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Off The Hook

English, Computing/Technology, 1 season, 56 episodes, 2 days, 4 hours, 10 minutes
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Off The Hook a podcast from 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. It discusses the hacker's view of the emerging technology, and the threats posed by an increasingly Orwellian society. Hear updates on security flaws from the hacker perspective, as well as the latest news from within the hacker community. Follow us on Twitter @HackerRadioShow (https://twitter.com/hackerradioshow) and Mastodon @[email protected] (https://mastodon.social/@hackerradioshow)
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Off The Hook - Sep 20, 2023

The problem with Gmail's spam filters, Google ruined YouTube, the problem with Twitter, the problem with Mastodon, high profile Twitter accounts hacked, International Criminal Court hacked after vowing to prosecute cyber crime, remembering KRT_.
1/1/154 minutes, 18 seconds
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Off The Hook - Sep 27, 2023

A nationwide emergency alert test will happen next week, Target to close nine stores due to theft, Gmail to remove basic HTML version, NY to ban facial recognition technology in schools, personal health data of Canadian children compromised in mass hack, ransomware group claims to have hacked all of Sony's systems.
1/1/154 minutes, 50 seconds
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Off The Hook - Oct 04, 2023

The nationwide emergency alert test happened today, Elijah Horland, Scott Schubert and Becky Button join the panel to discuss the return of Maker Faire.
1/1/156 minutes, 34 seconds
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Off The Hook - Oct 18, 2023

Emmanuel and Kyle were recently vaccinated, causing problems on Mastodon, experimenting with Bluesky, NYC Mayor Eric Adams uses AI for robocalls in other languages, listener email.
1/1/156 minutes, 22 seconds
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Off The Hook - Oct 25, 2023

Mastodon politics, OMNY website responds to privacy concerns, listener emails, vaguely threatening political mailers, Welton Chang from Human Rights First & Pyrra joins the panel to discuss mis- and dis-information in the Israel-Hamas war.
1/1/156 minutes, 58 seconds
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Off The Hook - Nov 01, 2023

The fragmentation of social media, poisoning AI data with Nightshade, Meta's AI data deletion process is a "fake PR stunt", more uses for AI generated voices.
1/1/156 minutes, 35 seconds
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Off The Hook - Nov 15, 2023

A new member joins the panel, YouTube's adblocker crackdown has backfired, YouTube's terrible ad options, vintage phone reseller going out of business, the ten most hacked passwords in Louisiana, class action lawsuit against car manufacturers dismissed.
1/1/155 minutes, 20 seconds
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Off The Hook - Nov 22, 2023

The Tesla Science Center was damaged by fire, Ron and Mary Knappin from Phoneco join the panel to discuss their vintage phone collection.
1/1/157 minutes, 30 seconds
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Off The Hook - Nov 29, 2023

Sports Illustrated accused of publishing AI generated articles, Marc Alessi from the Tesla Science Center joins the panel to discuss the fire that damaged the building last week, listener mail, NYPD to begin encrypting radio communications.
1/1/155 minutes, 7 seconds
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Off The Hook - Dec 13, 2023

Emmanuel got an OMNY card, announcing HOPE XV, the Hotel Pennsylvania is no more, Google is making changes to extensions in Chrome, abusing ChatGPT, 23andMe changes terms of service to protect the company from lawsuits, Scottish official vindicated after confirmation of Russian hack, balloon enthusiast website hacked.
1/1/157 minutes, 50 seconds
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Off The Hook - Dec 27, 2023

Alex is injured, GTA hacker sentenced to life in a hospital prison, exploring the use of smart speakers to detect domestic violence, listener emails and musical compositions, HOPE XV will be in July and CCC is happening now, remembering Ralph Poynter.
1/1/156 minutes, 31 seconds
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Off The Hook - Jan 10, 2024

HOPE XV ticket sales off to a slow start, the fragmentation of communications platforms, St. John's University accomodations, 2600 is bad at PR, keeping HOPE accessible to everyone, societal changes, Google Bard outlines reasons to attend HOPE, an update on Alex's injury, scammers target ransomware victims.
1/1/156 minutes, 8 seconds
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Off The Hook - Jan 17, 2024

HOPE XV Call for Participation is now open, DeCSS judge involved in Trump case, OpenAI quietly removes restrictions on military applications from terms of service, SEC Twitter account compromised, Micah Lee joins the panel to discuss his new book "Hacks, Leaks and Revelations".
1/1/156 minutes, 54 seconds
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Off The Hook - Jan 24, 2024

Short and pertinent poetry, MTA's new subway gates are easily defeated, MTA exploring biometric locks for subway conductor cabs, why train conductors point, listener mail, the vagaries of cryptocurrency.
1/1/156 minutes, 22 seconds
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Off The Hook - Feb 07, 2024

Health maladies plague the panel, HOPE email issues, Signal gripes, examining Gmail's spam folder, Taylor Swift threatens to sue owner of jet tracking accounts, listener mail.
1/1/155 minutes, 33 seconds
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Off The Hook - Feb 14, 2024

It's a double holiday, panelists are recovering from various maladies, driverless car attacked in San Francisco, Canada wants to ban Flipper Zero, burglars in Minnesota using WiFi jammers to disrupt security systems, queer.af Mastodon instance disappeared because of the Taliban.
1/1/157 minutes, 9 seconds
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Off The Hook - Feb 21, 2024

Cooper Quintin & David Greene from EFF join the panel to discuss how an Indian cyber espionage company used Indian courts to virtually wipe a series of negative news stories about them from the internet.
1/1/156 minutes, 22 seconds
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Off The Hook - Mar 06, 2024

University vending machines discovered to have facial recognition technology, Epic Games hackers admit they made it all up, man hacked government auction site to buy cars for one dollar, Florida official's husband arrested for Fox News hack, OpenAI accused The New York Times of hacking ChatGPT.
1/1/153 minutes, 52 seconds
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Off The Hook - Mar 13, 2024

Alex is in London, House passes bill to ban TikTok, Elon Musk cancels talk show over interview, listener mail, menstruation cycle tracking app breached users' privacy.
1/1/154 minutes, 54 seconds
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Off The Hook - Mar 20, 2024

Alex is in a cab in London, Justice Department considering whether to allow Julian Assange to plead guilty to reduced charges, YouTube adds new policies for AI generated content, Apple may use Google AI in iPhones.
1/1/156 minutes, 1 second
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Off The Hook - Apr 03, 2024

AI Joe Biden endorses the HOPE conference, Emmanuel and Kyle are on assignment, Oregon governor signs nation's first right-to-repair bill that bans parts pairing, jails banned visits in “quid pro quo” with prison phone companies, Emma Best from DDoSecrets joins the panel to discuss new data related to WikiLeaks, outro: "Press the Yellow Key" by Todd Mazierski.
1/1/155 minutes, 33 seconds
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Off The Hook - Apr 17, 2024

Emmanuel and Kyle are on the road traveling back from viewing the eclipse, Alex is in Boston, visiting Washington DC, AI generated television, reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the state of radio in the rest of the country, outro: "Disinformation Overload" by Jason Didner.
1/1/155 minutes, 12 seconds
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Off The Hook - May 01, 2024

Emmanuel and Kyle are back in the studio, the Columbia University protests, FCC fines Pacifica for underwriting violations, perusing old Off The Hook shows, listener email.
1/1/156 minutes, 9 seconds
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Off The Hook - May 08, 2024

Alex is in NYC, RFK Jr's brain worm, radio isn't dead yet, hacker happenings, Senator Lindsay Graham's phone may have been hacked, old news, one third of Americans' data compromised in United Healthcare hack, fraudulent Taylor Swift tickets on Facebook, the Eurovision song contest.
1/1/155 minutes, 55 seconds
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Off The Hook - May 29, 2024

Television problems, radio is still a thing, listener email, the benefits of using a VPN, foreign phone problems, woman sued over image of room.
1/1/154 minutes, 37 seconds
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Off The Hook - Jun 05, 2024

Alex is in Austin, Ticketmaster has had a bad couple of weeks, the case for privacy in financial transactions, TikTok DMs could contain malware, listener email, YouTube and the washing machine chime scandal.
1/1/155 minutes, 28 seconds
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Off The Hook - Jun 12, 2024

Old phone sounds, YouTube complaints, the pervasiveness of advertising, the Windows Recall controversy, "AI" is creeping into everything, NY introduces Mobile ID, listener email.
1/1/153 minutes, 41 seconds
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Off The Hook - Jun 19, 2024

Off The Hook is on this week after all, keeping cool during a heat wave, smartphone problems, the advantages of older technology, flip phone sales are surging, high school memories, listener email, today is Juneteenth.
1/1/154 minutes, 29 seconds
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Off The Hook - Jun 26, 2024

A late start, Alex is in London, Julian Assange has been freed from prison, the plea deal is a threat to journalism, hearing took place in US Territory of Saipan, backlash to the reach of US law, tomorrow's historic presidential debate, Seattle's Living Computers Museum is closing for good.
1/1/150 minutes, 13 seconds
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Off The Hook - Jul 03, 2024

The Trump immunity ruling, how technology has eroded democracy, court must approve lyrics of rapper on supervised release, election database hacked, Paramount deletes decades of online content, listener email.
1/1/155 minutes, 52 seconds
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Off The Hook - Jul 24, 2024

AT&T breach exposes data of virtually all wireless customers, authorities were able to access Trump shooter's phone with help from Celebrite, an update on Virgil Griffith's sentence, flawed Crowdstrike update causes global chaos.
1/1/153 minutes, 47 seconds
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Off The Hook - Sep 06, 2023

WBAI's origins, why radio is better than podcasts, examples of some of the programming on WBAI, notable events in WBAI's history, WBAI has survived multiple takeover attempts, reaction to an April Fools prank, how Off The Hook archives can inspire others, how everyone on the panel found their way to WBAI, WBAI has survived multiple disasters.
57 minutes, 36 seconds
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Off The Hook - Aug 30, 2023

Alex is in Croatia, news in Canada blocked by tech giants in response to new law, OMNY exposes data that can be used to track NYC subway riders' movements, FAA begins implementing new Remote ID rule for tracking drones.
56 minutes, 19 seconds
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Off The Hook - Aug 23, 2023

Alex is in Slovenia, Dildog, Medus4 and The Gibson join the panel to discuss their Veilid project, how the framework reduces costs and secures data for apps built on top of it, The Gibson's motivation for creating hackers.town, reaction to the project since it was announced, user experience, design considerations that went into Veilid, explaining Cult of the Dead Cow, how Veilid can protect against some of the more sinister use cases of personal data, addressing safety of the framework, where the name came from.
55 minutes, 47 seconds
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Off The Hook - Aug 09, 2023

Alex is in Las Vegas for Defcon, remembering Cheshire Catalyst, the WBAI website is down, Twitter fined for delay in complying with search warrant for Trump's account records, security breach exposes UK voters' data.
55 minutes, 2 seconds
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Off The Hook - Aug 02, 2023

MTA to experiment with artificial intelligence, Twitter sues Center for Countering Digital Hate over lost advertising, Mastodon server compromised when admin's home was raided by FBI on unrelated charges, NYPD testing new radio encryption system.
56 minutes, 35 seconds
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Off The Hook - Jul 26, 2023

Remembering Kevin Mitnick, masks at the first HOPE conference, the Free Kevin movement, Kevin's business cards, the Freedom Downtime documentary, the Takedown protests, listener mail, The New York Times' role in demonizing Kevin, how hackers first found out that the FBI was looking for Kevin, news of Kevin's capture.
57 minutes, 45 seconds
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Off The Hook - Jul 05, 2023

Alex is back in the country, Emmanuel and Kyle are on assignment, The_Gibson joins the panel to discuss the fediverse, Twitter restricts access to logged in users only, how the fediverse differs from Twitter, Threads might disrupt the fediverse, Google might scrape everything you post online to train it's AI, a preview of a privacy project by The_Gibson and Cult of the Dead Cow.
56 minutes
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Off The Hook - Jun 28, 2023

Alex is in London, Emmanuel and Kyle are in the Yukon, Greg Newby joins the panel, communicating via Starlink, radio telephones, Greg ran in the Denali135, communications systems for the middle of nowhere, Alex attended the Chelsea Arts Club Ball, visiting Canadian radio stations, Canadian wildfires are still a problem, Facebook to block news content in Canada, smartphone emergency call issues, Fort Worth systems hacked over state's laws against gender affirming care.
54 minutes, 25 seconds
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Off The Hook - Jun 14, 2023

Skype problems, Emmanuel and Kyle are on assignment, the Reddit blackout, volt4ire joins the panel, an update on the ChatGPT lawyer story, EU takes first steps toward AI regulation, Hollywood writers' concerns over AI, Amazon Fire kids tablet used to stalk security pro, listener mail.
56 minutes, 1 second
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Off The Hook - Jun 07, 2023

Emmanuel visited Virgil Griffith in prison, the Maker Faire is coming to Coney Island, broadcast signal intrusion in Russia, misinformation on Twitter, device searches at borders, Gmail sender verification hacked, questionable political donations, poor internal security at Amazon's Ring, Canadian smoke.
56 minutes, 7 seconds
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Off The Hook - May 17, 2023

An experiment during Overtime, IRS to test free online filing system, distracted by chat, iPhones will be able to impersonate your voice using AI, Facebook glitches, Google to delete inactive accounts, ChatGPT can't tell if something was written by ChatGPT, Eurovision.
56 minutes, 30 seconds
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Off The Hook - May 10, 2023

Alex is in Pittsburgh, the logic behind area code assignment, the Long Island Telephone Museum, MTA will continue to post on Twitter after all, three companies fined for generating fake public comments to influence the FCC's net neutrality decision, Google will integrate AI into search, Eurovision security concerns.
57 minutes, 51 seconds
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Off The Hook - May 03, 2023

2600 is 40 years old, Missouri trans snitch form taken offline, Pornhub blocks users in Utah, MTA will no longer post on Twitter, Indiana zoo website hacked, Google replacing passwords with passkeys.
55 minutes, 43 seconds
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Off The Hook - Apr 19, 2023

Skype problems, listener mail, upgrades are unavoidable, the Skype problems have been resolved, the problem with the federal judiciary.
56 minutes, 6 seconds
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Off The Hook - Apr 12, 2023

The leaked Ukraine war documents, tracing the timeline of the leak, document alterations, debating the motivations of the source of the leak, the government investigation, more wayward documents, the surprising history of 2600 Magazine according to Google Bard, NPR labeled as "state affiliated media" on Twitter.
58 minutes, 18 seconds
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Off The Hook - Apr 05, 2023

Cory Doctorow joins the panel to discuss his new book "Red Team Blues", the Amazon/Audible monopoly, Amazon's ad practices, an excerpt from "Red Team Blues", a preview of the next two books in the series, advice for new writers.
55 minutes, 18 seconds
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Off The Hook - Feb 22, 2023

Microsoft puts limits on interactions with Bing, AI causing problems for publishers, David Greene from EFF joins the panel to discuss the Supreme Court hearings on Section 230, Twitter starts charging for SMS 2-factor authentication.
55 minutes, 20 seconds
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Off The Hook - Dec 28, 2022

It's freezing in Florida, the most important stories of the year and predictions for next year.
55 minutes, 30 seconds
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Off The Hook - Jan 25, 2023

Lorax Horne from Distributed Denial of Secrets and Arseny join the panel, ChatGPT passes Wharton MBA exam, elected officials object to MSG's use of facial recognition, T-Mobile hacked again, only half of smart appliance owners connect them to the Internet, MA high school smart lights have been on for over a year, Lorax discusses the leak of the no-fly list.
57 minutes, 56 seconds
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Off The Hook - Mar 22, 2023

How to tell the difference between a chatbot and a human, Space Rogue joins the panel to discuss his new book "How the Hackers Known As L0pht Changed the World", choosing a hacker handle, testifying before Congress, the origins of L0pht, writing a book, the end of L0pht as @stake, the Hacker News Network, remembering Aloria.
56 minutes, 48 seconds
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Off The Hook - Jan 18, 2023

Alex is in London this week, experimenting with ChatGPT, asking it to write poetry, songs, about it's feelings, jokes, limericks, about politics, getting different answers to the same question, another lawyer denied entry to MSG after being identified by facial recognition, a ChatGPT signoff.
55 minutes, 31 seconds
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Off The Hook - Mar 15, 2023

Alex is in London, testing the new studio setup, car manufacturers are phasing out AM radios, Volkswagen charges police to track stolen vehicle, some cars will be able to repossess themselves, Elon Musk says ChatGPT is too woke, Russia fines Wikipedia for misinformation, listener email.
57 minutes, 3 seconds
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Off The Hook - Jan 11, 2023

Arseny joins the panel to discuss his time in Russia, banking and 'right to repair' culture in Russia, Twitter releases contradictory statement regarding leaked data, the LastPass breach, California wants to digitize license plates, Melbourne's anti-graffiti QR codes vandalized, a sad anniversary.
57 minutes, 38 seconds
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Off The Hook - Feb 08, 2023

A ChatGPT intro, Alex is back in London, tech giants rush to deploy their own AI products, deep-fake voice technology is getting easier to use, some Supreme Court justices misuse personal email for work, hacked Twitter account leads to crypto theft.
55 minutes, 42 seconds
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Off The Hook - Feb 15, 2023

Alex is back in NYC, cell phone antics, more AI news, arguing with Bing, recalling an old Asimov story, comparisons to Eliza from the 60's, Marty the robot escapes PA supermarket.
55 minutes, 53 seconds