TDH – Privacy

Today on the show, Erik was off, and Chris joined me to talk about everything from environmentally friendly datacenters to your privacy in the face of Dropbox. I’m not trying to paint Dropbox as the bad guy here, but you should be a little concerned. The 6-Bit Byte, Facebook Frackups and Science and Kickers rejoin our show today, as new concerns about Google Streetview cars and the power of 9-Volts are explored. Enjoy!

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Greenpeace Criticizes Apple, Twitter, Facebook for ‘Dirty’ Data Centers
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2383915,00.asp

Apple location tracker file: Congressman asks Steve Jobs to explain by May 12
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/04/congressman-asks-apple-about-location-tracker-file.html

Android users “hate” Apple
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20055181-71.html


EU Decides against Net Neutrality rules

http://paidcontent.org/article/419-eu-decides-against-stricter-net-neutrality-rules/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13134494


Oracle gives up Control of OOo

http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2011/04/oracle-gives-up-on-ooo-after-community-forks-the-project.ars


Dropbox Growth
and Woes

6-Bit Byte
Judge: Is Wi-fi Packet Sniffing Spying?

Facebook Frackups

Facebook Ramps Up Lobbying Spend In Q1 2011, Up 400 Percent To A Record $230K

http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/21/facebook-ramps-up-lobbying-spend-in-q1-2011-up-400-percent-to-a-record-230k/

Facebook accidentally turns on all e-mail notifications for some users
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social.media/04/20/facebook.email.glitch/


Science and Kickers
A 9V Battery To Your Brain Can Improve Your Gaming
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110413/full/472156a.html

NASA Ponies up $270 Million for Commercial Spaceflight


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TDH – Tom Merritt Interview

This week on the show, we have an interview with Tom Merritt of twit.tv! Erik and I really enjoyed talking to Tom, hearing about his career history, and talking about some major tech topics concerning us today. We definitely enjoyed ourselves. No show next week due to Carnival here at Carnegie Mellon.


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Career History


Tom Merritt: a guide to success


Net Neutrality


Mobile Space Competition


Cloud Storage


Social Media


Keeping Yourself Safe Online


TDH – Less than Impressed

I was less than happy with today’s show in general, and then the stream got reset so we don’t even have a full recording of the show. Everything should be okay for the Tom Merritt interview next week. I am definitely looking forward to interviewing him about his experiences in the tech industry. Today was a nice smattering of stories, and I enjoyed discussing them. Please feel free to read the articles, and listen to the first quarter and last quarter of our show. Positive outlook for next week!


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Amazon faces backlash over music locker service
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/29/us-amazon-idUSTRE72S13H20110329
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20110329/amazons-cloud-service-is-a-legal-b-illegal-c-probably-here-to-stay/

Amazon Cloud Player Doesn’t Work On iOS — But It’s Not A Flash Issue
http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/28/amazon-cloud-player-ios/


Google Reaches Agreement On FTC’s Accusations Of “Deceptive Privacy Practices” In Buzz Rollout
http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/30/google-reaches-agreement-on-ftcs-accusations-of-deceptive-privacy-practices-in-buzz-rollout/


And the winner of the Google ultra-fast Internet is …
http://mashable.com/2011/03/30/google-fiber-kansas-city/


How fast is the Internet at Google? Mind blowing.
http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2011/03/29/how-fast-is-the-internet-at-google-mind-blowing/


6-bit Byte:
Verizon’s spring portfolio leaked: DROID Charge, Incredible 2, Galaxy S 2 in tow
http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/30/verizons-spring-portfolio-leaked-droid-charge-incredible-2-galaxy-s-2-in-tow/

Paul Allen rips ‘mercenary’ Bill Gates in autobiography
http://www.itworld.com/tech-society/142004/paul-allen-rips-gates-autobiography

Obama says federal fleet to run on alternative fuels starting in 2015
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/31/obama-says-federal-fleet-to-run-on-alternative-fuels-starting-in/

@jack is back @twitter — Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey …
http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2011/03/28/jack-is-back-at-twitter/

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