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Law Enforcement Decry Mobile Encryption, Imply Only Perverts Would Want It
Eric Holder AG

The law enforcement establishment is trying to gin up public support against encryption, implying that only people who want to hurt kids would be interested in a locked phone. Because, there are no legitimate reasons to keep them out, are there?

By Colin Andrew Ferm October 3, 2014 Tags: , ,
Behind the Podcast Scenes

Colin shares a little of what it took to make the new URS podcast happen and some of what it takes to make an episode every week.

By Colin Andrew Ferm September 26, 2014 Tags: ,
A Russian Redesigns NASA’s Logo
The most basic of Lapteff's proposed NASA logo designs.

A guy in Russia is redesigns NASA’s logo and it’s pretty good. But is NASA’s logo really the problem?

By Colin Andrew Ferm September 5, 2014 Tags: ,
Some Rare Good News From the Supreme Court
Supreme Court Rules On Cell Phone Searches

Police may no longer examine all the contents on your phone just because you got pulled over and arrested. Yes, they used to claim they could. But not any more, according to the Supreme Court.

By Colin Andrew Ferm June 25, 2014 Tags: , , ,
World Science Festival: Alien Life: Will We Know It When We See It? Part I
The World Science Festival 2014: Alien Life: Will we know it when we see it?

Part the first: two minutes of hate directed at Public Radio host and panel moderator John Hockenberry.

By Colin Andrew Ferm June 5, 2014 Tags: , , , ,