News.com Daily Podcast: Should YouTube users worry about privacy?

How engineering is helping revive post-Katrina New Orleans; Google and Viacom battle over user privacy; and what Microsoft has to do with the Facebook and ConnectU legal battle.

In the latest turn in Viacom's copyright infringement suit against YouTube and parent company Google, a federal judge ruled that Google must hand over YouTube users' IP addresses and user names, plus a history of videos they've viewed. The court order stipulates that data turned over to Viacom by Google must be used solely to prove Viacom's claim that YouTube is a hotbed of pirated video content. But the Electronic Frontier Foundation stills sees the ruling as a blow to user privacy. CNET News.com reporter Caroline McCarthy tells News.com's Leslie Katz why.

Plus, we talk to photographer Kevin Connolly. Born without legs, the self-proclaimed "camera geek" skateboarded through 15 countries taking digital pictures of strangers' expressions as they saw him roll by. He talks about the many reactions--and assumptions--he captured as part of The Rolling Exhibition.


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Today's stories:

Source: Protective order will keep Viacom out of sensitive YouTube user data

Microsoft's Facebook stake influenced ConnectU case

As hurricane protection goes, so goes New Orleans' future

Report: Some dial-up users wish to stay that way

Photographer without legs tells life story from ground up

China's military tries out Segways

Founder makes largest Dell insider purchase

'Netflix box' to carry more than just Netflix

Chemists brew 'greener' fireworks

 

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