by John Moe // Posted: 09/09/10 05:53 PM
Again with the compelling headlines. I think it draws attention more than “New clickjacking scam on Facebook”. This link has been going around Facebook for a while now where you click to see the cheerleaders going wild. There’s an advisory that nudity or some such thing is coming your way. You keep on clicking but one of the clicks is a disguised “Like” button and soon you’re publishing to the world that you “like” Cheerleaders Gone Wild and then your mom knows it and your boss and your spouse and you’re screwed and you’re an idiot.
By the way, after all that clicking, you’re taken to a YouTube video of cheerleaders who don’t go wild even a little. In fact, here it is:
There. I just saved you from public humiliation.
09/26/10 11:15 AM
There’s a vote coming up this week in Washington that will have a big impact on how you use the internet, what’s available to you, how much faster you’ll be able to get things online. On Thursday, the FCC is expected to open up unused parts of the broadcast spectrum, a lot of people call it “white space”. This is space that was positioned to be something of a buffer between television stations but such padding is proving less essential since the conversion to digital TV.
On today’s show, we talk to Glenn Fleishman from Wi-Fi Networking News and The Economist about how the spectrum works and what kind of new space we’re talking about. We also check in with Tim Wu from Columbia Law School about the companies that will look to use the space and what it all might mean for you and me as internet consumers.
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