Buzz Out Loud 1482: iCloud details, LulzSec strikes again, and USA rules at cupcakes (Podcast)

On today's show, we discover that Sony may have stored more than 1 million user emails and passwords in clear text, which LulzSec happily took advantage of. Also, the Gmail hack may have targeted White House employees who were using their Gmail accounts for official off-books government business. And iCloud might only stream iTunes purchases at launch which, if true, would be a massive bummer. We'll see. --Molly

On today's show, we discover that Sony may have stored more than 1 million user emails and passwords in clear text, which LulzSec happily took advantage of. Also, the Gmail hack may have targeted White House employees who were using their Gmail accounts for official off-books government business. And iCloud might only stream iTunes purchases at launch which, if true, would be a massive bummer. We'll see. --Molly

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EPISODE 1482

NEWS

LulzSec claims fresh hack; releases 1 million email addresses and passwords apparently stored in clear text
http://money.cnn.com/2011/06/02/technology/sony_lulz_hack/?section=money_latest
http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/articles/157039/20110603/sony-hacked-again-embarrassed-company-asking-for-it-sony-pictures-lulzsec.htm

Group claims it was paid to hack PBS
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/06/02/man-denies-paying-group-to-hack-pbsorg/?test=latestnews

Gmail Hack Targeted White House
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304563104576361863723857124.html

Hotmail, Yahoo Mail users also targets in attacks
http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/06/03/6772299-hotmail-yahoo-mail-users-also-targets-in-attacks

iCloud may only stream purchases from iTunes at launch
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20068366-261/apple-signs-universal-music-to-icloud/?tag=mncol;title

iCloud cost pegged at $25 per year, all 4 major labels signed
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/06/icloud-rumored-to-cost-25-per-year-all-four-major-labels-signed.ars

Apple paying music labels $100 million to $150 million for iCloud
http://venturebeat.com/2011/06/03/apple-paying-music-labels-100m-150m-for-icloud/

Groupon files for IPO
http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2011/06/02/groupon-ipo-its-here/?mod=wsj_share_twitter

1/3 of offers were for health and beauty
http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2011/06/02/groupon-ipo-one-third-of-offers-for-health-beauty/?mod=e2tw

Facebook Strikes Back Against Man Who Claims He Owns Half the Company
http://paloalto.patch.com/articles/facebook-strikes-back-against-man-who-claims-he-owns-half-the-company

AT&T: Our 4G will catch up to Verizon’s in 2 to 3 years
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/06/02/att.4g.network/

Army to start testing smart phones in combat
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304563104576361480888426472.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

Happy Ending

Teen sells kidney to buy iPad 2 http://www.pcworld.com/article/229318/kid_sells_kidney_for_ipad_2_regrets_transaction.html
http://gizmodo.com/5807795/teen-sells-his-kidney-for-an-ipad-2-teen-now-regrets-it

U.K. spies teach terrorists to make ‘best cupcakes in America’
http://mashable.com/2011/06/03/mi6-hacks-al-qaeda/

VOICEMAIL

Justin from Nashville talks about the Tennessee law makers

Guy was called by Amazon to recruit him for a new groupon like product they are releasing

EMAILS

Hey Buzz Crew,
Just listening to episode 1481 and you mentioned the Firefox Twitter edition of whatever it is and your desire to have it in Chrome. Both Chome and Firefox have a great feature where you can right click on a tab and select either pin tab or pin as app tap and it will “”dock”" the tab as a small favicon on the left side that will be saved even if you close the browser. Great for tabs of Twitter, but also Facebook, Gmail, Music, etc. Not sure how to duplicate the twitter search function, but thought this would be useful. Attached a screenshot to better explain.

Love the show,
Pat – NE

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Hey BOL,
Am I the only person not impressed with windows 8 on a tablet right now? I am tired of metro UI, its a launcher… woohoo. I’ve seen more than one carbon copy of it for android. I don’t mind windows, in fact I’ve used a “”convertable”" tablet for years, but they need to make a clean cut with how it works in the background eg the registry. Tablets were an obvious place to make that jump, but now ill need to do the same required apps for to safely get online and keep windows running game.
Sent from my cooler than Molly’s ipad Asus tranformer,
Brice

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I know that NFC seems like the future and may work great for us geeks, but it’s going to be completely annoying while we are waiting in line behind someone trying to use it. Just think of the problems:

- “”Oh, my phone ran out of battery power.”"
- “”I can’t unlock my phone.”"
- “”I can’t find the NFC app.”"
- “”My NFC password isn’t working”"

Not to mention the next 4 years of NFC phase in and competition confusion between the different standards and terminals.

I’ll take an RFID credit card with a rolling RSA type security code any day before the forthcoming NFC train wreck.
Dustin”

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You WILL have a chance to see the Shuttle Endeavor hauled by truck from LAX to the California Science Center (a 15 – 20 mile trip depending on the route they take):
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/06/space-shuttle-endeavour-los-angeles.html

Parsons, a global engineering firm based in Pasadena, is donating its services to cover the logistics of transporting the orbiter from LAX to the museum grounds. The orbiter will have to be routed on streets that are not obstructed by freeway overpasses, Rudolph said.”"

And, it has been done before. When I used to work at Edwards AFB, back before Brian was born and when Molly was still a baby, the space shuttle was driven by truck from the Palmdale, CA plant where each was assembled and tested to Edwards AFB – a nearly 40 mile trip at about 3MPH – where it was mounted on the heavily modified 747 that would fly it to Florida.
http://framework.latimes.com/2011/04/28/shuttle-columbia/

It is an impressive sight. Definitely make the plan to go and see it!
Ernie from the East Bay

COMPUTER LOVE

Hey Crew,

I usually miss the live show while at work but make it a point to listen to the shows afterwards. My favorite day is Computer Love Friday because that’s when my not so tech savvy fiance listens to Buzz Out Loud with me. She enjoys the stories that all the listeners submit and loves the advice that Molly gives (sorry BT). With that I was hoping you would be able to give us a shout out during Computer Love as a little BOL surprise present for our wedding tomorrow (June 4th). Thanks guys and I can’t wait to see her reaction…

Thanks and we love the show,

Royal and Sarah from Kalamazoo.

P.S. I’m not the caller from yesterday but he makes the 5th Royal that I have heard of.

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Hi, Buzz Crew!
I met my ex-girlfriend on OkCupid. It was the first serious relationship I had from an online dating site. Sadly, about a year into it, we realized we weren’t right for each other, and so we ended it.
Like any break up, it was hard for me at first, but it’s been a few months now since we split, and I feel it’s time to start dating again.
However, I’m hesitant on using the same site again, due to the sentimental aspect of it.
I’m wondering if this is a common thing with other online daters. Similar to my friends not wanting to return to a bar or cafe they met their ex’s at, or wanting to avoid eating at a restaurant you two used to frequent.
I’d really hate to limit myself like this, since I had a pretty good experience on there compared to other dating sites.
Thanks, and I appreciate any advice you guys might offer.
-Danny
New York City

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