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AND: Tech News and Geek Culture, EP 011 - The 'Geek Culture, Meet Geopolitics' Edition

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    Tech news and geek culture meets geopolitics, this week on The Report! As our talented and lovely co-host Gina Smith of A New Domain jets off to Switzerland, The Reoprt is joined again this week by stalwart contributor Loren Feldman of 1938 News, as well as developer and KoPoint Comics co-host Jon Lazar.

    Our stories this week:
    Facebook settles 'sponsored stories' class-action suit - The Hill In which we kvetch a bit about the creepy nature and 'peripheral peer pressure' of brands on Facebook, the nature of the 'Like' action, and problems with the implied endorsement of placing your face next to an advertisement.
    Flame and Stuxnet come from a collaboration between Israel and the UN - The Washington Post Not much new here, and the revelation of the Israeli/American partnership isn't shocking. But we're very interested in the relationship between tech companies, nation states, and digital 'acts of war.'
    Bullied woman on a schoolbus raises a ton of cash online Really interesting article about the ability of social media to crowdsource cash for 'good.' Cynics that we are, our round table tries to define 'social good.'
    Microsoft announces their iPad competitor, the 'Surface' tablet Yep. Microsoft has a tablet. Um, yep.

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