Wikipedia editors take down meticulously researched and cited article about the 17th century Dutch-Indian war known as the “Bicholim Conflict” after discovering it never actually happened. French ISP Free updates its DSL modems with an ad blocker that’s enabled by default. Sony Releases Major Album Solely To Extend Copyright Protection. Politician holds a gun buy-back program to enhance his collection. Inception: a tool for compromising the slumber of computers with full-disk encryption. Google adds ‘free for print subscriber’ option to Play Store magazines. Father Hires In-Game “Hitmen” To Deter Son From Playing. All that, plus this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”
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NetFlix Caught Stealing DivX Subtiles From Finnish Pirates. Dude open sourced his DNA! AMBER Alerts Show Up In Google Maps Now. Kindle user claims Amazon deleted whole library without explanation. Yahoo Will Ignore IE 10’s “Do Not Track”. Wikipedia Is Nearing “Completion”. Hurricane Sandy Makes Only Person in Line for Wii U Leave. EFF And Others Push For Open Wifi APs Everywhere. Glow-In-The-Dark Smart Highways Coming To the Netherlands In 2013. EFF Wants Ubuntu To Disable Online Search By Default. Mice Genetically Engineered To Detect Explosives 500 Times Better Than Normal Mice. Tokyo’s Super Cool Zombie Café for Halloween.
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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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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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Google is caught misbehaving by Kenyan startup Mocality. Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. Reddit has decided to turn their SOPA Blackout into a Learn-In. A new drug has been developed that may keep you sober no matter how much you’ve had to drink. Amazon will begin collecting Indiana sales tax starting in 2014. Matt’s dream device – A virtual reality helmet that runs Android. Japan’s trend in “boob” gadgets increases. Scientists have found a way to use salmon DNA to create data storage devices that could be cheaper than their inorganic coutnerparts.
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A Chinese woman was sent to a labor camp for retweeting. We discuss a new concept stoplight. A little grils hand is cut off and grafted to her foot to save it. The Stuxnet virus targeted ‘high-value Iranian assets.’ Wikipedia has raised the same amount of donations in a week that it took a month to raise in 2009. Google is preparing to launch G-Town. All this plus the Study of the Week and the debut of “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!” and the Fail of the Week.
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Scandal rocks South Korea as one of its StarCraft superstars is caught cheating. The guys from Penny Arcade make TIME’s 100 people that affect the world. The Blag Hag proposes the end of the world via boobquake. The Brads show us how websites look on the iPad. All this and the Fark Headline of the Week and this week’s Off-Air Discussion. Plus, find out what wikipedia article Ryder decides to vandalize this week.
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