On today's show, security researchers report that Anonymous and LulzSec are, if anything, just distracting us with their antics while the true threat is a years-long cyberwarfare campaign that's stolen everything from private intellectual property to high-level government secrets. So, that'll probably lead to some reasoned and logical cyber-security discussions, no? No. Also, is the Amazon App Store screwing developers, and are you finally getting what you pay for, broadband-wise?
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Video Voice Mail from The Botch Kid
Video Voice Mail from Chris in Dallas Tx
I love the show and I don’t think I have ever disagreed with a point you have had before.
On this issue I agree with half of what you said but the other half sounds like you are blaming PayPal for the failure of the authorities.
Consider that if CNET was under a cyber attack it would likely ask the the authorities for help. The authorities would request that CNET provide log data as part of the investigation. As a business you should have some faith that when you provide logs to authorities that they would use that data in a reasonable way to help track down the true source of the attack.
The fact that the authorities took legal actions against people who most likely are part of a BOTNET and not the true source of the attack is not really the fault of the company who provided the log. Once the the logs are given over to the authorities the company who provided them are really have no control. In addition they company likely HAD to provide if the authorities are doing any sort of investigation into the denial of service.
However when you said that you did not wish to use PayPal anymore because they blocked payment to Wikileaks. I totally agree that is PayPal fault and they totally deserve blame for this. However to be fair you should also stop using Visa and Mastercard as they also took the same actions of blocking wikileaks payments.
All the best,
As a European I don’t understand all the commotion on your wifi-day. Half a year ago we already celebrated it, as did the rest of the world, where people use the proper date format DD-MM-YY. So on the 8th of February 2011 we had our wifi-day.
Love the show anyhow.
Keep up the good work.
Met vriendelijke groet, With kind regards,
Hey BOL heard Molly Wood mention to email if you feel at&t is throttling you. Well I feel they are throttling me. It started last month and I noticed it right when I passed 2GB of data. I’ve come up with an experiment: I’ll use speedtest.net app on my iPhone every day to test 3g. I’ll do this 5 times per day to get a good average and keep the results. So the day I pass 2GB I should be able to see if speeds are throttled. We’ll see if I’m just seeing things or if I am truly being throttled. I’ll let you know.
Pure Android goodness for free!!!
Nexus S is free at Best Buy today
Android fans should be very happy today: for one day only, every model of Google's Nexus S is free at Best Buy stores.
T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T customers can get the phone as a new phone or upgrade purchase with a two-year activation at Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com today.
iPhone user myself, but thought you would like this since it IS the reference Android phone.
Okay, so I assume roughly a billion people have written in with the same thing, but if you look closely on the ‘iphone 5′ you showed on episode 1522, it clearly says:
esigned by Apolle in California Assemeaded in USA”"
Cheers; Love the show,
Toby from Melbourne, Australia
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