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- 12 / 02 / 09 -

Problems with the CD player, Bicycle Mark is in town, a Swedish hacker space in Malmo is raided by the police, how people can help, a development in the Google saga involving news content, how Google's policy is changing, an update on the Gary McKinnon extradition story, Bernie explains what McKinnon is alleged to have done, the story of the couple who crashed the White House state dinner, the parallel to what hackers do, the crime of lying to a federal officer, Sprint is alleged to have fulfilled eight million requests for customer GPS information, how news of this was released, surveillance methods that cities use to track automobile traffic, a demonstration of the Sprint toll-free corporate security service to request GPS tracking among other things, talking to a live representative to find out how the tracking system works, a new cell phone ban in Philadelphia includes bicycles and skateboards, more on what Google is doing, a caller claims to have complete archives of Emmanuel, 2600 meetings are taking place this Friday.

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December 2
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- 12 / 09 / 09 -

Emmanuel is listed as one of the favorite hackers on a Discovery Channel blog, Google is developing the technology to identify images, the good and bad applications, why this is a significant development, a controversial comment by the Google CEO, undercover operations by police that use Facebook and similar sites, the TSA accidentally releases a document, how redacting was once again defeated, various classified and non-classified excerpts from the document, an update on the Sprint GPS controversy, the story of hacked email exposing a vast global conspiracy regarding climate change, how this story has been given undue attention, trying to explain how scientific theory works, a poll of how many people encrypt their email, debating the importance of the leaked emails, how Google Goggle may work, more on global warming.

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December 9
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- 12 / 16 / 09 -

An extra minute of the show, New York City is getting another area code, the difference between geographic area codes and overlays, how area codes used to work, memories of Mike Yuhas and his ability to memorize all of the area codes, wondering where area code 337 is, a local senator balks at turning off his cell phone on a flight, a church sticks a T-Mobile transmitter inside a cross, an article from 1997 about the possible dangers of using cell phones while driving, the difference in the use of cell phones over this time period, a discussion of how smart phones are creating problems with communications, the danger of not knowing URLs, the concept of cloud computing, the security issues involved with storing personal information on smart devices, how having more phones seems to have cut back on real communications, listener feedback to the global warming discussion, excerpts from the leaked emails, Dot Ret tries to explain the actual meaning behind the words, 22 million White House emails from the Bush administration are uncovered, an FBI guard gets a light sentence for spying on a changing room in a mall, a scam involving normal looking phone numbers that overcharge callers, a list of exchanges that charge more in some regions, trying to help a listener who was "hacked," final words on climate change.

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December 16
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- 12 / 23 / 09 -

Emmanuel is in Paris, the various travel challenges he's encountered and avoided, the media frenzy involved in the latest Eurostar mishap, how Emmanuel inadvertently caused a stampede, Kyle describes his train adventures in Germany, navigating the Paris Metro, the sound of French sirens, Emmanuel and Kyle are headed for the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin, the various Christmas villages that exist in Europe and how they differ from their counterparts in the States, Kyle describes how kids act differently in Europe, the scandal involving military drone data being accessed by outsiders, Bernie explains why this isn't a hacker story, Emmanuel realizes that the Wall Street Journal actually is owned by Rupert Murdoch, why the drone data isn't classified, putting pressure on cable and satellite providers to carry Al Jazeera English, Twitter is redirected in a similar manner to what happened to 2600 a couple of years ago, a report on teenagers disconnecting from Facebook and Twitter, new privacy options in Facebook, an article in Playboy focuses on an "expert" who convinced the Bush administration that Al Jazeera was transmitting information to terrorist organizations, more on global warming from listeners, some upcoming 2600 meetings will be postponed a week due to the holiday.

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December 23
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- 12 / 30 / 09 -

Emmanuel is on from Berlin where the Chaos Communication Congress has just ended, some of the highlights of the conference, Bernie reports on American media coverage of the conference, Mitch Altman discusses what he did this year, some of the things that were built in the hardware section, the growth of hacker spaces around the world, being called a geek and nerd, Bicycle Mark talks about where journalists stand, Far McKon discusses his first experience at a foreign hacker conference, what the hacker space scene in Philadelphia is like, how this year's conference actually encouraged people to stay away, Kyle talks about the wide variety of talks and activities that took place, what the angels are, Bicycle Mark describes what it was like to fly after the Christmas Day airline incident, some of the sillier TSA restrictions that have come out as a result of the incident, how funwithtsa.com was created to help come up with activities for passengers during restricted periods, wondering where the security failure occurred, looking forward to overseas air travel in the days ahead, a new high speed train line opens in China, new technology in the New York City subway system, 11,000 bottles of Club Mate were consumed at the Chaos Communication Congress, witnessing the explosion of a Club Mate bottle, safety issues surrounding the body scanners at airports.

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