EIC Squared: Olympics, LinuxWorld, and Google cookies

In this week's podcast CNET New's Dan Farber and ZDNet's Larry Dignan talk about Olympics and technology, LinuxWorld and Google's new opt-out policy, which has merged its tracking efforts with DoubleClick's.

On this week's EIC Squared podcast, ZDNet's Larry Dignan and I talk about the big story of this month--the Olympics. Microsoft and NBC are hoping that their servers and software can handle the load as the Silverlight code (Microsoft's competitor to Adobe's Flash) takes its maiden voyage at NBCOlympics.com. In addition, the Department of Homeland Security is advising that people traveling to the Olympics leave their phones , laptops, and other digital equipment at home. "Somebody with a wireless device in China should expect it to be compromised," said Joel Brenner, the U.S. national counterintelligence executive. The "somebody" includes cybercriminals and Chinese security forces. We also talk about LinuxWorld in San Francisco, which wasn't a big hit, and Google's new opt-out policy, which has merged its tracking efforts with DoubleClick's.

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Dan has more than 20 years of journalism experience. He has served as editor in chief of CBSNews.com, CNET News, ZDNet, PC Week, and MacWeek.

 

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