Diginauts 0014 — Trump Team Botching Tech Security, Human-Pig Chimerae, Facial Recognition Catching Criminals

  • segment 1, Top of Mind — Terrible Trump Tech (0:00): January in the Trump administration has featured failure to 2-factor authenticate, vulnerable phones, tweeted passwords, and worse.
  • segment 2, Juris Prudent — Facial Recognition Fighting Crime (12:11):  Are you comfortable with the FBI using computers to check your photo in their database when they suspect someone of a crime?
  • segment 3, Future File — Meme Marketplace (24:39): A subreddit allowing you to “buy” memes.
  • segment 4,  Let’s Dig Some More (31:43):  Splicing embryos to grow human organs, computerized telepathy, and the climate change rundown.

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Diginauts 0008 — Facebook Echo Chamber and the 2016 Election, Human-Transmitted Passwords, Teens Sue U.S. Government

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Diginauts 0005 — Engineering Life, Doctor Chatbot, Your Phone vs. The 4th Amendment

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  • segment 1, Top of Mind–Politics & Y Combinator (0:00): Sam Altman’s Bay Area incubator gets money from a wealthy Drumpf supporter, and they’ll disavow Drumpf, but not the supporter.  Gizmodo things Altman should have to step down.  What do we think?
  • segment 2, Future File–Paging Dr. Chatbot (14:41): Increasingly, the medical industry will lean on technology to streamline the process of seeing your doctor.  Kaiser Permanente is pushing further into virtual doctor visits, and China’s Baidu has created a medical chatbot.
  • segment 3, Juris Prudent–Warranted Overreach? (30:38):  The government wants to do whatever it can to avoid a technology stand-off like the one it faced with Apple over the San Bernadino terrorist case.  To that end, they’ve begun writing warrants that pre-suppose the ability to force you to unlock your phone with your finger prints.
  • segment 4, Total Recall–Climate Change All Fixed! (45:10 ): That global climate change world meeting we discussed last week?  They reached an agreement!  But, does it have teeth?  Meanwhile, scientists have found a cheap and efficient way to remove CO2 from the air and turn it into fuel.
  • segment 5, What’s Your Take?–Rewriting The Genetic Code of Life(52:49): Scientists are now taking the genetic modification to the lowest biological building blocks, giving them the ability to manipulate… pretty much anything.  Should we apply these capabilities to agriculture?  To medicine? To how we reproduce?

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