Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Gabe Newell was interviewed by Game Informer. Lots about Half-Life 2, distribution of content, and the future of game development.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Our guests on March 25 were Jason Spingarn-Koff and Sebastian Thrun. We talked about last year's DARPA Grand Challenge. Jason's film about the event, The Great Robot Race airs this week on NOVA. Sebastian was leader of Team Stanford, and their entry Stanley.

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Monday, March 20, 2006

Our guest last Saturday was Xeni Jardin of BoingBoing and elsewhere. She recently wrote a NYT opinion piece regarding the global affects of censorware. This after it became apparent that Boing Boing and other sites were being filtered, often a whole country at a time! We talked about this, how it came to light, and the chilling effects of such broad filtering.

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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Our guests on March 11 were Bev Harris of Black Box Voting, and Bob Fitrakis of FreePress.org and co-author of How the Gop Stole America's 2004 Election and Is Rigging 2008. Both have been heavily involved in the many issues surrounding voter verification generally, and electronic voting specifically. We asked them for an update on where things stand, six years after the 2000 election fiasco.

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Our guest last week was Katherine Albrecht, co-author with Liz McIntyre of Spychips, How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move With RFID. We talked about the perceived threats posed by the advanced tracking technology of RFID chips.

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Monday, March 06, 2006

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that an 8-minute video produced by high school students about privacy concerns regarding MySpace has gotten their teacher suspended.

Even though the video was produced to raise privacy concerns, and only showed public web sites produced by other students, the school suspended Devon Fralick, the teacher of the TV broadcasting class.

Willoughby and Sobanski produced their video for the TV broadcasting class taught by Fralick. Hours after it aired last Tuesday, a Lakeview High administrator escorted Fralick from the building and informed students that the 49-year-old teacher had been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into the My-Space video.

via The Obscure Store