The Drill Down 215 – Foresight and Zeitgeist

This week Dwayne, Devindra & Andy talk about the death of AT&T/T-Mobile, the public launch of Facebook Timeline, Zynga’s disappointing IPO, Sprint ditches Carrier IQ, SOPA is on hold for the holidays, Apple wins a patent over HTC, RIAA and other content kings caught filesharing, and the Dark Knight Rises & Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailers emerge.

Later, we discuss IBM’s 6th annual list of 5 technology predictions in the next 5 years, and Google’s annual ‘Zeitgeist’ list of the years top searches.

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The Drill Down 141 – Killswitch Engage?

The Drill Down crew are joined by Devindra Hardawar (of VentureBeat and his own Symbiotek Podcast) to discuss the proposed bill to allow the President to shut off the internet, record breaking pre-orders for the iPhone4, iPhone reception problems, record breaking iPad sales (and the effect that’s had on the Kindle), Google Voice for everyone, “Piracy is Theft,” says VP Joe Biden, and Jimmy Kimmel proves the show must go on!

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The Drill Down 137 – Welcome to the Team, Tom!

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.

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The Drill Down 017 – Your Privacy is an Illusion

Andy, Mu and Reg discuss three very different cautionary tales of privacy violations on open social networks. Then on Lightning Round: the theory of everything discovered by a surfer, Gene Simmons puts his foot in it, Fox News Porn, and we give shout outs to just about everyone.


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4-figure glory: me and the digg 1,000 club – by [muhammad.saleem]
Adults drive 14-year-old to suicide by harassing her on MySpace
Gun owner says Facebook gave employer access to her private profile
Bank intern busted by Facebook
Surfer dude stuns physicists with theory of everything
Billboard Q&A: Gene Simmons on File Sharers – “Sue ‘em”
Digg – Fox News Porn Video!
Digg.com – Best Person In The World – Countdown with Keith Olbermann
Digg: foxnewsporn.com Unbanned
Firefox 3.0 may ship with a slew of serious bugs intact
Mininova Hits The Million Torrent Uploads Mark
Adult FriendFinder sale: “Sweet if it were true”
Lindsay Lohan spends 84 minutes in jail

Intro to ‘Aguanile’ performed by Neal Rodriguez