I rant about the password-pocalypse a.k.a. the Heartbleed security bug, how the mainstream public doesn’t understand the severity of the issue, why the sheer amount of user accounts people have makes it untenable for most to actually mitigate their risk, and how the “it’ll never happen to me” mindset just compounds one’s aversion to change.
In addition, I explain who the new Twitter profile page design is truly for, why shitty marketers are to blame for Facebook news feed changes, how the forcible push towards their messaging app is Facebook’s ploy to supplant the native texting market, how Dropbox appears to be building an operating system in reverse, and why adding Condoleezza Rice to their board is not a reflection of the company’s stance on privacy.
Plus I applaud the naming of Stephen Colbert as Letterman’s successor and criticize Churchill Downs for increasing their takeout rate that will only hasten the horse track’s inevitable failure.
Links from this episode:
- Heartbleed Explanation
- The Reason Twitter Wants to Look Like Facebook: Your Parents
- The Real Beauty Of Twitter’s New Profile Page
- Cleaning Up News Feed Spam
- The Baby Madness on Your Facebook Feed Is an Illusion
- Facebook Really Wants You to Use Its Messaging App
- Dropbox’s new strategy is to own your phone
- Internet Revolt Begins as Condi Rice Joins Dropbox Board
- Why Stephen Colbert Is the Perfect David Letterman Replacement
- Churchill Downs to take more from each bet