Buzz Out Loud Ep. 1301: Apple waves the phishing flag (podcast)

Turns out, when you announce to the world that you've got 160 million users, all of whom are tied to a credit card, you kind of call the phishers your way like a horde of hungry zombies. Hence: Ping comment spam. Also, HP is going to actually produce memristors, 4chan is throwing birthday parties for sweet old men, and Boxee CEO Avner Ronen joins us to talk about why Apple TV doesn't scare him one bit. --Molly

Turns out, when you announce to the world that you've got 160 million users, all of whom are tied to a credit card, you kind of call the phishers your way like a horde of hungry zombies. Hence: Ping comment spam. Also, HP is going to actually produce memristors, 4chan is throwing birthday parties for sweet old men, and Boxee CEO Avner Ronen joins us to talk about why Apple TV doesn't scare him one bit. --Molly

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EPISODE 1301

Top Stories

Avner Ronen on Apple TV and Boxee’s future
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20015568-17.html

Facebook blocked API access to Ping after failure to strike agreement
http://kara.allthingsd.com/20100902/facebook-blocked-api-access-to-ping-after-failure-to-strike-agreement-so-apple-removed-feature-after-launch/

Ping immediately barraged with comment spam
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/pda/2010/sep/03/apple-ping-spam
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20015531-37.html

Other Stories

Facebook Testing a "Stalker Button"
http://mashable.com/2010/09/02/facebook-subscribe/

Facebook adds new remote log-out security feature
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20015482-245.html

Walkman outsells iPod in Japan for first time
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iSSNuPy5sT8dcWFT8IcqiDoQcdqw

“Hurt Locker” subpoenas finally going out
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20015493-261.html

Women did well on Defcon social engineering test
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9183498/Women_did_well_on_Defcon_social_engineering_test

Angry Birds arrives on the Android platform
http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/angry-birds-arrives-on-the-android-platform-714340

HP partners for mass production of memristors
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11165087

Kickers and Science

Is 4chan Turning Into Internet Good Guys?
http://gawker.com/5629066/

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“I think the answer is simple. We treat online gaming environments like (some) casinos are treated. Casinos are also places that use social engineering to make their environments structured in a way to make you want to stay longer just by being withing them. In many cases they’re required to funnel a portion of their profits to anti-addictive programs, and we find those people before its too late by adding algorithms to their gaming systems to pick up on these kinds of behavior out and give help to the people that obviously need it.
Given the amount of time the guy spent on Lineage 2, they could have known there was an issue very early on if they wanted to… they just didn’t want to track that info and deal with it.

Ben @ Nova Scotia
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“Hey buzz crew!

In episode 1300 Molly had a micro-rant about 3D content and how companies are pushing tech no one wants.

As a kid in the 80s I remember seeing my first 3D movie at Disney and being wowed. At the age of 13 I figured out how to take home made 3D photos using a polaroid camera. And at 17 I figured out how to make true 3D animation on a computer. Now at the age of 35 I feel like 3D is finally, after all this time, poised to break into the mainstream.

So my question for Molly is, do you really want to kill my lifelong childhood dream?

Love the show!

Sean
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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“Um, Ping?

Yeah I logged on. Even found one friend. Now what? I thought you could follow any band you liked. Guess not. Just bands Apple likes and features. There is literally nothing here on the service to use. What is Apple thinking? Maybe it’s just to confuse people with I don’t know….Bing??

Last.FM and MySpace are where the bands are. Ping is just plain lame.

Weak sauce Apple.

Great show guys!

Steve
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