DevNews is the news show for developers by developers, hosted by Saron Yitbarek, founder of CodeNewbie and Disco, and Josh Puetz, principal engineer at Forem. Each season these experienced devs cover the latest in the world of tech, and speak with diverse guests from a variety of backgrounds to dig deep into meaty topics such as security, the pros and cons of outsourcing your authentication, and the latest bugs and hacks.
S3:E2 - GitHub’s Firing Backlash, Alphabet Workers Union, Mobile Data Security, and WebExtensions API
In this episode, we talk about Apple’s WebExtensions API, and GitHub’s firing of a Jewish worker for using the word Nazi in reference to some of the rioters who attacked the US Capitol building on January 6th. Then we chat with Alex Gorowara, senior software engineer at Google, and spokesperson for the Alphabet Workers Union, to talk about the hundreds of Alphabet workers who have chosen to unionize and their mission. Finally, we speak with Max Zinkus and Tushar Jois, Doctoral Students in Applied Cryptography and Security at Johns Hopkins University, whose recent research found major weaknesses in both iOS and Android security mechanisms.
S3:E1 - Trump De-platformed, Parler Dropped, an ANTIFA Conspiracy, and Virtual CES
In this episode, we talk about the mass indefinite ban of Trump on social media platforms, and AWS and the Google and Apple App Stores dropping Parler in the aftermath of the US Capitol’s siege by Trump supporters. Then we chat with Dave Gershgorn, senior writer at OneZero at Medium, who covers AI and its effects on society, about the conspiracy theory that antifa were embedded in the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol building. Finally, we speak with Monica Chin, writer at the Verge, about this year’s virtual Consumer Electronics Show.
S2:E8 - Major Governmental Hack, Ruby 3.0, Oblivious DNS, and Facebook Antitrust Lawsuits
In this episode, we about federal and state antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, and a new DNS technique backed by Apple, Cloudflare, and Fastly called Oblivious DNS. Then we speak with Hector Monsegur, security researcher and former blackhat hacker, about a major hack against multiple government agencies. Then we chat with Penelope Phippen, tech lead at Stripe, and a Director at Ruby Central, about the release of Ruby 3.0.
S2:E7 - Cyberpunk 2077, Timnit Gebru’s Firing, GitHub’s ‘State of the Octoverse,’ and Google’s New Chip
In this episode, we talk about Google’s move to put their own chips in Pixels and Chromebooks, and notable items in GitHub’s “State of the Octoverse.” Then we speak with Nathan Grayson, senior reporter at Kotaku and co-host of Kotaku’s Splitscreen, about crunch culture in game development and the differences between a company like Supergiant Games and CD Projekt Red, the maker of the newly released and highly anticipated RPG, Cyberpunk 2077. Finally, we chat with Julien Cornebise, an honorary associate professor at University College London and a former researcher with DeepMind, Google’s A.I. lab, about Google’s firing of Timnit Gebru, a co-leader of Google’s Ethical A.I. team, who said she was fired after she sent an email criticizing the company’s efforts to hire more minorities as well as biases in their A.I.
S2:E6 - Salesforce’s Slackquisition, PHP 8.0, Amazon Sidewalk, and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
In this episode, we talk about Amazon Sidewalk, and SaleForce’s acquisition of Slack. Then we speak with Jerry Gamblin, Manager of Security and Compliance at Kenna Security, about the U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments this week about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which has major implications for ethical hackers. Finally, we chat with Sara Golemon, Core Developer and Release Manager on the PHP team, about the new release of PHP 8.0.
S2:E5 - COVID Tracking Project, Apple’s Reduced App Store Commission, Tesla Security Flaws, and Twitter Fleets
In this episode, we talk about a concerning security flaw in the Tesla Model X, and
Twitter’s fleet rollout and subsequent rollback. Then we check back in with Sarah Maxwell, spokesperson for the Coalition on App Fairness, about Apple’s new reduced app store commission for certain developers. Finally, we chat with Kevin Miller, website lead at the COVID Tracking Project, about what has become one of the most trusted sources on the spread of the pandemic.
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This is a really good format
I really love how you brought guest speakers to explain the impact of the news. The only downsides are the background noise and lack of timestamps/chapters