Sex, Lies, and Cell Phone Cameras

Even though we know who’s going to be president for the next four years or so, for episode 67 of inThirty we’re going to get political, political. On our more than two thirds to one hundred podcast extravaganza episode we examine privacy through the experiences of four public figures: General David Petraeus, Governor Mitt Romney, Representative Scott DesJarlais, and the comedian’s best friend, Representative Anthony Weiner. Each of these public servants was undone by his own misdeeds and uncovered by way of his use of digital communication. We undermine good taste and talk about urinals and affairs and other unsavory stuff and even ask whether the unfortunate downfalls of these four men might actually be for the public good.

Episode 67 Hangout:

Show Notes
Fusion Ads / The Magazine |
Why David Petraeus’ Email Troubles Should Make You Nervous” | The Huffington Post
Paula Broadwell Computer Had ‘Substantial’ Classified Data” | Reuters
Veteran FBI Agent Helped Start Petraeus E-Mail Inquiry” | The New York Times
WATCH: Full Secret Video of Private Romney Fundraiser” | Mother Jones
Twitter scandal: a mess for Anthony Weiner…” | CS Monitor
Scott DesJarlais scandal” | Slate

Change Your Password

We know – you really miss our typical, amusing, pun laden titles, but, for our 53rd episode, we have to get serious. After putting our schadenfreude aside, we use the computer security horror story of a certain senior writer at Wired to begin a discussion about how to keep safe online. We compare the security mentality of Apple, Google, and Amazon and decide which company’s cloud is most secure. You know, the best place to store your baby pictures. We also factor in two-step authentication (that’s almost a pun) and discuss whether it should be widely adopted. We also give a retrospective on the biggest hacks of the last year and reflect on the annoyance of dealing with password resets…and end the show wallowing in despair. You can’t miss it! And, remember listeners, change your passwords! Throw a % or a ^ in it for good measure. Trust us, you’ll be happy you did.

Show Notes
How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking” |
LinkedIn Confirms Account Passwords Hacked” |
Dropbox Links Spam Attack to Employee Account Breach” |
Amazon fixes security flaw” | The Verge
Apple temporarily suspends phone password resets” | Macworld
How to configure Google’s two-step authentication” | Macworld
I’m Happy That Your Password Got Hacked” |

iCloudy with a Chance of Google

The cornerstone of Apple’s push towards iOS 5 is iCloud and we decided it deserves a 30 minute block of it’s own.
Are sync services central to digital devices going forward? How does Apple’s method compare to Google’s?
We also discuss what really happens when all of those 8 megapixel pictures from new iPhone 4Ss make there way into Photo Stream and dispel the myth that Pixar’s best digital artists actually touch up any blemishes they find.
Again, thanks to Kelly Guimont for joining us.