Show Notes, November 18th, 2013


Martin talked about – powertrekk is the battery charger


National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Coordinator Abi Hassen who called in about Jeremy Hammond’s sentencing (activist hacker).  We all talk about the computer fraud and abuse act, from 1984 (find out more about it at (weev’s site)

Coin promises to shrink your wallet by consolidating all of yourcredit cards and gift cards into one device.  debit cards, loyalty cards and membership cards, but the physical Coin can only hold up to eight cards at once.




City of Chicago and public-spirited hackers unveil the Chicago City Code Rogue archivist Carl Malamud writes, “Something pretty rare happened last week. City officials of Chicago got together with hackers from around the country to unveil a vastly better new online version of the Chicago City Code. Public.Resource.Org worked with the City to make bulk data available, the folks at the OpenGov Foundation turned that into the popular States Decoded format that folk
How To Protect Yourself On Facebook Did you know that out of the 1.26 billion Facebook users worldwide, 128 million are American users — 11,000 of whom are being watched by the US government? Over 600,000 Facebook login credentials are compromised daily, and one in four of those credentials will later be used for identity fraud. Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts to keep yourself safe on Facebook. Click to enlarge. via The Best Comput
What Is Special About the Nexus 5: Five Features Other Phones Don’t Have Google’s Nexus 5 was unveiled on Halloween, and you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. What exactly makes the Nexus 5 so special to the average user? For techies, it’s a hacker’s dream with a multitude of options for rooting and modding. But it’s great for other people, too: The Nexus program has evolved into something far beyond its nerdy beginnings. It’s now a popular consumer line wit
Acer unveils $200 Haswell-based Chromebook for the extra-thrifty Acer gave its Chromebook line a welcome tune-up when it launched the Haswell-based C720, but the $250 starting price was no doubt disappointing to those who wanted the C7’s $200 entry point. The company is accommodating those spendthrifts today with its $200 C720-2848 variant. The only sacrifice is a lower 2GB of RAM; owners still get a 1.4GHz Celeron processor, a 16GB solid-state drive and that
If Google were a 1980s BBS It’s completely functional; better than the real thing, even.
Smile Always Automatically Loads Amazon’s Free Charity Donation Page Chrome: AmazonSmile is a neat program where Amazon donates 0.5% of your Amazon purchases to a charity of your choosing. The problem is that you have to remember to login at before shopping for it to work. Smile Always is a simple Chrome extension that automatically redirects you to that page.Whether you head straight to Amazon from the URL bar, or from a link online, Smile Always
Android 4.4 Is Out: 6+ Reasons You And Your Non-Techie Friends Should Care Android KitKat is out, and there’s no way you’ve missed it. Whether you’re an Android fan, an Apple buff or a Windows Phone enthusiast, you must have heard something about Android 4.4. But should you care? The simple answer is that you probably should. Android 4.4 is not only the latest and greatest from Google, it’s also made to run smoothly on lower-end devices. This means you may be using this
10 Handy Tips For More Effective Status Updates On Social Media There are a couple of known tips to improve engagement on social networks — asking your followers a question is one of them. Posting at optimal times using Buffer, posting images — you get the idea. Sure, if you’re just starting off in the world of social media, it can be tough. And that’s where this cheat sheet by The Social Skinny comes in handy. via InfographicalsRead the full article: 10 Handy
YouTube’s Comments Section Now Cleaned Up, Courtesy Of Google+ It used to be the case that, if you wanted to see the lower levels of Dante’s Pit of Hell, you only had to go as far as the comments section on YouTube. There lived all kinds of lowlife, racists, foul-language lovers, and those with keyboards with the caps-lock key permanently stuck on upper-case. And once you were in, it was difficult to claw your way back out again. But now Google has drained th
Twitter stock price surges in opening trade Twitter’s stock opens at $45.10 a share on its first day of trading, 73 percent above its initial offering price.
Google finally talks barges: it’s an ‘interactive space where people can learn about new technology’ It’s stayed mum as speculation has run rampant about just what the “mystery

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