Digital Daily Dozen 10/4/2013

Scripps Free Ulive Internet Video Site Cuts Cable TV Cord

No pay TV subscription required: Scripps Networks Interactive is going direct-to-consumer with the launch of Ulive, an Internet video destination mixing full episodes and clips from shows on cablers such as Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel with a lineup of 70 original web series.

http://variety.com/2013/digital/news/scripps-free-ulive-internet-video-site-cuts-cable-tv-cord-1200691136/

 

Twitter’s Biggest Risk? Losing You

In Twitter’s I.P.O. filing, the company said the quality of its users posts will determine if people will continue to use the social media site.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/twitters-biggest-risk-losing-you/

 

Depth-Sensing Cameras Head to Mobile Devices

Adding 3-D sensors to existing and future mobile devices will enable augmented-reality games, handheld 3-D scanning, and better photography.

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/519546/depth-sensing-cameras-head-to-mobile-devices/

 

Instagram is wrecking your dinner (and lunch too for that matter)

Seems that all those Instagrammed photos of food are more than just annoying, they could hurt our desire to eat.

http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/instagram-wrecking-our-dinner-and-lunch-too-matter

 

US indicts 13 Anonymous members for DDoS attacks

The U.S. has brought criminal charges against 13 persons, said to be members of the hacker group Anonymous, for their alleged participation in cyberattacks as part of a campaign called Operation Payback.

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/100413-us-indicts-13-anonymous-members-274514.html

 

Dyle To Renew Push For Mobile DTV Service

Next week, the company will announce a new product by Audiovox that doesn’t require users to plug a dongle into their smartphone or tablet. It’s expected to cost $99 and be available this year. The product includes a handheld-sized box with an antenna to pick up the mobile broadcast signal, and then wirelessly delvers that.

http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/70954/dyle-to-renew-push-for-mobile-dtv-service

 

Website Publishes Reporters’ Home Addresses

A site called The Deadbeat Link has published the home addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth of Palm Beach Post and WPEC-TV staffers. The site founder claims South Florida journalists are lazy and need to be shamed “into better behavior.”

http://jimromenesko.com/2013/10/03/south-florida-website-posts-palm-beach-post-reporters-home-addresses-and-phone-numbers/

 

SURVEILLANCE REFORM BILL OUTLINED
An outline circulated to House Judiciary staff provides a sneak preview of a comprehensive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act reform bill that ends bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, installs a special advocate at the country’s surveillance court and boosts transparency for government agencies and service providers.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2013/10/surveillance-reform-bill-outlined-174157.html

 

THE FACT THAT THE NSA COLLECTED CELL-SITE DATA IS A BIG DEAL. BUT SO IS THE FACT THEY ADMITTED IT
Sen. Ron Wyden’s strategy is working. Days after he asked whether the NSA had ever collected geolocation information on US citizens, the agency’s director, Gen. Keith Alexander, admitted that it had gathered data from cellular towers on a limited basis. It wasn’t an off-the-cuff disclosure or a slip of the tongue.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/10/03/the-fact-that-the-nsa-collected-cell-site-data-is-a-big-deal-but-so-is-the-fact-they-admitted-it/

 

WHY NEW FIBER NETS ARE REQUIRED TO SHATTER MONOPOLIES OF COMCAST & OTHER ISPS [Commentary]

The introduction of higher-speed fiber-optic networks like Google Fiber and AT&T’s new experiment in Austin may shatter the concrete feet of a cable colossus like Comcast. Timothy Lee demonstrates how he believes Comcast is reining in access to faster Internet download speeds in order to cash in on customers.

http://consumerist.com/2013/10/02/why-new-fiber-networks-are-required-to-shatter-monopolies-of-comcast-other-isps/

 

Frankly, It’s None Of Your Business

According to new data from a company that (surprise!!) promotes emails as ecommerce drivers, nearly 90% of Millennials access mobile emails, and many make purchases from those emails — but nearly three-quarters don’t share deals or purchases with their social networks. Finally, something a 30-year-old and I can agree on.

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/210498/frankly-its-none-of-your-business.html

 

European Commission considers regulation of crowdfunding

The European Commission said on Thursday it is examining whether to regulate crowdfunding, an alternative source of financing via the Internet, and has started to gather views from industry and citizens.

http://news.doddleme.com/broadcast-media/european-commission-considers-regulation-of-crowdfunding/

 

Breaking Bad Finale Clocks Up 500,000 Illegal Downloads

Sunday night’s finale of Breaking Bad, unsurprisingly, topped ratings for all previous episodes of the show – and also achieved the dubious honor of being the most-pirated episode too.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/emmawoollacott/2013/10/01/breaking-bad-finale-clocks-up-500000-illegal-downloads/

 

The Digital Daily Dozen is distributed weekdays (usually) by Dom Caristi as a service of the BSU Digital Policy Institute. The articles are culled from various e-newsletters. The content is not original – only their compilation in this mailing is.