All posts tagged privacy

Episode 131: License Plate Tracking 

Nick discusses the seedy practice of tracking license plates and whether or not citizens can opt out.

Episode 61: The Hidden Internet

On tonight’s episode of Nerd Absurd, we explore the hidden side of the internet: Tor.  The guys explain how to search the web anonymously to Virginia, who has never heard of Tor.  They discuss the typical uses for Tor and how people in countries with limited internet access can use Tor to get their message out. Click here to listen!

Transcript: Episode 61 (Hidden Internet)

Nick: Tonight’s topic is the deep interwebs. Virginia: Parts of the internet that Virginia has never seen and doesn’t understand! Nick: The dark corners of the internet. Virginia: I really feel like this is going to be useful.  Educate me! Andrew: Ok.  There’s a piece of software called “Tor,” which stands for “The Onion Router.”  It’s initial usage was anonymity when browsing the internet.  The way it works is that Read More...

Transcript: Episode 55 (NSA)

Leland: NSA, if you’re listening, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter! Virginia: I thought you were going to say, “If you’re listening, give us a sign.” Andrew: They’re probably already following my email and probably Nick’s too. Leland: Earlier in chat at work, just to be a dick, I was spamming the word “Allah” and “bomb.” Andrew: Did you see on Funny or Die that the way to Read More...

Good fences make good neighbors…

…until you learn to fly a drone over said fence. There’s a short blurb that came out in the Atlantic last week entitled, “If I Fly a UAV Over My Neighbor’s House, Is It Trespassing?” about a guy who built a drone to find a neighborhood cat that was bullying his kitten.  He was successful getting the device to work, but then he faced a tricky dilemma: After some training Read More...