Buzz Report: Farewell to the Facebook
Buzz Report: Farewell to the Facebook
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Buzz Report: Farewell to the Facebook

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[ Music ] ^M00:00:06 >> Molly Wood: Hi. I'm Molly Wood and welcome to the Buzz Report. This week Facebook privacy backlash, math is hard, and football sucks. But first, it's the gadget of the week. The gadget of the week is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300 digital camera. Okay. You remember when digital cameras started to get face detection and they could tell when, like, you were in focus instead of the background? That was cool. Then cameras got smile detection so they could snap a picture only when you're smiling. Now they can detect multiple smiles to make sure that everyone in the group is smiling. And then the T300 can tell the difference between adults and children. So it makes sure to only take the picture when your squirmy, grouchy, snot covered child is actually, finally smiling. Welcome to your perfect, happy, gorgeous life that you lead only in photographs, available in March for about $400.00. Thank you, Sony. [ Snapshot sound ] And now, for the news. IBM has crushed the hopes of dozens this week, announcing that despite frenzied rumors, Lotus Notes will not be released for the iPhone or iPod touch. It's just not ready. [ Background music ] Damn you, IBM. In other news, the Facebook privacy backlash just keeps growing. First there was the news feed, then the Beacon Ad program, then the searchable profiles. Now UK regulators are investigating the site over its data retention policies. And there have been a spate of stories lately about Facebook's founders, their politics, even their possible links to the CIA. ^M00:01:29 [ News clip ] >> Sales manager, James Bryer, was former chair of the National Venture Capital Association. Bryer served in National Venture Capital Association's board with Gilman Louis, CEO of Incutel [phonetic], a venture capital firm established by the Central Intelligence Agency in 1999. Bryer has also served on the board of BBN Technologies, a research and development firm known for spearheading the Archanet [phonetic], or what we know today as the Internet. In October of 2004, after Anita Jones signed onboard BBN, along with Gilman Louis. Jones, herself, sat on the board of directors for Incutel. ^M00:01:58 [ Inaudible ] ^M00:02:00 [ End of news clip ] >> Molly Wood: Wow. That's quite the little animation. I think I want to play with that toy. Okay. Let's see if I'm a CIA agent. Molly Wood works at CNET, which is on the Internet. She works with Tom Merritt, and together they do the Buzz Out Loud podcast. Tom and Molly like to go to Starbucks. Starbucks has WiFi, which gets you on the Internet. Facebook is also on the Internet. Molly Wood has a Facebook. The CIA has a Facebook group. Molly is a member of the CIA's Facebook group. Suspicious. Ew, I kind of scared myself a little bit. And I think I'm gonna have to get off the Facebook, a little too much to take there. The Motion Picture Association of America admitted a tiny little math error this week, saying that when it accused college students of making up 44% of it's domestic revenue losses with their evil, illegal movie downloading, actually it's really more like 15% of the revenue losses. And even that's kind of depending on how you count. See the MPAA counts however it wants. And then it uses those numbers to name the top 25 piracy schools. And force through laws that assume that all college students are pirates and strong-arm universities into policing their student body for movie piracy instead of educating them. And then after all that stuff is comfortably in place, then they come out and say they made a boo-boo with the numbers. And then they wonder why the never come off looking like the good guy. And now, it's time to find out what's clogging the tubes. ^M00:03:22 [ Video clip ] >> Sir, I was wondering, did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night? >> No. I didn't. >> Oh, it was most exhilarating. The Giants of New York took on the Packers of Green Bay. And in the end, the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big "H." It was a most ripping victory. >> Son, now I'm just gonna tell you this one time. >> Yes. >> You want to keep working here, stay off the drugs. >> Yes. ^M00:03:54 [ End of video clip ] >> Molly Wood: Ha, ha, ha, ha. Shut up. I'm Molly Wood, and this has been the Buzz Report. Thanks for watching. ^M00:04:00 [ Music ]

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