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(2016/03/11) Privacy, security or both (Encryption vs the FBI)

March 12, 201677 min
Edition #997
Today we look at the arguments for and against unbreakable encryption for smartphones with specific focus on Apple’s current legal battle with the FBI
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: Price of privacy - @DecodeDC - Air Date 2-23-16
Ch. 3: Song 1: Les monstres - David Ari Leon

00:07:03 Ch. 4: Act 2: Will FBI Take a Bite Out of Apple? Former CIA Agent on Showdown Between Apple & U.S. Government - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 02-26-16
Ch. 5: Song 2: Secret - The Pierces

00:16:32 Ch. 6: Act 3: Apple vs. the FBI Part 1 - @HumorlessQueers - Air Date 3-6-16
Ch. 7: Song 3: What Is Your Secret - Nada Surf

00:24:26 Ch. 8: Act 4: Politicians Use Scare Tactics To Promote Government Spying - @theyoungturks
Ch. 9: Song 4: The Secret Agent: The Secret Agent Ending - Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico & Elias Arizcuren

00:31:53 Ch. 10: Act 5: Apple vs. the FBI Part 2 - @HumorlessQueers
Ch. 11: Song 5: Secrets - OneRepublic

00:45:04 Ch. 12: Act 6: Don’t Let California Lawmakers Undermine Smartphone Security via Electronic Frontier Foundation (@EFF) - Best of the Left Activism
Ch. 13: Song 6: This Fickle World - Theo Bard

00:47:53 Ch. 14: Act 7: Rodrigo Bijou: Governments don't understand cyber warfare. We need hackers - @rodrigobijou on @TEDTalks

00:58:20 Ch. 15: The future of automation and a basic universal wage - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX
01:02:33 Ch. 16: Responding to Rambo and gentrification - Allen from Connecticut
01:03:36 Ch. 17: Being offended doesn't help your cause - Trey from Corvallis
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:06:08 Ch. 18: Final comments on the important difference and connection between offensiveness and harmful
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

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Sources/further reading:
Read the entire Assembly Bill 1681
Worried about Apple? California has a Bill that Would Disable Encryption on All Phones (
A Technical Perspective on the iPhone Case ( 
CSAIL: Giving Government Special Access to Data Poses Major Security Risks (MIT News)
Hear the segment in context:
Episode #997 
Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman.

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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