So you think you know the internet? Everything you think you know could be about to change. Or maybe that’s just us being over-dramatic. But between browser vulnerabilities, internet fast lanes, net access fee double-dipping, and net neutrality rules, it’s a brave new world out there on the mesh. Far more than anyone could have predicted two decades ago, when a major media organization got “Internet” for the first time. We demystify all that and more on this week’s episode.
Our tech headlines this week:
- Hackers targeting newly-discovered zero-day security flaw in Internet Explorer; U.S., U.K. governments advise avoiding Internet Explorer browser
- FCC to propose new Net Neutrality rules that could allow for internet “fast-lanes”; FCC Chairman denies reports claiming death of net neutrality
- The Transparent Airfares Act would hide the true cost of your flight
- Netflix says Comcast is “double-dipping” on access fees; Netflix signs streaming deal with Verizon
- Apple’s iPhone 5c wasn’t a flop after all
- Google says self-driving cars would run over fewer pedestrians
Douglas debuts a new segment called “A Very Tiny Bit of Awesome,” in which he reads a released 1994 memo from NPR detailing the debut of their first internet network. And Josh offers a brief review of HBO’s Silicon Valley.
Episode Duration: 1:04:38
On This Episode: Douglas Bell and Josh Feldman
Download: Tech tAUk Reloaded #31 (31 MB MP3)