In this week’s episode we talk about a location bar bug in FireFox, FCC slams Comcast filtering, backlash on Google storing IPs, NebuAD defends web tracking, release of the iPhone 3G and the ensuing “iPocalypse”, the Pirate Bay wanting to encrypt all Internet traffic and Best Buy selling boxed Ubuntu Linux. We also review Swurl a new social network aggregator and Grouply.Finally we talk about attending this year’s Linux World Expo out in San Francisco August 4th – 7th. We will be providing daily coverage and hope to have a chance to meet some listeners at the event!
- Ars Technica – Comcast loses: FCC head slams company’s P2P filtering
- Computerworld – FCC moves toward prohibiting Comcast traffic management
- Techdirt – Judge’s Order For Google To Hand Over YouTube Usage Morphs Into Google Backlash On Storing IPs.
- Ars Technica – NebuAD CEO defends web tracking, tells Congress it’s legal
- Wired – Congress studies how people track your online use
- Gizmodo – Apple and AT&T Stores Having Difficulty Activating iPhones – It’s The iPocalypse
- iPhone Dev Team Portal
- NewTeeVee – The Pirate Bay Wants To Encrypt The Entire Internet
- Computerworld – Best Buy to sell boxed version of Ubuntu Linux
- Swurl – Bring Your Life Together
- Grouply – All your Yahoo and Google Groups in one place
- Linux World Expo!
*Update: At the time of recording we mentioned that a Last.fm app was not available from the iTunes App store. As of this post there has been one released and is a free download.Click here to download this episode in OGG formatAlternaGeek.com Podcast, Episode 43 for the week of July 14th, 2008 – Featuring Linuxchic and TechMonkey.
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