The Drill Down team (including new permanent co-host Tom Cheredar) debut on their new day and time (Wednesdays, 6:30 pm Pacific), with a slew of stories covering Facebook’s official response to privacy criticisms, the first human infected with a computer virus, a new Apple TV, Tim & NBC/Universal refuse the move to HTML5, the tragic cost of Pac-Man, Half-Life 2 for the Mac, Steve Jobs speaks out, and Digg’s upcoming new version 4.
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.
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!