Technology

Error451: #04 Net Neutrality

This week on the occasionally-weekly tech podcast from The Final Straw, Error451, Bursts and guest William Budington, a tech security expert, talk about Net Neutrality.  The context is that it's back in the news as FCC Chairman...
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Trouble #8: Hack the System

Every day, more and more of our activities and communications take place online. We’ve become addicted to connectivity…. to constant access to an endless catalogue of information, entertainment and engagement, all available at the...

ERROR451 #3: GPS Safer Practices

Listen and Download Here In perfect timing for holiday driving many will be doing in the U.S., we’re releasing episode 3 of Error451, The Final Straw’s occasionally weekly tech security podcast with William Budington. This episode is about...

Commune Against Civilization: Dispatches from Olympia Blockade

Dispatch #1 from an Uninvited Guest on COAST SALISH TERRITORY, SQUAXIN AND NISQUALLY LAND – It’s been one year since the Olympia railroad blockade of 2016 found itself growing for 7 rainy days and nights, prompted...

Error451 #2: Burner Phones

Listen and Download Here This is the first standalone episode of Error451, The Final Straw’s occasionally weekly podcast featuring a conversation between Bursts and William Budington about tech, security and safer practices. Upcoming episodes include how...

Solecast: Erin Gallagher on Hacking Public Opinion, Twitter Bots & Cyborgs

Listen and Download Here On today's episode I do an in-depth with Erin Gallagher. Erin is a truly independent journalist who has been tracking and studying the phenomena of twitter bots, their human operators (herein referred...

Final Straw: Support Herman Bell & Discussion on Signal App

Listen and Download Here First this week, we had the opportunity to speak with Dr Kihana Mariah Ross, who is the daughter in law of Herman Bell, a former member of the Black Panther Party and...

Final Straw: Tech Security, Doxxing, and Encryption

Listen and Download Here This week Bursts spoke with William Budington, a digital security expert, about various topics under that heading. We spoke about: encryption for texting, email and mobile devices operating systems; about anonymity on...

Facebook Blues: Social Media and Seattle

You might be wondering what it's like working for Facebook in their shiny new Seattle campus at 1101 Dexter Avenue in South Lake Union. Luckily we can tell you. It appears that working in...

Both ‘The Daily Stormer’ and ‘Red Ice Media’ Have Been Shut Down

In the wake of the violent attacks and subsequent murder at the Unite the Right rally this past weekend in Charlottesville, the world is turning on the Alt Right even more than it already...