Buzz Out Loud Podcast 1170: ACTA must be stopped

In today's show, more unbelievable details from the top-secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement leak out, and we determine (again) that it's sheer unadulterated evil and has to be stopped. Also, we explore the "winkie" defense, discover that naps boost

In today's show, more unbelievable details from the top-secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement leak out, and we determine (again) that it's sheer unadulterated evil and has to be stopped. Also, we explore the "winkie" defense, discover that naps boost your brain power, and hey, Betty White? We'll let you host Buzz Out Loud for real anytime you want. --Molly

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EPISODE 1170

Top Stories

Report: Chinese ‘Freelancer’ Wrote Hack Code
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2360149,00.asp
US experts close in on Google hackers
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a6f5621c-1f21-11df-9584-00144feab49a.html?nclick_check=1

ACTA “internet enforcement” chapter leaks
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/02/21/acta-internet-enforc.html
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/02/21/acta-leak-shows-us-t.html
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/02/22/eu-data-protection-c.html

Other Stories

The NYT's blogs are set to bepaywalled
http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/02/19/the-nyts-blogs-are-set-to-be-paywalled/

Video Chat coming in future iPhones/iPads?
http://www.9to5mac.com/iphone-video-chat-340968306

Why we don’t trust Devil Mountain Software (and neither shouldyou)
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=31024
http://talkback.zdnet.com/5208-10532-0.html?forumID=1&threadID=75498&messageID=1468379&tag=content;col1
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10457226-92.html

Twitter phishing attack in progress -- don't click on "lol, is this you??"
http://venturebeat.com/2010/02/20/twitter-phishing/

Firm uses typing cadence to finger unauthorized users
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/02/firm-uses-typing-cadence-to-finger-unauthorized-users.ars

Walmart Acquires Online Movie Service Vudu
http://mashable.com/2010/02/22/walmart-acquires-vudu/

Sony patents universal games controller
http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-features/48526-sony-patents-universal-games-controller

Kickers and Science
Nap ‘boosts’ brain learning power
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8524549.stm

Betty White may appear on SNL, thanks to Facebook
http://mashable.com/2010/02/22/betty-white-snl-facebook/http://mashable.com/2010/02/22/betty-white-snl-facebook/

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Voicemail

Trevor from Australia has a tip for DVD players

And from the request line….

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Email

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/8524062.stm

In the story above, a man is arrested and threatened with a possible custodial sentence for tweeting whilst frustrated as a nearby airport is closed due to being snowbound. His tweet (admittedly ill-considered) was “Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You’ve got a week… otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!”.

I hope I didn't sound too offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing in conveying this story to you!

Dave Mager
London, UK.

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Not sure if you all had heard or not, but this was news to me- this year’s olympic medals are at least partially created from recycled computer and cell phone components!

http://www.core77.com/blog/technology/from_recycled_computer_waste_olympic_medals_15979.asp?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+core77%2Fblog+%28Core77.com%27s+design+blog%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

This is actually a really interesting video as it not only talks about the green/sustainability efforts involved, but also, about the design concept (aka why are the medals so wavy! lol).

Anyway, enjoy :)

Love,
Dr. Karl

 

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