Buzz Out Loud 1471: Spoiler alert: Sony hacked again (Podcast)

Multiple rage-fits on today's show, as we discuss poor Sony's PlayStation Network being hacked again, patent trolls going after the entire app store market, the Winklevoss twins taking their hurt feelings all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and sweet little elementary school kids unable to have a school talent show thanks to the jack-boot of the culture of ownership. Good times. --Molly

Multiple rage-fits on today's show, as we discuss poor Sony's PlayStation Network being hacked again, patent trolls going after the entire app store market, the Winklevoss twins taking their hurt feelings all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and sweet little elementary school kids unable to have a school talent show thanks to the jack-boot of the culture of ownership. Good times. --Molly

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EPISODE 1471

NEWS

Not so fast: Sony’s PlayStation Network hacked again
http://thenextweb.com/industry/2011/05/18/not-so-fast-sonys-playstation-network-hacked-again/

Sony's Stringer Calls Hacker Attack 'Hiccup' in Company's Online Strategy
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-17/sony-chairman-stringer-calls-hacker-attack-hiccup-in-road.html

Microsoft’s Bill Gates says he advocated Skype takeover
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13434352

Microsoft customer satisfaction hits new high as Windows 7 takes hold
http://www.geekwire.com/2011/microsoft-customer-satisfaction-hits-new-high-windows-vista-a-distant-memory

AT&T, T-Mobile customer satisfaction on the decline
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20063574-17.html

More app developers sued over patent claims
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/18/app-developers-sued-over-patent-claims

Winklevoss twins taking Facebook case to Supreme Court
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20063537-17.html

Microsoft: One in 14 downloads is malicious
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/051811-microsoft-one-in-14-downloads.html

Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt MacBook Airs coming in June or July
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/05/18/sandy_bridge_thunderbolt_macbook_airs_coming_in_june_or_july.html

Apple LTE-enabled iPhone Due in 2012, iPhone 4S Preparations for September 2011
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/05/18/apple-lte-enabled-iphone-likely-due-in-2012/

Quick Hits

Google fiber expands to the other Kansas City
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/google-fiber-expands-to-the-other-kansas-city.ars

Intel says smartphones to be on sale early in 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/17/us-intel-idUSTRE74G5DF20110517

"Hulu For Magazines" Opens Its Android Newsstand
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20110517/hulu-for-magazines-opens-its-android-newsstand/

Microsoft replacing older 360s damaged by new firmware update
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/05/microsoft-replacing-360s-damaged-by-new-firmware-update.ars

Science News

Heavy coffee drinking staves off deadly prostate cancer
http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/05/17/jnci.djr151.abstract?sid=a627bd2d-b499-4220-ae7d-09fcd2b2224e

Happy Ending

Funniest new Twitter feed? @oldmansearch
http://twitter.com/#!/oldmansearch

VOICEMAIL

Mike from Australia talks about Molly spoiling Survivor

Jon from Japan wants to know if anybody out there stays away from super addicting games like he does

EMAILS

dear Buzzcrew,
I have a question about Amazons and Googles cloud music servers. I was in college when Napster was cool but in time came to the right side of the law and pay for my media now. But my music library is so twisted now, that it is simply impossible to separate what is legit music from what is not. What are the legal implications if I choose to upload my entire collection to either Googles or Amazons service. Will exposing my ill-gotten music increase my risk of getting caught for past transgressions?


-Ian
\m/ [^_^] \m/

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Hey Buzz Crew

Ep 1470 you had a listener ask what service you use to get music. I prefer to buy directly from artists sites when I can. I just bought The Dwarves new album Are Born Again at http://www.thedwarves.com (nsfw) for only $8, and I could get not only any format (mp3 320b, apple lossless, flac, ogg, more) but I could get it multiple times in multiple formats. And it’s 27 tracks.

Keep Rocking

Brendan Hutchins

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Hey BOL Crew,

I received a letter from my children’s school yesterday that I found a bit disturbing. It appears that their school will not have a talent show this year for fears of being sued. I don’t know if this is a Board of Education decision or a decision by the school

WHAT THE WHAT?! You have to be kidding me? I find this to be absurd. Not on behalf of the school, but because of the fear of litigation that may come from some elementary students singing or dancing to a song. What the hell has RIAA done to us? It’s not like this is even a big city school. This is a school in a very rural part of a very rural county in the middle of Kentucky!

SCREW YOU RIAA!!!

David

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