Apr 02 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 2 April 2017

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

21:10 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: David Robert Grimes (nominated by BlameThe1st) https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2014/aug/29/libertarian-ideology-natural-enemy-science

34:45 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Nicolás Maduro http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-idUSKBN16U1UL

This Week’s Quote: “Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all…It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.” —Frédéric Bastiat

Mar 26 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 26 March 2017

Co-Host: Jakob Morris

News of the Bogus:

14:27 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Harvard University http://guides.library.harvard.edu/fake

21:05 – Idiot Extraordinaire: eBay https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/03/ebay-asks-users-to-downgrade-security/

This Week’s Quote: “There is a sacred realm of privacy for every man and woman where he makes his choices and decisions—a realm of his own essential rights and liberties into which the law, generally speaking, must not intrude.” —Geoffrey Fisher

Mar 12 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 12 March 2017

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

20:23 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Donald Trump (nominated by BlameThe1st) https://indy100.com/article/donald-trump-statements-fact-check-congress-address-work-unemployment-latest-checking-7605351

26:20 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Mike Pence https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/03/mike-pence-used-an-aol-e-mail-account-for-state-business-and-it-got-hacked/

This Week’s Quote: “Nobody ever wins a lawsuit but the lawyers.” —Robert A. Heinlein

Mar 05 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 5 March 2017

News of the Bogus:

10:50 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: CNBC http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/20/venezuelas-crisis-cause-its-people-to-cut-meals-and-lose-weight.html

14:35 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Brianna Wu http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/28/brianna-wu-claims-companies-could-destroy-cities-b/

This Week’s Quote: “He that voluntarily continues ignorant is guilty of all the crimes which ignorance produces.” —Samuel Johnson

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

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