This week, Greg Davies from the Blendover & TARDISBlend podcasts joins Dwayne & Andrew as we discuss: Facebook fights clickbait, the NSA builds a Google to search your records, Amazon buys Twitch, and…is misogyny in games out of control?
With the cat out of the bag, courtesy of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, mass surveillance has become a popular debate on all forums. Questions are being raised about the legality and extend of snooping by the government security agencies. Furthermore, the trust that the general populace had in Google, Facebook, Apple and the likes has been eroding ever since reports about major companies being contacted by NSA surfaced. The 2013 mass surveillance disclosures have turned out to be nothing short of a storm, one that doesn’t look like it’d die anytime soon. Continue reading →
This week, Steve Ballmer says goodbye to Microsoft, Tesla puts their money where their cars are, Google gets ready to welcome kids, YouTube plans a subscription service, and the internet gets cold and wet for charity.
This week, Edward Snowden tells all, Uber & Lyft play dirty, Buzzfeed gets major VC love, Amazon launches a mobile card reader, Netflix passes HBO, more teens are familiar with PewDiePie than Johnny Depp, and what will you do when a robot has your job?
This week, will cellphones be banned from airlines?, Russians hack over a billion passwords, malware in your USB, a camera that can decipher sound from silent video, the Sprint/T-Mobile merger is dead, and…if a monkey takes a selfie in the jungle, does it own the copyright?
This week, Microsoft lays off thousands, the FCC hears from a million, Amazon follows the Netflix model, Facebook forces mobile users to switch to chat, OKCupid may have tricked people into falling in love, and does your Apple device hide a backdoor?, and much more…
Last week, the Cortes Generales and President of Spain passed a law that would force search engines like Google to pay newpapers, magazines and other periodical sites in Spain’s newspaper association for linking directly to their content in search results.
The Canon AEDE law (Spanish) is a part of Spain’s copyright reform proposal supported by Spain’s newspaper lobby, the Asociation de Editors de Diarios Espanioles (“AEDE”). The law is effectively a Linking Tax that seeks to subsidize losses that newspapers have suffered from the rise of the Web. Canon AEDE “protects” the intellectual property of Spain’s periodicals in the form of a fee that periodicals charge to Google and other content aggregators for listing their sites within their news search results. Continue reading →