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Feb 25

Geek Actually Tech Episode 003 – Opt-In or Else

Hosts: David McVay and Josh Philpott

Geek Actually Tech is recorded live on Ustream with chat interaction.

The tech show by geeks for geeks and non-geeks. Accessible tech for everyone is the motto we live by. This weeks topic, Privacy in the Connected World.

Follow Up on Last Weeks Show:

Listener feedback – Ryland offers his take on the Australian Internet Censorship Filter.

And Google seems to have backed down over the China issue.

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/02/23/1346227/Google-To-Restart-Talks-With-China

Tech News:

When is hacking just not hacking?

http://news.slashdot.org/story/10/02/23/157200/Newspaper-Hacks-Into-Aussie-Govt-Website-By-Guessing-URL

Take this Michael Atkinson, a survey in the US and UK shows that the average social gamer is 43 and female!

http://www.news.com.au/technology/move-over-boys-the-average-social-gamer-is-a-43-year-old-woman-in-us-and-uk/story-e6frfro0-1225832040373

Apple censoring the App store

http://www.news.com.au/technology/apple-removing-risque-iphone-apps/story-e6frfro0-1225832860004

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-10456436-17.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10457460-37.html

New Wii game that requires no skill whatsoever (Highlight from Loaded with Natali Del Conte) (vid)

http://news.cnet.com/1606-2_3-50083770.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

Photoshop turns 20.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20000080-264.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

Photoshop 1.0 recreated for the iPhone, neat.

http://apple.slashdot.org/story/10/02/21/0156210/Photoshop-10-Recreated-On-iPhone?from=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Slashdot%2Fslashdot+%28Slashdot%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

The Apple Store wedding, gives new meaning to the term ‘Church of Apple’ :-) (vid)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10457046-1.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

This Weeks Topic: Privacy in the Connected World

1. A US high school student sues school over privacy complaints. Says that the school used a picture taken from his laptop remotely while he was in his bedroom as evidence to him doing something naughty. Turns out all the student laptops issued from the school have remote software installed that allows them to use the camera and microphone. The school claims that it is to help locate the laptop if it is stolen. So why was it on in this kids room watching him allegedly doing something wrong?

http://www.news.com.au/technology/school-accused-of-spying-on-students-at-home/story-e6frfro0-1225832172208

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/schools-spied-on-webcam-kids/story-e6freuy9-1225832750501

2. Google’s introduces Buzz and exposes you to the world, they fix it and offer a disable feature that now deletes your profile.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/google-faces-class-action-lawsuit-over-buzz/story-e6frfro0-1225832075680

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/google-buzz-tweaked-after-privacy-complaints-20100214-nzcj.html

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20000076-264.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/google-buzz-exposure-stings-users-20100222-ortt.html

and to top it off http://searchengineland.com/how-google-buzz-hijacks-your-google-profile-36693

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