Welcome to the Contrafabulists podcast, Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and politics of technology) news.
In this episode, we talk about WannaCry, information security and planned obsolescence, and democracy's own technical vulnerabilities.
Here are the stories we referenced:
- "An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide" via Ars Technica
- "Hacker Steals Millions of User Account Details from Education Platform Edmodo" via Motherboard
- "Tracking of Teachers and Students in Edmodo" by Bill Fitzgerald
- "Ancestry.com takes DNA ownership rights from customers and their relatives" by Joel Winston
Apologies for the f-bomb. Blame Kin.
Feedback is welcome. (You should email Kin with it though, not Audrey.)