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A new bill from the United States Senate aims to require some tech companies to disclose the actual dollar amount being made off your data they collect. The very popular and entertaining Drone Racing League has secured another round of venture capital to the tune of $50 million dollars. The Home Depot is celebrating its 40th birthday so we venture down the road of why home improvement stores seem to be void of troubles associated with online shopping and other industry store closures. Microsoft is limited which software their employees can use (including Slack and Grammarly) over concerns of intellectual property protection. Monopoly has gone high tech with the integration of a voice command AI-type smart speaker that tracks money and controls to pace of the game.
We cover the Yahoo breach, talk some drones, and explain why Raspberry Pi is in the news. The United States Justice Department and FBI issued indictments of four individuals, including 2 Russian intelligence agents and notorious hacker, related to the massive Yahoo account breach. In drone talk, we review Steve’s presentation at a local association meeting and then give our takes on the patent filed by Wal-Mart to fly drones inside their stores. Hint…we are not a fan of the plan. And finally, we speak to the significance of Raspberry Pi becoming the third best selling general purpose computer.
we discuss the kill switch legislation that has been introduced in California as they strive to curb the crime of smartphone theft. Next, we toss around the idea of AT&T becoming the second largest cable providing by buying DirecTV. We finish the show by talking about the new art of app surfing and Mozilla struggling with pleasing their users.