The Command Line 2007-01-28 (Comment Line 360-252-7284)

This episode is a news cast.

I spend more time than I should in the intro chatting up DC CopyNight and the NoVa Podcast Meetup as well as my latest pleasure read, SpaceLand by Rudy Rucker. I don’t spend enough time encouraging everyone who knows him to keep Joe Murphy in their thoughts.

Chris left some wonderful feedback about last week’s feature, the Geek Widow interview. Thanks, Chris, it seems like at least one listener feels we achieved what we were shooting for. More details on the new podcast when we get closer to launch (still have to kill that in studio echo).

Security alerts this week include another (fixed) Google information leak, Apple patches the QT flaw from MoAB with some further discussion from Brian Krebs, Apple also patches one of the WiFi flaws from MoKB last November, and NIST announces a competition to replace SHA-1.

In this week’s news, copyright reform is dealt a blow in the Kahle orphaned works case, Bruce Schneier has a great piece of full disclosure, Microsoft is apparently trying to solve the permanent storage problem in their usual way, and Rosetta Code is trying to build a Rosetta Stone for programming languages.

Following up this week, more from Michael Geist on how Bev Oda is allowing the CRIA to ruin copyright in Canada and the EU is increasing pressure on Apple over DRM especially Norway.

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