Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Episode 21: What's Bitcoin, Skype is being watched, Yahoo Video is Recorded

Bart and Pete discuss what Bitcoin (well, Cryptocurrency in general) is, Skype is watched by the NSA (thanks Edward Snowden!), British intelligence records Yahoo webcam videos, and Google apparently cracks certain password-protected email attachments.

Direct link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_21.mp3

Show notes:
  • Sea stars and sea jellies and fishtanks...we like them
  • Crypto currencies...what is Bitcoin, Dogecoin, etc.?
  • Overview of Mt. Gox debacle
  • We have confirmation that Skype is monitored by the government (link)
  • Yahoo's video chats are being recorded by UK Intelligence (link)
  • Oh, and Google is cracking zipfiles attached to email (link) (link)
  • We trade privacy for convenience


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  2. Thenks for the added explanation about Bitcoin. It was helpful. My opinion about people is that they don't really care until it affects their pocketbook and/or how they look to those who are more important. Then, it is always someone else's fault. Americans roll through life until a tragedy occurs and then they wake up. But after time passes, they forget easily and move on to some other cause or crawl back into their hole.