Tech Talk Today 274
Episode 274 · April 23rd, 2018 · 26 mins 36 secs
About this Episode
Windows 10 users are getting a big update, but we're a little unimpressed, the tragic story of Eric Lundgren, someone is trying to extort GrayShift, and scientist have buckets with living pig brains.
Also - how GEDmatch was helpful in busting the Golden State Killer.
Plus the new horrible truth we just learned about online dating... All live from LinuxFest Northwest with special guests!
- The next major Windows 10 update is launching on Monday | TechCrunch — Microsoft today announced that the Windows 10 April 2018 Update will be available as a free download to users worldwide on Monday, April 30, with the broader rollout starting May 8.
- Someone Is Trying to Extort iPhone Crackers GrayShift With Leaked Code - Motherboard — Last week an unknown party started to publish code snippets from iPhone unlocking tool GrayKey. To stop, the extortionists are demanding 2 bitcoin, but they may not have more code to offer.
- How did this advocate of e-waste reuse end up behind bars? - The Washington Post
- Researchers are keeping pig brains alive outside the body - MIT Technology Review
- GEDmatch, a tiny DNA analysis firm, was key for Golden State Killer case | Ars Technica — "No court order was needed to access that site’s large database of genetic blueprints."
- Online dating is so awful that people are paying virtual dating assistants to impersonate them — Quartz — Every morning I wake up to the same routine. I log into the Tinder account of a 45-year-old man from Texas—a client. I flirt with every woman in his queue for 10 minutes, sending their photos and locations to a central database of potential “Opportunities.” For every phone number I get, I make $1.75.