TDH – Company Frackups

Our last show before summer, Erik rejoined me. This week we run down all the shenanigans that have occurred in the corporate space in the last week. Its quite an impressive (or depressive) list. Also, Apple and Sony get disdainful publicity, and the Royal Wedding happened, at the expense of science.

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Mac vs PC: the stereotypes may be true
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/web/04/22/mac.pc.users/index.html?hpt=C2
http://blog.hunch.com/?p=45344

 

Microsoft collects locations of Windows phone users
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20057329-281.html

Microsoft: Windows Phones Do Not Store Location History
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384239,00.asp


Apple is sued over location tracking
http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2011/04/26/apple_is_sued_over_location_tracking/

Apple Q&A on Location Data
http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/04/27location_qa.html

Apple: We’ll fix iPhone tracking ‘bug’
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20057815-266.html


PlayStation data breach in ‘top 5 ever’: researcher
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2011/04/27/technology-playstation-data-breach.html

PlayStation Network Breach Could Cost Sony $24 Billion
http://www.businessinsider.com/playstation-network-breach-could-cost-sony-24-billion-2011-4

PSN hackers Attempt To Sell 2.2 Million Credit Card Numbers Back To Sony
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/hackers-claim-to-have-playstation-users-card-data/?ref=technology
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/139672/20110429/psn-attempt-to-sell-2-2-million-credit-card-numbers-back-to-sony.htm

 

List of Companies that have had Security Breaches This Week

Apple (iPhone Location)

Sony (PlayStation)

NY Yankees

DSL Reports

 

Innocent Man Accused Of Child Pornography After Neighbor Pirates His WiFi
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/24/unsecured-wifi-child-pornography-innocent_n_852996.htm

T-Mobile Takes a Dig at Verizon for LTE Outage
http://www.tmonews.com/2011/04/t-mobile-pokes-fun-at-verizon-wireless-after-lte-outage/



6-Bit Byte:
Nook Color gets Flash support, curated app store
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20056488-1.html

Sony’s father of CD, PlayStation dies
http://www.digitalspy.com/digitaltv/news/a316272/sonys-father-of-cd-playstation-dies.html




Facebook Frackups:
Facebook unveils “Sharing,” death of the “Like” button?
http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=10150158394647131

Science and Kickers

SETI silences alien-seeking telescope array
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20057533-71.html


New laser will be powerful enough to rip apart space itself
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/04/new-laser-will.php


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