Posts tagged: encryption

May 01 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 2 May 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

25:30 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Opera Software http://www.opera.com/blogs/desktop/2016/04/free-vpn-integrated-opera-for-windows-mac/

32:27 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Cindy Prior (nominated by evensgrey) http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/qut-student-faces-200000-bill-in-facebook-post-racism-row-20160415-go7951.html

This Week’s Quote: “The government enforces a monopoly over the production and distribution of its alleged ‘services’ and brings violence to bear against would-be competitors. In so doing, it reveals the fraud at the heart of its impudent claims and gives sufficient proof that it is not a genuine protector, but a mere protection racket.” —Robert Higgs

Apr 17 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 18 April 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

23:41 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Brian Bergstein https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601145/what-if-apple-is-wrong/

31:06 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The RIAA https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-says-youtube-is-running-a-dmca-protection-racket-160412/

This Week’s Quote: “Our trend in copyright law has been to enclose as much as we can; the consequence of this enclosure is a stifling of creativity and innovation. If the Internet teaches us anything, it is that great value comes from leaving core resources in a commons, where they’re free for people to build upon as they see fit.” —Lawrence Lessig

Apr 10 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 11 April 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

28:58 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The FBI https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160401/06514734076/fbi-doesnt-want-to-share-details-exploit-it-deployed-while-running-child-porn-site.shtml

34:41 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Barack Obama https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/obama-administration-pushes-banks-to-make-home-loans-to-people-with-weaker-credit/2013/04/02/a8b4370c-9aef-11e2-a941-a19bce7af755_story.html

This Week’s Quote: “All loans, in the eyes of honest borrowers, must eventually he repaid. All credit is debt. Proposals for an increased volume of credit, therefore, are merely another name for proposals for an increased burden of debt. They would seem considerably less inviting if they were habitually referred to by the second name instead of by the first.” —Henry Hazlitt

Apr 03 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 4 April 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

23:07 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: New York http://www.coindesk.com/months-bitlicense-bitcoin-still-startups-await-approval-new-york/

28:31 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Judge Amanda Sammons http://www.knoxnews.com/news/crime-courts/defendants-barred-from-entering-court-arrested-for-being-late-records-show-2d7ac08e-4a20-4080-e053-0-371336111.html

This Week’s Quote: “The similarity of arguments against the abolition of slavery and arguments against the abolition of government (as we know it) should shake the faith of all Americans who still labor under the misconception that ours is a ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people.’ From where I stand, it looks distressingly like an institutional complex that rests on the same shaky intellectual foundations as slavery.” —Robert Higgs

Mar 20 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 21 March 2015

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

22:17 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Barack Obama https://youtu.be/FhFibpHSJFE?t=1h21m17s

35:03 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Dianne Feinstein https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160309/23380133854/senator-feinstein-revives-stupid-idea-that-internet-companies-are-materially-supporting-terrorism-if-isis-members-use-their.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” —Louis Brandeis

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

Jan 17 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 18 January 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

28:30 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Jeb Bush http://www.businessinsider.com/jeb-bush-cybersecurity-2016-1

37:12 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The Department of Justice http://www.justice.gov/usao-mdtn/pr/former-drug-kingpin-serving-multiple-life-sentences-receives-additional-20-year

This Week’s Quote: “Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” —Kenneth Boulding

Jan 03 2016

Bogosity Podcast: 2015 Wrap-Up

2015 Wrap-up:

“You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom. You can only be free if I am free.” —Clarence Darrow

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

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