Buzz Out Loud 1416: Think before you Like (podcast)

Facebook now shares the stories you "like" on third-party sites with your News Feed. It's actually kind of cool, but please: use this feature responsibly, won't you? Also, Gmail goes down and we're all rushing to back up, I call "Unicorn" on rumors of a white iPad 2, and the Tolkien estate takes the Culture of Ownership to a whole other level. --Molly

Facebook now shares the stories you "like" on third-party sites with your News Feed. It's actually kind of cool, but please: use this feature responsibly, won't you? Also, Gmail goes down and we're all rushing to back up, I call "Unicorn" on rumors of a white iPad 2, and the Tolkien estate takes the Culture of Ownership to a whole other level. --Molly

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EPISODE 1416

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NEWS

What “The Social Network” won: three Oscars, but not Best Picture
http://techcrunch.com/2011/02/27/the-social-network-oscars/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20037062-36.html

Google acknowledges Gmail issues as users complain of missing emails
http://thenextweb.com/google/2011/02/28/google-acknowledges-gmail-issues-as-users-complain-of-missing-emails/
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/27/gmail-accidentally-resetting-accounts-years-of-correspondence-v/

Prevent your next Gmail blackout with a free year of Backupify
http://blog.backupify.com/2011/02/28/prevent-your-next-gmail-blackout-get-a-free-year-of-backupify/

Google’s Search Cleanup Has Big Effect
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704288304576170851535102540.html
http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/25/technology/gaming_google/

iPad 2: also comes in white?
http://www.9to5mac.com/54178/ipad-2-also-comes-in-white

All of Facebook's Like Buttons on Third-Party Sites Now Publish a Full News Feed Story
http://www.insidefacebook.com/2011/02/27/like-button-full-story/

Facebook tests souped-up privacy policy
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20036861-93.html

Apple deemed top of movie product placement charts
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/22/us-productplacement-idUSTRE71L69920110222

Tolkien Estate Censors the Word “Tolkien”
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/02/27/1940241/Tolkien-Estate-Censors-the-Word-Tolkien


Verizon Says Short iPhone Lines Due to Strong Online Sales, Staggered Rollout”
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/02/25/verizon-says-short-iphone-lines-due-to-strong-online-sales-staggered-rollout/

Mac OS X backdoor Trojan, now in beta?
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/02/26/mac-os-x-backdoor-trojan-now-in-beta/

Quick Hits
PSP gets a price cut, now $129
http://www.gamezone.com/index.php/news/item/psp_gets_price_cut_now_129.99/

Motorola XOOM overclocked to 1.5GHz Speed
http://www.techtree.com/India/News/Motorola_XOOM_overclocked_to_15GHz_Speed/551-114633-893.html

Apple testing Android-like gesture-based lock screen for iOS
http://www.9to5mac.com/54135/apple-testing-android-like-gesture-based-lock-screen-for-ios

AT&T to start selling Kindle next month
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-02-28/at-t-to-start-selling-amazon-s-kindle-e-reader-next-month.html

Science News

Virgin Galactic signs deal to launch scientists into space
http://www.space.com/10979-virgin-galactic-commercial-spaceflight-scientists.html

Happy Ending

Encourage Your Crush To Break Up With Creepy Facebook App
http://mashable.com/2011/02/25/waitingroom/

Bletchley Park Turing archive saved after campaign
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2274980/campaign-turing-bletchley-park

VOICEMAIL

Single Rider, Silver Lining

David: we scarred him

EMAILS

Hey Buzz Crew!

Was listening to the conversation about the New thunderbolt port on the new macbook pros.
There is a big chance that the iPad 2 and any future new ipods/iphones will support the new thunderbolt port which will definitely put apple in the lead.
I would also not be surprised if apple ditch USB completely for their mobile products which will put pressure on the other mobile companies to do so.
This would also pressure hardware companies to include thunderbolt onto their computers so that they are “”ipod/iphone/ipad compatible”".

Could apple do this with the ipad 2? They could also sell a 30$ USB>thunderbolt converter. You know that apple wants to!

This would obviously be terrible but if anybody has the guts to make a move like this, it’s Apple!

Love the Show,
Nick from France

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Hi Buzz Crew,

RE: #1414

Here is my solution to children buying in app purchases in iOS. I let my children play with my gen1 iPod Touch with a broken wifi chip. If they cannot connect they cannot buy. You could also have the iOS device forget the wifi settings and be unable to connect to (hopefully password protected) wifi.

I listen to BOL in the van and the kids are usually with me so they also listen to it. Downside? My oldest Ethan (6) keeps telling me that he’ll get my iPhone 4 when I get the iPhone 5 (yeah right more like when I get the iPhone 8, it’s expensive) and my other son Carter (4) chants iPhone 5, iPhone 5, iPhone 5 over and over and over, etc (lord give me the strength). Thankfully my daughter Annika (2) just bobs her head to the music.

Love the show,

Grant the shipper in Montreal Quebec

ps. When are you guys coming to Montreal? It would give Molly a chance to practice her French. Spectaclefest North 2011 anyone?

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