Ep. 1503: FTC needs to put that probe somewhere else
Ep. 1503: FTC needs to put that probe somewhere else
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Ep. 1503: FTC needs to put that probe somewhere else

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Today is Tuesday July 5 2011 my name Steven -- -- I am -- solved. I am I was -- about that allowed to -- a podcast of indeterminate length it is episode. -- you -- three. This -- and yes I'm more students all over now a lot of -- -- -- Canadian I don't know. You if you're -- -- what that split -- hesitation was my it was like probably updating her Twitter status three tweeting. While we were doing the -- is Google classic and she heard the I'm Brian Tong. You Hollywood I thought it was -- barely perceptible -- that -- you're all that attention -- I was chatting. It's adding that the tax that's compatible interacting with a friend and -- that people that are here live on the show and we encourage everyone who -- are still to come. In -- house so when we start at 10:30 AM Pacific time -- a loose. Now we're right where we are we are -- -- -- nearly for gonna certain we are starting this stream at 1030. Yes and -- where the stream play some music at the -- doesn't like and then we're gonna start this I got. Equipment that. Bentley eight you know let the fact they don't like -- -- is is that much more reason presently get on the stick and start the show. But we don't want you to come here we heard your feedback about I don't wanna come to the page and then be like is what's going on to -- as it is alive. So we're gonna start the stream every day at 10:30 am. No matter what animals -- at the show when we feel like it. -- -- -- -- -- Over the Jeremy is that -- iPad -- and her on only not beat her. And isn't the natural thing and all on element that negligent laundry canyon just alternating. Three it and it flows through it we will be here actually speaking at starting mystery will be here a little bit early tomorrow. On Wednesday. Six -- July 6 because FaceBook is having an event. An Apple style event to announce whatever it is that it was going to be like. I also am paying the awesome its called -- so according to records and rumblings as usual the latest camera -- first talked about spot by last week. It looks like it could be a source with knowledge of the partnership that these local introduce an in browser video chattering chatting feature that is powered by. -- Sky -- -- previously is that not so there are. There have been rumors that it would be spotted by name they're been rumors that it would be in Spartan projects Barton mobile. Circumvent IOS thing -- -- -- five all you're gonna highlight all the LA's and then now this techcrunch. Is citing a source with knowledge of the partnership saying that it would be this video chatting -- where's your where's your money. Where's my money my money is still on a mobile idle. My money still on the whole mobile application -- -- you know let's let's just assuming -- I gotta say is not an ocean -- moment but Anderson that's from a -- If if if you're really if -- planning to roll out something all of them. In the works. To me it's -- Skype chatting is not enough it's not -- -- like it'll its a nice feature again it's nice. But -- -- the CEO face but you say awesome it better be awesome. I agree right in Alpine exit could -- -- seventeens and comply with. Some new features include Skype video integration with -- -- -- the securities and I think you really love -- wait a threatened. -- anyway we'll see we will be like a fed will be here at 10 AM Pacific alive cover the live bloggers like a live stream. We don't know if that stream is gonna be available for us I think -- And we're gonna them you -- commentary over that says join us a little bit early tomorrow for that we're and -- -- -- -- -- it actually it it. I'm with you my money. Is on project Spartan although I wouldn't be as president something a little less -- yet. I just don't -- it's -- spot by the at all. Unless of all of those things. Then that is not all of them do not really easy it would have to be Skype plus -- -- five plus the announcement at the on some mobile experts are really. -- -- you're gonna for the three and one. Now you're gonna for the triple threat 3 ring circus I am -- as saying that play it if it. It's stuck it out there is little lady you dollar then from then I want it to be all of those things but it and credibility points out -- -- awesome as -- deliberately -- Or asthma. I guess we'll find out of it really is just the typing and which days that would sort of hit back at the Google plus hang out future. The only like seventeen people know about which we should try out on the show the fans should we should -- yeah. And we summit in show hang advocates and -- -- out as a category and like live group chatting using your webcam and I haven't tried any of their best. Make yourself available men because they're available -- -- and can jump in and have this on little. I don't know what the -- it is you guys know Apple and I've seen like five to six people around okay but -- be -- I'd be an experiment we could Tran for a day. Path soon -- their -- game. -- -- -- the good hang out going to be like the -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Okay -- last outpost there in fact that's true but -- your friend David Friedel bought out. There's a difference between friends and random you can at least make your hand available to specific circle answer now we have the dirty -- connects -- -- circle then. To get trees that tower of those ten is the -- of people who. That's an accurately I would like about Google plus again in a minute but first Microsoft. Apparently according to New York Times and others. Is striking a deal with Baidu. To offer web search services in English in China. Now -- you if you guys don't know is China's biggest search engine. We heard about a year and a half ago Google pulled out of doing search specifically in China because of how -- government likes to control and filter. What content can or cannot be seen in search results well that didn't affect micro I don't like about -- out Microsoft and Microsoft's. Official statement of the matter is that Microsoft respects and falls laws and regulations and every country -- run business we operate in China in a manner that both. Respects local authority in culture and makes clear that we have differences of opinion with official content management -- Like. -- free speech. They're okay with that when the Chinese Government stops. Move Spina Falun Gong which is one of the spiritual -- that has you know use the Internet as a tool is always kind of been. Pushed her hush -- also dissidents of what the Chinese Government is doing has been filtered out but Microsoft is OK with it's not that -- -- it. You know -- this is this is one corporations. It gets dirty and ugly and I can't. I cannot support or even say like I even agree with this at all promised and what Microsoft is -- debt and down and dirty to -- the dollar. That comes. Yeah that's exactly what -- during my last excellent and and Baidu. Has been one of the companies that has helped the government to track down dissidents put them in jail based on their searches I mean it definitely is. It's a morally gray. Opportunity to to be generous I mean there's no question that they're gonna make a lot of money that China is an emerging global market and you know and many companies have said. We feel like we need to be there in order to continue our business. Practices and and frankly that's -- all the more. All the more impressive that Google -- their guns and had no thank you mean -- and Google -- also lose. And didn't you know Microsoft is saying we're gonna we're gonna take it we're gonna do this a different -- from the perspective. Of the market in China we're not going to try to compete with Baidu like Google dead because Baidu has huge market share in people's need as the patriotic -- to beauty is it. Accessing what's -- partner with them. And men have built in market share. So from a business standpoint it's a lot more effective because data without a doubt they're gonna -- -- -- -- -- like it. These elements -- is that like such an encounter all that good karma that Bill Gates has built up an -- and that's -- It's dirty now by do you right now they dominates its Chinese search. Right now the article says about 83% on the market they have been trying for years to improve their English language service searches. Because they're trying to get as many as ten million a day it's growing. And now Microsoft is filling that in with their own Bing search engine specific for English searches through -- And again I think there is -- possibility that Microsoft like China is hoping that if they can sort of get Bing in there. Slip into the back door. That and in the -- the hope is whenever it comes to introducing something as powerful as the Internet to a relatively close -- country the hope is that it will bring the -- And so there is some possibility that Microsoft is hoping like while we're kind of will we will be able to sneak web search in the back door since we feel like we have to be -- Well because there's always the less -- -- him. Interpretation of Google's moves too which is not so much that it was all about doing the right thing but it -- you're losing the -- doesn't -- it and get out you know. But if Microsoft was -- oh come. Come to the back -- of us to get the appropriate searches that aren't filtered and they're not gonna be able to do it through -- Yeah but you hate it it's such a tough one because you hate to abandon China. You you can buy it if you can't ignore our business perspective and the -- -- their they have something in I think they have something like what 470. Million Internet users right now which is continually growing. As financially yet -- not only is it a huge that I mean it's and it's a massive business opportunity there's no question but it's also it is a -- opportunity to. Can if you just say. -- on the one you could certainly make the argument that if he -- -- like tyrants I'm sorry you're stuck with -- and they're never gonna get anything better than that totally -- situation they have now. -- thing -- Baidu also is they're becoming. Like the Google. A China they've rolled out video services. -- you know all these kind of upn come mean they mock or look at what we've done in the US there's like a micro blogging service that's gaining traction over -- -- that's not Twitter gets a little we BO. But they're they're shining -- -- to cover their own ground just really cover that whole entire with the Baidu -- via. And of Microsoft is part of that and they know Baidu is going to get bigger bigger -- -- that they're making. There. They don't they're not looking at this -- at all. There. That's the bottom yeah. Now there that -- exactly. Did the bottom line bottom elegant app for sure you group and its armed with that laurel -- paper gold toilet seats. They. -- -- -- -- -- -- So but then there -- shades of evil for example it's one thing to get better Baidu and try to expose the whole Chinese continent to being. Then there is. Just getting indirectly in bed. But the Chinese Government to help build a network of 500000. Surveillance cameras all around that company. Our favorite sorry. -- -- Cisco is helping to provide the networking equipment. For this surveillance -- -- -- that'll be placed around. Chong clinging to keep an eye on its citizens. The government claims the network this is China again okay the government claims. The -- will be used to prevent crime and a monitor traffic. Really but the public sees it as another spat between towards Big Brother. Because everything now we've seen in tennis history has shown that they're not gonna just use -- for traffic -- -- they're not. No they're not now -- now. The system is dubbed peaceful time -- it is among the largest and most sophisticated video surveillance project of its -- They'll cover half a million intersections neighborhoods and parks -- nearly 400 does lawyer idols it is huge -- The government will be investing more than eight this is why -- like this don't like. Tell you to govern will be investing more than 800 million dollars for the project and another one point six billion coming from other unspecified source. And have his many cameras. In enemy of the state. Yeah they do in this project. Cisco is expected to supply the hardware necessary to operate the conflict surveillance system now -- now you may remember that Cisco I believe is also being sued right now. For its role in. Helping the Chinese Government tracked -- and train with with like this kind of. You could almost called a Big Brother computer network infrastructure. That was collecting information that's right that they were student for a parent or helping the Chinese Government track members of the phone now. And now there now they're providing all the hardware for the -- and -- -- -- and late at least -- can interpret might get rid of Microsoft behaviors trying to bring better Internet access to China as opposed to like this is playing it. This is -- and response is. Is all about the money this alone is even more disturbing there are no there are no morals and and they're -- heroes and Wall Street foxholes let me -- that. They know they know heroes -- Wall Street. Let's get it and yes some do little more heartless -- the -- everyone cares about Google plus. Everyone is still talking about your love to Google plus it didn't I I really want them to open up. Google plus to the public soon because I'm starting I feel like one of those like tech journalists these bank that is like. I -- I love my shiny new toy that you can't have right now. So I apologize -- that Berkshire. However apparently it's not just does it Mark Zuckerberg will you -- plus -- doing it. Of course he's on Google plus -- -- I love how people are trying to like really. Parse this and how -- Google plus picture looks very you know distant and and -- -- his -- picture looks very happy and pleasant. To let. -- he must care about one service more the other. -- -- That's what makes it look like it he -- is like a Big Brother is watching that picture you know like. I'm watching you Google. Don't even think a good idea of Indian -- -- -- -- like. Don't even think about it through that. Again is it's not often. W one if you talk about. -- the tackle is getting access to Google plus and who really cares of the number one person followed. Or is being thrown into circles and Google plus according to this social statistics dot com a little -- tracker Mark Zuckerberg number one. With 29000 callers is none of the -- Larry Page of Google number two make on gondola true number three Sergey Brin for. Robert Scoble by Apple to be -- I just got to be fair I just got an answer. -- so he let you read -- -- in the ranks. -- -- -- If you want in nowhere -- all the geeks earning an hour right now in school class because I did not see one that like mainstream. Celebrity -- name -- -- all. Yeah I really I really want more people to get on Google plus right now Google plus -- -- feels like Twitter. Because anyone can it's like I can have my private circles but that anyone can add -- and it's so it's healed impersonal that -- sort of feel like lately. A -- of a third of personal -- -- -- -- -- FaceBook than -- in Canon -- I mean I guess anybody can do database but inserts to. You have more control to -- you do death but. But I I really like I maintain. And I said this before having used it that it would be really easy to make the switch if you are already kind of in the Google universe and now that I've used it a little bit I'd like low. Hell yeah on. Like its. Google plus may have saved my Android -- Assuming you mean you may stick with their Android phones thanks to Google plus plan and a -- that's not -- get rid of that steam engine to read crap but -- today -- shot to do -- -- -- Andy's attic and had it totally worked to get on -- -- but. The integration. Is amazingly Keegan the -- instant upload -- into the photos I mean really like for people once Google plus is open to the public. And everyone can have -- because it's very hard right now to add friends. Mainly because there aren't that many -- don't know -- they are and paint bucket of course making -- that they'll put their main unit of -- -- once that opens up you can just. You can just really like slide your social I've read in their purity kind of a Google person. The great thing about people that use all these cool services they change their taskbar right they've they've sort of modernizing the look of everything. And they have that dirty little notification this guy in the top right corner. And I don't know about you but I'm kind of one of those zero in box that the people men and every time you see little notification you're gonna click on it. And was -- gonna do it's gonna bring you back to Google plus the planet more. Yeah so I'll hits the market really but it's fun it's clean I love it -- -- I don't really have enough my friends on right now so that's what stops me from using it. And -- I agree that's that is the only problem right now and I I'm hoping that out and the other thing that I really wanna know about is whether it's gonna be that. -- platform agnostic because that is the thing about this great. Based but -- -- -- phone if he's not trying to do an operating system FaceBook isn't trying to build an alternate universe to Apple they're just trying to be. On all of those things so they can have an Iowa and they can have an Android app and -- -- investments of an -- -- I look at that like beautifully integrated Hulu plus app on my Android phone I think. This can happen on Iowa or that asked you. They did it there -- we -- throat in the -- today but. They have submitted an app for the iPad and the iPhone are now really yeah good and they are -- -- they have eight -- by versions of it. Already readily available so. Hopefully that answers that question. If Apple -- -- which would there'd be no reason why they would an agreement yet they relations. Also are -- about. You know it would all FaceBook due to prevent you from getting your contacts and -- Google Chrome to make that. Seamless integration a whole lot harder -- FaceBook has blocked -- the -- Chrome extension for exporting friends the FaceBook friend exporter. Developed by Mohamed months or. LAU -- information my FaceBook friends to get thrown elsewhere has been blocked. -- noticed that and the Saturday morning and -- that. Gonna help -- what I mean really got -- how I get my network it's my aim network and of my people that is so. That's so the reason that people ultimately go to something like Google plus right when they have the option that's another reason. That -- but growth is slowing and people are starting -- -- like them because you know what it's not yours. -- -- Just because -- let you borrow it and make a ton of money off it does not mean you get to keep it. And prevent me and like you know it Google -- has right -- little left hand now in addition to all the little circles another thing. The data liberation link. About how you can get your own information out of the Google verse and get it back. -- -- -- -- -- so. Mr. months solar is sane that he is looking for a -- -- on it he's working on right now but you know FaceBook. Play nice as usual. They do point out that CNET points out impact -- but FaceBook friend exporter technically does violate Facebook's terms of service which says that you can't get. Because you can't have your data. The eight it's my data. And I'm gonna find a way to get it and I'm pretty excited about movies -- -- and defamed and put in my when about thirty days and -- like -- -- you are you moving because you're gonna make Google plus you're more personal network. I mean because you can controlled are you gonna leave FaceBook completely behind when you say -- -- them. I'm just asking I don't really know it might be one of those things where -- -- definitely glad it's opening a place yet is as long as most of my if. Laws most of my friends are over FaceBook I'm still gonna probably go there -- little more even though I love Google -- Right now. It it's gonna -- I can't but I will never move completely and tell there's critical mass rightly get all my friends are gonna have to and up on Google -- at least a lot of them. Before it's gonna be viable only. Be there but it. Let's make -- let's make a fun little prediction here and what you think Google plus opens to the public. By the end of 2011 or 2012. Oh I think by the end of July. Yeah oh yeah no I think Google plus they're gonna -- that's a Europe fast will they need to they shed their smart. But I'm just saying. You don't -- Well I don't know I don't know I'm just throwing it out there I didn't I just -- throw it out there ya know I think I think Google -- will be -- -- the public by the end of. July. And I think that I will be solely on Google plus buying. Mid peninsula but now lives now may -- joining eleven. May 21 mile were already very limited audio left and well made twenty top teeth through time horizons not January it's actually do not many ten anymore -- -- remember those -- -- science as a -- for. In July and mid -- I'm within my -- year. I would say a year look at that but -- within -- -- there's some possibility that I will not be using it but. I'm gonna say Google plus opens to the masses in the September -- just that I just. Yet and it's a little water intake -- Well. I know so clearly. Boom. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Gould plus sparks will -- to be public. And September 2011. When the lightning strikes is good. Pop pop pop pop pop. -- Echo -- Or you're silicon. Not that I did that jealousy that's Italy and prepared to that mr. tong is adult not a battle -- -- time -- to backtrack and like all. I don't think that's emirates September -- -- roll our overall average ticket ranked. Let it come back at -- fox Twitter hacked that was heard around the world that Twitter in all kinds of trouble and one. Seriously narcissistic. -- -- -- -- -- -- Welcome back to -- a sellout friends Molly Wood in the house and oh on this summer day in -- -- even beat him here. Out -- run in the show. If you guys in here over the weekend actually just yesterday hackers commandeered a Fox News Twitter account. In a series of alarming post that this is a hoax before we are reading this -- to make this clear yet that -- messages were a hoax. But -- Twitter posted. About President Obama was. Potential -- not potential alleged. Assassination applicable to have been using -- -- -- -- -- Fox News is Twitter feed now was hacked and acquired by. Someone who has yet to be identified the Secret Service has. You know Fox News has contact the Secret Service about the intrusion. But there -- a series of messages relating to -- President Obama and as details of how he's been shot in -- -- using a silly gross not silly just discussing things about how he bled out and really -- -- That's -- they took over the Fox News. Twitter feed. I gotta say that's. Is -- serious. Error on the part of the anti tank if it -- evening came from the you know it's the -- that is a major. Misstep because. It is a federal offense like -- beyond a federal -- right to. -- threaten to harm the president like adding that this probably crosses over into the point where the -- your service like is not messing around anymore. I just feel like that's 2000 weighed too far. Way to bar and now. You are bring in the heat like you do not mess around with threatening the life the president even if you're sort of like making a joke that it -- in Newton. And you guys are in on your machine now fox dot foxnews.com. They're -- account for their political -- they have something around 35036000. Dollars. And so now that's on why you like -- -- -- passes out that's like that's and there has not -- okay about. At all -- services all. In their business now. It's the -- I feel like. Now and now it's a matter of time when -- -- the -- of the same time meet. Someone could just been -- around with a password of the account and figured out. You pacers' 1234 -- needed changes. In bucks and Fox News 123 pollute. Changes and fifth Newton that's. -- -- I don't really like you're in trouble. Twitter itself may be in -- the Federal Trade Commission has launched an investigation into Twitter saying that they focusing primarily on their interactions with outside developers to try to builder on the platform and saying that they may be. Engaging in anti competitive -- here. -- -- -- -- Its ability to -- is that why would you provoke an entity called the secrets. Could. It's appointed Blake you know -- if you don't mess with most high. Because that is a -- me. Anyway in the FTC to -- is declined to comment on the investigation but. They are apparently looking into the things where Twitter keep on buying companies that -- -- an ecosystem and and putting the other companies out of business. Potentially making it harder for companies to. That are -- are and the Twitter ecosystem to get the data that they mean mainly though they say there has just been more and more tension between them that they developed ultimately. Partly because they just keep acquiring. These companies that provide additional -- -- this is -- You know right because when -- came out dated Twitter -- realize what they had in their hands with members can -- their the first to admit that -- and -- grown. And they're trying to make money and turn a profit still from what Ira caller -- up to this point they are not profitable. And one of those things is adding new features and functionality that they can charge for in the future. So. Is it. Is it really anti trust for them to be if they're completely block these companies there's a lot of things -- Apple does integrate new features and completely eliminate. An upstart guy who made an app via you know it falls along those lines -- Surprising is. What's surprising and and that Fred Wilson his venture capitalist -- about this and publicly criticized later for. What that the surprising fact that really all that they're doing at their client come acquiring companies that do things that Twitter should have done all -- it like Twitter. What happened in some ways that Twitter was so weak. Out feature lies at -- that they created. A very artificial ecosystem based around. What Wilson calls filling holes in the in the actual product whether it was photo sharing or URL shorten -- or search. For God's sake -- now. -- -- -- It's amazing that Twitter has done as well as it did and part of the reason that it's done well is because these outside companies came along and kicked the crap and -- and other -- -- perspective. Now they're buying that. But then that becomes. I mean and then there's this question like are they acting in an anti competitive behavior or they literally trying to build their make their product better. -- -- -- time to build it themselves. I see it that -- is that they're maturing as a -- they're trying to figure things out this guy Fred Wilson. He could say oh yeah they should have come out -- Turner's -- early he. We know he didn't know how crazy Twitter was gonna be now the creators in the founders didn't know how crazy would be I think they're just random pictures coming in does it seem. Disingenuous to suck up some of these developers. The people who've created some of these things like back type is in a related story is a company that Twitter just announced. But they acquired this kind of funny because we talk about this whole anti trust -- they sucking -- companies other companion others from gain access to the data act that does analytics on. How engage users are based on the tweets -- send out into Twitter could potentially be incorporating that into there. Business suite of services that they've said they would -- down -- line. But I just think. More than anything Twitter although it missed the boat on some of these features that other people came up with in the ecosystem. They're just trying to grow and become a profitable company. Rank and nation is -- -- -- and it's a good thing for them to do we also wonder like why really FTC. Twitter. Like is that as much of a powerfully get the him as somebody else who engage -- public rebuke this developer club and tell me -- this sounds familiar. As a developer. You basically have no idea what is and not what is not allowable. Is it fair for. To selectively target some of its developers for more literal interpretations of the API license terms. While being lax to others who are not being perceived as potential threats are competitors in areas that month for themselves. It really sounds like a big fruit if you ask me actually you can substituted -- -- -- in and where Twitter is and -- do yourself a whole other and potentially much more far reaching active investigation like a real leg. Some developer. Knows. Somebody I'm -- -- It's really. And and less you got the look and Apple isn't. Weird posturing and understand wired. And let Twitter only has around -- 1013%. Market penetration of the US population. And they're looking -- and I trust. I can't really. Members seventeen minute scene in the Terrance and at least Twitter acquired these companies Apple just -- them that Saddam Hussein in Sony's example the apps they've -- that the -- college area and let all listened -- the one that's getting -- for this. That's protect your probe -- the wrong person. Seeking to -- approach them. That is not the appropriate place and it's probably the wrong personal. The and -- now. Really the. I didn't times reports that Apple is reportedly placed an order reportedly they reported this. Up for fifteen million iPhone five units slated to start shipping. End of September. You know this is not news when is trending everywhere -- -- we will seek. Restaurant and regular -- broad that's the name of the plant. That's -- -- the plant the plant that produces these take a child was also the facility that was responsible for the Verizon CD any iPhone or. Which is then they had to throttle down there. Initial shipments and supplies because the demand wasn't as high is expecting up so will seeing signs still point -- -- words that average -- -- Back to FSX surprising news here hackers have posted the document that allegedly has user names and passwords for an Apple server. They say now there they appeared to -- be issuing a warning. That Apple could be a target to which is kind of surprising. I think I mean they say Apple could represent the holy Grail for malicious hackers because of -- after -- is definitely data. Much the way that Sony did for example but you know it. Usually they target these companies are being like kind of evil yet it wouldn't. I mean Apple's Vista -- our goal is Apple's evil generally -- but they're not evil away -- there. Controlling in free speech or preventing you know governments firms -- at the satirical cartoon. Which it or I have blow that that app with -- -- -- That was like making fun of like politicians settlers the F as a basis political -- -- -- that they reject and and it went -- win a Pulitzer I'm wrong. That kind of repeats you -- now -- -- you get via. Pretty intellectually and. -- -- Apple so basically they sort of hacked Apple and they they indicated that they could do more if the Secret Service were not currently. Frog marching them to court to -- Also. It doesn't you know the whole mission statement of anonymous animal -- are now anti -- of this is their umbrella name. They said their -- cause to be more for social. Or political reasons and not just expose. Users' credit card information Ellis kind of like the -- in the they they sent out a message which is so -- they were trying to grow up a little bit. Or if they just won a -- out this credit card statement. Yet in -- I until the kids there's -- the kids in this. A -- -- and now it's hard to keep up anymore announces it -- Really after that. Hold -- -- -- -- and like the -- that's. Just starting -- -- -- and a and that that may not have even been them. Yahoo! announced -- well no I doubt that's kind of expect some -- -- to be like that was that Israeli that was central where the feds did that to try to make it look like worse though the design and -- -- -- if you're not although we do you know that one thing is always a constant. Facts and over sharing about that but that. That's also attacked during this next -- is the in -- Except Paris later but that -- the -- -- it's a little fitness tracker and you kind of you wear it in conflict a little -- Only gotten -- -- auto and alphabet can. It's 99 dollars and you -- it sort of like late puzzle GPS for -- the annual activity tracker and it stays on. Just about 20% -- don't -- in the shower -- -- -- the idea is that where all the time. And then you enter all of your activity and it has. And this is the may have -- It apparently has dropped down -- like you can choose your activities including -- Which is physical -- -- based activity it burns calories already know that. So the but so then people can put it out there and then they they track other activity online. And then they don't realize that -- -- default settings much like based site for profiles. -- public. So now people actual activity logs are showing up on. Wow I like the -- -- remind them that it uses. That the. -- my. Soul. The users' names are an alphanumeric which is okay but I wonder if you can dig any deeper -- find out. Who it is -- while sick like you we have to this screen shot of some of the information it surprisingly. Detailed it was a hilarious -- in. You can really. It couldn't. In the sunlight says -- -- general moderate effect started at 11 AM moderate effort effort -- -- for moderate. Hurt. -- think with many Macs on our last episode if you listen to it. Then the minute indeed -- sexual activity passage of light efforts to -- a game and that's. That's not even -- -- mom -- and or. Why can't I get more of -- to staring at a plant. Isn't. -- -- -- Also -- it seriously. Lack it now runs. Layers are right guys. Would get up over -- a quick bits and something a little quicker and marketer. Netflix streaming getting a major overseas expansion. Netflix is branching out of 43 new countries in Latin America and the Caribbean later this year. On this news their shares of stock were up 6%. Or a -- topping their previous 52 week high of 282 dollars and fifty cents. But they're -- Mexico Central America South America and the Caribbean and the really curious to see how visible gained traction out in those countries where the Internet. Penetration is you know it's pretty good but it's not gonna be as deep as some of the countries in Asia but for example Argentina 64 Internet percent. 64% Internet penetration results 37 point eight. -- 27 but this is a huge expansion -- -- and I don't see why they -- why those countries won't catch on a Netflix as much as we use as long as the content there's Richland. Yet there taken over -- -- letter also. Claims to be taken over they put up a blog posting that people users now send 200. Million tweets today. January 22009. For context user sent 2000003 today. And one year ago they were posting 65000003. Wow now -- up to 200 million. Her -- Twitter is. They put out this cool little info graphic on their blog that shows. One tweet is 25 words if that was the average tweet. The number that has now been sent out for those 200 million tweets would be equivalent to 1225. Pages. -- Which is area. And then they do you said oh no sorry okay Warren pieces 1220 -- pages out the amount of all the tweets would be equal. To 8163. Copies of warranties. Although which would -- And as tall as vampires. Are sorry I and a tower as tall as Taiwan's Taipei when it -- second -- building. Who comes. Don't know if they'll download and check out day -- and -- graphic -- and also they have been top that trends the top transit Tony eleven. In divided into categories not surprisingly -- number one pop up. In tiger -- -- music. Got a lot out of that. Yes. That's is the world events and news there as much in -- more salient theories business. -- let's see some science news -- It's -- like dubious science news day. Again good Thailand and cell phones answered the war goes on and on and on for every single study it's like no matter. Where the study comes on no matter how. -- -- the experts are for every study that comes up that says that cancer. That opens may cause cancer like the World Health Organization thing -- -- possibly carcinogenic to humans category. Another study will be revealed that says hello now now the scientific evidence increasingly points away from a link between companies and brain -- So which one million listen to Allen was published by a committee of experts from Britain the United States -- -- So let's just -- -- expects -- cannot let it. A gotta say. -- privy absinthe mean interestingly they say proving an absence of associations -- -- are harder and plants and finding one. And they say it should become much -- over the next year's whether or -- there's a plausible link. Over the next few years. And they had like. Ten years to study this already I think cellphone usage is pretty high by now but maybe they need those decorative yet. Yeah occurs and -- -- controversy goes -- A -- that's nothing scientifically speaking. Compared to. I think what we're seeing here is evolution in action -- My -- monkey in Indonesia. Apparently took a camera from a wildlife photographer. Became fascinated with and his own reflection in the -- because monkeys are notoriously narcissistic as you know. And then figured out how to take that picture. And a theory that there is self portraits bobbled seamless. You this camera was placed in the wild to document these monkeys. And they ended up interacting and -- with it. And taking their own pictures -- they were what they were listened to the sound of it -- and a yet he became aware of the sound and then he started snapping away I think you'll like -- -- to -- -- but you think one of the right field select edit eliciting an idea he's kept piling up the camera. But you can definitely so I'm assuming instant -- you know lately the people there and later did -- -- right -- it looks adamant trying to Leno what's scary about this is this is a wild monkey. That hasn't really had much human interaction which is what the whole purpose of this study was that means he. Is naturally. Reacting and smiling took him without even seen human reference -- nice solid he's looking at all the photos that we do they did do that. Odd -- saying then nailed at fifteen minutes later it changed as FaceBook profile picture. Since I was so that the that. He says he's Google -- it's -- great fire he's on Google explains why he -- from that movie that the return of the planet of the apes of the return. That title is horrible. But that's one smart -- -- -- If -- shouldn't it at that. -- the monkey and -- company -- Are idiots. -- we I mean I am okay burst data you know Molly -- -- here but we had a guy who talked who called in to talk to us about the indestructible -- A must prove to what are the story on Thursday regarding the video or dot net -- -- -- with the Internet with virtually indestructible. -- help and we are once again it's one step close programs. But it's nice that other antivirus always a couple of computers -- it means that the show thanks. Awesome since -- -- -- the majority. Ahead on recognizing Bryant the -- and I would have added some reverb to detect. And out so maybe we were never able to understand -- some group locals. As are we doing we need some we need some more voicemails over the weekend and you as -- -- Q -- that's what we went with this is sedation at which -- -- enjoy the. There was awesome mini said that nice thing about you but I like -- that it with just got everything in the backgrounds of sort of vaguely ominously like later in a very nice that you will be assimilated. And let's use -- email buzz at cnet.com is our email address. Adam right fit -- that want to email you about -- comment about Google plus and writes on eBay he -- it must be a scam because the in my mechanism with disabled within Google plus however it turns out. That is all. My girlfriend is a social networking -- he -- -- but decided to spend the money to be invited within ten minutes of the purchasing an email from a seller with the invite link. It turns out that in order to receive the invite you need to -- -- -- to a Gmail account. Not exactly sure how that affects the invite but it appeared to work. Ultimately my girlfriend is busy sending -- -- circle and I'm left amazed by the power -- social networks. -- -- -- -- Thomas crown -- are good it's good to hear that actually -- at -- -- -- -- -- -- -- to dominate as it -- and now this work. I can't imagine different loopholes and yet -- and learn a little dollars and not a -- I Seymour more monkeys like Eric and you know -- -- -- gain on Google plus this morning so they've got to be opening the floodgates somebody. All right. Next email from donating -- -- -- don't -- debate next email for Lone Ranger. Passing along some information that may help misled my daughter has a Droid X also with a gingerbread update her phone acted crazy as everyone -- -- On June 282011. She called Verizon to complain and they did total -- -- there and the phone has been working great since then. You have to download apps in but he feels he has a -- -- wanna pass on -- -- Good -- As of June 22001. G major -- I just forgot what year. 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In my best -- radio voice that lets you then Carlton -- -- guys talk to me -- -- -- Not -- -- -- -- -- is often right document -- So that's gonna deal for this episode of buzz -- you know you guys and hang out -- with our show notes at below that cnet.com or. You can college when it -- -- And fix it -- think what else what. Do you hide and that her blog -- -- dot cnet.com. And as we. We're gonna play you out yet. -- a little bit with a little. Helpful web snack from the folks over the Taiwanese news department. How to get more. At a Google life with the tomorrow -- early teaching -- talent and -- China. Google applications would -- -- telling patients that you should I -- -- Google Buzz -- Latinos through. -- -- -- sure you way back in show. Who don't know the Yeltsin that Google -- pricing hasn't changed its allies and she's. If you don't want -- that is allegedly -- an antenna if this happens. 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