TDH – Focus on Silly

This week on the show, I focus on the silliness of many people, both bureaucratic, and general stupidity. Everything from the Indian thief who fell for a fake Facebook profile, later on the show, to the raiding of a Chinese ex-employee of a NASA contractor’s work laptop, filled with porn and pirated movies. Thankfully however, Tor Books’ decision to go DRM free hasn’t hurt their bottom line.

Download This Week’s Episode

The Case of Kiera Wilmont

http://www.ibtimes.com/kiera-wilmot-expelled-scientists-teachers-outraged-harsh-punishment-teens-experiment-accident

Tor Book

http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/05/tor-books-says-cutting-drm-out-of-its-e-books-hasnt-hurt-business/

Ebay and the Feds

http://www.businessinsider.com/ebay-the-fbi-shawn-hogan-and-brian-dunning-2013-4?op=1

Software Bug in Poker Game? That’s a Federal Crime

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/05/game-king/all/

IE Exploit Targets Nuclear Weapons Researchers

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/05/internet-explorer-zero-day-exploit-targets-nuclear-weapons-researchers/

“Google Palestine” Receives Criticism

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/05/google-wades-into-political-minefield-with-google-palestine/

World’s First 3D printed Handgun

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/05/the-first-entirely-3d-printed-handgun-is-here/

Chinese “Spy” Stole NASA Laptop

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/05/chinese-spy-caught-with-nasa-laptop-full-of-porn-not-secrets/

Top Bitcoin Exchange Hit with $75 mil Lawsuit

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/05/top-bitcoin-exchange-hit-with-75-million-suit-over-failed-partnership/

Qualcomm’s in-flight Internet Could Affect Satelites  http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/05/in-flight-internet-plan-might-be-blocked-due-to-satellite-interference/

 

Facebook Frackups:

Facebook Leads to Psychosis

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57582893-71/can-facebook-lead-to-psychosis-one-study-says-so/

Facebook App on Glass to be a Hit

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/514566/facebook-will-make-the-most-popular-app-for-google-glass/

Thief in India Falls for Facebook Love Trap

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/05/03/thief-falls-for-facebook-trap-by-police-in-india/

 

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