#863 Fighting the tide of lost freedoms (Privacy Rights)

Today we take a look at some of the ways to fight back against the trend of our diminishing freedoms and privacy


Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Memories Of Freedom - @dccommonsense - Air Date 5-8-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Run, Freedom, Run! - Urinetown the Musical (The Original Cast Recording)

Ch. 4: Act 2: Major Ruling Protects Your Cellphone From The Police... Sort Of - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-26-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: We Set Ourselves Free - Spring Came, Rain Fell

Ch. 6: Act 3: Google is the new Sheriff in Town - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 08-06-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Letterbox - Flood

Ch. 8: Act 4: Men Blaming Jennifer Lawrence & Kate Upton for Nude Pics Leak Hate NSA Spying - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 09-02-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Secret - Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge

Ch. 10: Act 5: No Escaping Dragnet Nation (Part 2) - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date 3-14-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Don’t Worry, We'll Be Watching You - Making Mirrors

Ch. 12: Act 6: @1Password to rule them all - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of

Ch. 14: Act 7: Encouraging Encription - @radio_dispatch - Air Date 3-12-14


Ch. 15: Examining our foreign policy options - Chris from Colorado Springs

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 16: Final comments on the folly of acting from a position of fear

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Download: 1Password and Follow: on Twitter

Additional Activism/Resources:

"Internet security: 10 ways to keep your personal data safe from online snoopers” via The Guardian

Sources/further reading:

"Half of American adults hacked this year” by Jose Pagliery at CNN Money

"Viator travel website hacked: 1.4 million users' information stolen, including payment card data” by Dan Raywood at International Business Times

"Congress Heads Home After Exhausting Eight Days of Work” by Russell Berman at The Wire

 Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Showing 5 reactions

  • David Gillispie
    commented 2014-10-13 07:13:29 -0400
    Great show Jay. I happened to listening to the show @ 2 AM and to my shock; my favorite lefty podcast mentioned my favorite password manager! #whenworldscollide…. IMHO, I believe that by you pointing out the use of an easy to use password manager reinforces some of the podcast excerpts - increasing the ease of encryption so that it becomes a way of life. This is a point that is near and dear to me :)
    Keep up the good work!
  • Jay Tomlinson
    commented 2014-10-07 11:36:20 -0400
    Joshua, the download function was accidentally turned off but now it’s on. Should be good to go now.
  • Joshua Sachs
    commented 2014-10-07 11:24:52 -0400
    this episode won’t down load. i tried explorer and Mozilla.
  • Jay Tomlinson
    commented 2014-10-02 13:37:01 -0400
    All good points, Mark. I tried to cover my bases by urging people to use 1Password “or any other similar password manager” and put the focus where I did only because it’s the app I happen to be familiar with. To be honest, I didn’t know that Firefox had a password management solution until you posted this comment.

  • Mark A. Hershberger
    commented 2014-10-02 09:57:55 -0400
    Just listened to the @radio_dispatch bit and your call to use OnePassword and was struck by the antipathy towards Firefox. Firefox, unlike Google Chrome or OnePassword, allows you to use the Mozilla’s servers or your own to store your encrypted information. See https://wiki.mozilla.org/Identity/Firefox-Accounts

    Why is this important? When you use Chrome, your entire browsing history is shared with Google. This provides convenience — when you use your Android device, you have the same bookmarks and browser history. But it also allows Google to mine all this information, target better ads for you, see all the web pages you view even if those are hidden behind a firewall (if they want to), etc.

    Firefox, like most of Chrome, is open source (unlike OnePassword https://discussions.agilebits.com/discussion/22686/open-sourcing-1password-was-security-question). And, like Chrome, it allows you to share your passwords and browsing history between your desktop and your phone.

    However, when this information is sent to the Mozilla servers (or your own), it is totally encrypted. This keeps the NSA or your neighbor from seeing what you send to the “cloud” but it also keeps the people who run the cloud from reading your passwords and browsing history because they don’t have the password to access this information. The same cannot be said of Google Accounts.

    If you use OnePassword’s DropBox integration, your passwords are protected in a similar way.

    Firefox Accounts don’t (yet) have any integration with apps on your phone, but, as far as I can see, neither does OnePassword.

    I appreciate what you’ve done to ask people to protect their online identity. Please keep up the good work, but also consider supporting organisations like Mozilla.org that has the public interest in mind.
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