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The Vergecast 042: Mission to Mars

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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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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?