Buzz Out Loud 1488: Sharks with frickin' lasers on their heads (Podcast)

On today's show, it's the Summer of Hackers: Anonymous hits the Spanish police website and threatens the Federal Reserve (which, frankly, we find to be a target that's probably worthy of a little DDoS action). Plus, a nation-state may have hacked IMF, but they're not saying much, and the Bitcoin market crashes (buy low!). Plus, scientists create jellyfish that can shoot tiny, weak lasers ... a stepping stone to the scariest sharks ever.

On today's show, it's the Summer of Hackers: Anonymous hits the Spanish police website and threatens the Federal Reserve (which, frankly, we find to be a target that's probably worthy of a little DDoS action). Plus, a nation-state may have hacked IMF, but they're not saying much, and the Bitcoin market crashes (buy low!). Plus, scientists create jellyfish that can shoot tiny, weak lasers ... a stepping stone to the scariest sharks ever.

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EPISODE 1488

NEWS

Spanish police website hit by Anonymous hackers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13749181

Turkish Police Nab 32 Suspects Tied To Anonymous
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/06/13/0158214/Turkish-Police-Nab-32-Suspects-Tied-To-Anonymous

Anonymous says its next target is Federal Reserve

Government ‘may have hacked IMF’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13748488

IMF Mum on Details of Network Cyberattack
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304665904576381973865291928.html
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20070679-83/reports-international-monetary-fund-suffers-network-break-in/

Digital Black Friday: First Bitcoin “Depression” Hits
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=21877

U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/12/world/12internet.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

Facebook Sees Big Traffic Drops in US and Canada as It Nears 700 Million Users Worldwide
http://www.insidefacebook.com/2011/06/12/facebook-sees-big-traffic-drops-in-us-and-canada-as-it-nears-700-million-users-worldwide/

iCloud Communications sues Apple for trademark infringement
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/icloud-communications-sues-apple-for-trademark-infringement/

Apple Allows OS X Lion Users to Reboot Into Safari
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386799,00.asp

US rumored getting unlocked iPhone 4 Wednesday
http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/06/12/us.may.have.unlocked.iphone.4.option.wednesday/

First iPhone in space to launch with last shuttle mission
http://venturebeat.com/2011/06/09/iphone-app-in-space/

Next iPhone reaches final testing stage, Verizon likely won't support 3G FaceTime this year http://www.9to5mac.com/71724/next-iphone-reaches-final-testing-stage-verizon-likely-wont-support-3g-facetime-this-year/

Quick Hits

Samsung and Apple to end Nokia’s smartphone reign
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/13/us-nokia-smartphones-idUSTRE75C18O20110613

Media crowdsources, live blogs, crosses fingers over Palin’s e-mails
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20070660-71/media-crowdsources-live-blogs-crosses-fingers-over-palins-e-mails/

Amazon cuts affiliate ties in more states over taxes
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20070808-93/amazon-cuts-affiliate-ties-in-more-states-over-taxes/

Science News

Scientists Combine Human Cell, Jellyfish Into Living Laser
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/06/13/scientists-make-living-laser-from-human-cell/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13725719

Happy Ending

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Welcome Back
Customer Appreciation Program
http://us.playstation.com/psn/welcome-back/

Hi Buzz Crew,
For those who had a problem downloading their free Playstation Network games, I too thought I was out of luck. But as it turns out, there is a workaround and Sony has it listed on their official “”Welcome Back”" page now:

Just click on the “”How to Get It”" button on that page, and read further down for the (rather obscure) procedure to get your free stuff. They definitely could have made this easier, but at least no one should lose out as long as they claim their games before the promo ends.

Hope this helps…

Brian, Software Designer in Canada

VOICEMAIL

Anonymous talks about the Windows phone overtaking Apple

Jason from Seattle talks about retail cell phone sales and Microsoft

EMAILS

Hey Nosta-Tong-us

The Heat in 6?

Maybe you should stick to Tech perdictions… not sports.

Maybe next year.

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I still have windows xp. I upgraded to i tunes 10.3 and i have a feature on my i tunes that allows me to redownload my lost purchases for free. It shows the i cloud picture so what else is supposed to happen? On bol 1486 you said i cloud would not work with xp but so far it does. What other features should i look for in i cloud in case i decided i need to upgrade my computer. Also…can’t i just use my i cloud feature on my i phone 4 and skip the computer all together? My other question would be will i be able to sync my i phone 4 with the i os 5 software update if i have windows xp?

Thanks.

Love The Show

Brian Menard

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Came across this, thought you guys would appreciate it.

http://hassonybeenhackedthisweek.com/

Andy

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Dear BOL Crew,

I was listening to Ep. 1486 where you were discussing digital hoarding. It made me think; what happens to all my data stored in various clouds around the world when I die? And who then owns the content?

Must I now redo my will to explicitly state who if anyone gets to see my digital life? If not stated, does it become property of the state? Can my digital estate be sold at auction for none payment? Can Apple foreclose on my cloud storage locker?

I think I want my cloud buried with me. From cloud 9 to 6 feet under. If you hear any bass coming from beneath your feet, that would be me… LOL

Love the show

Gee

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