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February 20 2014

22:11

February 17 2014

15:46

January 24 2014

03:46

January 17 2014

04:39

5by5 | Amplified #86: Nobody's Getting My Panties

TOPIC: Google is entering your nest. http://5by5.tv/amplified/86

January 16 2014

14:35

Brazil's Social Media Boom Sparks Calls For New Privacy Laws : NPR

Brazil is the world's third largest market for Facebook and the fifth largest for Twitter, and it has quickly become the largest market for Lulu, the controversial man-rating app for women. That has highlighted the country's race to pass legislation to keep up with a quickly changing society. http://www.npr.org/2014/01/01/258697096/brazils-social-media-boom-sparks-calls-for-new-privacy-laws

January 09 2014

01:04

Quantum Computing, The NSA And The Future Of Cryptography | On Point with Tom Ashbrook

The NSA can already crack most cryptography; now it’s working on a quantum computer to bust the rest. Is it the end of for-your-eyes-only? The world’s been up in arms because the US National Security Agency, the NSA, has been tapping and hacking and buying its way into private data all over the place.  What if it didn’t have to tap and hack and buy?  What if the NSA could build a quantum computer that could break any encryption out there and walk right in?  The latest news out of the revelations from super-leaker Edward Snowden says it’s trying.  Racing for a computer exponentially more powerful than anything now.  This hour On Point:  the NSA, quantum computing, and the future of cryptography. – Tom Ashbrook Guests Steven Rich, database editor for the investigative at The Washington Post. (@dataeditor) Seth Lloyd, professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Matthew Green, cryptographer and research professor at Johns Hopkins University. Author of the blog, “A Few Thoughts On Cryptographic Engineering.” (@Matthew_D_Green) From Tom’s Reading List Washington Post: NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types of encryption — “The development of a quantum computer has long been a goal of many in the scientific community, with revolutionary implications for fields such as medicine as well as for the NSA’s code-breaking mission. With such technology, all current forms of public key encryption would be broken, including those used on many secure Web sites as well as the type used to protect state secrets.” Wired: The quest to make encryption accessible to the masses — “Kobeissi’s challenge, to make encrypted online messaging user-friendly, has long been a bugbear of the crypto community. A paper, written in 1999, demonstrated that the encryption program PGP completely baffled most users in a series of tests. The study, now fourteen years old, is still frequently cited today as a long-unanswered call to arms.” A Few Thoughts On Cryptographic Engineering: How does the NSA break SSL? — “You see, the NSA BULLRUN briefing sheet mentions that NSA has been breaking quite a few encryption technologies, some of which are more interesting than others. One of those technologies is particularly surprising to me, since I just can’t figure how NSA might be doing it. In this extremely long post I’m going to try to dig a bit deeper into the most important question facing the Internet today. Specifically: how the hell is NSA breaking SSL?” http://onpoint.wbur.org/2014/01/08/nsa-cryptography-quantum

January 08 2014

22:28

Drones Flying the Friendly Skies

As the US is reeling from disclosures about NSA eavesdropping on Americans, will commercial drones create fears of more snooping, this time from the skies over http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/tp/tp140108drones_flying_the_fr

January 03 2014

21:20

Snapchat and the Future of an Erasable Internet

Apps like Snapchat, Whisper and Telegram let you send photos and messages that erase themselves after they’re opened. Are they models for the future of the http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/tp/tp140103snapchat_and_the_fut

December 30 2013

01:45

Hardtalk: Glenn Greenwald

Interviews with the world's leading politicians, thinkers and cultural figures. In an in-depth, hard-hitting, half-hour discussion, Stephen Sackur talks to some of the most prominent people from around the world. Broadcast on the BBC World Service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Thanks to Edward Snowden's leaking of American intelligence secrets the whole world now knows the extent of US-UK surveillance of global phone and internet traffic. Have the revelations flagged up a corrosive infringement of individual liberty, or undermined efforts to protect the world from terrorism? HARDtalk speaks to journalist, Glenn Greenwald - he broke the Snowden story. His mission, he says, is to hold power to account. Is this a journalistic crusade that's gone too far? http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ht

December 28 2013

21:09

Glenn Greenwald's must-watch 30C3 keynote - Boing Boing

Yesterday in Hamburg, Glenn Greenwald gave an astounding, must-watch keynote address to the gathered hackers at the 30th Chaos Communications Congress, or 30C3 (Greenwald starts at 4:36). Greenwald excoriated the press for failing to hold the world's leaders to account, describing what he did with the Snoweden leaks as challenge to the journalistic status quo as well as the political status quo. This is a leaping-off point for an extended riff on the active cooperation between the press and the national security apparatus, an arrangement calculated to give the appearance of oversight on surveillance activities without any such oversight (for example, BBC reporter expressed shock when he said that the role of the press should be to root out lies from senior spies, saying that generals and senior officials would ever lie to the public). Greenwald draws a connection between private companies and spying, expressing hope that Internet giants will finally understand that their profitability is endangered by their collaboration with spies. He describes these companies as having "unparalleled power" to curb state spying. He exhorted the hackers at 30C3 to do their best to make the Internet as secure for its users as possible, saying that without their contributions, all is lost. He urges them to strike back at Silicon Valley intelligence collaborators like Palantir, who pose as hip and technie to attract bright young people to help with their mission to attack privacy. The whole speech is important; it praises Chelsea Manning, Wikileaks, and Daniel Ellsberg, as well as other brave whistelblowers, and said that the Snowden project built on their work. He said that the heavy-handed attacks on whistleblowers by the US government have only revealed the state's corruption and inspired more insiders to go public. Notably, Greenwald revealed that the NSA and GCHQ are spying on in-flight Internet service, something that had not been revealed to date. The audio is already on Soundcloud, and I've extracted the audio as an MP3 and put it on the Internet Archive (MP3). http://boingboing.net/2013/12/28/glenn-greenwalds-must-watch.html

December 20 2013

17:23

A conversation with Bruce Schneier - Software Freedom Law Center

The Software Freedom Law Center provides legal representation and other law related services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software. https://www.softwarefreedom.org/events/2013/a_conversation_with_bruce_schneier/

December 17 2013

09:33

A conversation with Bruce Schneier - Software Freedom Law Center

The Software Freedom Law Center provides legal representation and other law related services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software. http://www.softwarefreedom.org/events/2013/a_conversation_with_bruce_schneier/

December 16 2013

23:26

A conversation with Bruce Schneier - Software Freedom Law Center

The Software Freedom Law Center provides legal representation and other law related services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software. http://www.softwarefreedom.org/events/2013/a_conversation_with_bruce_schneier/
03:01

A conversation with Bruce Schneier - Software Freedom Law Center

The Software Freedom Law Center provides legal representation and other law related services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software. http://www.softwarefreedom.org/events/2013/a_conversation_with_bruce_schneier/

December 13 2013

15:18

Can Big Data Make Healthcare Better, Cheaper?

Medical records are being digitized to cut healthcare costs and produce better outcomes. It also means a loss of patient privacy. We weigh the risks and the http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/tp/tp131212can_big_data_make_he

December 05 2013

16:21

TLDR #7

Lulu is an app that lets women rate guys they've slept with. Was he willing to commit? Was he gassy? The ... http://www.onthemedia.org/story/tldr-7-its-rating-men/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=%24%7Bfeed%7D&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+%24%7Botm%7D+%28%24%7BOn+the+Media%7D%29

October 31 2013

22:09

Spying, International Relations and Reeling In the NSA

America's National Security Agency has built a massive, online intelligence apparatus in the name of protecting the nation. Is it too successful for America's http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/tp/tp131031spying_international

October 02 2013

23:59

Your Digital Trail: Private Company Access : All Tech Considered : NPR

Data we voluntarily provide online —€” such as on dating websites — may not stay with that site. While not always obvious, websites commonly allow other companies to track user behavior. http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/10/01/227776072/your-digital-trail-private-company-access

September 10 2013

08:34

Tech & Science Weekly podcast: Untangling the web —€“ relationships, celebrity and privacy

Aleks Krotoski discusses her new book about how the web has turned our social and family lives inside-out, and what it has done to our privacy and our concept of celebrity http://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2013/sep/10/tech-science-podcast-untangling-web

July 13 2013

20:04

CHRIS SOGHOIAN ON NSA LEAKS AND THE PARADOX OF PRIVACY - THE VICE PODCAST SHOW

Christopher Soghoian, a former boarding-pass hacker and FBI person of interest who is now principal technologist of the Speech, Privacy, and Technology project at the American Civil Liberties Union. Focusing on the NSA and the FBI, Soghoian discusses the worldwide development of privacy.
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