Buzz Out Loud 1455: Steve Jobs to you: shut up and eat your hummus (Podcast)

On today's show, the iPhone is apparently storing your location data even when you've turned off the location tracking services. And law enforcement agencies and a cottage industry of iOS forensics companies have been taking advantage of these logs for years. Nevertheless, Steve Jobs appears to insist in an email to a customer that Apple is not tracking anyone. Really. Hunch shows you why you love both hummus and Macs, even if you don't love Apple. Plus, Sony is rebuilding its PlayStation Network security after its now five-day outage, and an innocent man is accused of child pornography because it's still just too damn hard to put a password on a WiFi network. --Molly

On today's show, the iPhone is apparently storing your location data even when you've turned off the location tracking services. And law enforcement agencies and a cottage industry of iOS forensics companies have been taking advantage of these logs for years. Nevertheless, Steve Jobs appears to insist in an email to a customer that Apple is not tracking anyone. Really. Hunch shows you why you love both hummus and Macs, even if you don't love Apple. Plus, Sony is rebuilding its PlayStation Network security after its now five-day outage, and an innocent man is accused of child pornography because it's still just too damn hard to put a password on a WiFi network. --Molly

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EPISODE 1455

NEWS

iPhone is storing location data even when location-tracking is disabled
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704123204576283580249161342.html

How police have obtained iPhone, iPad tracking logs
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20056344-281.html

Steve Jobs to e-mailer: “We don’t track anyone.”
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/04/25/steve-jobs-on-ios-location-issue-we-dont-track-anyone/

Sony Rebuilding PlayStation Network Security After Attack
http://it.slashdot.org/story/11/04/24/1916210/Sony-Rebuilding-PlayStation-Network-Security-After-Attack
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/04/playstation-network-still-down-due-to-external-intrusion.ars

Nintendo confirms Wii successor for 2012
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6310161.html?tag=latestheadlines%3Btitle%3B1

Innocent Man Accused Of Child Pornography After Neighbor Pirates His WiFi
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/24/unsecured-wifi-child-pornography-innocent_n_852996.html

Netflix to Become Largest Subscription Entertainment Business in U.S.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/netflix-become-largest-subscription-entertainment-181562

Dish customers get HBO, Cinemax streaming
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20056457-17.html

Yahoo acquires 12-week old IntoNow TV tagging service
http://mashable.com/2011/04/25/yahoo-into-acquisition/

Nook Color gets Flash support, curated app store
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20056488-1.html

Quick Hits

Sony’s father of CD, PlayStation dies
http://www.digitalspy.com/digitaltv/news/a316272/sonys-father-of-cd-playstation-dies.html

Leaked photos reveal purported Apple iPhone prototype on T-Mobile
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/04/23/leaked_photos_reveal_purported_apple_iphone_prototype_on_t_mobile.html

Apple delays iMac orders ahead of next week's refresh with Thunderbolt I/O and Sandy Bridge processors
http://www.9to5mac.com/63619/apple-delays-imac-orders-ahead-of-next-weeks-refresh-with-thunderbolt-io-and-sandy-bridge-processors/

RIM In Talks With Hulu About Access For PlayBook Users
http://www.berryreview.com/2011/04/25/rim-in-talks-with-hulu-until-then-use-a-work-around-to-watch-hulu/

Gadgets

Exclusive: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet with Honeycomb and an optional stylus to hit this summer
http://thisismynext.com/2011/04/24/lenovo-thinkpad-tablet-honeycomb-optional-stylus-hit-summer/

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 confirmed, faster-charging integrated battery detailed
http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/24/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-confirmed-faster-charging-integrated-battery/

Science News

Elon Musk says SpaceX lander “Dragon” can land on Mars
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/21/musk_mars_dragon_claim/

Rep. Bill Posey Introduces ‘Back To the Moon’ Bill
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110424/pl_ac/8357271_rep_bill_posey_introduces_back_to_the_moon_bill;_ylt=AjrKg7bD1Ub6i_fVOzConSs1y8F_;_ylu=X3oDMTNzZjhjNmI5BGFzc2V0A2FjLzIwMTEwNDI0LzgzNTcyNzFfcmVwX2JpbGxfcG9zZXlfaW50cm9kdWNlc19iYWNrX3RvX3RoZV9tb29uX2JpbGwEY3BvcwM4BHBvcwM1BHNlYwN5bl9oZWFkbGluZV9saXN0BHNsawNyZXBiaWxscG9zZXk-

Happy Ending

Bed Intruder’ Internet star arrested in Alabama
http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/04/24/antoine.dodson.arrest/index.html?iref=NS1

Kentucky man builds bourbon-powered car
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/11/04/24/195215/Kentucky-Man-Builds-Bourbon-Powered-Car

Mac vs PC: the stereotypes may be true
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/web/04/22/mac.pc.users/index.html?hpt=C2
http://blog.hunch.com/?p=45344

VOICEMAIL

Matt from Columbus: survey shenanigans

EMAILS

Hey Buzz Crew,

Molly, I was listening to your rant about how you were having to copy photos out of iPhoto to upload them to Kodak Gallery. It’s doesn’t have to be that hard!

If you scroll down the source list of the upload file dialog, you have an option to choose “”Photos”" under “”Media”" and that will actually give you a little iPhoto browser with access to all of your Events, Albums, Faces, etc. (See attached) That way you don’t have to export on your computer and make another copy.

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Hey Buzz Crew
I wanted to share my Saturday night streaming fail with you. I was out at my local Best Buy Saturday looking at some movies and I came across the movie Date Night. I knew I wanted to see it but I wasn’t sure if it was good enough to buy. So I decided to stream it, I figured its a new movie it must be available somewhere.

When I got home I fired up Media Center and went to Netflix only to find out it wasn’t available for streaming. So I went to plan B and switched over to my Apple TV and searched iTunes for a rental. No luck there, it wasn’t even available to buy. As a last ditch effort I searched Hulu, again no luck, no surprise there. At this point I though I would just walk to my local Blockbuster but then I remembered that it closed 6 months ago and is now an auto parts store. By this point I was determined to see this movie. So I ended up making the 20 minute drive back to Best Buy and buying the copy that inspired this whole wild goose chase.

In summary, streaming failed, rentals failed and the movie studios won. Overall a great Saturday night.

Chip from Boston

P.S. The movie was pretty good.

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Apparently we used the English spelling of the word Judgment.
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/judgement.html

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