Posts tagged: Internet

Jul 02 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 2 July 2017

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

21:12 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Christopher Levy http://go.buydrm.com/thedrmblog/cory-doctorow-eff-netflix

30:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Australia Attorney General George Brandis http://www.zdnet.com/article/australias-encryption-thwart-thought-is-fraught/

This Week’s Quote: “Creation always involves building upon something else. There is no art that doesn’t reuse. And there will be less art if every reuse is taxed by the appropriator. Monopoly controls have been the exception in free societies; they have been the rule in closed societies.” —Lawrence Lessig


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Oct 30 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 31 October 2016

Co-Host: Ibrahim Zallum

News of the Bogus:

25:50 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: University of Cape Town “Fallists” (nominated by BlameThe1st) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9SiRNibD14

37:18 – Idiot Extraordinaire: IoT device manufacturers https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/10/hacked-cameras-dvrs-powered-todays-massive-internet-outage/

This Week’s Quote: “Planes fly. Cars drive. Computers compute. If you base medicine on science, you cure people. If you base the design of planes on science, they fly. If you base the design of rockets on science, they reach the moon. It works…bitches.” —Richard Dawkins

Oct 09 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 10 October 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

22:10 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: HP Inc. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/09/what-hp-must-do-make-amends-its-self-destructing-printers

27:28 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Various Conservatives https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/08/congress-has-just-one-month-to-keep-the-internet-under-us-control

This Week’s Quote: “‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is the stupidest freaking saying in the world. All of the amazing things that have happened throughout human history is because someone decided to take something that they thought was working fine, break it, and build something better.” —Bryan Lunduke

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

May 29 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 30 May 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

37:53 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The W3C https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/04/save-firefox

46:02 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The FBI (double-hit!)

This Week’s Quote: “It’s impossible to overstate how bonkers the idea of sabotaging cryptography is to people who understand information security…Use deliberately compromised cryptography, that has a back door that only the ‘good guys’ are supposed to have the keys to, and you have effectively no security. You might as well skywrite it as encrypt it with pre-broken, sabotaged encryption.” —Cory Doctorow

Nov 15 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 16 November 2015

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

27:53 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Hillary Clinton https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2015/11/08/hillary-clinton-most-charter-schools-dont-take-the-hardest-to-teach-kids-or-if-they-do-they-dont-keep-them/

40:36 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The TSA http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article44080464.html

This Week’s Quote: “More people are killed every year by pigs than by sharks, which shows you how good we are at evaluating risk.” —Bruce Schneier

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

Jul 19 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 20 July 2015

Co-Host: Jonathan Loesche

News of the Bogus:

26:26 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The US Energy Information Administration http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/07/study-wind-farms-even-more-expensive-and-pointless-than-you-thought/

34:50 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The TSA https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/03/27/revealed-tsas-closely-held-behavior-checklist-spot-terrorists/

This Week’s Quote: “We can’t keep weapons out of prisons; we can’t possibly expect to keep them out of airports.” —Bruce Schneier

Jul 05 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 6 July 2015

Co-Hosts: Travis Retriever and Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

43:12 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Christopher Cantwell http://christophercantwell.com/2015/06/29/so-you-think-that-rainbow-makes-you-look-cool/

51:10 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Samsung https://www.theverge.com/2015/6/25/8844819/samsung-disable-windows-update-exe

This Week’s Quote: “Competition is merely the absence of oppression.” —Frédéric Bastiat

Mar 08 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 9 March 2015

Co-Host: Jonathan Loesche

News of the Bogus:

28:36 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Judge Liam O’Grady https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150227/18171630168/us-court-rules-that-kim-dotcom-is-fugitive-thus-doj-can-take-his-money.shtml

35:04 – Idiot Extraordinaire: PayPal http://torrentfreak.com/under-u-s-pressure-paypal-nukes-mega-for-encrypting-files-150227/

This Week’s Quote: “It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state.” —Bruce Schneier

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