Posts tagged: Snowden

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

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

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