Buzz Out Loud 1469: PlayStation Network: safe enough for America! (Podcast)
Sony is firing up the PlayStation Network again and most of America should have access by now. But the Japanese government says it won't allow PSN back on in its country until Sony can ensure that it's triple-dog-super-secure. Which, uh ... I kind of want it to be that secure here, too, don't you? Plus, artists gets screwed by pirates AND the RIAA, the fascinating and potentially globally destabilizing bitcoin project, and the power of Prey gets back a man's laptop from hundreds of miles away. --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.
Guys discusses our smart phone use before bed and in the bathroom
Rodney from Canada would like a front facing camera on the Nano Watch like Dick Tracy
I’m a Political Science student and when I heard the news that Meredith Baker was going to Comcast I was pretty sure there had to be some law against it or restrictions on it.
There’s no law against it, but there are many restrictions. According to the New York Times “”she signed the administration's ethics pledge upon taking office in July 2009. Under the pledge, she will not be allowed to lobby anyone at the F.C.C. for two years after her departure.”" So it looks like all these ethics restrictions are voluntary, as signing of the pledge didn’t seem to be mandatory.
Also according to the Times, she won’t be able to directly lobby other FCC Commissioners for the remainder of the Obama administration, including a possible second term.
However, she WILL be allowed to lobby members of Congress on day 1. There ARE laws with respect to members of Congress and Congressional Aides lobbying their former coworkers, but not the FCC.
There really should be laws against this. This sort of revolving door politics happens all the time, but it doesn’t make it any less disgusting and appalling.
The question now: Which FCC commissioner will go to AT&T after it inevitably approves its purchase of T-Mobile, and how long will they wait?
Love the show,
Peter in Boston
Whats the word Buzzers, So Saturday after giving up completly on the ps3, I throw mine up on craigslist to get something out of it since gaming was out of the question, the thing sold within 3 hrs of being posted and was off my desk. Only to wake up this morning, open twitter and see that the D@#n PSN was back up and running. Can’t ever catch a break. Ohh well been wanting to get the kinect anyway. Love the Show.