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  1. Cory Doctorow on losing the open Web

    The O’Reilly Hardware Podcast: Digital rights management goes deeper into the Web.In this episode of the Hardware podcast, we talk with writer and digital rights activist Cory Doctorow. He’s recently rejoined the Electronic Frontier Foundation to fight a World Wide Web Consortium proposal that would add DRM to the core specification for HTML. When we recorded this episode with Cory, the W3C had just overruled the EFF’s objection. The result, he says, is that “we are locking innovation out of the Web.”“It is illegal to report security vulnerabilities in a DRM,” Doctorow says. “[DRM] is making it illegal to tell people when the devices they depend upon for their very lives are unsuited for that purpose.”

    In our “Tools” segment, Doctorow tells us about tools that can be used for privacy and encryption, including the EFF surveillance self-defense kit, and Wickr, an encrypted messaging service that allows for an expiration date on shared messages and photos. “We need a tool that’s so easy your boss can use it,” he says.

    Other links:

    In 2014, Nest bought Revolv, maker of a smart home hub. Now Nest is shutting down Revolv’s cloud service, and in the process it’s bricking every Revolv hub that’s already been sold. Consumers may own their hardware, but if it depends on cloud software to run, it operates at someone else’s whim.

    Mark Klein, an AT&T technician who filed a whistleblower suit against AT&T for allowing the National Security Administration to tap into its lines.

    EFF’s Apollo 1201 project, aimed at eradicating DRM

    Simply Secure, a non-profit privacy and security organization of which Doctorow has recently joined the board

    DanKam, an augmented-reality application written by security researcher Dan Kaminsky that helps people who experience colorblindness. It’s an example of a legitimate project that requires the ability to break DRM.

    This week’s click spirals:

    David Cranor: The war among players in the online game Eve Online, including a recent economic insurrection by some players against the game runners.

    Jon Bruner: A game design competition based on Robert Caro’s classic biography The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, about the legendary urban planner.

    https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/cory-doctorow-on-losing-the-open-web

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  2. Revision 250: Achtung Baby! | Working Draft

    For our 250th episode, we managed to get our greedy hands on no one less than Bruce Lawson from Opera. Having barely returned from a trip to Asia and still dizzy from his jetlag, we managed to extract a whole bunch of classified information on CSS Houdini out of him (also thanks to our German interview style).

    http://workingdraft.de/250/

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  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens DGA Q&A with J.J. Abrams & Lawrence Kasdan

    Director J.J. Abrams discussing the making of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens with co-writer Lawrence Kasdan.

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  4. Ensuring a High Performing Web for the Next Billion People - Bruce Lawson (Velocity Amsterdam)

    From Velocity Amsterdam 2015: - Where will your next customers come from? Why do the next billion matter, and where do they come from? - What devices do they use? - What challenges do they face? Devices, networks, etc. - What is coming in web standards to ameliorate some of these? - What can browsers do to help – and how do proxy browsers work? - How can web developers ensure their sites work properly with proxy browsers? - What is Opera doing to make its Opera Mini proxy browser faster and better?

    About Bruce Lawson (Opera ASA): Bruce Lawson advocates open standards for Opera. He’s been involved in explaining and making web standards since 2002. He co-wrote the first book on HTML5, contributed to the W3C’s Mobile Web Best Practices, and was a member of the Web Standards Project.

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  5. Cory Doctorow: Podcast: Why it is not possible to regulate robots…

    Here’s a reading (MP3) of a my recent Guardian column, Why it is not possible to regulate robots, which discusses where and how robots can be regulated, and whether there is any sensible ground for “robot law” as distinct from “computer law.”

    http://mostlysignssomeportents.tumblr.com/post/119112072177/podcast-why-it-is-not-possible-to-regulate-robots

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  6. The future of HTML with Bruce Lawson

    This week on the Boagworld show we talk about the future of HTML with Bruce Lawson.

    https://boagworld.com/season/11/episode/1108/

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  7. Open Source pt. 3: The Open Web with Bruce Lawson of Opera | Fresh Tilled Soil

    To (maybe) close out our series on Open Source, Steve and I sit down with the great, Bruce Lawson of Opera! Bruce schools us on why the Open Web is so important

    http://www.freshtilledsoil.com/open-source-pt-3-the-open-web-with-bruce-lawson-of-opera/

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  8. The Spirit of Flickr and the Problem of Intent - mor10.com

    Can we criticize Flickr for selling Creative Commons photos or is the problem more about how we understand licensing and value? Morten has opinions.

    http://mor10.com/spirit-flickr-problem-intent/comment-page-1/

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  9. Picking The Locks: Redefining Copyright Law In The Digital Age : NPR

    In his new book, Cory Doctorow shows creators how to survive in the digital age. He says the problem with copyright law is tech platforms have more control over content than the people who make it.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/11/03/360196476/picking-the-locks-redefining-copyright-law-in-the-digital-age

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  10. Nigella Lawson Loves Leftovers And Knows How To Use Them : NPR

    If you don’t want to eat endless turkey sandwiches, there’s plenty else you can make. David Greene talks to cookbook author Nigella Lawson about what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/11/28/367154287/nigella-lawson-loves-leftovers-and-knows-how-to-use-them

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