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Episode 137: Apple’s job is not to make it easy as possible for law enforcement


We discuss the big encryption battle between Apple (and other tech companies) and the FBI.

We discuss why we need encryption. Every person needs and deserves encryption. Criminals and hackers don’t just go after the government, they also go after individuals. Encryption helps keep individual citizens safe from people who want to steal their data, money and identity. Is that not worth protecting?

It’s not Apple’s job, nor anyone’s to make it as easy as possible for law enforcement. That’s why we have the Constitution and other protections.

We also review the new Quartz iPhone and Apple Watch app.

It is certainly unique.

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Episode 81: Google Glass can be so much more than just notifications and photos

We discuss the implications of an open API for Google Glass and all of the cool apps and research underway for it.

As a device that does email, Twitter, photos, video, GPS, it’s OK, but nothing to get too excited about. But Google Glass could be so much more than that.

We also discuss data security in the second half of our podcast. Should journalists use Google Docs, Gmail, Dropbox, Basecamp and other Web tools in the wake of what is happening with The Guardian, Snowden and all that? Should journalists know how to encrypt documents and used secure communication channels?

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