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Reality 2.0

Author: Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls

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Join Privacy and Open Source advocates, Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman, as they navigate the new digital world, covering topics related to Linux and Open Source, as well as digital privacy, cybersecurity, digital identity, and other current issues.
34 Episodes
Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Bruce Schneier about contact tracing, digital identity, hacking, privacy, and regulation. Show notes: 0:00:25: Contact tracing apps 0:02:31: Contract tracing false positive and false negative 0:04:24: Contract tracing apps adoption rate 0:07:36: Katherine agrees apps should build more trust 0:11:44: The 2nd anniversary of the GDPR 0:13:31: Bruce talks about his RSA presentation about the notion of hacking 0:15:26: Katherine dove tails hacking into contact tracing 0:18:24: Hacking discipline around SSI (Self Sovereign Identity) 0:19:08: Should we need proof of immunity or carry an immunization card/immunity passport? 0:23:28: Do the people we entrust to regulate our tech even understand it? 0:29:10: Should we give the FBI digital forensic capabilities? 0:32:24: Katherine wonders if our cellphones are at all secure 0:36:33: Doc ponders the future of travel 0:38:18: Bruce predicts we're in the midst of a major system reset 0:46:49: The political divide between the way people digest information 0:49:36: Bruce: "Truth wins because it actually conforms to reality." Links: Bruce Schneier on COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps ( Contact-tracing apps are not a solution to the COVID-19 crisis ( Special Guest: Bruce Schneier.
Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Robert Douglass about self-hosting collaboration tools, and other current privacy topics. Show notes: 0:00:54: Introduction to a couple of tools 0:02:04: Doc's take on Zoom. 0:05:13: A lot of what we do online is not especially private. 0:06:33: Apple and Google and contact tracing. 0:09:00: Healthcare is a B2B insurance business. 0:11:15: Health information and advertising. 0:13:04: Convenience versus privacy. 0:13:26: SaaS products and convenience, Facebook, Apple. Concerns of the individual versus the concerns of the many. 0:15:46: The inevitable part where we go dark. 0:16:02: We're in the weirdest moment in modern civilization. 0:20:36: Radio, Internet, Television and Trump. 0:22:21: Bill Gates. 0:23:45: SaaS collaboration tools and privacy. 0:27:20: Who can you trust with your data, especially during a pandemic among questionable actors. 0:28:00: Mattermost 0:30:23: NextCloud 0:31:07: Jitsi 0:33:19: Cost differences. 0:38:31: ideology and dogmas way easier than real life, right? 0:39:23: Edward Snowden and Signal. 0:40:35: Signal vs. What's App. 0:41:20: Self-hosting and technical skill. Privacy trade-offs. 0:44:17: Apple watch. 0:45:12: Pragmatism. 0:46:58: Zoom and security scrutiny. 0:50:54: Facebook, privacy, and politics. 0:55:29: Facebook vs. Google. 0:56:36: Zoom scrutiny and appeal. 1:02:11: Conferences, air travel, climate change. 1:08:07: COVID innovation. 1:11:23: Stay home, be safe, deploy Mattermost and wash your hands. Special Guest: Robert Douglass.
Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Kyle Rankin, Petros Koutoupis, and Shawn Powers about the new realities we're facing as a result of COVID-19. Show notes: 0:04:08: How is this situation a little bit different from what we're used to? 0:04:36: E-learning 0:06:00: Shawn on e-learning and computer-based training. 0:08:09: Kids without computer or internet access. 0:11:31: What is lockdown? What’s on the horizon? 0:14:14: Remote work, how to do it well. 0:16:22: What can distributed open source software teams teach everyone? 0:17:35: This is not normal right now. Don’t judge remote work. 0:18:56: The chicken suppression system's working. 0:25:12: Asynchronous communication, time zones. 0:27:19: This plague may be elevating the Big Bad companies. 0:30:21: Ethical and privacy concerns. 0:35:20: Should harvested data be used to save lives? 0:37:29: Apple privacy 0:37:49: Fourth amendment concerns. 0:39:11 Facial recognition. 0:43:12 Law enforcement and Clearview AI. 0:44:12: What is the step too far? What are the unintended consequences? 0:44:44: Local vs. large scale communication. 0:47:03: Shawn is hopeful. 0:49:05: Innovation in the works. 0:52:45: Return to normal? 0:55:52: Small business. 0:57:16: Shawn’s bidet. 0:57:34: What happens to conferences? 1:02:33 DrupalCon and #vanlife. 1:07:58 Shawn: Wash your hands. Special Guest: Kyle Rankin.
Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman speak with Damien Riehl and Noah Rubin from the All the Music project, (, a project that has machine-generated all possible melodies and released them to the public domain. We discuss music copyright in the digital landscape and musical math and humanity. We highly recommend watching Damien's TEDx Minneapolis talk here: Get the code ( Notes: [01:15] Introduction to All the Music Project [03:50] How do you see it put to use? [06:20] How were the melodies discovered? [08:00] copyright law and alternate arguments. [9:30] discussion of public domain works [11:00] Discussion of Damien’s TEDx Minneapolis talk. [13:00] Copyright, un-copyrightable, and public domain [14:30] How can/should people contribute to the project? [19:00] How have people responded to this digital music copyright project? [23:00] Notable music copyright lawsuits [28:00] Should data be propertized? [32:00] How should copyright work in a digital world? [39:00] Creative commons [46:00] Tracking rights, data flow [52:00] Technical discussion and contribution Special Guest: Damien Riehl.
Special Guest: Kyle Rankin.
Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Don Norman, one of the world's most influential designers, about data privacy, the cult of Apple, hero complexes, and climate change. Special Guest: Don Norman.
Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman and Petros Koutoupis discuss the Open Source Cloud landscape, weigh in on Open Source communities and contribution, and open multiple beers. Petros tells us how he really feels about systemd.
Katherine Druckman, Doc Searls, and Petros Koutoupis talk about ownership, freedom, and convenience in the digital world.
Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Kyle Rankin, Purism ( CSO, about Ring doorbells and consumer privacy. Links: Here's How Amazon's Ring Doorbell Police Partnership Affects You ( Police can get your Ring doorbell footage without a warrant, report says ( Amazon’s Ring Is a Perfect Storm of Privacy Threats ( Amazon's Ring camera raises civil liberties concerns: U.S. senator ( Special Guest: Kyle Rankin.
Katherine Druckman, Doc Searls and Petros Koutoupis talk to Chris Davis of about his Arduino-based Altair 8800 replica kits. Links mentioned: Going Retro with an Altair 8800 Emulator: Introducing the Altair-Duino (
Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Gabriel Weinberg, CEO & Founder of DuckDuckGo, and co-author of Super Thinking and Traction. Special Guest: Gabriel Weinberg.
Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Yiftach Shoolman, CTO and Co-founder of Redis Labs, about Redis, Open Source licenses, company culture and more. Download ogg format Links mentioned: Time for Net Giants to Pay Fairly for the Open Source on Which They Depend Redis Labs and the "Common Clause" Redis Labs Changing Its Licensing for Redis Modules Again... Redis Labs’ Modules License Changes Special Guest: Yiftach Shoolman.
Katherine Druckman talks to Linux Journal Editor at Large, Petros Koutoupis, about building your own kernel, kernel panics, and other projects. Download in ogg format Links mentioned:
Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Linux Journal Editor at Large, Petros Koutoupis, about moving from Mac to Linux. Download ogg format Links Mentioned:
Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Don Marti, of Mozilla and formerly of Linux Journal, about ad technology, privacy, and the Linux community. Download ogg format Links Mentioned:
Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Alex Gounares of Polyverse Linux about Cybersecurity for everyone. Download in ogg format
Episode 18: KidOYO

Episode 18: KidOYO


Doc Searls talks to Zhen, Devon and Melora Lofretto of KidOYO and Doctor Michael Nagler, superintendent of the Mineola Public School system in Mineola  Long Island. Download OGG format Links Mentioned: The Kids Take Over  
Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Bob Erdman, Security Product Manager for Helpsystems about Linux security threats. Download ogg format Links mentioned:
Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk about digital stalking, journalism, clickbait, and using ad targeting for evil. Download in ogg format Links mentioned: The Spinner’s hack on journalism
Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Linux Journal Senior Columnist, Reuven Lerner, about learning new languages such as Python. Download in ogg format
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