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- 11 / 06 / 13 -
The show is back to a normal schedule, Emmanuel is out sick, an update on the David Miranda story, accusations of being involved in spying and terrorism, Alex describes the terrorist act in question, trying to define what terrorism actually is, more on the Angela Merkel spying scandal, news from William Binney, a letter from Edward Snowden to the German government, an update on the Lavabit shutdown and a new Kickstarter project, revelations on requests from the government to Apple for private info, Mike describes the anti-surveillance rally he attended a couple of weeks ago, Alex describes bad Swiss radio, beauty salon lights are interfering with a local cell tower, a call from Zabby at WUSB, a fire at the Internet Archive, the GSM buzzing noise.
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- 11 / 13 / 13 -
Everyone is feeling fine this week, the show is preempted next week, there might be an interview with some Romanians, espionage music, wondering why people always think of the British when it comes to spying, Alex gives an update on an EFF case that challenges Chevron, the chilling effect this kind of thing could have, the DefCamp event that will be taking place in Romania later this month, problems dialing the number, Anatol from Romania joins the discussion, what DefCamp is all about, Mike will be going to the Chaos Congress in Hamburg this year, Kyle and Emmanuel review "The Fifth Estate," why this film is far from accurate, the prevalence of Club Mate in the film, some of the strange symbolism that was used, how the film actually replicated hacker conferences, supposedly the film has done really poorly, a bill is introduced in Philadelphia to outlaw using a three dimensional printer to construct parts of a gun, Bernie and Rob explain why this bill is a waste of time, other ways bills like this could be constructed, the old phone number is back, what Tor is all about, a Tor class is being held in New York City on Monday, weird problems getting calls to come in, more on the Lavabit Kickstarter and its controversy, more spy music.
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- 11 / 27 / 13 -
The intro skips a bit, the magic of radio, what Emmanuel had to go through to get to the station, the power of one individual to tie up traffic massively, the bill to criminalize making gun parts with a 3D printer moves closer to law in Philadelphia, some of the dangers attached to laws like this, Rob's experience with the 3D printing industry, the materials currently used in the process, the continuing problems with the healthcare.gov website, the 844 area code is coming, questioning the need for toll-free numbers, questioning the existence of old fashioned calling plans, trying to make a phone call without a horrible noise, testing out the 844 area code, the FCC moves towards eliminating analog phone networks entirely, the problems associated with allowing cell phone use in airplanes, the advantages of taking the train, the prevalence of LinkedIn spam, the NSA is said to be spying on porn habits, the amount that has been learned from Edward Snowden, there are ads on buses in Washington DC that thank Snowden for the revelations, a caller with an old calling plan, the question of cell phones and radiation, a Delta employee reveals the real reason why Delta won't allow cell phone use on its aircraft, what can happen when a cell phone is used in the air.
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