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The Drill Down 283: Fifteen Seconds Of Fame
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This week, more updates in the Edward Snowden/NSA case, Instagram adds video, the FAA relaxes rules on gadgets during travel, Barnes & Noble quits making the Nook, is Pandora ripping its artists off?…and much more.

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The Drill Down 282: PRISM of Secrets
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This week, Greg Davies from the BlendoveR podcast and frequent Geeks of Doom contributor (including the Tardisblend podcast) joins us to discuss how the National Security Agency is eavesdropping on our phone calls, e-mails, texts, and all online activity in the name of national security. Are we overreacting, or not acting enough? Also, the NSA may have our data, but they can never patent our DNA. Microsoft does a 180 on their followup to the 360, and Google creates a network of floating balloons…

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The Drill Down 272: Grim Farewell
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This week, April Fools…on the web, Amazon snaps up Goodreads, Bitcoin breaks a 1 Billion dollars, the elusive Facebook phone may be on Android, a new iPhone gears up for production, and a special message from The President.

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The Drill Down 243: Beware The Net
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This week, we have a ton of Apple news, including revealing evidence uncovered in the ongoing Apple/Samsung trial, and how one tech reporter’s online identity was demolished as a result of a social engineering hack on Apple & Amazon tech support.

Plus, Starbucks invests $25 million — and their entire paypoint infrastructure — in Square payments.

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The Drill Down 240: Digg’s Downfall, Yahoo’s Hope
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On this week’s show, we explore how Digg went from becoming king of social news to cashing out for half a million. Then we discuss the transition of one of Google’s top executives, Marissa Meyer, to becoming the new CEO of Yahoo, and whether it’s enough to save the flailing company.

But first, we return from San Diego Comic-Con, check out a couple of new videogames, invest in a new mobile data plan, and kickstart a game console. Then we discuss the hacking of Apple‘s in-app process, a massive password breach at Yahoo, Microsoft previews Office 2013, AT&T may charge for FaceTime, and Microsoft’s “stack ranking” management system.

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