Buzz Out Loud 1489: 7073, people, keep it simple (Podcast)

The most common iPhone passcodes are revealed on today's show (no, not by LulzSec), but Tong has a pager-callback suggestion for all of us. A proposal in Congress would force U.S. companies to actually tell us when they're hacked and our data is stolen (yes, please), and Rojadirecta becomes the people's hero in challenging the government's domain-name seizures. Go, Rojadirecta, go!

The most common iPhone passcodes are revealed on today's show (no, not by LulzSec), but Tong has a pager-callback suggestion for all of us. A proposal in Congress would force U.S. companies to actually tell us when they're hacked and our data is stolen (yes, please), and Rojadirecta becomes the people's hero in challenging the government's domain-name seizures. Go, Rojadirecta, go!

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EPISODE 1489

NEWS

US to demand companies disclose hacks
http://www.techeye.net/security/us-to-demand-companies-disclose-hacks

First Challenge To US Domain Seizures Filed
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/06/13/218206/First-Challenge-To-US-Domain-Seizures-Filed

Rojadirecta Sues US Government, Homeland Security & ICE Over Domain Seizure
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110613/12021514673/rojadirecta-sues-us-government-homeland-security-ice-over-domain-seizure.shtml

Apple agrees to pay Nokia patent licensing fees
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20070970-37/apple-agrees-to-pay-nokia-patent-licensing-fees/?tag=topStories3

Nokia likely netted $600 million plus in Apple patent settlement
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/nokia-likely-netted-600-million-plus-in-apple-patent-settlement/50590

Facebook IPO Valuation Could Top $100 Billion: Sources
http://www.cnbc.com/id/43378490

Amazon plans to stream movies to own-branded tablets, researchers claim
http://www.bgr.com/2011/06/13/amazon-plans-to-stream-movies-to-own-branded-tablets-researchers-claim/

Comcast Bringing Skype To Some Of Your TVs, "Soon"
http://allthingsd.com/20110613/comcast-bringing-skype-to-some-of-your-tvs-soon/

Apple now selling unlocked GSM iPhone 4 in US, starting at $649
http://allthingsd.com/20110614/you-can-now-buy-an-unlocked-iphone-4-though-you-might-want-to-think-twice/

Microsoft's Xbox 360 rules the U.S. console market, again
http://www.geekwire.com/2011/microsofts-xbox-360-rules-console-market
http://www.wonderhowto.com/news/wonderment/latest-and-greatest-kinect-hacks-0128035/

Report: Wii U 50 percent more powerful than PS3 (and it should be)
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/06/report-wii-u-50-percent-more-powerful-than-ps3.ars

Quick Hits

Lulz hacks US Senate’s website ‘for fun’
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/184623.html

Boxee for PC, Mac, Ubuntu Getting Fall Update
http://blog.boxee.tv/2011/06/13/boxee-for-pc-mac-ubuntu-getting-fall-update/

Apple to sell new Macbook Air late this month: report
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/us-apple-macbook-idUSTRE75D0JM20110614

Most Common iPhone Passcodes
http://amitay.us/blog/files/most_common_iphone_passcodes.php

Science News

Look Out Above! Russia May Target U.S. Sats With Laser Jet”
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/06/is-a-russian-laser-aiming-for-u-s-satellites/

Happy Ending

Duke Nukem Forever: barely playable, not funny, rampantly offensive
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/reviews/2011/06/duke-nukem-forever-review-barely-playable-unfunny-and-rampantly-offensive.ars
http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/06/duke-nukem-forever-review/

VOICEMAIL

Fast talking tech guy speedily talks about hacking and acts of war on the US

Jason talks about storing passwords at his retirement community

Rogue Tess blames AT&T and texting for almost missing her loved one walk the stage at graduation this weekend

EMAILS

Dear BOL,

Many a time have you mentioned how Canada typically gets the short end of the stick when it comes to Internet-based services such as Google Voice, Pandora, [insert awesome US-based service here], etc. Once again our clusterfrak system of licensing hoops will, at least in a cursory capacity, prevent us from getting iCloud anytime soon according to The Toronto Star (link below). This enraged feeling I have must be how Steve Jobs feels when there are only dark grey turtlenecks at The Gap and no black ones.
Keep up the great work! Bob “”The Analyst”" Starr (yup, I’m a business analyst…let the mocking begin lol)” Molly

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