Episode 77 – Smart Devices in Court Evidence and Bitcoin Electricity Usage

Topic 1: Are all your smart devices going to be used in evidence against you?

Follow up on the topic of having an AI app get you out of a ticket. Between your cloud-stored camera footage and device recordings, police might be able to be used to defend you . . . or convict you.

We discuss several sides of this emerging technology, including the integrity of the data as well as our right against self-incrimination.

Alexa, Play My Alibi: The Smart Home Gets Taken to Court Link: https://www.wired.com/story/gadget-lab-podcast-470/

Topic 2: Tech companies want to get you back to your office

35% of companies have no timeline for getting back to work. But, some very big tech companies are helping you start to move in that direction. But, at the same time, those big companies aren’t headed back to their offices!

Link: https://www.wired.com/story/big-tech-help-get-you-back-office/

Topic 3: Making money from electricity instead of Bitcoin. Huh?

Recently, power prices in Taxes popped over $200 per megawatt-hour. One company, Layer1, stopped mining Bitcoin for 30 minutes and reaped returns of 700%.

This highlights an ongoing issue of the true costs of bitcoin.

Link: https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/power-move-bitcoin-miner-soaring-profits-selling-energy-200901152939457.html



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