NERF or Nuthin'

About This Episode

CPU’s are tanking due to anti-piracy DRM tool in Assassin’s Creed Origins:
https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3020085/assassins-creed-origins-is-crippling-gamers-cpus-due-to-anti-piracy-drm-tools
Follow Up from Ubisoft:https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/11/ubisoft-denies-pc-drm-is-slowing-down-assassins-creed-origins/

Hey, we were just talking about this! Lawyering being replaced by AI:
http://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2017/11/01/artificial-intelligence-legal

3rd Party App Developers will have access to and ability to store some facial mapping data:
https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/02/iphone-x-facial-expressions-app-developers/

How DARE states try to protect their citizens from net neutrality gut:
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171031/09320238517/verizon-lobbies-fcc-to-block-states-protecting-broadband-privacy-net-neutrality.shtml

Follow-up: Colorado overwhelmingly rejects Comcast
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/11/voters-reject-cable-lobby-misinformation-campaign-against-muni-broadband/

Intel Hires AMD’s Raja Koduri, Set to make own discrete GPUs
https://www.anandtech.com/show/12017/intel-to-develop-discrete-gpus-hires-raja-koduri-as-chief-architect

Fearing Exploit ridden Intel Management Engine in UEFI, Google and partners replacing it with own smaller, open source NERF
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Google-NERF-UEFI-Linux

FireFox is great again!
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/quantum/

Mozilla's Privacy focused massive review of Holiday Gadgets
https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/11/07/dont-buy-gifts-that-snoop-introducing-mozillas-holiday-buyers-guide/

Episode Details

November 16th, 2017

55 mins 22 secs

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