The Drill Down welcomes (again) Geeks Of Doom columnist Tom Cheredar as a regular member of The Drill Down team (Yay!!), as we discuss (yet again) Facebook privacy breaches as it’s discovered they’re sending personal user info to advertisers, a site that lets you search users Facebook updates, and how your office copier is spying on you in an unbelievable way. We also cover the brief fall (and rise) of The Pirate Bay, Google TV, Encrypted Google search, Google celebrates Pac-Man’s 30th anniversary, the creation of artificial life, and two of the best reviewed new videogames of the year.
This week, the Drill Down team are joined again by guest host Geeks Of Doom columnist Tom Cheredar to discuss Facebook’s official response to privacy criticisms, a Twitter bug, another leaked iPhone 4G, Adobe ♥s Apple, Digg’s pesky user problem, Hurt Locker sues, Heroes is canceled, Steam for the Mac, and heaven help us…4Chan 2?!
Join Andy, Mu & Reg as they ring in the new year by recalling their picks for the best tech, internet & science events of 2007. Then they’re joined by very special guest Kina Grannis (“Gotta Digg!”), who folk-rocks the house with her sweet musical stylings.
Top 10 in Tech, Science & Internet
1. Apple iPhone
2. Stem Cells from skin cells
3. One Laptop Per Child
4. Writer’s Guild Strike (Digital Download Residuals)
5. Al Gore wins Nobel Peace Prize/ increased awareness of Climate Change
6. Facebook’s Beacon Infuriates users
7. The rise of Grassroots Politics on the Net
8. Increase of taser abuse by law enforcement
9. RIAA vs. Jammie Thomas
10. Top Viral Videos 2007
Andy Mu, Reg, and special guest Karim Yergaliyev (Supernova17 on Digg) sat down for an impromptu session with no agenda, recorded on Black Friday. We still manage to cover a few of the top stories, but mostly we were just stuffed and lethargic from Thanksgiving!
Super Mario Galaxy Rated Best Video Game of All Time
Digg the Candidates
Digg The Candidates page
Digg – The Social Media Manual By Muhammad Saleem
An Open Letter to Comcast and Every cable/Telco on P2P
Mark Cuban to ISPs: block all P2P traffic; Ars to Cuban: um, no
Facebook Is Almost 2/3 Women (and other stats)