Off The Hook is a weekly show on WBAI radio, New York, produced by 2600 Magazine. This feed offers a low-bitrate (16k) MP3 version of the show.
Off The Hook - Sep 27, 2023
54:58A 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.
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Off The Hook - Sep 06, 2023
57:44WBAI'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.
Off The Hook - Aug 23, 2023
55:55Alex 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.
Off The Hook - Jul 26, 2023
57:53Remembering 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.
Off The Hook - Jul 05, 2023
56:08Alex 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.
Off The Hook - Jun 28, 2023
54:33Alex 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.