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Topics from this week’s show
- Facebook Hoax
- Chip Cards
- CurrentC (Competitor to Apple Pay and Android Pay) delayed til next year
- iPhone Upgrade Program causing headaches on opening day to some customers
- iOS 9 Wi-Fi Assist can use your cellular bandwidth without you knowing about it
- Zuckerberg pushes for universal Internet access by 2020
- Google Nexus Event
- Daniel called in to give us an update on his phone that took a swim in the ocean. He also wanted to ask us about the security issues with Windows 10. Just this week Microsoft responded publicly to some of these security concerns.
- Mysterious “No Tech Zone” signs in San Francisco
- Apple pulls older “Purchased” apps from App store
- Uber warning in Chicago
- Iris scanners on bus after child’s death
- LG Gram laptop
- Apple pulls iFixIt app
- Guy bought Google.com for one minute
Hack of the Week
- Patreon user information comprised
- 15 million T-Mobile customer’s information compromised on Experian
This Week in Tech History
September 27, 1996 – 19 years ago
Famous hacker Kevin Mitnick is indicted on 25 charges during a 2 1/2 year hacking spree. He was found guilty and sentenced for a total of 88 months in prison. He was released on supervised release on January 21, 2000 and finally released on January 21, 2003.
Bonus: Kevin Mitnick was barred from using the Internet as part of his supervised release. On January 21, 2003 he was able to get back on the Internet for the first time in eight years. Watch video of Kevin’s return online from TechTV’s ‘The Screen Savers’.