Buzz Out Loud 1370: The Hamburglar stole your data (podcast)
On today's show, McDonald's has a data breach, although it's not as bad as the one from the Mesa County, CO, sheriff's office, which apparently keeps its lists of victims, suspects, and informants in a nice, big, unprotected plain-text database. So, that's a few informants running for safe houses, then. Also, the Comcast Death Star turns its rays on Roku, Apple TV, and the like; and the Nook Color goes from awesome to officially awesome. --Molly
Molly WoodFormer Executive Editor
Molly Wood was an executive editor at CNET, author of the Molly Rants blog, and host of the tech show, Always On. When she's not enraging fanboys of all stripes, she can be found offering tech opinions on CBS and elsewhere, and offering opinions on everything else to anyone who will listen.
Isn’t that fact that you are afraid to offend 4Chan proof that they are nothing but a gang getting their jollies terrorizing innocent people. Is attacking any site that makes a statement that you don’t agree with an attack on civil liberties?
Thanks 4Chan you have now shown that the government does need to find and throw you in jail. Bunch of creepy thugs.
Bring it on chumps I will even give you my servers IP address.
127.0.0.1 Try and trash my system!
David the Programmer.
Love the new look Molly.
With all this news about the Chrome OS and the Cr-48 lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what the heck the purpose of this actually is.
There is a good use for it though that I haven’t really heard much about. I worked for 5 or 6 years developing technology insertions for classes (i.e. Giving kids buttons to click so they don’t fall asleep).
The major problem we always had were kids finding ways to get around doing what they were supposed to be doing with the computers and playing games instead. We put a whole lot of effort into figuring out how to lock down a windows computer, and we still weren’t very successful.
Chrome OS poses an interesting use in this case. Network traffic is much easier to filter and monitor than application usage is when you’re looking at huge groups of students (say, an entire school which could be be a few hundred + students). If you put Chrome OS computers in the classrooms you could filter out network traffic and develop Chrome apps or web pages so you could use more tech in the classrooms.
Not to get on a rant about our education system, but our schools are pathetically behind the curve in technology education. Cheap computers with a limited operating system like this could be great opportunity for our kids.
Love the show.
Not a fan of metered Internet. I have a Mac and PC and I don’t want to know how much Patch Tuesday and iTunes updates would cost me. Security updates are going to become the leaky toilet of a metered internet.