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, streaming video will beat blu-rays by 2015, Google boosts their maps while Apple’s maps team sweats, Vodaphone admits its users are being snooped on, a chatbot has fooled humans for the first time ever, and all the latest from this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.
On this week’s show: Google previously bought seven robotics companies, and this week it buys the Big Dog (literally), Sprint guns for T-Mobile, Instagram wants a piece of Snapchat’s action, Twitter changes blocking–then changes their mind, are the NSA’s actions unconstitutional?
The Drill Down is off this week, but until we return next week, here is a flashback to our very first episode, released July 28th, 2007, featuring the podcast’s original panelists, Andrew Sorcini, and Social Media experts Muhammad Saleem & Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ Saddler.