DigitalOutbox Episode 176

DigitalOutbox Episode 176
DigitalOutbox Episode 176 – Twitter Trolls, Now TV and goodbye Skydrive

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Shownotes
0:41 – Twitter under fire after bank note campaigner is target of rape threats
7:55 – Internet troll who abused Mary Beard apologises after threat to tell his mother
9:36 – UK ‘losing fight’ against internet crime, warn MPs
13:39 – Google asked to remove 100 million ‘piracy’ links in 2013
16:18 – Blu-ray successor plan unveiled by Sony and Panasonic
19:20 – Microsoft forced to rename SkyDrive following trademark case with broadcaster
22:10 – British broadcaster BSkyB launches £9.99 Now TV set-top box to make all TVs smart
24:34 – The Old Reader bites the dust
27:46 – Brits can now get hands-off with the Autographer wearable camera
30:33 – Asda removes Nintendo’s Wii U from stores

Picks
Ian
Immunicity
– simple censorship circumvention
– basically, configure browser to point to a proxy.pac file. This file contains the latest list of URLs that are commonly censored in the UK. When your send a request to one of these sites, your browser is instructed to route that traffic via our HTTP proxy server gateway.immunicity.net:8080 which will fetch the content and send it back to you. When you send a request for a website that isn’t on our list of URLs that are commonly censored, your browser connects directly to that site, bypassing our servers completely.
– free but costs money to run and so looking for donations
– provided by torrenticity – http://torrenticity.com/

Published by

Ian

Ian lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. By day he works in the IT department for a large manufacturing company but outside work he is a keen follower of all things digital. In 2006 he switched to using a Mac and has never looked back. To find out more about Ian visit the about page for more info.