Ep. 1145: China to Google: Suck it Video
The Google China drama continues with some startling revelations about an Internet Explorer 6 vulnerability. And Tim from Kansas has an intriguing suggestion for how Google could reverse the Chinese firewall to get back at them. We also witness the dominance of the Nintendo Wii and the cheapening of some of Verizon's plans.
The FAA has asked Boeing to prove it's new connected airplane isn't so connected it can connect hackers. We also discuss why folks think women aren't as good at math when all the women we know are great at math. And we hash over some Apple tablet rumors. I mean how could we not. We also have special guest host Clayton Morris from Fox News, AND Ryan Shrout from PC Perspective.
CNET News.com's Declan McCullagh and Kara Tsuboi discuss the latest Senate hearing on American tech companies doing business in China. Representatives from Cisco, Yahoo, and Google come under fire for abiding by the laws of the Internet-restricting country.
Today's BOL happened before a live studio audience at SXSW in Austin, TX. Cali Lewis and Nicole Lee joined us on stage to discuss the state of SXSW Interactive, the on-going Google/China kerfuffle, and pharmaceutical companies' struggles to fit the risks of drugs into a Twitter-friendly 140 characters. Also, Cali Lewis nearly loses a toe.... um, sorry?
Google apologized to China for miscommunication over their scanning of books. But that didn't stop them from scanning the books. Or even get them to apologize for scanning the books. Also Microsoft Word is no longer sold, at least for a brief period of time. And the Apple rumors are ramping up.
Because of some Gmail attacks, Google has said it will remove its filters and possibly pull out of China altogether. There's definitely a lot more going on behind the scenes of this than we know. But we try to get to the heart of the matter as the nation of China negotiates with the nation of Google. We also discuss Facebook's requirement that you scan your hard drive to reactivate a hacked account and look forward to Martians coming this year. Yay for Martians!
San Francisco has a big problem with iPhone theft, which is why the SFPD have taken to undercover sting operations to get to the source of the racket. Some say their tactics entrap law-abiding citizens into a transaction, others applaud its ingenuity. This story and more on today's 404!
What happens when you take folks raised on the NES and turn them into Google Reader developers? Today's Tekzilla Daily Tip, of course!
How China is winning the tech race, new Google applications, and a lot of mobile news.
On Reporters' Roundtable hosted by CNET's Rafe Needleman, New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg responds to a memo to Apple employees from CEO Tim Cook regarding working conditions in Chinese factories that make Apple products. The memo came the same week Duhigg's co-written article, "In China, Human Costs are built into an iPad," was published in The New York Times.