Warning: today's show is slightly shorter than usual, thanks to our live coverage of Google's Honeycomb, Android Market, and Lady Killer event. But it's worth it: we break down the big announcements from Google, talk about the launch of The Daily, Egypt's restoration of Internet service, and the TSA planning to show slightly less junk than before. Thanks, guys. --MollySubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
The FBI is on the hunt for the hackers responsible for a recent wave of cyberattacks launched in defense of WikiLeaks.
FBI agents yesterday executed more than 40 search warrants in the United States as part of their ongoing investigation. Pointing to the group Anonymous, which has taken responsibility for the attacks, the FBI said that the distributed denial of service (DDoS) assaults were facilitated by software the group makes available as free downloads.
Links from Thursday's episode of Loaded:
Sony unveils a new handheld gaming device called the Next Generation Portable
Sony also announces that it will bring PlayStation games to Android devices as apps
Amazon.com launches Kindle Singles for short works of literature
Facebook lets you use the site with an extra layer of encryption
The Obama Administration takes to social networks to answer questions
Netflix states its intention to publish statistics about ISPs that are slowing down its streaming service
The New York Times is considering a WikiLeaks-type site of its own
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be on … Read more
Police in England have arrested five young men on suspicion of taking part in distributed denial-of-service attacks launched by Anonymous, the group that has targeted corporate sites for attack in defense of WikiLeaks.
The five, aged 15 to 26, were detained at 7am local time today at addresses in the West Midlands, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, and London, the Metropolitan Police Central eCrime Unit said in a statement. The suspects were taken to local police stations and remain in custody.
Links from Monday's episode of Loaded:
Research In Motion announces a program called BlackBerry Balance that shuts corporate administrators out of your personal life on your BlackBerry
McDonalds launches a touch-and-go payment scanning system in the U.K.
Duke Nukem Forever has not been delayed for all time. The game sequel gets a launch date after over a decade of delays.
A JFK historian launches an interactive biography on the iPad
Studio executives have optioned the movie rights to a biography of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
Links from Friday's episode of Loaded:
Google purchases a company called eBook Technologies
However, Google's planned acquisition of ITA Software is under scrutiny from federal antitrust officials
AT&T will allow tethering on two upcoming 4G phones and may allow it on the iPhone as well
Fujitsu is set to launch the first glasses-free 3D desktop PC
News Corp.'s iPad magazine, The Daily, has been delayed
Google Translate for Android can help you have a bilingual conversation in real time
A new spyware program is parading as a Kama Sutra how-to guide
A man is suing … Read more
An influential group of European politicians is protesting the U.S. government's attempt to pry WikiLeaks-related information out of Twitter, saying that EU privacy rules may have been violated.
The parliamentary maneuver expected tomorrow comes as London-based lawyers for WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange warned that their client could face illegal rendition to the United States, execution, or indefinite detention "at Guantanamo Bay or elsewhere," and a U.K. judge set a two-day extradition hearing to start on February.
Tomorrow's parliamentary protest, calling on the EU to "ask the U.S. authorities for clarifications on the … Read more
An ex-WikiLeaks volunteer has hired American lawyers to oppose the U.S. government's efforts to obtain the contents of her Twitter account, CNET has learned.
Birgitta Jónsdóttir, a member of the Icelandic parliament who helped with WikiLeaks' release of a classified U.S. military video, is being represented by the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation.
"We're looking at options and various things we can do to help our client," EFF legal director Cindy Cohn said yesterday. "She's disturbed that her information is being sought."
On Friday, Twitter notified Jónsdóttir and a handful of other subscribers … Read more
The U.S. Justice Department has obtained a court order directing Twitter to turn over information about the accounts of activists with ties to WikiLeaks, including an Icelandic politician, a legendary Dutch hacker, and a U.S. computer programmer.
Birgitta Jónsdóttir, one of 63 members of Iceland's national parliament, said this afternoon that Twitter notified her of the order's existence and told her she has 10 days to oppose the request for information about activity on her account since November 1, 2009.
"I think I am being given a message, almost like someone … Read more
Links from Tuesday's episode of Loaded:The FCC is set to vote on new Net neutrality rules today
An app that gives users access to WikiLeaks documents gets yanked from Apple's App Store
Google extends free Gmail calling through the end of 2011
Amazon is issuing a refund for the non-lighted Kindle cover for users who have problems with it. The refund number is 877-453-4512.
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