Archive | April, 2012
TWiT 351

Apple, Amazon, Klout and CISPA: TWiT with Leo Laporte

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It's This Week in Tech. Becky Worley fills in for Leo this week, and two of our editors, John C. Dvorak and Dan Patterson, join the fray. Amazon, Apple, CISPA, and the craziness around Klout headline this show. It's TWiT 351 for April 29, 2012.
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Google, FCC and now DOJ Queries: Google Purposely Harvests Passwords, Emails, Info? (NYT)

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The FCC had ended its investigation into privacy concerns surrounding Google Street View. Some reports of data collecting, sharing and triangulation were dismissed, by Google, as accidents. But now the full FTC report is out, the DOJ wants to see it and there's a second engineer in there claiming data collection is quite planned. Here's the fine the FTC has issued against Google for "obstructing" it investigation. No criminal or civil charges are filed. googlefccfine1DA-12-592A1
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Facebook, Microsoft, AOL, IBM Patents: Why These Billion Dollar Deals Matter

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Just in time patenting is edgy at a time when patents mean big money -- and big litigation. But is it pro innovation. You have to decide from the facts as I present them. Check out this patent.
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CISPA: Dan Patterson, Justin Duckham Commentary (shortform audio)

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Dan Patterson talks CISPA -- what is it, how did it pass the House and what exactly is everyone so upset about?
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Linux Goes Gaming: Valve and Steam Client Along for Ride

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Well respected Linux Community member, writer, and coder Michael Larabel recently visited Valve Software and got a peak at Valve's Linux development. Valve is focusing efforts on going native in the Linux environment with their Source Engine and ultimately the Steam Gaming Client service. This is big news for Linux fans and gamers alike.
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Jon Stewart Presidential Debate

Jon Stewart to Host Presidential Debate Campaign – a New Meme emerging

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Forget Kony 2012, the Internet is about to launch another campaign that doesn't have much hope of making a difference, but if it did it would sure be awesome. In recent hours, a campaign to get Daily Show host Jon Stewart to host a presidential debate has been gaining steam.
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CISPA: Dan Patterson and Justin Duckham on CISPA, April 28

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It's The Report, a daily show on tech news and geek culture. In our third episode Dan Patterson interviews Talk Radio News congressional correspondent Justin Duckham about CISPA (the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) what's in the CISPA bill and how it works. Find out what it means to you.
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Trey Ratcliff: Photo of the Day

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Here's Trey Ratcliff's photo of the day for today April 28, 2012. We feature his Trey's Variety Hour here at anewdomain.net.
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On Ikea HDTVs: John C. Dvorak X3

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it's our John C. Dvorak and the X3 crew. John C. Dvorak, Andrew Eisner and Joe Engo talk about that scandesign store Ikea and its plans to brand and sell its own HDTVs. John C. Dvorak X3. One topic, three pundits, two minutes. More or less.
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YATS: Yet Another Tech Show, Episode 6: Bigger Pipes

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The YATS panel discusses some of the week's tech news. Google Drive, WiFi 802.11ac, an extra special Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone at Google Play ... and the 2012 Internet Hall of Fame
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