Posts tagged: Snowden

Jun 19 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 20 June 2016

Co-Hosts: Daniel Wilcox and Sarah Fin

News of the Bogus:

35:26 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Myriad Genetics https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160527/08591934566/myriad-genetics-refuses-to-accept-that-people-have-right-to-access-their-own-dna-sequences.shtml

41:20 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Wayne State University http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2016/06/12/wayne-state-drops-math-general-ed-requirement/85648592/

This Week’s Quote: “The people terrorists kill are not the targets; they are collateral damage. And blowing up planes, trains, markets or buses is not the goal; those are just tactics. The real targets of terrorism are the rest of us: the billions of us who are not killed but are terrorized because of the killing. The real point of terrorism is not the act itself, but our reaction to the act. And we’re doing exactly what the terrorists want.” —Bruce Schneier

Jun 05 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 6 June 2016

News of the Bogus:

20:16 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: DePaul University http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/university-admins-surrender-to-violent-protesters-shutter_us_57454738e4b00853ae7b5ae3

29:10 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Hillary Clinton http://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/05/did-the-clinton-email-server-have-an-internet-based-printer/

This Week’s Quote: “When someone gets something everyone is due by right, they are not privileged because others did not get that something. Racism or some other form of discriminatory bias may well be at work, but it’s not a ‘privilege’ to be treated civilly. Let’s see to it everyone is so regarded.” —Jim Babka

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

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

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 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

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

Nov 22 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 23 November 2015

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

38:39 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Anne Frank Fonds https://torrentfreak.com/anne-frank-scandal-an-underreported-copyright-monopoly-abuse-151115/

49:41 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Klein Collins High School http://www.houstonpress.com/news/drug-test-proves-high-school-girl-wasnt-high-school-suspends-her-anyway-7926436

This Week’s Quote: “Americans have been selling this view around the world: that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property. Notwithstanding the fact that the most innovative and progressive space we’ve seen—the Internet—has been the place where intellectual property has been least respected. You know, facts don’t get in the way of this ideology.” —Lawrence Lessig

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