This is news cast 141.
I will be at Balticon 42 next weekend, so no news show that Sunday. I was going to skip the feature cast, too, to make more time to prepare, but I lucked into a last minute interview which I will share on Wednesday. More details when that show goes live.
Security alerts this week are the Debian GNU/Linux project fixes a critical crypto bug and PayPal is proven vulnerable despite using an enhancement to plain SSL security.
In this week’s news, researchers look at providing social interactions for remote workers though I worry this may exacerbate some other workplace trends, the USAF contemplates building a botnet, some of the risks of the cutover to digital TV, and NBC briefly activates thier broadcast flag although the EFF defended device makers’ right to ignore the flag.
Following up this week, a couple of cases go against the RIAA in particular Judge Davis in the Thomas case thinks he made an error.
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