CNET News Daily Podcast: How Defcon turned into freedom-of-speech test

Making sense of the subway smart-card hack smackdown at Defcon, watching cyberwar unfold in the Caucasus, and NBC's Olympics coverage conundrum.

Back from covering the Defcon hacker fest, CNET News' Declan McCullagh explains the aftermath of a decision by a federal judge granting the Massachusetts transit authority's request for an injunction, preventing three MIT students from giving a presentation about hacking smart cards used in the Boston subway system...Olympics viewership is stronger than it's been in the last decade. But the company still hasn't figured out a strategy to best take advantage of the Internet. Webware's Rafe Needleman has a few suggestions...With hostilities escalating between Russia and Georgia, the battle has now predictably crossed over into cyberspace.

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Today's stories:

Apple, AT&T mum on iPhone 3G issues

Flash, HTML, Ajax: Which will win the Web app war?

Heat from car exhaust could improve mileage

Verizon averts workers strike

Jobs confirms iPhone app blacklist feature

Defcon ends with researchers muzzled, viruses written

'Extreme' gamers padding video game industry's bottom line

Tiffany appeals loss in counterfeit suit against eBay

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