Posts tagged: Edward Snowden

Mar 06 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 7 March 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

0:58 – News of the Bogus: iPhone Special #NoBackdoors

19:33 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Venezuela https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/inflation-poverty-food-shortages-venezuela-heads-toward-disaster/2016/02/11/10aad5b4-d035-11e5-88cd-753e80cd29ad_story.html

27:43 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Greenpeace http://www.theguardian.com/news/1999/jul/27/food.foodanddrink

This Week’s Quote: “Genetically modified organism (GMO) foods are feared and hated by environmentalists and the public alike. Yet the scientific assessment of GMOs is remarkably different. Every major scientific evaluation of GMO technology has concluded that GMOs are safe for human consumption and are a benefit to the environment.” —Ramez Naam

Dec 13 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 14 December 2015

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

16:03 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Robert Reich http://robertreich.org/post/134670682190

26:47 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Vandana Shiva, Ronnie Cummins, et al http://www.forbes.com/sites/kavinsenapathy/2015/12/07/no-monsanto-is-not-going-on-trial-for-crimes-against-humanity/

This Week’s Quote: “Submitting to censorship is to enter the seductive world of ‘The Giver’: the world where there are no bad words and no bad deeds. But it is also the world where choice has been taken away and reality distorted. And that is the most dangerous world of all.” —Lois Lowry

Dec 06 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 7 December 2015

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

21:39 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Manhattan District Attorney http://manhattanda.org/sites/default/files/11.18.15%20Report%20on%20Smartphone%20Encryption%20and%20Public%20Safety.pdf

33:25 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Clare Foges http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/12008689/Why-is-Silicon-Valley-helping-the-tech-savvy-jihadists.html

This Week’s Quote: “The people who are speaking best to this are the psychologists who look at what it is like to live under constant gaze, or under the threat of constant gaze…it makes you different. It makes you more conformist. It makes you less willing to think new thoughts, to try new ideas. It stagnates society…Any social change you look at, whether it’s civil rights or marijuana legalization, whatever your issue is, it starts by people at this end where it is socially unacceptable doing it and having it be okay. And then it spreads slowly. Ubiquitous surveillance at this end stops that process cold.” —Bruce Schneier

Nov 22 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 23 November 2015

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

38:39 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Anne Frank Fonds https://torrentfreak.com/anne-frank-scandal-an-underreported-copyright-monopoly-abuse-151115/

49:41 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Klein Collins High School http://www.houstonpress.com/news/drug-test-proves-high-school-girl-wasnt-high-school-suspends-her-anyway-7926436

This Week’s Quote: “Americans have been selling this view around the world: that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property. Notwithstanding the fact that the most innovative and progressive space we’ve seen—the Internet—has been the place where intellectual property has been least respected. You know, facts don’t get in the way of this ideology.” —Lawrence Lessig

Nov 01 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 2 November 2015

News of the Bogus:

12:25 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The US Department of Justice https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151024/04573732612/doj-claims-apple-should-be-forced-to-decrypt-iphones-because-it-customers-only-license-operating-system.shtml

20:52 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The New York Times https://reason.com/blog/2015/10/27/new-york-times-nail-salon-unvarnished

This Week’s Quote: “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” —Mark Twain

Oct 18 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 19 October 2015

Co-Host: Jakob Morris

0:27 – Update: LastPass Joins the LogMeIn Family https://blog.lastpass.com/2015/10/lastpass-joins-logmein.html/

News of the Bogus:

22:29 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: James Comey https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151011/21185732508/james-comey-says-dozens-terrorists-have-eluded-fbi-thanks-to-encryption.shtml

25:51 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Ben Carson http://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/ben-carson-brain-surgeon-or-brain-addled/

37:38 – Tag: PredictIt | Who will win the 2016 U.S. presidential election? https://www.predictit.org/Market/1234/Who-will-win-the-2016-US-presidential-election

This Week’s Quote: “Some might say ‘I don’t care if they violate my privacy; I’ve got nothing to hide.’ Help them understand that they are misunderstanding the fundamental nature of human rights. Nobody needs to justify why they ‘need’ a right: the burden of justification falls on the one seeking to infringe upon the right…Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” —Edward Snowden

Sep 27 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 28 September 2015

Update:

0:24 – All the ‘Happy Birthday’ song copyright claims are invalid, federal judge rules http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-happy-birthday-song-lawsuit-decision-20150922-story.html

News of the Bogus:

17:18 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: NYPD Union President Patrick J. Lynch http://www.capitalnewyork.com/sites/default/files/PatLynchLetter1.pdf

22:05 – Idiot Extraordinaire: PETA https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150922/11063332329/monkey-business-peta-sues-behalf-monkey-selfie-claims-copyright-belongs-to-monkey.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “When we’ve got these people who have practically limitless powers within a society, if they get a pass without so much as a slap on the wrist, what example does that set for the next group of officials that come into power? To push the lines a little bit further, a little bit further, a little bit further, and we’ll realize that we’re no longer citizens—we’re subjects.” —Edward Snowden

Sep 20 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 21 September 2015

Co-host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

24:59 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: GCHQ http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/stop-using-difficulttoguess-passwords-uks-spying-agency-gchq-recommends-10497048.html

34:04 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (nominated by Travis Retriever) https://theintercept.com/2015/09/15/richard-glossip-set-to-die/

This Week’s Quote: “The day is coming when we will be certain beyond a shadow of a doubt that we’ve executed an innocent person. On that day, we’re all murderers.” —Penn Jillette

Sep 06 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 7 September 2015

Co-Host: Jonathan Loesche

News of the Bogus:

21:53 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Konami (nominatd by Dave Turcotte) http://ps4daily.com/2015/09/kojima-retweets-fan-made-mgs-5-pic-konami-files-copyright-claim/

26:23 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Cumberland County, NC Sheriff’s Office http://reason.com/blog/2015/09/02/teen-boy-will-be-charged-as-adult-for-ha

This Week’s Quote: “Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.” —Mark Twain

Aug 02 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 3 August 2015

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

41:52 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Lisa Monaco (nominated by Dallas Wildman) https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/response/edward-snowden

49:38 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Marie Lodi http://jezebel.com/is-office-air-conditioning-a-sexist-conspiracy-1719883384

57:58 – Tag: Erin Pizzey https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erin_Pizzey

This Week’s Quote: “The rest of us have never embraced your victim mentality; we are not victims. We are people, the same way that men are. We are equal, yet different. We, unlike you, realize that is not mutually exclusive.” —Lori Ziganto

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