TECHGEEK Podcast 12: Mouseover us to see non-racial pwn!

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And no. It’s not Porn. It’s pwn.

For Facebook, the term “Have you tried turning it off and on again” has never been truer when they had a 2.5 hour outage sometime this week, and Twitter was crippled with links to Japanese porn after a vulnerability was found in the code.

We’re also became tired, as we became overcome with AFL and NRL finals season – yes, I know, you didn’t expect that. With the AFL Grand Final ending in a tie, and apparently James’ pleasure of something in NRL means that the episodes hosts became, well, silly.

We’re back on a Sunday.

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SHOW NOTES

Facebook suffers ‘worst outage’ in 4 years; Qwest sees packet loss
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-20017463-265.html
http://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-engineering/more-details-on-todays-outage/431441338919

Facebook Said to Be Working on Phones With INQ for AT&T
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-23/facebook-is-said-to-be-working-with-inq-on-smartphones-that-at-t-may-carry.html

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Now Richer Than Apple’s Steve Jobs
http://blogs.forbes.com/stevenbertoni/2010/09/22/facebooks-zuckerberg-now-richer-than-apples-steve-jobs/

Australian 17-year-old takes blame for Twitter chaos
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ge3h0IevMgVuQ0h2yxwKgnGZ7vfw
http://arstechnica.com/security/news/2010/09/twitter-worms-spread-quickly-thanks-to-blatant-security-flaw.ars
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/sep/21/twitter-hack-explained-xss-javascript
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20017075-36.html

Auto-complete and Reply to All come to Twitter
http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2010/09/21/two-highly-requested-features-come-to-twitter/

4chan to DDoS RIAA Next – Is This the Protest of the Future?
http://torrentfreak.com/4chan-to-ddos-riaa-next-is-this-the-protest-of-the-future-100919/
http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/19/riaa-attack/

Xbox 360 Update Preview now available for sign up
https://techgeek.com.au/2010/09/23/xbox-360-update-preview-now-available-for-sign-up/

Zune expands to new markets – brings movie rentals to Aussie gamers
https://techgeek.com.au/2010/09/21/zune-expands-to-new-markets-brings-movie-rentals-to-aussie-gamers/

France Starts Reporting ‘Millions’ of File-Sharers
http://torrentfreak.com/france-starts-reporting-millions-of-file-sharers-100921/

Apple exploring shrunken audio jacks for even smaller iPods
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/09/23/apple_exploring_shrunken_audio_jacks_for_even_smaller_ipods.html

Report: iPad cannibalising Apple’s MacBook sales
https://techgeek.com.au/2010/09/20/report-ipad-cannibalising-apples-macbook-sales/

Goodbye (Crummy) CAPTCHAs. Hello Ad Dollars?
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20100920/goodbye-crummy-captchas-hello-ad-dollars/

Lawsuit: T-Mobile text blocking is harshing our buzz, man
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/09/lawsuit-t-mobile-text-blocking-is-harshing-our-buzz-man.ars

RIM Readies Its Answer to iPad
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704129204575506160515163820.html

iOS 4.x jailbreakers may get tricked by fake greenpois0n hacks
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/09/ios-4x-jailbreakers-may-get-tricked-by-fake-greenpois0n-hacks.ars

Facepalm of the Day: Intel charges customers $50 to unlock CPU features
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/facepalm-of-the-day-intel-charges-customers-50-to-unlock-cpu-features/9742

STEWART’S BRIEFS

Apple sues HyperMac Battery Backup for Apple Products
https://techgeek.com.au/2010/09/22/apple-sues-hypermac-battery-backup-for-apple-products/

VLC for iPad available right now on the App Store
https://techgeek.com.au/2010/09/21/vlc-for-ipad-available-right-now-on-the-app-store/

Pyne: Liberal’s broadband plan may change
https://techgeek.com.au/2010/09/20/pyne-liberals-broadband-plan-may-change/

Google Warning Gmail Users: China Spied on Your Account
http://valleywag.gawker.com/5646498/google-warning-gmail-users-china-spied-on-your-account

Google Docs Editing Coming to iPad and Android
http://mashable.com/2010/09/20/google-apps-ipad-security/

Microsoft reverses course: IE9 won’t require Windows 7 SP1
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/09/microsoft-reverses-course-ie9-wont-require-windows-7-sp1.ars