Buzz Out Loud 1237: Facebook privacy hangover (podcast)

Our verdict on Facebook's privacy retool: well ... we're tough graders. Also today, will Steve Ballmer show up at the WWDC keynote? Palm loses its mobile UI design guy to Android, which is good news for Android, but continuing bad news for Palm and WebOS. Also, introducing Darth Vader's Dog.

Our verdict on Facebook's privacy retool: well ... we're tough graders. Also today, will Steve Ballmer show up at the WWDC keynote? Palm loses its mobile UI design guy to Android, which is good news for Android, but continuing bad news for Palm and WebOS. Also, introducing Darth Vader's Dog.

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EPISODE 1237

Facebook improved privacy settings: A for effort, C+ for implementation
http://searchengineland.com/facebooks-new-simple-privacy-settings-still-pretty-complex-42998
http://valleywag.gawker.com/5548496/facebooks-new-privacy-controls-the-good-and-the-shameful
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20006054-36.html

Will Steve Ballmer show up at the WWDC keynote?
http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2010/05/26/apple-will-steve-ballmer-show-up-at-the-wwdc-keynote/

Google misses deadline to turn over sniffed WiFi packets to Germans
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f3d42fee-698d-11df-8ae3-00144feab49a.html

Google Balks at Turning Over Data to Regulators
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/28/technology/28google.html

What Verizon Does To Gym Employees Who Find Unreleased Phones
http://gizmodo.com/5548737/what-verizon-does-to-gym-employees-who-find-unreleased-phones

One out of six cell phone users suffers from “bill shock”
http://arstechnica.com/telecom/news/2010/05/new-shocking-statistics-on-bill-shock.ars

Palm Loses Mobile Design Guru Matias Duarte to Google
http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20100527/exclusive-palm-loses-mobile-design-guru-matias-duarte/

The FoxConn anti-suicide pledge
http://valleywag.gawker.com/5548195/heres-the-apple+factory-suicide-pledge
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704269204575270024233712344.html?mod=WSJ_Tech_LEFTTopNews

NBC and Time Warner Continue to Back Flash Over HTML5
http://www.macrumors.com/2010/05/27/nbc-and-time-warner-continue-to-back-flash-over-html5/

B&N launches a Nook iPad app
http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/05/27/bn-launches-a-nook-ipad-app/

The LittleDog – EVOLVED
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUQsRPJ1dYw

Boeing X-51A WaveRider Breaks Record in 1st Flight
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=10756873

Today's featured Buzz Out Loud remix at the end of the show:
Paul Adams
http://podcast-files.cnet.com/podcast/BOLremix_PaulAdams.mp3

Voicemail (800-616-2638)
Sam: Facebook and teachers

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
Dodge of the Michigan Howell's:

Dear Buzz Crew. Recently, when you discussed Dell's foray into the Android Tablet market you pondered why someone would actually want something that is small when they could easily get something that is larger and more user friendly. Personally, as someone who is interested in Android application development, but uses an iPhone I am actually interested in such a device. While I am considering purchasing an Android device (drool... Evo) in the meantime a small, cheap Android device around $100-$150 would be perfect. Unfortunately companies like Dell seem to be more interested in trying to make these devices phones or making them limited, overpriced novelties like Archos. I can honestly say that whomever might release a Android tablet for $100-$150 with 2.1 or Froyo will have an instant customer. You know, if my wife lets me buy it. ?

Keep up the good work!

Dodge Howell
Network Server Support Analyst

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JaMoNeedle-

On episode 1236, in talking about the space program Molly was expounding on the need to “”get off this rock”", an imperative that she also expressed on an episode of Fourcast a while back. I’m all for space exploration, but as a solution to global issues like overpopulation, it’s a non-starter.

Picture Antarctica. It’s almost 1.5 times as big as the continental U.S., and totally empty. Imagine how tough it would be to get a large human population living there in a self-sufficient habitat. To offset current population growth, we would have to move 84 million people there EVERY YEAR. As large of a challenge as that would be, Antarctica at least has AIR. It has WATER. You can reach it using existing technology, and it’s not that far away. Until we’ve populated Antarctica (and the Sahara, while we’re at it), forget about the colonization of space.

-Reid of the Catskills

 

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