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The Vergecast 042: Mission to Mars

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Published on Aug 10, 2012

Joshua Topolsky makes his triumphant return to The Vergecast the same week as NASA lands its Curiosity rover on Mars. Global conspiracy or coincidence? We'll let you decide. While we can neither confirm nor deny Josh's involvement in this galactic feat, it was quite an achievement for mankind and an important step towards our ultimate goal of establishing a Foursquare presence on every planet. To balance out victory with a dose of defeat, a group of hackers destroyed a tech journalist's digital life, revealing startling security flaws in Apple and Amazon accounts. And is the $22.5 million penalty enforced on Google a big win for online privacy advocates and FTC, or just a slap on the wrist?

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00:04:30 - Curiosity: the latest on NASA's newest Mars rover
00:15:30 - Google to pay $22.5 million to settle privacy charges
00:26:50 - The inside story of how hackers destroyed Mat Honan's digital life
00:53:55 - Lenovo unfazed by Microsoft Surface as it targets Thinkpad Tablet 2 at business users
00:59:00 - Apple: YouTube app will not be included in iOS 6, Google working on standalone version
01:14:30 - 132-page document shows full extent of iPhone's influence on Samsung interface designe
01:19:40 - Apple bounces back as the courtroom conversation turns to icons and iPads More from The Verge:

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