Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #258: Juiced

Google just can’t avoid privacy fights whether its fighting legal requests for emails or fending off criticism from the Electronic Freedom Foundation. This week Greg, Ed, Melissa and Peter are joined this week by John Rakowski, Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management and analytics at AppDynamics to discuss privacy issues, the new Galaxy S8, Docker branding and valley juicers.

The details…

(0:00) Application performance and AppDynamics
(2:52) The new Samsung Galaxy S8 review: the good, the bad and the return
(12:27) Judge tells Google to turn over emails
(18:36) EFF slams Google over student privacy
(26:32) Infosec company caught using real hospital IT in product demos
(29:31) Huh? Docker renames container project as “Moby”
(35:35) Valley of the Dulls: $120 million in VC funding for a $400 Juicer
(39:30) Juice drones and UberEats

Direct download: SiT258.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:39pm EST

Speaking in Tech #257: Nice Hackers

Hacking Microsoft Windows? Been there, done that. Ed, Melissa and Amy are joined by Chris Wysopal, noted hacker and CTO/Co-founder of Veracode on this week’s tech podcast. The crew talks about how hacking has evolved and the importance of secure software.

The details…


(0:00) Out and about
(2:40) Over Slacking
(4:30) Wysopal: raising awareness of insecure software
(8:55) Hacking Windows
(10:19) “Nice hackers” testifying to Congress
(16:07) Taking down the internet in 30 minutes
(19:02) Building a security company
(26:21) Automating code review
(30:59) Veracode just acquired by CA
(41:16) Making secure software
(46:50) NSA hacking tools in the wild
(51:29) Burger King hijacks Google Assistant
(53:23) Re-gifting Alexa

Direct download: SiT257.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:01am EST

Speaking in Tech #256: United We Fight

In this week's episode Amy and Melissa are joined by Rebecca Fitzhugh from Rubrik. They discuss the merits and struggles of the vcdx, United's new fight it out standby policy, dragging switches out of the datacenter, Microsoft buying in to container hype and neural network pick up lines. 

(1:40) Throw it on the ground
(3:24) VCDX- I'd rather be back in the Marine Corps
(12:10) United- Fight for your right
(17:29) Dragging switches out of the Datacenter
(23:18) Containers aren't just a fad. Wait. What?
(25:20) Ginger extinction event
(31:41) Neural Network pick up lines
(39:36) Military invading Tech- come get us!

Direct download: SiT256.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:15pm EST

Speaking in Tech #255: One Yuan

Cloud for less than a penny? Tencent recently won a bid to provide the city of Xiamen with cloud services for one Yuan. The President of Alibaba claims the bid “destroyed the entire industry”. On this week’s podcast we discuss China’s cloud race, privacy rules in the US and the impact GDPR might have on those rules as well as Ford’s grab for Blackberry engineers. Our special guest this week is Mark Twomey, AKA “Storagezilla” from Dell EMC.

The details…

(0:00) Brexit back through time
(2:00) Zilla finishing biz school
(5:09) Tencent bags Chinese cloud for one yuan
(14:47) Google Cloud rises
(18:52) ISP’s respond to US privacy rules
(28:12) Role of GDPR globally
(33:09) Ford picks up Blackberry engineers
(48:07) Peter’s Butte of a story
(49:35) DEW it

Direct download: SiT255.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

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