Buzz Out Loud 1457: PlayStation Network hack: This is bad, man. (Podcast)

Sony comes clean about six days after its network "intrusion" and admits that its hack attack actually led to the reveal of tens of millions of usernames, addresses, dates of birth, and maybe even passwords, security questions, and credit card numbers. So, that's a pretty bad day over at Sony. Also, Apple "comes clean" on its location data tracking, claiming that it's not happening, and even if it is happening, it's not that accurate, and even if it is that accurate, it's just so they can serve you better iAds. Wait, what?

Sony comes clean about six days after its network "intrusion" and admits that its hack attack actually led to the reveal of tens of millions of usernames, addresses, dates of birth, and maybe even passwords, security questions, and credit card numbers. So, that's a pretty bad day over at Sony. Also, Apple "comes clean" on its location data tracking, claiming that it's not happening, and even if it is happening, it's not that accurate, and even if it is that accurate, it's just so they can serve you better iAds. Wait, what?

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EPISODE 1457

NEWS

Update on PlayStation Network and Qriocity
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/26/update-on-playstation-network-and-qriocity/

Sony admits massive PSN user data theft
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/sony/8475595/Sony-admits-massive-PlayStation-Network-user-data-theft.html

Sony Says It Didn't Know Severity Of PS3 Breach Until Monday
http://kotaku.com/#!5796027/sony-didnt-know-severity-of-ps3-breach-until-monday

PlayStation data breach in ‘top 5 ever’: researcher
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2011/04/27/technology-playstation-data-breach.html

PlayStation Network Breach Could Cost Sony $24 Billion
http://www.businessinsider.com/playstation-network-breach-could-cost-sony-24-billion-2011-4

Sony sued for PlayStation Network data breach
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20057921-260.html

We should have been safe with Sony, say gamers
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/27/us-sony-hacking-users-idUSTRE73Q3IS20110427

Now Microsoft Is Issuing Security Warnings
http://kotaku.com/#!5796116/now-microsoft-is-issuing-security-warnings

Amazon: Some data won’t be recovered after cloud outage
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/26/amazon_says_some_volumes_lost_in_cloud_outage_not_recoverable/

Apple Q&A on Location Data
http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/04/27location_qa.html

Apple: We’ll fix iPhone tracking ‘bug’
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20057815-266.html

Feds to remotely uninstall Coreflood bot from some PCs
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9216199/Feds_to_remotely_uninstall_Coreflood_bot_from_some_PCs?taxonomyId=85

Why Fox, Paramount, Disney Are Holding Out on the YouTube Deal
http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/why-fox-paramount-and-disney-are-holding-out-youtube-deal-26799

DirecTV Real Interested In Netflix, Contemplates Launching A Competitor
http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2011-04/directv-netflix-competitor/

Quick Hits

Apple’s Official announcement: White iPhone Arrives Tomorrow
http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/04/27iphone.html

Angry Birds on 140m downloads as Rovio boss says iPhone changed everything
http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/angry-birds-on-140m-downloads-as-rovio-boss-says-iphone-changed-everything/

Fring: 1st ever Group Video - Now in Limited Beta
http://blog.fring.com/en/?p=2857

YouTube founders buy Delicious off Yahoo
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-20057933-2.html

80% of Android phones in China will have its default search set to Baidu
http://thenextweb.com/asia/2011/04/27/80-of-android-phones-in-china-will-have-its-default-search-set-to-baidu/

Gadgets

The iPad’s Progenitor -- 123 Years Ago
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/11/04/26/2312213/The-iPads-Progenitor-mdash-123-Years-Ago

Science News

SETI silences alien-seeking telescope array
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20057533-71.html

New laser will be powerful enough to rip apart space itself
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/04/new-laser-will.php

Artificial Synapse Created For Synthetic Brain
http://science.slashdot.org/story/11/04/27/0138258/Artificial-Synapse-Created-For-Synthetic-Brain

Happy Ending

Free calendar app from Microsoft for Admin Professionals Day
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/microsoftpri0/2014888520_free_calendar_analytics_app_from_microsoft_wednesd.html

Driving a hybrid car pollutes less than human beings running
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/04/driving-hybrid.php

Last Typewriter Factory in the World Shuts Its Doors
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/04/last-typewriter-factory-in-the-world-shuts-its-doors/237838/

PSYCH: Looks like typewriters are still kicking!
http://gawker.com/#!5795649/relax-theyre-still-making-typewriters

VOICEMAIL

Adam from San Diego has a firend who is not sure what to use his tablet for

Anonymous talks about cell phone traking and the law Congress passed regarding this subject

EMAILS

I realize that it is politically correct to rail against Apple, but must you. Apple merely stores the data; whereas Google collect every piece of data it can gets its’ hands on and sends it to the mother ship every few milliseconds then peddles it to the highest bidder. If you want something to rant about read the permissions for GMAIL, Google Maps, and related Google products. Also, it is impossible to opt out!

Charles
Sioux Falls, SD

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Hey, this is Kyus from London, and I’m just responding to your query last show about whether us British people care about the royals. I think we still do to some extent, but we don’t hero-worship them like in the past. In fact it seems that you Americans care about them and are more interested in this royal wedding than a large portion of British people. :-) To be quite honest, most of the people I know are more excited about the bank holiday we get on Friday because of the wedding.

Who am I kidding though, I know that I (and almost everyone else) will be tuning in to watch it though!

Thanks for the show and keep up the great work!

Kyus from London.

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G’day guys i was just messing around on youtube watching your programme when you said something about a youtube movie service and typed in http://youtube.com/movies and this came up… From Taylor Heany http://www.youtube.com/movies

“Hey BOLers. I saw this today and thought this would go great on Brian's desk with the other job-i-phernalia. It's an Iphone case with Steve Jobs trapped in carbonite - a la Han Solo. They even have t-shirts in case Molly wants to reconnect with her "bad boyfriend" (like she isn't secretly rocking an Iphone 4 now that she has reverted back to the dark side. Maybe she already has it in a droid x case)

Is this where I'm supposed to add "love the show"

Jeff from Grants Pass, OR
http://www.ugo.com/the-goods/steve-jobs-frozen-in-carbonite-best-iphone-case-ever

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