I’m for him, but he’s ugly

Merry Christmas to everyone! I recorded a short show, but hopefully, you’ll enjoy it. It hits the high points of the holidays, like making money, Twitter did, and Red Hat too! Your E-books are now DRM free, and Apple is still a spoiled brat.

Twitter? Profitable? Really?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10419569-36.html

Microsoft loses Word patent appeal
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BL3FV20091222

White House appoints cybersecurity chief
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10420268-83.html

Web staggers under pre-Christmas DDoS attack
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10421567-2.html
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-10421577-265.html?tag=mncol;txt

Nexus One Full Specs, Invite only retail
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/23/exclusive-nexus-one-full-specs-detailed-invite-only-retail-sal/

Red Hat’s Q3 earnings defy gravity
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10420488-16.html

Hackers claim to crack Kindle copyright armor
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10421296-1.html

Apple To Demo Tablet In January, Asks Developers To Get Apps Ready
http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-to-demo-tablet-in-january-asks-developers-to-get-apps-ready-2009-12

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REALLY US Military!?

I talk about the sheer madness of the US Military’s drone video feed being hacked, the judicial precedent on lawyer’s friends, and cell phone warrants. I don’t go so googley eyed about the new Android device, and Chrome is now the #3 browser.

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Chrome Mac, Linux betas push browser into No. 3 spot
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9142286/Chrome_Mac_Linux_betas_push_browser_into_No._3_spot

Paramount to start online service to sell movie clips
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/15/business/media/15film.html

Google Phone/ Nexus One
http://gizmodo.com/5426316/more-photos-of-the-google-nexus-one
http://gizmodo.com/5426554/googles-nexus-one-may-be-coming-on-january-5th

4G network comes to Scandinavia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8412035.stm
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10414665-94.html

Man turns Christmas lights into Guitar Hero game
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-10414561-71.html

Judges can’t “friend” lawyers in Florida
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/09/12/11/1846208/Judges-Cant-Friend-Lawyers-in-Florida

Ohio Justices: Cell Phone Searches Require Warrant

http://eff.org/r.3ec

Hackers access Predator drones
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126102247889095011.html

Nook hacked with Web browser, Facebook, Twitter apps for starters
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/17/nook-hacked-with-web-browser-facebook-and-twitter-for-starters/

LED traffic lights are great — except they’ll kill you
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/12/15/national/a133205S26.DTL&tsp=1

Money In Space!

Some Apple Tablet conspiracy theories, some piracy, and hacking. I also talk about some social engineering, and some that aren’t that social. Besides the obvious money story, well, there are other money stories.

Microsoft’s Bing goes down
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10409175-56.html

Google introduces Favorite Place info using QR Codes
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/07/google-goggles-brings-visual-search-to-android-favorite-places/
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/explore-whole-new-way-to-window-shop.html

Man “beats” World of Warcraft
http://games.slashdot.org/story/09/12/03/1456243/Man-Beats-emWorld-of-Warcraftem

New Senate bill targets unfair early termination fees
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/12/new-senate-bill-targets-unfair-early-termination-fees.ars

US agency’s balloon hunt tests Internet accuracy
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8397649.stm
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34303629/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/

Branson unveils next step toward space flights
http://news.cnet.com/8301-19514_3-10410601-239.html

U.S. no longer leading the world in spam
http://news.slashdot.org/story/09/12/08/2042253/US-No-Longer-Leading-the-World-In-Spam

EA CEO: “I think of pirates as a marketplace”
http://kotaku.com/5421466/ea-ceo-i-think-of-pirates-as-a-marketplace

Apple buys Lala service
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2009/12/apple-buys-music-streamer-lala-but-whats-it-getting.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-10410206-261.html
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/12/07/apples_lala_purchase_could_bring_browser_access_to_itunes_content.html

Apple tablet set for spring launch?
http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/12/09/apple-tablet-set-for-spring-launch/

WiGig alliance creates next-generation wireless networking standard
http://venturebeat.com/2009/12/10/wigig-alliance-creates-next-generation-wireless-networking-standard/
http://gigaom.com/2009/12/10/coming-soon-to-your-hd-home-theater-7gbps/

Harnessing the Cloud for Hacking
http://www.technologyreview.com/web/24127/?a=f

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Art contest! — Take the current logo (the one on the blog) and redesign it, or you could submit an image for the banner on the blog, of why not both!
Winners will get to see their work as the logo, and a gift certificate to the local retail business of your choice (no more than $20). If you would like to participate, email me, and I will send you a large version of the current logo. The winner will be announced on the first show in 2010, so submit early, and submit often!

Baron takes a Hiatus

This week, I was not availible to record, so Justin (@mcafee15) stepped in and recorded the entire podcast himself, there is no intro music this week either, as my being away made it difficult to edit in the intro. @mcafee15 did a great job in my absence, but you can expect me to be flying solo for the rest of the December.
Justin did a great job talking about the topics this week, which were all over the place.

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Macs are Amazon’s most wished for, PC’s most given
http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/11/29/macs-are-amazons-most-wished-for/

Online “guilds” mirror real life gangs
http://games.slashdot.org/story/09/11/30/1358241/Online-Guilds-Mirror-Real-Life-Gangs

After Apple agreement, Psystar officially halts sales of clone Macs
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/12/02/after_apple_agreement_psystar_officially_halts_sales_of_clone_macs.html

Current ACTA drafts ban DRM interoperability laws
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/11/current-acta-drafts-bans-drm-interoperability-laws.ars


Apple iPhone may go to T-Mobile next
http://www.thestreet.com/story/10634548/1/apple-iphone-may-go-to-t-mobile-next.html

AT&T gives up on Verizon ad lawsuit
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-10407717-266.html

Google wants to eliminate drivers
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10407264-1.html

Google Embraces Twitter, Some More. In a Non Facebook Kinda Way.

http://battellemedia.com/archives/005066.php

Intel shows off 48-core chip
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8392392.stm
http://news.cnet.com/2300-1001_3-10001951.html

Texting and Twitter make kids BETTER writers, not worse
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8392653.stm

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Art contest! — Take the current logo (the one on the blog) and redesign it, or you could submit an image for the banner on the blog, of why not both!
Winners will get to see their work as the logo, and a gift certificate to the local retail business of your choice (no more than $20). If you would like to participate, email me, and I will send you a large version of the current logo. The winner will be announced on the first show in 2010, so submit early, and submit often!