This Week in Google 742: More Eel Guys Than You Know
2:16:40Discussion of upcoming Black Friday sales on Google Pixel phones and tablets Concerns with the Pixel tablet including laggy performance, inability to use independently from dock, and high pricing Leo shares his epiphany on the usefulness of AI for expert systems and personalized agents Demonstration of Leo's custom AI assistants for Lisp and Emacs programming languages Talk of Elon Musk's reputation decline after acquiring Twitter Discussion of studies showing people perceive AI-generated faces as more human than real faces Overview of lawsuit allowing school districts to sue social media companies for youth addiction Interview with Alex Stamos, former Facebook CSO and current Stanford professor Alex's perspective on risks of deepfakes in elections vs for individual harassment Thoughts on moral panic around social media and youth mental health Alex recounts attending a closed-door Senate AI hearing led by Senator Schumer Discussion of social media companies loosening policies on election misinformation Concerns about TikTok as a news source and possible propaganda risks Talk of new book "A History of Fake Things on the Internet" by Walter Shirer Alex's suggestion for comprehensive federal privacy regulations Revelation during Google antitrust trial of Apple's cut of Google search revenue Hosts: Leo Laporte, Paris Martineau, and Jason Howell Guest: Alex Stamos Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT hid.link/twig wix.com/studio?utm_campaign=pa_podcast_studio_10/ 23_TWiT%5Esponsors_cta
Windows Weekly 855: Live From Ignite!
2:13:51Paul and Richard are at Microsoft Ignite 2023 and just watched the keynote! Leo Laporte chats with them to discuss the clarified rebranding of Copilot, some new AI features in Windows 365, Microsoft Loop's availability, the release of .NET 8, two decades of Patch Tuesday, a neat Xbox Series bundle discount for Black Friday, and more! Microsoft Ignite (Final) Copilot rebranding clarifies the naming changes announced in September Copilot for Microsoft 365 adds plug-in support, more Windows 11: Windows AI Studio announced, Dev Home and WSL are updated New AI capabilities in Windows 365 Microsoft Loop is now available New Teams now GA, 320 million users - Mesh in Jan 2024 Clipchamp and Microsoft Designer come to Microsoft 365 commercial Microsoft announces its first custom AI chipsets for the Azure datacenter Dev: .NET Conf Microsoft releases .NET 8 with .NET Aspire Windows 11 Microsoft releases 23H2 for the fourth time? One tiny bit of OneDrive de-ensh*ttification does not address the bigger issues Patch Tuesday turns 20, Microsoft couldn't care less The new Outlook: People, we have a roadmap! Microsoft Store now lets you decide where to install games Copilot in Microsoft Shopping, AI review summaries come to Bing and Edge Microsoft, more AI Microsoft will not challenge its gatekeeper designation in the EU Google brings generative AI search to 120+ new countries Google will ID AI-based videos in YouTube Google Photos gets some cool AI organizational features Xbox Xbox Series X|S are discounted by $50 for Black Friday Halo Infinite goes retro too, adds Halo 3 playlist Here are more titles coming to Xbox Game Pass Here comes the OLED Steam Deck PS5 "Slim" is now available in the US - Sony unlikely to hit PS5 sales targets Amazon lays off gaming staff, will refine Prime Gaming perks Tips & Picks Tip of the week: Google's Black Friday sale looks solid App pick of the week: Microsoft Loop RunAs Radio this week: Microsoft Entra Security Service Edge with Richard Hicks Brown liquor pick of the week: Makers Mark Cellar Aged Hosts: Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, and Richard Campbell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: hid.link/ww canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT Melissa.com/twit
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Security Now 948: What if a Bit Flipped?
2:12:10Privacy Badger blocks trackers on news sites and prevents browser exposure to unwanted domains like TikTok and Datadog. No major updates on EU's controversial Article 45 in eIDAS 2.0. Industry pushback continues as implementation would threaten encryption. Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex lost $130M in a hot wallet hack, the 14th largest crypto theft. Decentralized finance platform Raft lost $3.3M due to an exploit. Crook operated website iotaseed.io to generate wallet seed phrases, then recorded and stole them. New Intel processor vulnerability called Downfall leaks encryption keys and sensitive data between users on shared systems. Russia moves to formally ban all VPN use in the country. Two new flaws found in OpenVPN software, one allowing memory access. SpinRite development paused as DOS and Windows versions are complete. Understanding assembly language helps malware analysis and exploit development, but high-level decompilers also useful. Quantum-safe symmetric cryptography is limited compared to asymmetric crypto. EU's Article 45 allows transparent decryption and traffic interception, supposedly for security purposes. "Windshield Barnacle" parking enforcement device uses suction cups and 1000 lbs of force to immobilize vehicles until parking tickets are paid. Sci-fi book series Aeon 14 by M.D. Cooper offers fun military space opera adventure. 27-year-old theoretical crypto attack now shown practical. Passive network observers can steal SSH RSA keys if faulty signature generated, allowing impersonation. Show Notes - https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-948-Notes.pdf Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit You can submit a question to Security Now at the GRC Feedback Page. For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6. Sponsors: kolide.com/securitynow bitwarden.com/twit GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT
MacBreak Weekly 895: Berkeley Blue and Oaf Tobar
2:49:53Apple has plans for ambitious iOS 18 and macOS 15 updates. Google is paying Apple 36% of the revenue it earns from search advertising made through the Safari browser. And Steve Wozniak is "doing good" after a medical emergency in Mexico City. The Space Black MacBook Pro is darker than ever. Apple plans ambitious iOS 18 and macOS 15 updates, seeks to squash bugs. Apple says it 'expects to make' App Store policy changes due to EU Digital Markets Act. Nothing is bringing iMessage to its Android phone. Apple Co-FOunder Steve Wozinak is 'doing good' after minor stroke. Apple gets 36% of Google revenue from search deal, witness says. A picture is worth a thousand permissions requests. Apple iPhone spatial video arrives in beta and looks amazing on Vision Pro. Picks of the Week Jason's Pick: Retrobatch 2.0 Andy's Pick: The Atlantic Ocean Alex's Pick: Roland TD-07KV Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: mylio.com/TWIT25 GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT
Hands-On Tech: M3 Max MacBook Pro Review
24:47Leo Laporte talks to Mikah Sargent about his new Space Black MacBook Pro with the M3 Max chip. He goes over the comfort, speed, ports, memory management, price, aesthetic, and potential longevity. From Baldur's Gate 3 to Windows 11, Apple silicon's recent iteration can efficiently run a healthy amount of applications. Subscribe to Ask the Tech Guys at http://twit.tv/atg For more weekly Mac discussions, subscribe to MacBreak Weekly at http://twit.tv/mbw Got an iPhone or iPad? Subscribe to iOS Today at http://twit.tv/ios Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/hands-on-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Find more products we recommend at https://www.amazon.com/shop/twitnetcastnetwork
This Week in Tech 953: Deadly Competent
2:29:45OpenAI GPTs, Humane AI Pin, privacy in cars, Amazon ditching Android OpenAI allowing independent developers to create their own GPTs ("little agents") Agreement between Writers Guild and motion picture producers on use of AI in movies Microsoft investing in OpenAI and implications for cloud services China's investment in AI compared to the US AI appliances like Humane pin and rewindai pendant Dangers of deep fakes and advanced technologies Innovations in pinball like Venom Implications of vehicle data collection for privacy Role of social media in teen mental health Debating investment in Vision Pro, Apple Silicon, M3 Max Controversy around Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Amazon ditching Android for own Linux-based OS on Fire TVs Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brianna Wu, Dan Patterson, and Janko Roettgers Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: expressvpn.com/twit nureva.com/twit lookout.com Miro.com/podcast
Ask The Tech Guys 2000: What Ever Happened to Saran Wrap?
2:32:52Sam Abuelsamid stops by to talk about the Rolls Royce EV vehicle, Spectre. Why are my contacts on my iPhone not syncing correctly with my Mac? And Leo's new M3 Max MacBook Pro arrived, and he shares his review and thoughts on the device. OpenAI's developer day - what was announced. The Humane AI Pin is a bizarre cross between Google Glass and a pager. Your car can keep collecting your data after a judge dismissed a privacy lawsuit. Is it worth holding onto my iPhone 13 Mini as a possible collector's item down the road? What's the better MacBook Pro upgrade? Sam Abuelsamid and the Rolls Royce Spectre EV vehicle. How can I get my contacts to sync on my Mac and have their names appear rather than just their phone number? Leo reviews the M3 Max MacBook Pro. How can I set up a phone so that a user can't easily make changes to it? Is there a way for me to share photos with family members & have them leave comments on the photos? How can I position my mesh WiFi system to eliminate dead spots in my home? Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Sam Abuelsamid Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2000 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/total-leo Sponsors: securemyemail.com/twit Use Code TWIT Melissa.com/twit mylio.com/TWIT25 joindeleteme.com/twit promo code TWIT
This Week in Google 741: The Whole Muffin
2:49:52OpenAI debuts GPTs allowing companies to further optimize GPT-4 for specific domains. Article 45, an EU regulation, will roll back web security by 12 years by banning website fingerprinting used for fraud detection. GM halts production on its Cruise driverless van over safety concerns after recent crashes. The SAG strike continues as negotiations with AMPTP stall. AMPTP proposed using AI to replace actors. AI academics voice concerns about AI CEOs like Sam Altman having too much unilateral control over powerful technologies like GPT-4. Meta allegedly tried to buy the domain name threads.com from a company called Threads and kicked them off Facebook when they refused to sell. Google petitions regulators to force Apple to open up iMessage to improve Android interoperability and reduce lock-in. Mark Zuckerberg leans into WhatsApp's strengths like groups, communities, and encryption to differentiate it from iMessage and Signal. Attendees at a Bored Ape NFT event suffer "severe eye burns" after lazers engraved NFT images directly onto their retinas. TikTok announces it is shutting down its $2 billion creator fund amidst advertiser pullback and recession worries. Camps teaching kids how to become YouTube and social media stars are proliferating. YouTube is testing new generative AI features like video captioning, a comments summarizer, and conversational assistance to enhance the platform. Google Keep will replace the functionality of Assistant Notes and the Assistant Shopping List as Google consolidates its services. Waze adds a new feature to warn drivers about accident-prone roads and intersections to improve safety. Google Chrome can now display how much memory each open tab is using, helping diagnose slowdowns. Google brings its conversational AI-powered Search to over 120 more countries and territories, expanding access globally. Picks: GifCities, Vintage Byte Magazine Library, YouTube's ad blocking crackdown faces privacy laws, TriCounty For Foster Kids, Ya EARNED It Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Paris Martineau, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: fastmail.com/twit Melissa.com/twit mylio.com/TWIT25
Windows Weekly 854: Dated, Insecure, and Unreliable
2:40:42Copilot headed to Windows 10, Parallels Desktop on M3 Max, SFI Windows 11 Microsoft to bring Copilot to Windows 10 too. As predicted, actually. Last week was hell trying to figure out how/where people could get 23H2. Turns out, there's a reason. Microsoft is terrible. A Microsoft employee notably—offered some clarity on the 23H2 rollout. 23H2 is available via the ISO download or Installation Assistant, as Paul noted last week. 23H2 is NOT available via the Media Creation Tool, as Paul also observed — delayed two weeks. Canary build today: SMB changes (Server Message Block, not small business). Microsoft deprecated some features in Windows 11 version 23H2 but didn't remove any (yet?). The Windows Tips app was just deprecated too. Microsoft to remove two in-box apps from clean installs in the future. The HP Spectre Folding PC is a compelling argument for the hybrid PCs of the future. More Revenues Apple: Flat with last year, still all iPhone. Qualcomm: Terrible, but also sees a rebound looming. Surface Microsoft extended Surface support for firmware/drivers from 4 years to 6 for newer models. Microsoft 365/AI Microsoft Authenticator quietly rolled out "MFA Fatigue" relief. You will have noticed this. Microsoft launches Trustworthy Computing 2.0: The Cloudening. A look at the M365 competition: Google Workspace good (especially Drive), Slack bad. REALLY bad. Microsoft Edge 119 arrives with a few UI changes. OpenAI had a little show and is offering custom ChatGPT clients. Because we all need more Elon Musk in our lives, here's Grok. Microsoft partners with Inworld on generative AI game development. Xbox Call of Duty MWIII multiplayer/full game arrive Friday. Nintendo revenues up nicely. EA is in great shape. Epic is in court vs. Google, this time could be different. Google paid Activision Blizzard $360 million in 2020 to keep its games in the Play Store. Sony is killing Twitter integration on PS4/5. Tips and Picks App pick of the week: Brave App pick of the week #2: Start 11 v2... again RunAs Radio this week: Large Language Models in Business with Ulrika Hedlund Brown liquor pick of the week: Aberlour A'bunadh Alba Hosts: Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, and Richard Campbell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: Traceroute Podcast Miro.com/podcast
Security Now 947: Article 45
2:13:25Microsoft announced storing their Azure keys in an HSM after previously losing control of a private signing key A quartet of new 0-day vulnerabilities in Exchange Server that Microsoft declined to fix Apache ActiveMQ servers under attack exploiting a 0-day, with over half of publicly exposed servers vulnerable Update on the Citrix Bleed vulnerability with evidence of hackers gaining access and post-exploitation activity CVSS version 4 released with new metrics for better granularity and clarity of vulnerability scores Ace Hardware suffered a cyberattack impacting servers and systems Google abandons controversial "Web DRM" proposal to let sites restrict browser extensions Analysis of "BadCandy" malware infecting vulnerable Cisco routers Bitwarden password manager adds support for FIDO2 passkeys in browser extension Rescuing a severely degraded SSD and bringing it back to life with SpinRite Feedback from listeners on IPv6 adoption, factors for choosing crypto primes, installing Windows 11, and more The brewing battle in the EU over proposed eIDAS regulation Article 45 that could ban security checks on root certificates and undermine encrypted web traffic Show Notes - https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-947-Notes.pdf Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit You can submit a question to Security Now at the GRC Feedback Page. For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6. Sponsors: lookout.com canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT Melissa.com/twit