Downloading episode now...interesting title.
Google censorship watch
Google routinely filters some search results to comply with DMCA Forgot about this but it's been going on for years.
If you search for an offending item you get:
"In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 2 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removal(s) at ChillingEffects.org."
Verizon threatens Google's 'Free Lunch'
"A Verizon Communications Inc. executive yesterday accused Google Inc. of freeloading for gaining access to people's homes using a network of lines and cables the phone company spent billions of dollars to build."
Once and for all people it's not a free lunch. Google either connects their data center to an ISP, or they peer directly with a backbone, but either way they ALREADY pay. Some great analogies on the slashdot thread. Including one with Verizon as power utility and Google as a pie factory. Does Verizon then get a cut of the pie sales?
Also common carrier status protects you from prosecution for criminal traffic, but if you can selectively filter someone, like say Google, could that undermine your defence?
Broadband law rewrite planned
Politicians in both the House and the Senate have been exploring ways to update the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which has been criticized for its failure to account for the rapid expansion of the Internet. "With respect to network neutrality in particular, he said, "it's pretty tough to determine what is right in my mind.""
Wikipedia uncovers tech details of capitol hill shenanigans And although some dirty digital deeds were done, Wikinews reports that many edits (and there were lots of 'em) attributed to Capitol Hill computers were benign.
P2P victory in France
The French courts have ruled that using peer-to-peer networks (P2P), providing you are doing so for personal rather than commercial reasons, is legal.
Open source iTunes competitior Songbird opens Code brains behind the project include people who helped build Winamp, Muse, Yahoo's "Y! Music Engine" media player, and developers from Mozilla Foundation. It sees the online world through MP3-colored glasses -- it looks at an archive of public domain sound files or a music store's catalog, and displays available media for you.
AndyinTN has a few more options
Is Apple planning to buy Palm?
Microsoft inadvertently reveals own release date. Durr.
Flexible OLED screens Thanks to Sam for the email A foldable 4-inch screen capable of 100dpi in color.
Been at sea. Out of everything. Got iPod back. Caught up. Molly, you do have listeners that are rabid football fans. I had an HD signal on 37-inch. AND through surround processor in separate room. Had same problems especially in pregame. Glad to hear since I was catching guff from people. Congratulations Steelers.
Would Zombies run up your bill?
I have a question about the e-mail charge scheme that you have talked about a few times. If the charges were instituted, wouldn't people who have unwittingly been hacked and made zombies get a bill for huge sums because their computers were sending out gobs of spam without their knowledge? I can envision thousands of people dropping left and right from heart attacks upon reciept of their monthly bill.
Admittedly this would let people know they were "zombified" and they could take steps to get "un-zombified", but I could see the ISP's still trying to collect on the bill regardless.
I just wanted to let Veronica know that the pot for getting Win XP to run on a Mac is $10,870. So I think she needs to take a vacation and get working on that, but don't quit because we love you and the podcast just wouldn't be the same without you.
And one more thing like mad dog steve would say.
Have you check itunes lately showtimes shows have been added to itunes like Weeds, Fat Actress and Sleeper Cells.
Jason - CORRECTION to Billionth download on iTunes You get a scholarship *named after you*
Location: Beijing, Peking (China)
I download your podcast to my IPOD. Great to listen to you guys out here,makes living in China easier.