Feb 26 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 26 February 2017

Co-Host: Ibrahim Zallum

News of the Bogus:

19:57 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/22/when-even-prosecutors-cant-be-informed-a

26:58 – Idiot Extraordinaire: U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/02/22/border-agents-could-be-forced-to-get-a-warrant-before-searching-devices/

This Week’s Quote: “Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.” —H.L. Mencken

Feb 19 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 19 February 2017

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

19:12 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: CBS11 (Dallas/Ft. Worth) http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/02/03/study-id-fraud-up-since-security-chips-put-into-play/

25:18 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Robert Reich http://www.dailycal.org/2017/02/09/robert-reich-publishes-controversial-theory-regarding-yiannopoulos-demonstration/

This Week’s Quote: “Beware of Identity politics. I’ll rephrase that: have nothing to do with identity politics.” —Christopher Hitchens

Feb 12 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 12 February 2017

News of the Bogus:

15:07 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The FBI http://www.dailydot.com/layer8/fbi-foia-records-requests-email-fax/

18:48 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The News Media http://www.snopes.com/neil-gorsuchs-fascism-forever-club/

This Week’s Quote: “Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.” —Thomas Jefferson

Feb 05 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 5 February 2017

Co-Host: Blake Pettys

News of the Bogus:

21:25 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Cockrell Hill Police Department https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170131/07340236595/police-say-no-evidence-value-was-lost-ransomware-attack-except-maybe-some-stuff-defense-lawyers-might-find-useful.shtml

27:35 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Nicholas Berthaume https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/02/01/federal-reserve-staffer-caught-mining-bitcoins-at-work-fined-5000/

This Week’s Quote: “Killing innocent people in retaliation for the sins of other people isn’t justice—it is terrorism. The terrorists were wrong to kill Americans to satisfy their grievances against American foreign policy. And to react to them by killing innocent foreigners would also be terrorism.” —Harry Browne

Jan 29 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 29 January 2017

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

21:20 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: “Concerned LastPass User” https://hackernoon.com/psa-lastpass-does-not-encrypt-everything-in-your-vault-8722d69b2032

27:45 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The FDA http://gizmodo.com/the-fdas-newly-proposed-gmo-rules-are-nonsense-1791519749

This Week’s Quote: All the food we eat—every grain of rice and kernel of corn—has been genetically modified. None of it was here before mankind learned to cultivate crops.” —Michael Specter

Jan 22 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 22 January 2017

Co-Host: Daniel Wilcox

News of the Bogus:

18:58 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Oxfam http://fusion.net/story/380433/oxfams-davos-wealth-inequality-wrong-misleading/

25:02 – Silver Cluon Award: Cris Thomas http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/01/whos-winning-the-cyber-war-the-squirrels-of-course/

30:04 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Donald Trump https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170113/08415036481/rudy-giuliani-to-head-up-trumps-cybersecurity-team-as-internet-laughs-giulianis-security-bona-fides.shtml
Trump’s cyber-guru Giuliani runs ancient ‘easily hackable website’ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/13/giuliani_joomla_outdated_site/

This Week’s Quote: “National security is becoming an oxymoron in an age of cyberweapons. We need to work towards international security that works for everyone.” —Martin Hellman

Jan 15 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 15 January 2017

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

26:27 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: CNN and Buzzfeed (nominated by Neil Purcell) http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/omg-fake-news-cia-fell-incredible-golden-showerfable-trump/

32:54 – Idiot Extraordinaire: David Blaine http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/television/david-blaine-shoots-himself-in-the-mouth-as-famous-bullet-stunt-goes-wrong/news-story/c9e71c2edba1f1c6e25f7b83db64c678

This Week’s Quote: “It is a melancholy truth, that a suppression of the press could not more completely deprive the nation of its benefits, than is done by its abandoned prostitution to falsehood.” —Thomas Jefferson

Jan 08 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 8 January 2017

Co-Host: Jakob Morris

News of the Bogus:

16:22 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The news media

25:04 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Manville, NJ Board of Education https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/01/02/anti-gun-control-presentation-on-high-school-students-flash-drive-leads-to-psychological-exam-litigation/

This Week’s Quote: “The Second Amendment was written expressly to intimidate government officials and keep them in their place. The fact that politicians and bureaucrats, regardless of their party, detest it and want it obliterated proves that it works.” —L. Neil Smith

Jan 01 2017

2016 Wrap-Up

2016 Wrap-Up:

0:40 – Year in review

Idiot of the Year nominations:

This Week’s Quote: “Venezuela reaches the final stages of socialism: No toilet paper…Venezuela has demonstrated that ‘Socialism of the 21st Century’ is pretty much like socialism in the 20th century.” —David Boaz

Dec 11 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 12 December 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

15:16 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Accomack County (Virginia) Public Schools http://www.kiro7.com/news/trending-now/virginia-schools-ban-to-kill-a-mockingbird-huckleberry-finn-for-racial-slurs/472065070

23:02 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The US Copyright Office https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161201/18084736170/every-website-needs-to-re-register-with-copyright-office-who-cant-build-functioning-system.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “Take the addition, the changes, the copyright’s turn, take the changes to copyright’s scope, put it against the background of an extraordinarily concentrated structure of media, and you produce the fact that never in our history have fewer people controlled more of the evolution of our culture. Never.” —Lawrence Lessig

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