CNET News Daily Podcast: Why some developers might work late tonight

Google's YouTube strategy; guessing what's next for Apple; and servers struggle to find their place in the living room.

An unlikely drama is playing out in, of all places, the security research field. Researcher Dan Kaminsky says that earlier this year, he discovered a serious flaw in the Domain Name System that drives the Internet. He's spent the last few months coordinating a huge project to get the flaw patched by all necessary companies before disclosing details about the flaw. But now a fellow researcher has taken a public guess at what the flaw was. And whether he's right or not, Kaminsky is warning companies to patch their software immediately. Reporter Robert Vamosi joins me in the podcast studio to talk about the story.

Viacom's CEO doesn't publicly badmouth Google very often. But at a small press conference Monday night, he made an exception. CNET News' Greg Sandoval has the story on why Viacom thinks Google failed to crack down on copyright issues on YouTube.

Also, a financial warning from Apple gets people guessing what new products might be unveiled this year, and is the home server an idea ahead of its time? Get those stories and the rest of today's news in this podcast.


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Today's stories:

Is Kaminsky's DNS flaw public?

Viacom CEO on Google's 'rogue company'

Apple getting ready for 'product transition'

Servers in the home remain scarce

MySpace confirms OpenID support

Adobe revs media player, signs up Sony

Are Google Maps good or evil?

Amazon offers automatic credit for S3 outage

Yahoo earnings decline, miss estimates

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Jennifer Guevin is managing editor at CNET, overseeing the ever-helpful How To section, special packages, and front-page programming. As a writer, she gravitates toward science, quirky geek culture stories, robots, and food. In real life, she mostly just gravitates toward food.

 

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