Posts tagged: encryption

Jul 03 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 4 July 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

19:12 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Hillary Clinton https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160628/05570734838/hillary-clintons-tech-policy-plan-includes-some-empty-broadband-promises-continued-war-encryption.shtml

26:51 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Comodo Group, Inc. https://letsencrypt.org/2016/06/23/defending-our-brand.html

This Week’s Quote: “Before September 11, the idea that Americans would voluntarily agree to live their lives under the gaze of a network of biometric surveillance cameras…would have seemed unthinkable, a dystopian fantasy of a society that had surrendered privacy and anonymity.” —Jeffrey Rosen

Jun 26 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 27 June 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

30:42 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Glenn Stone http://pages.wustl.edu/files/pages/imce/stone/stone_glover_2016_golden_rice.pdf

37:50 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Gersh Kuntzman http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/15/gersh-kuntzman-ny-daily-news-writer-firing-ar-15-g/

This Week’s Quote: “Governments, by their nature, are instruments of privilege.” —Robert LeFevre

May 22 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 23 May 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

29:20 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Gizmodo or John McAfee http://gizmodo.com/john-mcafee-apparently-tried-to-trick-reporters-into-th-1776765480

38:07 – Idiot Extraordinaire: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/9/nyc-de-blasio-forces-bars-serve-pregnant-women/

This Week’s Quote: “If the government were to take over the Sahara Desert, in five years there would be a shortage of sand.” —Milton Friedman

May 08 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 9 May 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

25:20 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Craig Wright http://archive.bogosity.tv/wright/

43:06 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/14/burr_feinstein_bill_prompts_protests/

This Week’s Quote: “Government, when it is examined, turns out to be nothing more nor less than a group of fallible men with the political force to act as though they were infallible.” —Robert LeFevre

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

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