In the intro, an introduction for new listeners. Also, discussing Time’s decision for person of the year and my experiences with Sxipper so far. A quick reminder that there won’t be a show on the 24th but almost definitely will be a year end show at or around the 31st.
Chad wrote in asking about the gnupg Firefox extension. If and when I start work on it, it will be open source and hosted on Sourceforge or something like it, so anyone who wants to contribute would be welcome to do so.
The only security alert is a reminder of why strong passwords are important.
The Hacker Word of the Week this week is blivet.
In the news, questions rised about PHP security after resignation of contributing security expert, UIUC researchers approach the 1THz mark with latest transistor developments, McCain authors bill broadening online restrictions in pursuit of protecting children and similar activity is afoot in the UK legislature, and Bruce Sterling pens his last column for Wired.
This week’s feature is a new Inner Chapter, on Joy.
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