Linux Luddites

not all change is progress

November 15, 2015

Episode #62

Direct download links: MP3 & Ogg

0:03:14 News
0:47:41 Over a Pint

Back on track with our regular news and opinion show, we brought you plenty of both. From the UK Security Services’ predictable grab for all our metadata, to Red Hat’s predictable grab for cash, our news segment once again covered all that’s been happening in the FOSS world without fear or favour. Later, we relaxed over a pint and pondered how to create the ideal environment for a truly engaging Free Software and Free Culture event.

0:03:14 News

In the UK, Web browsing history must now be stored for a year
My work at GCHQ and the surveillance myths that need busting
MI5 ‘secretly collected phone data’ for decade
MI5 Says It Has Relied on Hacking in ‘Majority of High Priority Investigations’
UK’s internet spy law: How £250m costs could balloon to £2 BILLION
Tor Project Claims FBI Paid $1 Million For Carnegie Mellon Researchers To Uncloak Users
FBI: “The allegation that we paid CMU $1M to hack into Tor is inaccurate”

The Ubuntu Software Centre To Be Replaced in 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 16.04 Drops Brasero and Empathy, GNOME Calendar to Be Adopted
Digression: Optical media longevity
Python3 Only on the images

Red Hat, Microsoft Forge Wide-Ranging Cloud Partnership
With Microsoft and Red Hat in bed, what happens to SUSE?
Fedora 23 Linux Secures Servers and the Cloud
Fedora KDE Takes A Blow; Fedora 23 KDE Spin Is “Easily The Worst” They’ve Spun

Gene Amdahl, IBM Designer Who Founded Rival, Dies at 92
​Supercomputer leaders come together on new open-source framework
Why technology spending isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Firefox now blocks ads and trackers in Private Browsing mode
E-mail crypto is as usable as it ever was, say boffins
New type of auto-rooting Android adware is nearly impossible to remove
User data plundering by Android and iOS apps is as rampant as you suspected
NET OF INSECURITY – The kernel of the argument
Kernel Self Protection Project

0:47:41 Over a Pint

With things still fresh in our minds, we mulled over what was good and what less so about this year’s OggCamp, and tried to offer some constructive advice for anyone seeking to stage similar Free Software and Free Culture events in the future.


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