Crivins 121 – Technically Illiterate Brainfart

CrivinsPoliticians never let a tragedy go unexploited. Dave Cameron’s latest technically illiterate burst of populism is banning encrypted communications between people that the government can’t read.

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Crivins 120 – Police, Camera, Action & Cut; Now Delete That Evidence

Crivins[md]In an era of an ever increasing militarisation of the Police, aided by the sense that they’re above the law, it’s more important than ever for civilians to watch, record and expose them. The era of doing that overtly is also over. We need to take additional steps to preserve the evidence.

**Links**

* [Texas police officer uses stun gun on 76-year-old during routine traffic stop](http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/15/texas-police-stun-gun-76-year-old “Texas police officer uses stun gun on 76-year-old during routine traffic stop”)
* [Denver Police seize tablet, delete video of brutal arrest. But it had backed up to “the cloud”](http://www.news.com.au/world/denver-police-seize-tablet-delete-video-of-brutal-arrest-but-it-had-backed-up-to-the-cloud/story-fndir2ev-1227137812835 “Denver Police seize tablet, delete video of brutal arrest. But it had backed up to “the cloud””)
* [Why The Iowa Digital Driver’s License Seems So Cool—And Scary](http://readwrite.com/2014/12/12/iowa-digital-drivers-license-mobile-app “Why The Iowa Digital Driver’s License Seems So Cool—And Scary”)

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* [Auld Lang Syne (Words by Robert Burns) by Jim Tait](https://www.jamendo.com/en/track/702723/auld-lang-syne-words-by-robert-burns “Auld Lang Syne (Words by Robert Burns) by Jim Tait”)[/md]

Crivins 119 – Batteries Not Compatible

Crivins[md]It’s one thing for manufacturers to have cross promotional agreements with each other, it’s another to lock the customers of one product into buying specifically branded replaceable products.

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* [Fat Blue Christmas Swing Medley by Fatblueman](https://www.jamendo.com/en/track/478353/fat-blue-christmas-swing-medley “Fat Blue Christmas Swing Medley by Fatblueman”)[/md]

Crivins 118 – They Took Our Jobs

CrivinsIn this episode we take a look into the future as technology advances, and increasingly make humans unable to compete with computers and robots. If entire sectors of society can’t find work, how does that impact humanity?

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Crivins 117 – Spy V Spy

CrivinsIn the first of our new format shows, we discuss the implications of privacy versus security. It was inspired by episode 1 of the Techdirt podcast discussing what would the world be like if we could watch the watchers.

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