity shifts west and into Asia. And then who knows what's next this gets to my theory about the parallel tech economy in China that it could the only place that could incubate competition at that level. Really is China. And then it could depending on, you know, global relations sort of come screaming out of there like real competition to apple and Google hasn't happened yet. But could. Right. But I tell you Marley ever pretty limited perspective. Right. We've watched ten cent tried to come to the US. We've watched by do and we've watched them put beachheads out in Silicon Valley. But I haven't seen much of it yet Julie, ask as a principal. Analyst at Forrester research, while way has said it's mobile operating system should be ready to launch by twenty twenty. And now for some related links now Julius was diplomatic about whether Asia could end up producing the next great mobile operating system business insider, not so much. It's got a story with two charts showing how back in two thousand ten there were six or seven mobile operating systems, and, yes, Nokia's Symbian was by far, the most popular and nine years later, there are two and that is it. I mean, the poor windows phone didn't even make it onto either chart. That's how fast it came and went. Samsung tried to build its own s twice. Blackberry would not give up Mozilla tried with fire, FOX us, I mean, even Amazon had a go at it and jerks like me would review those phones ago. Yeah. But there's no official Instagram hap and now the thirty percent cut that apple takes from abseiled the amount of money that developers can make selling absence services on these phones pretty much. Means the app economy is here to stay as long as that's the experience. We expect on our smartphones. It's beyond an uphill climb for Weiwei way or by dance or anyone else. Now that said the economist has a story from April about yet another challenger rising in India, based on Mozilla Firefox. So s it's on fifty million or so lower. End phones in India, and Indonesia and raised all over there will appreciate this. It's called high. Oh, S. I'm Molly would. And that's marketplace tech. This is a PM.
Google will soon let Chrome users block advanced tracking cookies
"Google is looking to make its web browser more private the Wall Street Journal reports that Google Bill the privacy tools for chrome during Google's developer's conference this week. Chrome would get a dashboard like function showing users which cookies are tracking them while giving the option to block those cookies Mozilla Firefox and apple safari have already been restricting cookies for the past couple of years. The journal says the booth won't impact Google's ability to collect user data for advertising yet, restricting the cookies will have a negative effect for smaller. Digital
Podcast company one of world's most innovative businesses
"Winter podcast up fronts and opportunity for podcast creators to pitch to ad agencies. Was yesterday in Beverly Hills, California in the US willing to want digital learnt at the event in our show notes and in our newsletter, including some very colorful descriptions of shirtless. Comedian also at the event wonder released their two thousand nine thousand nine hundred eight of programming the company has new partnerships with the LA times Bloomberg and a new documentary from Ramsey insight Star Wars, the company has also just launched one plus one about the world's greatest collaborations. Also, the winter podcast up fronts. Iheart radio announced a new slate of true crime podcasts starting the season. Three of disgrace land, the season three premiere will be played out on iheart media broadcast radio stations the day before release WNYC's new slate includes a suite of podcasts featuring stand up and storytelling from emerging and established comedians. They also preview and new podcast from God. Missed the hyper local websites that WNYC purchased a year ago in other news Marvel's wolverine. The loss trail has a release date. It'll be exclusively available on Stitcher premium for March the twenty fifth that will cost you four dollars ninety nine a month. White what the podcast creator and quotes media invention company and as this morning that it has raised four million dollars in funding. The company was founded by former Ted executives June Cohen, and Darin trip and is responsible for the webby award winning masters of scale. So now have released a new WordPress podcast theme called cast oppress Google podcast has mysteriously and quite annoyingly disappeared from Android auto reported number of annoyed retinas and me speaker has added trimming functionality to its IRS app. The New York Times has promoted THEO bowel, come to executive producer of the daily news. Congratulations as well to cadence thirteen who've been recognized by fast company. As one of the world's most innovative. They share the accolade with twitch Domino's and Mozilla we highlight three podcasts in our newsletter in our show notes, including bawdy storytelling, celebrating twelve years a stage show this week. The two year old podcast has just hit a million downloads. It's allies storytelling podcast much like the math, but covering rather different subject matter,
Are your kids at a house party? No, not the scary kind
"This. Marketplace podcast is brought to you by Mozilla makers of the brand new fire FOX monitor a free service to help you stay safe from Akers. You'll get a full report if you have compromised accounts and notifications if you appear in new data breaches, take care at monitor fire, FOX dot com and by wizard pins dot com. Create custom pins for any occasion, wizard pins can work with all types of designs from hand-drawn sketches to professional design files to create custom pins of any size or shape. It's perfect for small brands to large businesses and everyone in between had wizard pins dot com and enter code tech to get twenty percent off your first order. Are your kids at a house party? No, no, not the scary kind the video app from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Molly would. The number of teenagers using Facebook that's been on the decline for years. They've migrated to Snapchat Instagram and about twenty million of them are over on house party a live video app where people drop in on each other and chat or leave video messages, and they can hang out with up to eight people at a time. I know the name house party sounds like kids doing I don't even want to know what on video, but actually co founder and chief operating officers Seamus Donnie, told me she wants house party to be for real personal, connections, and empathy literally no filters, you friend, a group of people ahead of time. And when you open the app, it actually notifies them that you're there, and you're ready to have a conversation. And so it sort of takes the emotional hurdles out of actually video chatting with somebody. Why video there obviously, inherent risks and interacting live on video. Not to mention, you know, just. Bandwith and appearance issues. You know, talk to us about the value of video as a communication tool. That's at the heart of the empathy and how we do that you say appearance like I want people to be proud of. You know, I woke up this way. Right. And if the tool is just about you, and the people you care about you shouldn't need filters. Right. You shouldn't be trying to project yourself as content. You should just be there to have like affirmation from a qualitative perspective, not validation by numbers. And I really hope that like we have a generation grows up knowing the right reaction to sadness, not just the right emoji. So talk to me about how that's reflected in the product design. Like, I assume that you're getting rid of things like likes and little hearts that pop up the screen and things that feel sort of addictive and engaging as opposed to. Antic? Well, we're not getting rid of it. We just never even built it. There's no feed it's been built by designed to promote the human connection and just showing up. We just want it to be as easy as showing up and being able to connect with people you care about. And I I see that with my kids. You are daily habit is during dinnertime, so my family's in Alabama. My husband's family's in Virginia. My best friends are in Chicago. And we'll just open it up. And it's whoever's there, but it's a predetermined group of people that I've decided that I fronted and my son now has like a very meaningful. My daughter have a very meaningful online relationship with these people. And that's not something you can do a synchronised Li it's not something that you can do in a news feed. And I'm not saying that those things shouldn't exist. There's world for them. I just think that we can all do a better job of time. Well, spent that see MRs Donnie co founder and chief operating officer at house party as. As for how you make money off empathetic and real interactions. Sustained said, the company will have monetization news in January. We spoke at fortune's most powerful women next-gen conference last week in southern California tomorrow and Wednesday. We'll talk with more powerful women from Amazon and millennial media powerhouse. Now. This. And now for some related links. Happy Monday, everyone, you might have noticed the press blitz. Bercy ES is starting that is of course, the big tech extravaganza in Las Vegas in early January. And if you're in the media, especially whether you've registered or not you're getting emails, and it's kind of my favorite time of year because you find out fast who in the tech world is going to see us and who would like to get off this PR roller coaster will remiss at slate has changed. His Twitter handle too will remiss is not going to see. Yes. Rachel king. From fortune tweeted an all caps flee for peace. She's not going either a quick search of not going to see us on Twitter. Turns up some hilarious results. One enterprising PR person. Even created a spreadsheet of tech turn lists who aren't going in hopes that they will be removed from the press emails as for me. I'm going Email your little hearts out. I already set up my outlook filter. I'm Molly would and that's marketplace tech. This is a PM. Here's an investment opportunity with a guaranteed return when you donate to support. Marketplace today, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar by our friends at the Condado fund listeners like you who give to marketplace do more than help keep the show on the air. You help us grow and get better. It's a way to directly support independent reporting and journalism you trust. And the payoff comes with what you hear every day. Don't miss out on this chance to make your donation. Go twice as far give today a marketplace dot org, and thanks this. 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Researchers say wireless companies are slowing down video streams
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by Mozilla makers of the brand new fire FOX monitor a free service to help you stay safe from hackers. You'll get a full report if you have compromised accounts and notifications if you appear in new data breaches take care at monitor fire, FOX dot com. And by the Michigan economic Development Corporation when it comes to mobility, more and more businesses are turning to planet him Michigan is home to the largest concentration of auto related engineers in the nation as well as various all road and all weather autonomous testing centers. Learn more head to planet m dot com. Planet in Michigan where big ideas and mobility are born. Since the end of net neutrality. Researchers have found wireless companies slowing down video streams coincidence. Or no from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Molly would. It's been almost six months since the FCC repealed net neutrality rules today is the deadline for the house of representatives to overturn that decision. Although no, one expects that to happen. But what has the repealment for ordinary people? Well, according to some researchers it's meant wireless carriers potentially slowing down your video. Streams David toughness is an assistant professor of computer and information science at Northeastern University his team researched this issue what we do is. We send traffic that looks like you to then we'll send the exact same amount of data, except we take the content in completely randomize it. So just looks like gibberish. If we see you get different bandwidth when you send Jaber's first when you send something that looks like YouTube, then we can identify that. In fact, the network is giving different performance based on that content. Got it. And is this something you've studied in the past? That is do you know, if it's a change in the way? This traffic is treated short. We I saw instances of various network providers in fearing with in terms of slowing down or in some cases, changing content. That was being sent over the network we identified this in early twenty fifteen and then we found after the FCC's open internet order during the Obama administration took effect. We saw that all that behavior changed that they essentially stopped any of these policies in response. But we assume is in response to these rules, and then based on the period of time that just happened to be when FCC's open internet order was in effect when there was not this much traffic manipulation. Is it your sense that it's maybe not technically necessary? Like the argument often that you hear from carriers. This this is necessary. Data optimization to protect our networks. Exactly. Into be clear. I am not opposed to network providers. Managing their network. That's something that is going to happen. If the demand on the net. Work exceeds capacity. Then someone's not going to get everything that they want that said there was a period of time when we detected no throttling from any of the major carriers in two thousand fifteen they didn't seem to fall apart, and then we can look to other countries. So in Europe net neutrality is the law. We've done a lot of measurements in France. Because we've partnered with their telecom regulator are set to provide these auditing measurements to check whether ISP's in France are compliant with the law. And so far we found that they all are. And I've heard no accounts of some that works being so overloaded that they're unusable and France. So we certainly have at least some evidence that networks can run just fine under loads from video traffic without needing to do throttling. David toughness of Northeastern University. He's part of a team that produced this research. We asked the four big wireless carriers for a response. Sprint denied throttling. AT and T and Bryson pointed us to a statement from the wireless industry trade. Association the way that post says the team's research was flawed. Three democratic senators have also asked the companies to respond to that study. And now for some related links. There is still plenty of drama around net neutrality, especially about the FTC's comment period leading up to the vote last year. FCC chairman edgy pie has acknowledged that Russian bots flooded, the public comments system, but the agency rejected freedom of information requests filed by the New York Times and BuzzFeed for server records from that period. But here's the other thing even carriers would like some regulatory certainty around net neutrality. You take the rules away and things get messy because now that there aren't any. There is going to be a patchwork of state rules led by California, which passed strong new net neutrality laws this fall, and that is radically a nightmare for the very companies who wanted net neutrality rolled back AT and T. In fact, has been asking specifically for a federal internet Bill of rights that quote applies to all internet companies and guarantees neutrality. Transparency openness non-discrimination and privacy protection for all internet users, and quote now we've been saying for a while that'll legislative solution is the best way to solve these problems long-term. But everyone also agrees getting congress to figure this one out is a long shot looking ahead to the week. Tomorrow is the day that Google CEO send our KYW is rescheduled to appear before congress for some more partisan political theater. But maybe we can all agree to just not watch. Just kidding. See you on Twitter. I'm Molly would. And that's marketplace tech. This is a PM numbers alone. 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"mozilla" Discussed on Computer Talk with TAB
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"mozilla" Discussed on Security Now
"Right. Got a few little bits here before we head into the the main event yet. So the good news is Mozilla 's experiment with DNS over HTTPS is turning out to be a win. They recently posted a late last week next steps in DNS. Over HTTPS testing. They wrote over the past few months Mozilla has experimented with DNS over HTTPS. Also known as DO h. The intention is to fix apart. They right of a DNS ecosystem that simply isn't up to the modern secure standards at every internet user should expect. They said today, we want to let you know, how our next test of we want to let you know about our next test of the feature our initial tests of DO h studied the time it takes to get a response from cloudflare's DO, h resolve the results were very positive. The slowest users show a huge performance improvement. And that's significant the slowest users meaning that there were users whose DNS servers were more than average slow and this fixed them so that they saw a big bump in performance. They they said a recent test in our beta channel confirmed DOS. H is fast and is not causing problems for our users. However, they wrote those tests only measure the DNS operation itself, which isn't the whole story content. Delivery networks CDN's provide localized DNS responses,.
How much would it cost to create a military Space Force?
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by Mozilla makers of the brand new fire FOX monitor a free service to help you stay safe from hackers. You'll get a full report if you have compromised accounts and notifications if you appear in new data breaches take care at monitor fire, FOX dot com. How much would it cost to create a military space force from American public media? This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Kimberly Adams in for Molly would. President Trump has said repeatedly that he wants a space force congress denied the request for a new branch of the military in the latest funding Bill, but some have started pricing it out including the center for strategic and international studies. Todd Harrison is director of the aerospace security project there. He broke it down into three models a space corps within the air force a space force light. Or a space force heavy all of which would mostly use existing military resources, but would require an additional one and a half to two point seven billion dollars over five years Harrison says his estimate is based on the idea that a lot of the work is just moving people around all of those things that we do today for national security space that authority right now is fragmented across the military. What a space force would do is actually combine those into one organization and one unified chain of command. That's in charge of space. So you're estimates are much lower than what say air force secretary. Heather Wilson laid out earlier this year. She said space force would cost about thirteen billion dollars extra over five years. What accounts for that difference? What when the air force put out there estimate. It's actually the cost estimate for space force and a new combatant command for space United States space. Command included in that thirteen billion dollars is a billion dollars to build a new headquarters building for space command something that arguably is not needed, and it's not related to the space force at all. So the air force through in a lot of extra things that aren't actually related to the space force to get to that thirteen billion dollar numbers. So that's really the big difference. But as space Twitter was very quick to point out. There were some things that you left out as well. Like transition time new satellites new missions new uniform says people seem to be very happy to discuss. Yes. So you could build on the cost of new unify. Terms. I I will take that. I did not include that in terms of new satellites. Oh, will sure that's a different question though than creating space force. If you want to expand what we're doing in space. Absolutely. That will cost more. That is a separate question though. From how we organize within the military force base. How real is any of this? I mean, how likely are we to see space force in any capacity anytime soon, you know, I think it's a coin toss right now because you know, the president is adamant and pushing for this. But there have been some members of congress who well before the president got onto this issue. There is a bipartisan effort in the House Armed Services committee now that the house has flipped control the democratic leadership is sounding much more skeptical of this. And I think in part of that it's politics is this has become branded as Trump space force. So that's gonna make it harder for many Democrats to get behind it and supported even though they may have supported in the past Todd Harrison at. Center for strategic and international studies. His estimate is one of several out there for what a space force might cost. We'll only know for sure if congress gets on board, I'm Kimberly Adams, and that's marketplace tech. This is a PM. Patrick in Santa Cruz. California wrote to us to say marketplace is an essential element in his life. And that we're helping make him smarter through high quality thought provoking and informative journalism to join Patrick and supporting what we do. Please donate online today at marketplace dot org. Thanks to Patrick and all the marketplace. Investors who make our work possible.
An argument against Big Tech being so big
That time it was illegal to fix your own electronics for almost 20 years
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by Mozilla makers of the brand new fire FOX monitor a free service to help you stay safe from hackers. You'll get a full report if you have compromised accounts and notifications if you appear in new data breaches take care at monitor fire, FOX dot com. That time it was illegal to fix your own electron IX or almost twenty years from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Molly would. Once upon a time when something you own broke, you fixed it we never even considered whether we were allowed to fix our products until the year two thousand when the digital millennium copyright act. Made it illegal to circumvent any tack that locked up devices without authorization. So John Deere started telling farmers it was a copyright violation to fix their tractors. And apple started telling us, it was a copyright violation to fix our. I phones just last month the US copyright office. Finally decided that you do have the right to fix your smartphone. Lots of other electronics and tractors to Kyle Wiens is CEO of I fix it. A company that creates repair guides for electron IX and tells tools and replacement parts he told me we may have the right to repair. But repairing things isn't as easy as it used to be. This is a trend is you add Electric's more things than we have diagnostic codes on the car can't really repair car without a computer anymore. You can't repair tractor without a computer. And so this is going to be a trend that will continue. Our products are going to get smarter. They're going to require an advanced diagnostic software noted fix them. What this ruling does is. It says look it's legal for you to make your own diagnostic software for you the break in maybe jailbreak your phone what's going to need to happen next in order to completely open this up as we're going to need right to repair legislation to get the manufacturers to share their diagnostic software with the rest of us. What do you think is the likelihood that people who are now on one year contracts or pay off plans? What do you think the likelihood is that all of a sudden they're going to start trying to repair devices and keep them around for a lot longer? One thing that I think is interesting about the trends of technology is that you have these bursts of innovation where device they're changing very rapidly. And we've gone through that with cell phones from when the iphone came out for the last decade or so the devices have been getting dramatically better every year. We're starting to see that Pluto. If you have an iphone ten you do not need to get knife on ten are is just not that much better. So where in the past? I think we've been up getting our phones, maybe every eighteen months. I think you're going to start to see people using things for too. Three maybe even four years, but not for the devices to last that long. You have to change out batteries, you have to fix a screen when it breaks. So this is the inflection point with cell phones that we went through with laptops. It used to be people with joke. You know, your laptop was out of date by the time, you got home from best buy, and that's just not the case anymore. You perfectly fine with a five year old laptop it, do you see downstream economic impact here is there a likelihood that more repair shops will crop up. I think so anytime you have a product that's going to last longer. You're going to see more service businesses pop up. And that's actually a really good thing for the economy. You know, the actual labor. The apple pays to assemble the iphone in China is relatively minor. If you take your phone, then and you pay somebody fifty dollars in labor together fixed that that's a serious benefit to the economy of actually completely outweighs the five or ten dollars. Apple may have paid assembly time. So as we see maybe tariffs come into play. They're going to make these devices more expensive, coupled with these trends where you don't really need a new phone. I think you're. Going to really c in the explosion. And the repair economy. That's Kyle Wiens CEO of I fix it. Things that still can't be repaired by third parties under the DMCA game consoles, like Xboxes, NPS, fours, boats and airplanes. And now for some related links. It's election day. So expect the misinformation machines to get turned up to eleven a digital -cation company called Bali male put out some research over the weekend saying that most adults in the US can't tell a fake campaign Email from a real one the party breakdown. Thirty six percent of Democrats spotted the fake Email that was supposedly from a current Senate candidate and twenty percent of Republicans could tell the difference only one person out of one thousand seventy nine correctly answered every question on the survey. It's a teachable moment. I guess. Next month. Google's chrome browser will start getting really aggressive about what it calls abusive ads who will will give web pages a warning and thirty days to clean up their act if it finds adds to abusive, and then chrome could potentially block every ad from a site that doesn't comply and so like how do we feel about Google having the power to just turn off sites? Revenue stream Mozilla Firefox browsers gotten more aggressive about third party trackers. So has apple safari? And I read a thought provoking piece about this a week or so ago on Forbes, it argued that browsers shouldn't be the helicopter parents of the internet and that cookies and trackers do actually deliver targeted advertising that in some cases people really like instead of delivering just as many ads that are totally random. It also argued that getting rid of these tools could benefit Facebook, Google and Amazon instead of smaller, publishers, and more importantly that. We consumers have plenty of ways to turn off intrusive advertising instead of having browsers decide for us. The article is from a digital app insider. But it really made me think check it out on our website. Marketplace tech dot org. I'm Ali would. And that's marketplace tech. Don't forget the vote. This is a PM.
Are narcissistic CEOs bad for business?
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by Mozilla makers of the brand new fire FOX monitor a free service to help you stay safe from hackers. You'll get a full report. If you have compromised accounts and notifications. If you appear in new data breaches, take care at monitor, fire FOX dot com. M. by g. suite by Google cloud, a suite of cloud based productivity tools that includes g mail, doc slides, sheets and drive. You can make real time updates to the same document without having to keep track of multiple versions. And since all tools are cloud based, your whole team can access the same document and work on the same page at the same time, make it with g. suite by Google cloud find out more at g. suite dot com. The tech industry can't seem to stop picking narcissistic CEO's, but are they bad for business from American public media? This is marketplace tech demystifying. The digital economy I'm Ali, would. Silicon Valley loves a charismatic founder story, but there's a difference between leadership and narcissism and new research shows that narcissistic CEO's are actually bad for business. Jennifer Chapman is a professor of management at UC Berkeley's Haas school of business. Her research focused on the tech industry and found that narcissistic CEO's tend to pay themselves more and pay their executives less. They get involved in more lawsuits because they take more risks than they need to, and they tend to hire people more for their loyalty than their skills or judgment. I asked her if the myth of the genius founder means a lot more narcissists in tech, we hear a lot about CEOs who are founders in the technology industry adopting behaviors that appear high on the narcissism scale. But in the end, there are as many founders who are not in our. Estate as there are founders who are narcissistic. So it's not really a causal factor. You don't have to be a narcissist to be a founder, it sounds like it's hard though to disentangle those two things. Those two perceptions, right? It's very hard to disentangle them, particularly if you think about being a board of directors who selecting a new CEO and the CEO is savvy enough to put his or her best foot forward, it's much easier to see the energy and the vision and the confidence and harder to detect how the person treats other people how much he or she will claim credit for success and so forth. And so you know, one recommendation is to really build into evaluation tools. The ability to get a much more nuanced understanding of these. He's kind of downsides of the narcissistic personality. What will it take for companies to get better boards of directors to get better venture capitalists to get better at weeding out these personalities? Well, I think what's so tempting in the entrepreneurial world is that in fact, entrepreneurs are almost sick selected based on having delusions of grandeur right thinking up things that heaven existed before and having confidence in those visions, what boards of directors need to do though is go further and try to evaluate not just the idea and the confidence of the person proclaiming the idea. But what is there a long term source of knowledge going to be? Are they going to only rely on their own instinct and their own ideas? Jennifer Chapman is a professor of management at UC Berkeley. Haas school of business. I should point out here that narcissism isn't unique to the tech industry. Twenty ten study of college. Students found that narcissism has increased by more than half since the nineteen eighty eighties eight years and a trillion self. He's later and well. Here we are. And now for some related links, happy Monday. And here's what's happening this week that might make some tech news. Someone recently asked me if the blockchain fad was starting to fade. Yeah, maybe not just yet. Next Saturday in Berkeley will be the our music festival. The quote I ever music festival to be powered by blockchain technology. If I understand it correctly and that is always a big. If with blockchain things, there will be a music festival token created at or maybe after the event. And then people could eventually use it to buy merchandise and future concert tickets and things. Actually, to be honest, I really don't understand, but said in big Sean or playing. Happening in San Francisco next week, the fourth annual tech inclusion conference focusing on how to get under represented voices into the tech industry and build better cultures into the tech world that I definitely do understand and hey, shameless self promotion. I will be in Chicago for Chicago ideas week or half of it anyway, and I'll be moderating a panel about artificial intelligence and just soaking in that Chris fall, Chicago air, and you will get a special treat marketplace's jed Kim will be hosting this show for a couple of days. It's his first time he's going to be great. I'm Molly would. And that's marketplace tech. This is APN not everyone gets chance to learn about the economy in school marketplace helps you continue your education in a way that's smart accessible and hopefully a little bit fun. Your donation is not only an investment in your learning, but also in helping us make more people smart about the economy and that's good for everyone to learn how you can help visit marketplace, dot org, slash investors, and thank you.
"mozilla" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks
"Offer you a healthy alternative instead. So the a and a and this is for asshole. Yeah, annoying. When you wanna get get some decent food. Gogo high has six beers. Goddamn pizza. Shut up. You know what they have to, they actually have to kind of tie this in with the beer goggles at or g mail. You remember that? Oh, I do. Yes. That is actually saved me many times. You know, you have to solve a math problem before you can send an Email late late at night and yes, I could not actually do division in the middle of the night and I couldn't. I was so drunk. I couldn't get the calculator on my phone to load, so I'm like, okay, time for bed. Let's move on. Yes, yeah. Mozilla is publishing their fire FOX user data. Now, what's in? It's what's called the fire FOX, public data reports. Now we've tried fire FOX recently. Did you know fire FOX was tracking your usage and sending it back to the mothership? I did. I think you can turn it off, right? I guess you can, but I don't remember that being something on install when I pumped it up because everything is opted out, not opt in these days. Right? That in the US well, apparently if you're a fire FOX user, you can simply go to about a semi or know about colon Tele Matry and see what data is sent to Mozilla. That doesn't exactly tell you how to turn it off, but I'm assuming one can. I know we have some fire FOX users at listen to this, so you might want to look into that. Yeah, yeah. If you give shit, it's anonymous because we know the data cannot be unannymous of course. Now, is it all your traffic or is it just a add-ons region? You total usage, blah, blah, blah. I mean, do they know how often you're going to porn? Hub with fire. Are FOX. Well, they don't report that. They assume, you know, they may know that, right? And here's the thing fire FOX users are down to two hundred and fifty million. So that's not really a lot. That's a fringe browser now. Yeah, it really is compared. And that's they were up at three hundred million in April. Right? So they've lost fifty million users since April. I was one of them for sure, but actually, no, I started and left since April. This is like, you know, snap numbers at this. Yeah, it's it's pretty low. I'm actually surprised by that because I always, I always think of fire. Foxes. Like the main browser out there. Nope, not even, but not even close. And I know a lot of people that work at Mozilla and I'm just like how you bitches getting paid. I think the I mean, the main way that fire FOX makes money is their deal with Google. So when you as being, you know, the default search engine, you know, I think that's really where they bring their money in. But yeah, I mean, if I had a two hundred and fifty million installed user base, they all use Google and Google paid me money. I guess I could afford to staff. Okay, I get it. Okay, glad we solve that..
"mozilla" Discussed on Computer Talk with TAB
"So let's get back to your calls here for to get online hundred nine six six wti see five to two wti we're gonna go to janet in farmington first morning janet hogan leaning out how are you well i have a laptop the novo yoga and it's on of the default browser is microsoft edge and i've heard you say you shouldn't do that anything but any microsoft browser you should use any like you could use google chrome you could use mozilla firefox kids but stay away from the the microsoft browsers there's still not that good okay so i've been trying you know i have google on their little button at the bottom that i click and go to a little beach ball yeah well yeah right thought of that and but by home screen is you know this nice page that has little different size rectangles and squares that you know if you click you know they flip and say what your email is and your calendar hello that's microsoft edge i guess because if i click on anything there i ended up in microsoft edge because i think your browser still said as the default you want to set your chrome is the default so and then but isn't that microsoft edge like fun things or is that my level well that's probably windows tens of metro that front screen there is the windows ten metro stream there that they're showing you all those different of dates the other thing is when you install an alternate browser like mozilla or google chrome it doesn't show up on your in your menu tiles you have to right click and put it there yeah i show it.
How to watch the Apple WWDC 2018 keynote online
"By the way if you look a bit more information about gdp are and some of the issues around it that is the topic of today's checklist by secure mac what is gdp are what is who is how does gdp arafat who is and finally what are some of the upside down downsides of these new rules search tuned for checklist by secure makor give it a lesson on the show site secure mac dot com slash checklist i think i sounded relatively intelligent on this one but it's hard to remember abbas doing something interesting with this year's ww dc opening breezing tation cult amac's as it streaming the event for google chrome and mozilla firefox cts until now one's only option for watching was either through apple's technology or microsoft edge on a windows ten machine or you know being there in person no indication in the piece as to why the change my brain wonders whether apple is using its event to test video on the other platforms ahead of its n ticipant entry in the streaming tv or maybe apple's just feeling a little koumba ya more news in a moment but first award about another news show tech meme ride home i try to give you your fell of apple news but that's not all the tech there is to know that's what's great about tech meme ride home i worked the night away to bring you a digestive apple news in the morning while tech me mine homes brian mccullough works the day away to bring you a digest of wider tech news in the evening for your ride home mac os kind of in the morning tech me ride home at night one two combo keeping you in the know.
"mozilla" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"Make me smart is brought to you by indeed are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions and then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash smart that is indeed dot com slash smart make me smart is brought to you by mozilla the not for profit behind the fire fox web browser with features like the facebook container extension allowing users to stay social without letting facebook see any other web activity learn more at mozilla dot org what what are the terms and conditions of whatever i see it's a sentence pregnant hello everyone i'm ali would it to see that strategic pause it's like those people do on the answering machine it's just me today there's no result i'm holding down make me smart on my own the podcast where i just did here in my basement and talk about tech culture and politics business also have you guys though and this is important it is especially important today that this is the podcast where none of us is as smart as all of us because it means i'm not alone i have you kyra results actually in georgia talking to a blue jeans maker about nafta as you do and i just wanna shout out to the person twitter i forgot to put this in our renown who referred to our podcast as a collective wisdom platform and soon i'm going to find his name and give him full credit but it's like the evolution of none of us is a smart as all of us last week on the show we asked him last week for the last year we have asking big questions about capitalism last year we talked last week we.
"mozilla" Discussed on The Changelog
"Sense you can use jobs but it makes sense and you don't have to have a partition between them sounds like there's a lot of glue that has to go into that yes and we're trying to make some of that glue something that people don't even notice that they don't see that they're using so one of the projects that we've been talking about at mozilla is called basim bind degen because as you noted earlier in the show right now you can only pass enters in floats into web simply functions but a lot of times you need to do something like pass a string into it and the way that you do that is by actually encoding the characters in the string into their number equivalents using something like the texting code api and then putting those numbers into an array buffer which is basically just like java script array but when it holds bytes so you put it into this arabe offer and then on the web assembly side well you have to pass a pointer was really just an integer the array index you pass that from java script into your web assembly function and then web assembly will use that array index to figure out okay i need to start getting the bites for this string here in this memory and pull them out and then it will decode them into characters again so that's a pretty complicated process for a lot of java script developers and even for people who are not working with java script is just very low level so we have a tool called wasim bind jen which will automatically wrap your web assembly module with some j s code that will actually do that for you all of that conversion and it will also make it possible to use rust classes or rough strucks in job script as classes it will do a lot of that wiring up in marshalling the data for you so right now it is pretty russ specific we're hoping that we can expand it to support other languages as well.
"mozilla" Discussed on The Changelog
"At the brand management part of all of this and the so ridgely when i started co cartoons i wasn't working at mozilla was just doing it in my spare time and i had planned to do a book around all of the react ecosystem doing coker tunes and then i got a job at mozilla i was working in depth tools at first but managed to turn cooker tunes into my fulltime job at mozilla so a lot of the latest work is on the hacks blog mojo mozilla hacks blog so i can send a link for the show notes for that but there's no book in the work's currently there may be in the future but i'm doing a lot more work around web technologies things like web assembly java script how the browser works right now tell you kinda answer one of my questions because one of the things they did notice on good cartoons it doesn't appear that you've been publishing to that particular website anymore and so i was wondering if maybe the magic wore off or if you got sick of drawing or something but it sounds like you just transition that into your day job which is cool yeah and i need to do a better job of actually updating my sight so that it appoints tall of the reasons stuff as well right now it's just a medium log so i need to just do spend one weekend making that all work but it's it hasn't gotten to the top of the list yet found the right place as a treasure trove of them in the very first one is actually on a topic we'll talk about later in the show but which is es modules a cartoon deep dive which is.
"mozilla" Discussed on WIMS AM 1420
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"mozilla" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid
"For that matter phones as well and they all seem to work fine with i would say ninety percent of all or maybe even 95 percent of all websites but there's some ecosystem things to think about two
"mozilla" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid
"Mozilla is out with a new and improved version of its fire fox browser tell us more larry what mostly it faster they've made it so that when it code jeff code that makes up a web page and of course it is all code it rendered a bit more quickly which means you're going to see snappier pages now having said that it's important to point out that the weakest link in in most web page if it's not the browser but the connection so if you have a slow connection of fast brothers not going to help but all things being equal it does improve things now fire fox was doing very very well number of years ago until google came up with chrome and chrome became the champion when it came to speed and also is now the most popular browser of beating a microsoft products and mouse mozilla fire fucked kind of got behind and now they've caught up in some would argue gotten ahead of chrome interment the performance the other difference of course if they made some minor changes in the look and feel i i'm not noticing anything gr may your but some people are commenting that the move there and and a little less cluttered slurry it seems it more and more the browser experiences portable larger ecosystem so chrome plays real nice with gmailcom she drive and so forth and of course safari plays real nice with the apple sweet is as that working against fire flex well you know i actually think it's more of a social ecosystem for firefighters fire foxes he only major browser maker that a nonprofit they are very happily supportive of net neutrality an open web they don't have the same commercial interests at microsoft apple and gugo have and so that chair big argument at faris working with system i'll be it works fly everything works for the g male i mean there's no brother and the world the debt and do a pretty good job angie male but i suppose there may be some apposite would work better in different browse your hang apple sometimes death better w you know when you found the apple world and run safari but line i've been using chrome and fire foxy on on maximum windows and.
"mozilla" Discussed on Rocket
"Efforts from the archive team other places to maybe do what they've done with some other things said to kind of see that legacy because we didn't get up with active acts which was a competing technology that the microsoft evolved in the nineties activex died long long ago but you know that's really hasn't been preserved by hope that the archive team or people smarter than me will kind of you what they've done with emulate or content for some other things and and let at least some of that exists because that that's a big problem but i do think um you know dube's doing this the right way they are now seen at two and a half years before it's happening there saying will be the end of 2020 on their working with apple microsoft mozilla and google to put it into to it you know this has been the writing that's been on the wall for a long time when google stops serene flash ads last year that was the real big moment because that was still kind of for a lot of people the holdover that point video had moved on and flash was was a back you nobody chenal five a taken over a long time ago and the ad insertion tech regional became as good as other things a long time ago and maybe you have some luck a c web apps but that would be the only thing you would do but you still saw certain add a certain things at a lot of ibn ours flash base and when google said nothing sold you know on our network will i think it was even a rocket topic when when it happened when when made a decision that was really kind of saying okay this is this is going away but it took a long time i think for us to get here some people are saying you know what took so long it's on well ishmael five is great in its open and that's the most important part right is that it's something that that everybody can kind of contributes you but it took a long time for the function aladi that have been built into flash and the people that kind of chirp use that tool to create to come to fruition i mean even things like dram an interpretation of aspect that was really a controversial for a long time and mozilla.
"mozilla" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"Through to do the same thing but the question remains this type of a scam where it comes up and says fire fox security warning your update is ready is not legitimate in fact fire foxes kind of bent over backwards the guy's a mozilla to make it so that the browser will self update it'll just automatically update the law dramatically install and it's a legitimate thing to do by the way to go on your settings your preferences and and make those changes make those settings of the way they should be but there's a lot of people who are used gene other browsers and that's what i want to talk about the best webbrowsers of 2017 and i wanna also add one other thing into this because she she made a reference to it in passing this week as we were kind of going back and forth on what the right way to handle this might be and they're reference and passing this something i think i've ment russian on the show before i might not have mentioned before but it said fire fox them guys and gals mozilla have decided to become very political and they're very very hard leftwing socialists and saw a lot of people have said forget about it i am not using fire fox anymore so that brought up the whole idea sensors so many people who don't want to use fire fox because of their political stand which has of crazy you know if i get it a lot of people in silicon valley think they're god's gift to humanity and and they have to tell us what they think politically but come on you want to sell a product sell approach what i don't go out on some some political lim right so that's what brought this up that's why we will be talking about edge revold the brave neon opera chrome and more when we get back and we'll talk about what it means to you and what you might want to have a look at here if it's time to switch browsers even because even on the mac side there are some new browser options of aol little on i'll west there's new browser are android this new browsers so we'll we'll get into that as soon as we get back then later on in the show as i said we'll do our little business edge segment will talk.
"mozilla" Discussed on REAL 92.3
"Regular days but who he's you're all star of ram who the all star heaters though oh louie if if i could say anybody right now in the last year two years i think me goes deserves the star wraps right now i do woo but now galway and all your by follow suit today you know what i'm saying but if it i can see where you're going with see the world man there on top of everything everybody but the idea namely yeah quibbles killing it all right they added by though of donald j offset has my so so i see where you will weighty job who easy all star of rab hit us up eight six six four six eight nine through three real ninety two three la solver hiphop big what burma fresh of rome could miss my both the group this month mozilla i don't swarmed road again we're still of this cup of coffee good josh mccown i'm i urge them mm hmm you emme emme thank you plenty of votes gold slaps all day alexander all mama's men i did with miles south and all city oh just emitted you've got a well we got a couple of that gotta watch tv he is ready it's almost like this another the numbers jeff sluman i've been guerrillas days they just don't even what i got it they tried to pass me at all i was again taken hold on again i'm light xiaomi xiaomi mi yeah what we did greek without arrest a magical court would do trap life stand who's who would welfare supporters waved please is assured bicycle feeling like is a big strike later told the world my son died not evidently elements they want to solve without a linked hooper without the we have the top job imagine everybody flashing fashion designer flows let's play cut with donald bowled the dolgopol was met with trump was disappointed with a glimpse in the world imagine that.