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15% Extra – Show 167 – 27 July 2018

15% Extra Strong
Up up and away with another flying start into a cloudy sky.
RIP. Mary Ellis the RAF legend dies at the age of 101
The controversial “EU link tax” Article 13 has been turned down. Expect to see it wear a new face soon
Julian Assange has worn out his welcome at the Ecuador embassy
UK slides down the digital charts, and prepares for further investigation into the failures of the digital Government
The fortunes of Intel and AMD change places, but for how long ?
Facial recognition in the UK and USA is under scrutiny and has yet to become unbiased, as (very affordable) tests show
Finally the practice of selling bad patents to native Americans to keep safe is coming to an end, so expect cheaper medicine soon.

https://www.mixcloud.com/drflay/15-extra-show-167-the-source-fm-27-July-2018/

Tracklist

Joe Satriani — Flying in a Blue Dream
Iron Maiden — Flight of Icarus
ToToM — Smells Like Jimmy in Nirvana
Levin Minnemann Rudess — The Blizzard
YITT — Kiss And Bleed
Wynton Kelly — Action
Rob Zombie — Dragula (††† Remix)
Candlemass — Dark Reflections
Arty Fufkin — Eggy Thump

Show Notes

Mary Ellis the air pioneer on Tuesday at the age of 101.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-43518517

A Key Victory Against European Copyright Filters and Link Taxes – But What’s Next?
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/07/key-victory-against-european-copyright-filters-and-link-taxes-whats-next

Get out of my broom cupboard, Ecuador’s Prez tells Assange
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/27/assange_ecuador_embassy_time_running_out/

UK slides from first to fourth in UN e-gov survey
And doesn’t get a look-in on top 10 most cyber-conscious nations
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/27/uk_slides_from_first_to_fourth_in_un_egov_poll/

Oh boy: MPs prepare to probe UK.gov’s digital prowess and tech savvy
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/26/mps_to_probe_ukgovs_digital_prowess_gds_success_civil_servants_tech_savviness/

Chrome 68 Released With Warnings on HTTP Sites, But Also Other Security Features
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/chrome-68-released-with-warnings-on-http-sites-but-also-other-security-features/

Swan dive: Intel shares dip under interim CEO Bob as 10nm processor woes worry Wall Street
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/27/intel_q2_2018_10nm/

Official: AMD now stands for All the Money, Dudes!
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/25/amd_q2_fy2018_ryzen_epyc/

Rights group launches legal challenge over London cops’ use of facial recognition tech
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/26/big_brother_watch_legal_challenge_facial_recognition/
Politicians fume after Amazon’s face-recog AI fingers dozens of them as suspected crooks
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/26/amazon_face_recogition_sucks/
Amazon wrongly IDed 28 members of Congress, and they’re not happy about it
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/07/congress-wants-immediate-meeting-with-amazon-to-talk-facial-recognition/

Court: Native American tribe can’t be a “sovereign” shield during patent review
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/07/court-native-american-tribe-cant-be-a-sovereign-shield-during-patent-review/
Federal Circuit Rejects Pharmaceutical Company’s Attempt to Dodge Review of its Patents
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/07/federal-circuit-rejects-pharmaceutical-companys-attempt-dodge-review-its-patents

Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps From the Play Store
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-bans-cryptocurrency-mining-apps-from-the-play-store/
Google Removes Real Ethereum Wallet From Web Store but Leaves Fake One Alone
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/cryptocurrency/google-removes-real-ethereum-wallet-from-web-store-but-leaves-fake-one-alone/