Jan 312012
 

We dig deep into the Megaupload Saga and Kim Dotcom… via discussion about New Zealand residency regulations, due diligence in character checks, online music services, the AFACT case in Australia, Richard O’Dwyer and TV Shack, extradition treaties, Wikileaks, Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, online media payment models, racketeering, money laundering and cloud services. Also: Google decides to track all user activity across all of its sites, with no opt-out availability; Twitter can now censor tweets in specific countries; The TalkAbout Googleshare Club; Jedis on Census forms; The Church of Jedi; Google artificially stacks search results with Google+ profiles; Google account hacking; Our Recommendations and more.
With Gary McFeat, Mic Gruchy, Tim Gruchy, David Pyle and Adam Wolter

	
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Shownotes

Megaupload
Ars Technica on Kim Dotcom
Ars Technica followup

Forbes.com on MegaBox

IT News – Four Key Questions from the Mega Conspiracy
IT News – Pirates of Catalonia
IT News – Megaupload files to be trashed

Google
Google announces privacy changes across products; users can’t opt out
Google losing search relevance as they shoe-horn Google+ results into listings
Focus On The User.org
The hacked Google Account

New Thunderbolt video/audio devices
Black Magic Design Intensity Range
AJA Io XT

 

Recommendations

Gary:
Phone-size.com

Mic:
One Minute Physics
New Scientist Blog
You Tube

Tim:
The Samurai

Adam:
Star Wars Uncut: The Director’s Cut

Davo:
Host your .pirate domain in China…

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