Paul can’t join us because he just got back from London, but we discuss how “Google-fied” our lives are, and is it really a monopoly.
The topics we talk about here are supposed to be for security aware people, but we forget that our standards are sometimes set too high. We spend this show talking about the very very basic things you can do. Remember, there are people who have never heard of a podcast.
We are joined by Charlie Kratovil, Managing Editor, of New Brunswick Today who reported that Rutgers University suffered a DDoS attack last weekend. We talk to him about the right to (not) disclose, was it handled correctly, and how good or bad is Rutgers security.
Note: we went a little long.
Since there was nothing in the news for the past few weeks we felt the need to talk about F8, the Facebook conference. We finish up by talking about why #Meerkat and #Periscope are things.
Ars Technica did a piece on the Oakland Police Department using License Plate Readers to track cars. It caused a stir, not by the use of the device, but the visualization it gave later. Tom and I discuss is this something we should fear, or is this a good thing.
Before we start, we must say, we don’t condone stealing from anyone. We are not providing any show notes, nor making any recommendations.
Tom and I argued about this episode before deciding it should be done. Torrenting and piracy will happen, but we should explain how to do it safely. This is one of those topics where people aren’t going to listen to not do something, so showing them the best way, is probably the right thing.
While not a security topic per say, Tom and Chaim are drone curious. They decided to look into the issues associated with drones. Should you be worried that they will turn into annoying gnats on a summer’s eve, or just a passing fad.