News Stories from 9/12 Show

Links to news stories we discussed on last night’s show (9/12/2011):

  • Abbie loves Spotify (link)
  • DigiNotar hacker says he stole huge GlobalSign cache (link).  Second firm pulls digital certificates (link).  Mozilla asks all CAs to audit their security systems (link).  Google says SSL alternative won’t be added to Chrome (link).  Apple releases Security update for OS X to block hacked web certificates (link).
  • Google buys Zagat (link)
  • Judge for National Labor Relations Board rules that employees can’t be fired for making complaints on Facebook (link)
  • In Mexico, ‘Twitter terrorists’ face 30 years in prison for inciting panic (link)
  • Nike will auction off 150 pairs of shoes that look like Marty McFly’s futuristic pair from Back to the Future 2; will raise money for Parkinson’s research (link).  Shoes are already fetching $2500 on eBay (link)
  • GameStop to bring Android-based gaming tablet to market (link)
  • Amazon considering an e-book rental system similar to Netflix (link)
  • ICANN .XXX domain names have arrived (link)
  • New ‘super-Earth’ planets found, some might be habitable (link)
News Bytes:
  • Follow-up: Ohio woman settles suit over laptop recovery team spying on her sex chats (link)
  • Iridium launches WiFi hotspot for extreme roaming- at $1 per minute for a data plan that promises sub-dialup speeds (link)
  • Amazon is deploying rentable delivery lockers to 7-Eleven stores in Seattle (link)
  • Sprint sues to block AT&T/T-Mobile merger (link)
  • California decides consumers must be notified directly of data breaches (link)
  • Researchers demo full-duplex wireless: double the throughput with no new towers (link)
  • Sony announces a 4K projector for the home (link)
  • Michael S. Hart, e-book inventor and Project Gutenberg founder, dies at age 64 (link)
  • Scientists create new type of superconducting wires, made from spun sapphire crystals (link)
  • Researchers’ exercise in typosquatting steals 20GB of email intended for Fortune 500 recipients (link)
  • NBC twitter feed compromised on 9/11; fake news reports of new terrorist attacks posted to it (link)

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