Buzz Out Loud 1345: The right to be forgotten (podcast)

The EU is standing up for your right to be lonely and off the grid. And we're glad they are. Plus, Google lays down the smack on Facebook--no importing without reciprocity, suckaz! And in other tech beefs, Consumer Reports goes after Gamespot's claims that the Kinect can't see darker-skinned players. Plus, apple pie sparks an Internet war. --Molly

The EU is standing up for your right to be lonely and off the grid. And we're glad they are. Plus, Google lays down the smack on Facebook--no importing without reciprocity, suckaz! And in other tech beefs, Consumer Reports goes after Gamespot's claims that the Kinect can't see darker-skinned players. Plus, apple pie sparks an Internet war. --Molly

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EPISODE 1345

NEWS

Consumer Reports debunks Kinect skin-color claim
http://blogs.consumerreports.org/electronics/2010/11/consumer-reports-tests-kinect-facial-recognition-problems-video.html

EU seeks stricter privacy rules, “right to be forgotten”
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704805204575594423931135084.html

Google To Facebook: You Can't Import Our User Data Without Reciprocity
http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/04/facebook-google-contacts/

Ye olde apple pies are recipe for Internet hate fest
http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/11/04/5409728-ye-olde-apple-pies-are-recipe-for-internet-hate-fest
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fasterforward/2010/11/cooks_source_masters_new_recip.html

Researcher to release Web-based Android attack
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9195058/Researcher_to_release_Web_based_Android_attack

ITU’s Definition Aside, T-Mobile Pushes 4G Label In New Ad Campaign
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/11/04/204206/ITUs-Definition-Aside-T-Mobile-Pushes-4G-Label-In-New-Ad-Campaign

Dell to ditch 25,000 Blackberries in bid to promote its own service
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704805204575594790702739822.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Facebook users squint at small font size
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9194920/Facebook_users_squint_at_font_size_change
… but it’s not making you go blind
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20021856-36.html

QUICK HITS
U.S. Cyber Command achieves full operational capability
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/05/us-cyber-command-achieves-full-operational-capability-interna/

Google Instant now on iOS, Android 2.2
http://thenextweb.com/google/2010/11/04/google-instant-arrives-on-iphone-and-ipod-touch/

Hulu Plus now out of beta, no invite required
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/hulu-plus-now-on-sony-bravia-tvs-no-invite-required/?news=123

PS3 owners won’t have to pay for Plus for access, either
http://consumerist.com/2010/11/hulu-plus-to-bust-through-playstation-3-pay-wall.html

Droid Pro and Droid 2 Global expected by mid-November
http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20021808-251.html

GADGETS

Apple envisions interactive, augmented reality iPhone multiplayer games
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/11/04/apple_envisions_interactive_augmented_reality_iphone_multiplayer_games.html

Get Excited: Notion Ink Updates Adam Release Timelines - Could Ship In Time For Christmas
http://www.androidpolice.com/2010/11/04/notion-ink-updates-release-timelines-could-ship-in-time-for-christmas/

KICKERS AND SCIENCE
NASA spacecraft comes within 435 miles of comet
http://www.zdnet.com/photos/nasas-close-encounter-with-a-new-comet-images/481123
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/8111090/Nasa-spacecraft-comes-within-435-miles-of-comet.html

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There is more to the issue of the back scatter x-ray than the privacy issues. Here is a letter written by some scientists.

http://www.npr.org/assets/news/2010/05/17/concern.pdf

Also, here us a story about TSA not allowing the screeners to measure their exposure

http://www.sciencefriday.com/blog/2010/09/airport-screeners-denied-radiation-badges/

I got both of these stories from Dvorak’s twitter feed.

Darren the electronics technician in South Bend, In

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My husband and I met online – playing world of warcraft. He sent me a live “mixed tape.” The first song, “Far Away” by Nickelback. This was about 3 weeks after we started chatting. He was in Texas and I was in Ohio. We met in June 2008 online. We video chatted daily for several hours until January 2009 when he moved here and in. We got married in May of 2009. The song was the first time either of us said or approached the I love you thought. Long distance relationships still work (pen pals – internet, etc).

Mixed tapes can also work by file sharing. I had the whole list in a playlist that I listened to over and over.

Bobbi & Chris (Mason)

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