Hello everyone! Benjamin Combs here with another episode of What Had Happened Was. Today’s episode is slightly different because grumpyhawk and I recorded live from his living room in Austin, TX, and instead of talking about our 5 or 6 favorite news stories we took a more broad approach and just talked about some of the overarching stories that have seemed to take over the news for the past couple weeks. So here it is, Episode 16 – Tinfoil.
- NSA Leaker Outs Himself
- UK Government Is Allegedly Involved In Us Internet Spying Program
- Microsoft Xbox One At E3 2013 – Everything You Need To Know
- Xbox One Online Requirement Details
- Senators vote to require parents who don’t want a child vaccinated to get a science lesson first
- Jenny McCarthy Body Count
- Quebec’s new pizza-and-spaghetti-flavored slushy drink is “love in a cup,” apparently
Due to the plethora of articles and news stories involving PRISM and Edward Snowden I’ve only included a few specific articles for your enjoyment.
Hey everyone! Today grumpyhawk and Benjamin Combs are discussing another potential Yahoo purchase, Xbox One Kinect concerns, more incorrect DMCA notices, Pandora getting on board with releasing music early, a WTF moment in North Carolina, and a report that the Japanese prime ministers house is, in fact, not haunted. All on today’s Episode “Yahulu?”
- Yahoo reportedly bids up to $800-million for Hulu
- Microsoft Kinect TV Monitoring awards achievements for watching ads
- Hollywood studios want Google to censor Mega.co.nz/
- North Carolina ban bill would prevent unfair competition with car manufacturers
- Pandora premieres channel streams pre-release albums
- Japanese government unaware of ghosts at prime ministers official residence
Read the official announcement of the new Nine Inch Nails album.
Have a great week everyone
Good Wednesday everyone, if it is still Wednesday when you read this. Today grumpyhawk and I are discussing the acquisition of Tumblr by Yahoo!, a failed attempt at DRM’ing the news, preemptive policing, Nintendo monetizing fanvids online, and interesting news in fast food, all on today’s episode “Tumblhoo”. Or should it be Tumhoo?
- Yahoo buy Tumblr
- The Tumblr of Wolven as mentioned by grumpyhawk
- Cops test drive preemptive policing
- Who owns a ‘Luigi’s Mansion’ walkthrough video, the player or Nintendo?
- Nintendo claims ownership over gamer fanvids on YouTube
- KFC delivered to Gaza through tunnels
- McDonald worker has car stolen, car appears in her drive thru
Hey Everyone! Benjamin Combs here with another episode of What Had Happened Was. This week grumpyhawk and I discuss how Aereo fights back, preemptively, the White House picks it’s first Chief Privacy Officer, FBI document references the Electronic Communications Act from the 1980′s, How the MPAA insists that considering fair use before filing a DMCA takedown is crazy, and controlling robots with our thoughts. All of this on today’s episode “Fighting for the Future”.
- Aereo Files Suit Against CBS to Head Off Second Copyright Claim
- White House picks Twitter lawyer as internet privacy officer/
- DOJ – We don’t need warrants for e-mail, facebook chats, etc.
- FBI documents suggest feds read emails without warrant
- MPAA insists that considering fair use before filing a DMCA takedown would be crazy.
- Controlling Robots with your thoughts.