Buzz Out Loud 1307: A zero-day porn moment (podcast)

On today's Buzz Out Loud, Jason confesses his noob security mistake, Consumer Reports wants the world to know they STILL don't recommend the iPhone 4. Plus, Mark Zuckerberg's Hollywood moment isn't going to be as fun as he hoped, and we predict the MPAA will go nuclear if rumors of a permanent HDCP crack are true.

On today's Buzz Out Loud, Jason confesses his noob security mistake, Consumer Reports wants the world to know they STILL don't recommend the iPhone 4. Plus, Mark Zuckerberg's Hollywood moment isn't going to be as fun as he hoped, and we predict the MPAA will go nuclear if rumors of a permanent HDCP crack are true.

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EPISODE 1307

Consumer Reports stops recommending iPhone 4 because Apple ended free bumper program
http://www.businessinsider.com/consumer-reports-iphone4-2010-9

Facebook founder admits calling users “dumb f**ks”
http://bit.ly/96D5sc
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/09/20/100920fa_fact_vargas?currentPage=all

The Social Network is Just as Brutal as Mark Zuckerberg Feared
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20100913/the-social-network-is-just-as-brutal-as-mark-zuckerberg-feared/

Wal-Mart introduces wireless plan under own brand
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100913/ap_on_hi_te/us_wal_mart_wireless_service
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/09/wal-marts-data-plans-painfully-expensive-not-meant-for-geeks.ars

What Will Be the Big Tweet From Twitter Event Today?
http://kara.allthingsd.com/20100914/what-will-be-the-big-tweet-from-twitter-event-today-a-new-search-offering-would-be-nice/?mod=ATD_iphone

HDCP ‘master key’ supposedly released, unlocks HDTV copy protection permanently
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/14/hdcp-master-key-supposedly-released-unlocks-hdtv-copy-protect/

Google TV officially launching October 17th?
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/13/google-tv-officially-launching-october-17th/

Microsoft to issue blanket license to NGOs
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/09/13/221216/Microsoft-To-Issue-Blanket-License-To-NGOs

Nielsen: Bing passes Yahoo to become No. 2 in search rankings
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20016310-56.html

Adobe warns of zero-day exploit in Flash player
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20016301-245.html

Copying Trumps Creating For FarmVille Creator Zynga
http://games.slashdot.org/story/10/09/13/1752230/Copying-Trumps-Creating-For-FarmVille-Creator-Zynga

Searching for free stuff increase malware risk
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20016309-245.html

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
Since the Buzz crew is cool, and this is cool, I thought you might be interested.
This was filmed in the Fraser canyon in British Columbia, Canada, in the China Bar tunnel on Hwy 1 just north of Spuzzum (yes, a real town).
I love gull wing doors to begin with. This commercial makes me drool for this car more than is socially acceptable.
The link he sent was kinda gibberishy, so security-wise a little off-putting, but I also found it here:

http://scienceblogs.com/dotphysics/2010/07/mercedes_roll.php

Then I read the rest of the page and the headache started about 1/2 way down. If MB decides I have to know all that stuff to buy the car I ain’t so interested anymore.
Rickydoo

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“Hey Buzz Crew,

Just adding to Molly's Rants about Android Fragmentation, and why it's just annoying is the support burden it put on corporate I.T. Staff. When Android launched Exchange Active Sync integration I was thrilled to add it to our supported devices here at work.

But because of the skinning (HTC Sense, Moto Blur, Samsung Touch Wiz) that happens, they over write the Stock Android Mail and Calendar apps. These skinned apps while are still theoretically providing Exchange Active Sync are broken, some don't Sync properly, some don't talk to the Global address list, and some only let you sync with one Exchange account (HTC Sense).

Sometimes you can around this by side loading the stock apps back in (like Jason suggested doing with the Google apps back on the Verizon Fascinate). However if there is a carrier update to the OS, like 2.1 to 2.2, it can break the side loaded stock apps because they were not updated in the carrier update.

I'm all for openness, and I love the platform, but it feels like you have to be a geek to get Android phones to work the way you want them to, or the way they were supposed to before they got skinned with crappy 3rd party code.
Graham

 

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