This episode is a news cast. In the intro, apologies for my croaky voice and a reminder about my appearance at the Farpoint fan convention.
Listener feedback this week is from Jurriaan who asks how I define different classes of leaders and for advice on a reasonable job title for his new promotion.
Security alerts this week include a vulnerability in Firefox’s popup blocker, a DNS root server attack and Bruce Schneier’s comments on the NIST competition for a new secure hash standard.
The biggest news this week had to be Jobs’ letter on DRM with many other comments and opinions including as a response to Norway, a survey of other well informed responses, and Jon Gruber’s analysis not all of which I agree with. Other news includes Hackszine’s write up on ptunnel, a Boing Boing pointer to a couple of interesting copyright discussions most notably Jon Lethem’s article published at Harpers, and a demonstration of arguable the most sophisticated quantum computer.
This week’s follow ups are a bill is drafted for a US data retention law, interview with former PHP team member Stefan Esser, and Microsoft intends to cooperate with OpenID.