Imagine watching all of your data slowly being deleted in front of your eyes, and you being powerless to do anything about it. That’s what happened to technology journalist Mat Honan, all because hackers wanted to take over his incredibly short Twitter username: @mat.
This week we’ll discuss what security lessons we can all learn from this, along with the other technology headlines we found interesting.
James will show you GetWorkDoneMusic.com, a great site with an unlimited supply of free work-friendly music, and let you know about MyPiracy.net, a site that points out how easy it is for companies to track what you’re downloading.
And, as always, the headlines.
- Matt Honan has all his data deleted thanks to Apple’s lack of security: target was his twitter account @mat.
- Gamers keep being jerks to women, as evidenced by Fat Ugly or Slutty, a blog that points out awful comments. Justin asks why this is; Dave and James point out gamers are jerks to everyone.
- Dave outlines his latest MakeUseOf article: 5 Steps To Being a Better Gamer. The article only includes 4 steps, one of which is “be a better gamer”. Journalism.
- Demonoid, a private BitTorrent tracker, was busted by the Ukranian government in advanced of a US diplomatic visit. James doesn’t like that.
- uTorrent will soon be ad-supported! We can’t express how happy this makes us! Seriously: switch to Transmission.
- A hologram now gives directions in New York City airports.
- People think robots are fit for certain jobs based on their perceived gender, even if they’re internally identical. We clumsily try to break down the concepts of gender.
- A design company tricked everyone into believing Apple was making asymmetrical screws to prove a point: don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.
- The District of Columbia switched to video visits for prison inmates.
- Call of Duty, Black Ops 2 will feature built-in live streaming. If you’re all good maybe Dave will do a live stream for you guys.
- We talk about which devices we’d want in a post-apocalyptic, technology-free world. It’s not our best discussion.