Daily Tech News Show

By Tom Merritt

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Tom Merritt's home for daily tech news. Stay up to date with independent, authoritative and trustworthy tech news.
yesterday
What’s the line between ad-blocking and privacy. Should we support websites and their publishers by letting them make revenue off of visitors or does privacy concerns trump everything else? Plus Facebook plans to make its own semiconductors and Amazon introduces Alexa Blueprints a toolkit that allows any Echo owner to create custom Alexa skills and … Continue reading DTNS 3265 – Artisanal Chipmaking →
April 18, 2018
Elon Musk tells staff to walk out on bad meetings, Iran bans all govt bodies from using Telegram, and Doom’s soundtrack is coming to vinyl. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Scott Johnson. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple … Continue reading DTNS 3264 – Turntable of DOOM! →
April 17, 2018
National governments face a number of challenges with encrypted communications. The need to secure lines of communications between officials but also cracking down on the criminal element using the same technologies. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. … Continue reading DTNS 3263 – Telegram? Tele-nyet! →
April 16, 2018
We examine the latest trends in the hearables category of assistive technology. Plus ZTE has been a denied the ability to export sensitive technology and how Welsh police convicted 11 people using fingerprints taken from a WhatsApp pic. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Lamarr Wilson. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here … Continue reading DTNS 3262 – Tech is All Ears →
April 13, 2018
Motherboard reports local law enforcement agencies around the US have purchased a brute force unlocker, GrayKey, to access locked iPhones. How does this software work, what does this mean for privacy on Smartphones, and what other options do users have to secure their phones? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Len Peralta, Roger Chang and Shannon … Continue reading DTNS 3261 – iPhone Security is a Gray Area →
April 12, 2018
ESPN launches ESPN + a new $5/month sports streaming video service, Uber will begin performing annual criminal background checks on its drivers and the UK reveals its first major Cyber Attack target was IS. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, and Justin Robert Young. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. … Continue reading DTNS 3260 – R(are)e(arth)cycling →
April 11, 2018
Some companies build their business model on leveraging the APIs of another company’s connected platform allowing both business to benefit. But what happens when a connected platform changes its rules on how others can leverage its platform? Plus the FTC says void warranty stickers might be illegal and Zuckerberg faces another day of Senate hearings. … Continue reading DTNS 3260 – Application Programming Infuriating →
April 10, 2018
As countries like Sweden push for cashless payments it seems the future of currency is electronic payments but is this a necessarily a good thing? Plus Facebook CEO Zuckerberg gets a grilling on Capital Hill and the W3C and FIDO Alliance announce WebAuthn, a password-free open standard supported by the latest version of Firefox. Starring … Continue reading DTNS 3258a – Ban ¢ash movement →
April 9, 2018
Zuckerberg meets lawmakers on Capital Hill, Facebook suspends two data analytic companies, and Facebook partners with nonprofit foundations to measure the affects of Social Media on elections. Plus PayPal is rolling out FDIC insured debit cards and Leap Motion announces Project North Star. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young. MP3 … Continue reading DTNS 3257 – Mr. Zuck Goes to Washington →
April 6, 2018
Accessibility tech has made great strides over the years. We take a look at the trends and developments that promise to make technology more accessible and easier to use for persons with disabilities. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Len Peralta, Roger Chang and Shelly Brisbin. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, … Continue reading DTNS 3256 – Shelly’s Accessibility Tech Rundown →

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