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The Mind Tech Podcast: Episode 23


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Hosted by Gareth Davies and Joe Ressington

The Mind Tech Podcast is your weekly dose of tech, privacy, security and conspiracy.

Each week we'll talk about the very latest tech news and the continued threats to internet freedom.

Mind Tech News:

Ubuntu edge campaign fails

Webcam spying goes mainstream as Miss Teen USA describes hack

Google announces “Help-outs,” a help-for-cash video chat service

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NSA files: why the Guardian in London destroyed hard drives of leaked files

David Miranda feels 'invaded' after password disclosure


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2 thoughts on “The Mind Tech Podcast: Episode 23”

  1. I agree with Joe how there is no hope. We have gone past the point of no return, the UK especially is done for. It’s not just London that is swamped with CCTV, I live in Birmingham which is a big city, I walk out my door and can count 10 to 15 cameras covering all areas. It is very depressing, even more depressing how no one says anything about it. Kids growing up today will see this as normal and never question it as they have always been there, so they will not see anything odd about it.

    We have no freedom of speech, the government bans everything, just look at this picture from Liverpool football club with a list of words they are not allowed to say…

    Sorry for wall of text

    P.S Gareth get a Android you wimp 🙂

  2. Hey, *

    Heard about the podcast from Mintcast, and wherever Rob and Scott say, “take a look at this,” quite a few of us usually do. So, just some quick feedback;

    1. Swearing. I use it for emotional punctuation. Frequently. But, Rob from Mintcast is a grandfather and the grandkids are around, so…

    2. Privacy and the NSA. A while back Scott McNealy of Sun said, famously, “Privacy is dead. Get over it.” At the time was all just thought he was a dick, but venturing off into tin-foil-hat territory, if the Feds come into your shop and you’re gagged from saying anything about it, a slip of the tongue might be the only way to get the word out? If his next, unspoken sentence was, “Compare to what the NSA has got on you, Google knows nothing…”

    3. The Apple/Windows/OpenSource ecosystems. Granted we’re all going to stay in the place we’ve invested the most time and money in, but I think Google is trying to get the geeky kids on their side when they’re young. Need a cheap laptop for internet access and an office suite? Here’s a $250 Chromebook. You can’t screw it up unless you beat it with a rock. Want it to do more? Install Linux – there’s no UEFI blocking you here. Make sure to check out the Summer of Code or Kahn Academy on youtube. Who knows, you might learn something more than what you get in school. Oh, and you think you might like to try developing for Android, we’ve got the Nexus line, unlocked and without bootloaders, for sale in the Google Play store.
    I think as the state and local governments cut back on those lavish teacher’s salaries, companies are going to step in, like Gatorade sponsoring high-school football here in Texas. If that’s the case, I’d rather kids latch onto Google than Gatorade or the Army.

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