With the Internet behind so much access to infrastructure and anyone able to access anything given the right credentials, isn’t it time to not just issue new passwords but also consider accountability through issuing licenses? History already shows this can be effective with some citizen right-mindedness in place. With one person’s mistakes affecting dozens of other people, should we make rules? We already have special licenses for driving special vehicles and using reserved communications. What’s the alternative? An episode with big but pointed questions about security and responsibility.

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Your ISPs gateway is like an electric locomotive and everything that’s connected is a car along the train. The gateway has both the modem and the router. Most retail routers for sale today shouldn’t be sold because their underlying processor architecture is outdated and leaves every device that connects to it vulnerable. This episode can get you on track with why residential security is the pits these days. After a little browser history, you’ll see why Google is the RR tycoon in our analogy and there’s a research paper out there to back it all up!

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Back to a long form on this visit to three bears in the news. The California State flag is mostly the unmistakable image of a bear; also appearing is a star and some words, but it’s the bears in the news that caught my attention and after an unpublished episode about the passions stirred by US Senate hearings last week, I thought it best to nab that energy and direct it here, to Net Neutrality since California just passed SB 822. Other bears include Tim Berners-Lee and Russia in the classic sense, as the bear who played with our power grid infrastructure. We cover some good ground!

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A little primer today with information going back just months or, in a few cases, almost ten years. The future is unmanned.

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Can we get a groundswell, people? The cafe here has some very revolutionary contemporaries in Europe who do what we used to “did.” They get rowdy when something’s wrong. Did we get sold the busy dream and lose the time it takes to organize ourselves to protest effectively against the time that’s taken from us?

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