Monday Night Tech Net News and Opinion Episode 009-2012.02.13
Hello, IndieNation listeners! Tonight, we have news about Googleplex expansion, Google TV’s YouTube app update, How to Download a Copy of The Pirate Bay, and we discussed about how Microsoft’s store site in India was, defaced.
We started tonight’s news with an article from Cnet.com
Googleplex Expansion to Include ‘experience Center’ Test Labs
Google is planning on adding an Experience Center to their Mountain View headquarters. It is, expected to, be a 120,000 square foot Google Experience Center that will act as a private museum and meeting area. It will also be an area to test secret projects such as the new at home entertainment device.
Then, we moved to,
Google TV’s YouTube app update to surface more videos
Google TV now has an update to their YouTube app which contains a new Channel page. This page will help users to browse and find content throughout YouTube based on topics. According to Google, this is just a hint at some bigger things that are coming soon.
From an article at Cnet.com
We then went on to some music by Automatic Static.
Then we played a song by Aluminum Forest
- Aqua Man
Then, we moved to more news with an article from Arstechnica
Microsoft’s Store Site in India Defaced; Hackers Find Plain Text Passwords
Chinese hackers recently defaced the homepage for Microsoft’s India store on February 12th The site is still currently off, line and according to the hackers they were able to gain user names and passwords from the site. They are calling themselves “Evil Shadow Team” and stated on their blog that the site had poor security and also commented that the passwords were, stored in plain text in the database.
Then we moved on to some more great music by Tom Smith
- Cruisin For Chicks On Google Maps
Our next news story of the night comes from a, article at Torrentfreak.com
Download a Copy of the Pirate Bay
The Pirate Bay has released copies of its site for download recently, and due to new technology, the file is only 90 megabytes. If you would like to download this file, feel free to head over to thepiratebay.se. The Pirate Bay has recently announced that they will stop hosting torrents. Instead, they will be using “Magnet Links” which will require minimal bandwidth to run a proxy site.
Our next song was by Acid42 feat. Yu:Mi
- Sitsiritsit Alibangbang
We played some music by Dan-O
We read another article from Torrentfreak.com
Why Pirate Bay Changed Their Name from .org to .se
The Pirate Bay Moves to .SE Domain To Prevent Domain Seizure After the court case against the founders of The Pirate Bay concluded, the operators quickly moved the site to change from .ORG to the .SE just to prevent the US authorities seizing the domain. This was a serious risk just because the court case has completed. They did find the owners of the Pirate Bay to, be guilty of certain things. Earlier today, Sweden’s Supreme Court announced its decision not to grant leave to appeal in the long-running Pirate Bay criminal trial. This means that the prison sentences and fines against the defendants are now final.
The Pirate Bay website itself, however, wasn’t part of the trial and will remain operational as normal. That is, unless the U.S. government chooses to intervene.
Another article about Pirate Bay at
The Pirate Bay avoids walking the plank, for now
Can The Pirate Bay exist without torrents? The future of the Swedish torrent tracker arrives on the last day of February, which is when the site administrators have announced that they will be phasing out torrents in favor of magnet links. Although it sounds like The Pirate Bay will be closing, the move is, designed to ensure that the site continues on.
We ended with this song Butterfly Effect by Lamb-Sounda Alien Spy Remix Sounda.
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