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Will the Internet of Things bring about an ink jet economy with software used to tightly constrain consumer choice.

Episode 101: Ink Jet Nation? Doctorow on a Dystopian IoT and City of Atlanta Employees phished on Rogue Wi-Fi

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:43 — 61.5MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of the podcast (#101): will the Internet of Things enable a glorious future of intelligent and subservient “things”? Or will it birth “ink jet nation:” a dystopia of closed and expensive technology silos that use patents, software licensing and lawsuits constrain the use, reuse and repair of connected things? We talk to author and activist Cory Doctorow following his keynote at last week’s Security of Things Forum. Also: the city of Atlanta has made headlines after a ransomware outbreak crippled city services. But the city may have more to worry about: wireless phishing attacks targeting government employees and elected officials. We speak with Dror Liwer of the firm Coronet about what they found. 

Eric Lundgren with recycled circuit boards. He will serve 13 months in prison for  selling Windows restore discs along with refurbished PCs and laptops.

Episode 99: Are we criminalizing reuse? An Exclusive Interview with Eric Lundgren

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#99), we bring you an exclusive interview with Eric Lundgren, the celebrated entrepreneur who has helped revolutionize the recycling of electronic waste through his company IT Asset Partners, but who will soon start serving a 13 month jail sentence for copyright infringement for distributing Microsoft Windows “restore CDs.” Together, we wonder if The Internet of Things is leading us into a future in which giant software companies and thing makers use copyright law and the courts to prosecute non-sanctioned use of their technology. 

The May 25th go-live date was just the beginning, not the end for companies, says Steve Schlarman of RSA.

GDPR is Here: What Now?

Now that the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is upon us…what happens now? In this industry perspective, Steve Schlarman of RSA writes that GDPR compliance isn’t a one time affair – the requirements of the law are likely to be woven into the fabric of how businesses operate inside and outside the EU. 

Eric Lundgren was sentenced to 15 months in prison for distributed Microsoft Windows restore discs.

Episode 95: Copyright Insanity sends E-Waste Recycler to Prison and IoT Inspector finds Insecure Things

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:38 — 39.6MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger podcast (#95): has the Digital Millennium Copyright Act taken us over a bridge too far? We talk with two experts about the case of Eric Lundgren, a celebrated e-waste recycler who has been sentenced to 15 months in prison and fined $50,000 for DMCA violations. Also: we speak with one of the Ivy League students who designed IoT Inspector, software that can analyze your home network for vulnerable devices.

Uber's self driving Volvo at the accident scene in Tempe, Arizona.

Podcast Beta Deaths: are we driving too fast towards Autonomous Vehicles?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:06 — 52.8MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s Security Ledger Podcast (Episode #89) we talk with Beau Woods of The Atlantic Council and the advocacy group I Am The Cavalry about the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who was struck and killed by an autonomous vehicle operated by Uber. Also: following Facebook’s privacy meltdown with Cambridge Analytica, we’re joined by Konstantinos Komaitis, the Director of Policy Development at the Internet Society about what real social media privacy reforms should look like. And a new Ponemon Institute survey finds companies are convinced that insecure Internet of Things devices will result in them being hacked – but they’re not doing anything to stop it.