Posts tagged: privacy

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 25 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 26 October 2015

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

25:41 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Sheldon Whitehouse https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151021/15335432591/sheldon-whitehouse-freaks-out-blames-pro-botnet-lobby-rejecting-his-terrible-cfaa-amendment.shtml

31:54 – Idiot Extraordinaire: CNN (nominated by BlameThe1st) http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/19/politics/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-poll/

This Week’s Quote: “You now have two distinct ways of gathering information beyond what you yourself can experience. One of them is less a medium than an environment—the Internet—with a huge multiplicity of points of view, lots of different ways to find out what’s going on in the world…a cacophony of viewpoints that doesn’t have any political coherence at all, a beautiful melee, but it doesn’t have the capacity to create large blocs of belief. The other medium, TV, has a…very uniform belief block. TV in America created the most coherent reality distortion field that I’ve ever seen. Therein is the problem: People who vote watch TV, and they are hallucinating like a sonofabitch. Basically, what we have in this country is government by hallucinating mob.” —John Perry Barlow

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

Oct 04 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 5 October 2015

Co-Host: Dave Turcotte

News of the Bogus:

25:25 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The Toronto Sun https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150925/11322732361/toronto-sun-we-value-criticism-voice-reader-so-much-were-killing-both.shtml

34:43 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Laurent Fabius http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/apocalypse-watch-504-days-and-no-climate-chaos/

This Week’s Quote: “In religion and politics, people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue, but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.” —Mark Twain

43:10 – Tag: The Superplex Bros http://superplexbros.com/review-super-mario-bros-nintendo-entertainment-system/

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

Aug 30 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 31 August 2015

Co-Host: Travis Retriever
Special Appearance By Dave Turcotte

News of the Bogus:

30:51 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Twitter https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150824/11143432048/twitters-excuse-shutting-down-services-that-highlight-deleted-politicians-tweets-is-painfully-ridiculous.shtml

35:02 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Richard Eskow http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/eskow20150821
How To Argue For Immigration Restrictions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0mx-uGH_HA

This Week’s Quote: “Injustice in this world is not something comparative; the wrong is deep, clear, and absolute in each private fate.” —George Santayana

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

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 12 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 13 July 2015

Co-Host: Daniel Wilcox

News of the Bogus:

28:00 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) http://mediatrackers.org/wisconsin/2015/07/02/sen-baldwin-1st-amendment-doesnt-apply-individuals

35:54 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Si Robertson http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/duck-dynasty-star-si-robertson-atheists-dont-exist-because-they-use-calendars/

This Week’s Quote: “Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.” —John Perry Barlow

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