TCLP 2008-06-22 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

This is news cast 145.

In the intro, just a quick mention of the end of Search Engine on CBC Radio One, that I wrote about on the blog, previously.

The only security alert this week is a couple of security vulnerabilities in Firefox 3 already though a fix is on the way and eavesdropping on encrypted VoIP.

In this week’s news, top woman coder explains gender differences in coding styles, UCITA sneaks back inside on the new anti-spyware bill, AP issues legal notice to a blogger that leads to a discussion of guidelines with a group whose legitimacy is unclear, and the house passes telecom immunity as part of a new FISA bill.

Following up this week, an interview with Minister Prentice and first responses to Judge Davis’ call for comments on the Jammie Thomas case.

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2 Replies to “TCLP 2008-06-22 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)”

  1. You asked why Obama would support the FISA “compromise” bill. I think the best answer I’ve seen is from FiveThirtyEight.com. Basically Pelosi and other prominent Democrats support the compromise and it wouldn’t be politically wise to fight the bill since it could cause inter-party bickering, which is something he clearly wants to avoid at the moment. Moreover, since the immunity is more a techie’s issue than that of the general public (even if everyone should be concerned), it just doesn’t make political sense unfortunately.

  2. Thanks for the link, Will. It actually does explain the politics behind Obama’s stance pretty well. As the first commenter on that post said, though, it doesn’t mean I have to like it or condone it.

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