Posts tagged: privacy

Sep 11 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 12 September 2016

News of the Bogus:

16:07 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Nebraska and Kansas police deputies https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160828/23232235375/court-to-cops-residing-state-where-marijuana-is-legal-does-not-automatically-make-motorist-suspicious.shtml

25:21 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Warner Bros https://torrentfreak.com/warner-bros-flags-website-piracy-portal-160904/

This Week’s Quote: “The police aren’t hired to protect you. They’re hired to keep an eye on you to see what you did that was wrong so that they can book you. That’s their function. They are not protectors. They are not hired to be protectors. They are hired to keep an eye on all of us as potential criminals. Now, do you think they’re going to make you safe? They weren’t hired to make you safe.” —Robert LeFevre

Aug 28 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 29 August 2016

Co-Hosts: Charles Thomas, Jakob Morris, and Daniel Wilcox

News of the Bogus:

Biggest Bogon Emitter: MY123, Slipstream, and Pretty Much Everybody http://thehackernews.com/2016/08/uefi-secure-boot-hack.html

Idiot Extraordinaire: The Democratic National Committee https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160815/09190935246/democratic-national-committee-creates-cybersecurity-board-without-single-cybersecurity-expert.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “The government does things like insisting that all encryption programs should have a back door. But surely no one is stupid enough to think the terrorists are going to use encryption systems with a back door.” —Kevin Mitnick

Aug 07 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 8 August 2016

Co-Hosts: Charles Thomas and Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

Biggest Bogon Emitter: Salon.com (nominated by Neil Purcell) http://www.salon.com/2016/07/31/the_moral_case_for_hillary_clinton_even_if_you_might_dislike_her_this_isnt_the_year_to_back_a_third_party_candidate/

Idiot Extraordinaire: Jill Stein http://www.patheos.com/blogs/accordingtomatthew/2016/08/jill-stein-thinks-wi-fi-could-be-dangerous-for-our-brains/

This Week’s Quote: “Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.” —E.O. Wilson

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

Jan 31 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 1 February 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

22:48 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Flint, MI (nominated by Blake Pettys)

37:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Lenovo http://thehackernews.com/2016/01/shareit-file-sharing.html

This Week’s Quote: “At some point, during every stage show I do, I take a sip of water and ask the audience, ‘How’s the water here?’ I haven’t gotten a positive response yet. Not one. Nobody trusts their water supply. Nobody. And that amuses me. Because it means the system is beginning to collapse…I’m glad the water sucks.” —George Carlin

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

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