Pentagonal

Pentagonal

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A show about privacy and security in the digital age.
14: Time Travel is Wack
Oct 9
This week on Pentagonal, we have a grab bag of stories that we find interesting. Recorded live and direct 10 minutes after the last episode recording, we’re a little worn out from time travel. Show Notes: Google Play is still untrustworthy and bad at…
13: Follow Up
Oct 3
This week on Pentagonal, we follow up on a bunch of topics from previous episodes. Also we talk about a store where private information can get you real things and we make fun of the Pixelbook. Show Notes: Store That Sells Stuff For Your Private Data…
12: Equihax
Sep 15
This week on Pentagonal, we talk about the Equifax hack. We also talk about the Blueborne exploit and Jakes love of Animoji. Plus: Jake reviews Oreos. Show Notes: Equihax After Equifax Breach, Here’s Your Next Worry: Weak PINs Three Equifax Managers Sold…
11: Shell Companies All The Way Down
Sep 5
This week on Pentagonal, we talk about Google trying to silence all of their enemies. Jake is in his happy place and no one can stop him from shaming Google. We also have two stories actually about privacy and security, if you’re into that kind of thing.…
10: Sandstorm
Aug 30
This week on Pentagonal, we take a deep dive into Sandstorm. Also: a discussion of a drive unlocking case, a sidebar on the old web, and another episode of the Google podcast. Show Notes: Man in jail 2 years for refusing to decrypt drives. Will he ever…
9: DEFCON
Aug 22
This week on Pentagonal, we talk about some of our favorite stories to come out of DEFCON. Plus, Cristian has a new Mastodon instance. Show Notes: Slayer Of Wcry Worm Charged With Creating Unrelated Banking Malware Salesforce “Red Team” Members Present…
8: Took Some Benadryl And Dove In
Aug 14
This week on Pentagonal, we talk more about that Google Memo. Next week we’ll be back to an actual privacy and/or security topic. We promise. Show Notes: Why I Was Fired From Google – WSJ Sundar Pichai Should Resign as Google’s C.E.O. – New York Times…
7: The Right To Be Forgotten
Aug 8
This week on Pentagonal, we take a look at the right to be forgotten. It then turns into a look at laughable the internal Google Diversity Manifesto is. Show Notes: “the individual’s right to privacy against the public’s right to know”, deciding if the…
6: Emails Matter
Jul 23
This week on Pentagonal, we talk about net neutrality. Please send any and all mail to Jake. We also have a sidebar about state budgets. Show Notes: Throttling of websites and online services might help customers, FCC says FCC refuses to release text of…
5: Welcome To The Future!
Jul 17
This week on Pentagonal, we talk about government records being public and biometrics. Plus two sidebars on fake news and app stores. Show Notes: White House voter commission publishes names, numbers of worried citizens Next on Fake News: Watch Obama Give…
4: Oath is Coming
Jul 10
This week on Pentagonal, we discuss a variety of topics: Google Home, LetsEncrypt wildcards, threat models, and why you probably shouldn’t bother with encrypted email. Show Notes Google Home Breaks Up Dispute LetsEncrypt Wildcard Certs How I Learned To…
3: A #Millenial Out In The City
Jul 2
This week on Pentagonal, we try and stay on topic. Topics include Petya, chat apps, electron apps, and new podcast ideas. Petya: https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/06/notpetya-developers-obtained-nsa-exploits-weeks-before-their-public-leak/ Telegram:…
2: Eternal Blue
Jun 25
This week on Pentagonal we take a deep dive into WannaCry and take some weird non-sequiturs into password managers and the security model of Windows apps. Show Notes WannaCry A Bunch of Ars Technica Links Describing This Whole Thing…
1: 20 Dollar Android Tablets On Black Friday
Jun 16
Howdy! Pentagonal is a show about privacy and security in the digital age. Each week Jacob and Cristian will talk about how folks can stay private and safe when everything seems to be intruding into our lives. This week we talk about how folks in poverty…