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Episode 267


Tech News Today 267: Google TV Gets Sage

Skype firing execs, Facebook's Spotify plans, SageTV acquired by Google, and more.

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  • LulzSec Teams With Anonymous, In Operation AntiSec
  • LulzSec hackers 'hit' UK crime agency Soca website
  • LulzSec identities confirmed? Arrests imminent?
    • Anonymous and Lulzsec are teaming up on operation Anti-Sec, at least according to a LulzSec press release.
    • The operation's 'top priority is to steal and leak any classified government information, including email spools and documentation. Prime targets are banks and other high-ranking establishments. If they try to censor our progress, we will obliterate the censor with cannonfire anointed with lizard blood.'
    • First HIT: The UK Serious Organised Crime agency has taken its website offline after it appeared to be a victim of an attack by hacking group Lulz Security. Twitter post: "Tango down - in the name of #AntiSec".
    • Meanwhile E.J. Hilbert, the ex-FBI agent in question tweeted to say: "It appears that the identities of the heads of @lulzsec that have been shared with me have been confirmed. All things come to an end."
  • Sega says 1.3 million users affected by cyber attack
  • LulzSec Offers to Take Revenge On Sega Hackers
    • information belonging to 1.3 million customers has been stolen from a Sega database
    • Names, birth dates, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords of users of Sega Pass online network members had been compromised
    • Yahoo reports "Sega - contact us," Lulz said in its Tweet to the video game developer. "We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down."
  • New York Post Blocks iPad Browsing--Badly
    • Unfortunately for the NYP, this 'block' only works if iPad users are surfing in via Safari. Mini-browsers, like Opera Mini or Skyfire, work just fine.
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"Helloooooo TNT Crew,

I was watching Friday show in which the end of Andriod tablets was reported. I just bought the new Galaxy tab and its awesome. But can't help but to notice that it looks and feels like the iPad 2. Even though I like the Tab it doesn't feel as complete as the iPad 2. What does that mean?, I don't know its just a feeling just go with it.

I do agree with Jason and Sarah points that because there were floods of tablets in the market, it was saturated with more bad tablets than good ones. I can see why Google wanted to take control of this before it got out of hand. Sarah made an excellent point about manufacturers like RIM and other Tablet makers maybe taking their time in producing such devices. This then made me think about all the criticism that the tech industry has given Microsoft about not having tablet strategy, when its apparent that they are taking their time in developing a rich experience with a great ecosystem behind it. I currently own A Windows Phone (I know I know, I just love new tech) and I think they did a good job. If this is what they produce when they take their time then I rather have that then a piece of junk.

Thanks guys never missed a show Cris Somers,NY"


"Hey folks, a very quick comment on the Amazon book spam from Friday. There is an easy fix, they just need to change the economics. If they charge a fee to publish the book and then slowly credit the money back as the book sells they could quickly make the spam unprofitable. That gets them out of the business of judging content and lets the market decide.

Take care and keep up newsing the tech!

Jason in Austin"

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