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CyberShow Goes "Live"

posted by Roy Schestowitz on May 15, 2024

Cybershow Live

SOME 4-5 days ago a new 'episode' of CyberShow (entitled "Cybercrime Roundup") was released, but this one was different because of how it had been recorded. It's very spontaneous and it's a panel of 3 people, i.e. "full house". "We did a live stream," Andy told me, "and hope to do a regular monthly broadcast at date/times TBA."

It's video too (MP4 format; direct link), not just audio. They talk about VPNs. About 8 minutes in they cover "remote work" and Microsoft spying on your mouse (conflating that with "productivity"). They talk about surveillance over the Net and the Web, including by nations-states that buy data from pseudo-private companies that are funded by the taxpayers.

Ed is on the right, Andy is on the left. Helen has this new article about how Vista 11 fails absolutely at security.

My main point of contact is Andy, who wrote here before, e.g. "Peak Code" (2022).

As a reminder, Andy quit his job for moral reasons. He says the Web is a "trainwreck" (watch about 14 minutes into the video). He mentions bloat and says that the Web "increasingly looks like a bad place for commerce" (15 minutes in). At 16 he rants about Google failing users on security. He moreover told me that he "did a Times HE piece about why crappy search is hurting student research..."

We've already added that to the next batch of Daily Links (expected finalisation around midday).

The CyberShow has a similar worldview (on technology and ethics) to ours, so if you like Techrights, then be sure to also check out CyberShow.

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