Sunday, September 15, 2013

Spies, Lies, and Cones of Shame - What Had Happened Was Ep. 29

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by Susan M Omand, Omand Original, All Rights Reserved

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What Had Happened Was is a grumpyhawk collective podcast co-hosted by grumpyhawk (that would be me) and Benjamin Combs. In this "week-in-review style" show, we cover and comment on stories with a tech, science, weird, or strange sort of angle. Visit to see and hear more from the collective. 

Grumpyhawk and Benjamin Combs discuss (mostly) new topics for their weekly podcast. In today's episode they discuss how Verizon wants to censor the internet by claiming free speech, Google encrypting data from data center to data center, contrary to the lies we're being told, Americans are going out of their way to encrypt their Web usage, California (among other states) is considering using Electronic License Plates, Senator McCain plays online poker on his phone while colleagues discuss going to war, and a Florida Teacher uses a cone of shame on students and tries to play it off as a joke. All on today's episode, "Spies, Lies, and Cones of Shame."

Show Notes:

  1. Verizon claims first amendment rights in a bid to kill network neutrality law 
  2. Google encrypts data amid backlash against NSA spying
  3. Americans Go to Great Lengths to Mask Web Travels, Survey Finds
  4. California poised to implement first electronic license plates
  5. Sen. John McCain played 'VIP Poker' on his iPhone as colleagues debate bombing Syria
  6. Florida teacher faces firing for placing ‘cone of shame’ on students

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