Kim Dotcom: FBI can’t have Megaupload founder extradited without piracy evidence, NZ court rules. Jimmy Wales threatens to encrypt Wikipedia if UK passes snooping bill. Hacker steals $250k in Bitcoins from online exchange Bitfloor. BitTorrent study finds most file-sharers are monitored. Fox to Release Digital Movies Three Weeks Prior to Retail. Bruce Willis Isn’t Suing Apple Over iTunes Music Ownership Rights. Samsung flew bloggers halfway around the world and then threatened to leave them there if they didn’t cooperate. Space Sugar Discovered In Binary System Star. Are App.net’s Crowdfunders Being Taken For a Ride? California To License Self-Driving Cars. 100% of publicly educated students in Estonia will learn how to code starting in the 1st grade. All that and this week’s Recent Study and Oh Asia, You So Crazy!
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The Japanese invent a machine converts plastic back into oil. Biodiesel From Sewage Sludge. Kim Dotcom Declares War on Media With Bigger and Better MegaUpload. California state legislature approves Location Privacy Act(via Phone Scoop). World First Bionic Eye Implant Enables Blinds to Experience Some Vision. Walmart Is Testing an iPhone Checkout System That Could Help You Escape Its Clutches a Little Bit Faster. Wolfram|Alpha Personal Analytics for Facebook. Obama answers live questions on Reddit, crashes servers. School demands that boy must change his name from Hunter because it violates its weapons policy. Twitter Launches “Twitter Certified Products” — Partners With DataSift, Gnip, HootSuite & Others. All this, plus a Recent Study, Dumbass Apple News, Epic Fail, Oh Asia You So Crazy and Ryder Says Things!
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Viacom sues Youtube… AGAIN! Richard Clark shows his utter inability to grasp the fundamentals of the Internet. Google finally shows us what augmented reality will look like. The US Government uses the kiddie porn defense to keep the Megaupload Servers offline. Dell acquires Wyse Technologies. A Federal judge rules P2P users aren’t in a conspiracy. Video game companies agree to close sex offenders’ online accounts. Bravo announces a new “I can has Cheezburger” reality show. Plus, Epic Fails, a Recent Study, Ryder Says Things and Oh Asia You So Crazy! Also, tell us your ridiculous TSA stories!
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In this week’s episode, Adrian and James discuss the takedown of Megaupload and the raid of Kim Dotcom’s “lair”. Anonymous shows what they think of the Megaupload takedown. As if you hadn’t heard enough about SOPA, over 7000 sites participated in an Internet Blackout on Wednesday Jan 18th. The repercussions of Wikipedia’s blackout were felt all across Twitter.
In the back half of the show, the Russian space program discusses a joined moon base with NASA and the ESA. In the past we’ve seen manufacturiing jobs move from the US to Asia, now we’re seeing a trend of R&D jobs moving in the same direction. Google has some detractors in India: this week they vandalize the OpenStreetMap project and have also been linked to the Mocality scandal we discussed last week. New York City takes an innovative approach to college prep: Software Engineering High School. Adrian and James both agree that they would have tried to go there if they were still in high school.
This week, Japan is so crazy! A store selling women’s clothing and accessories has decided to use an interesting ploy to draw in customers… We’ll call it “colorful language.”
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