Winning Slowly

There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how the latest tech gadget or “innovation” will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in a decade—much less a century. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond? 25–35-minute episodes released the first and third Wednesdays of the month.


episode 3: 3.03: Look In Your Soul

Ashley Madison got hacked and blackmailed by people who hate Ashley Madison’s adultery-as-a-business-model, erm, business model. We also hate adultery, but we’re not so sure that hacking and blackmail is the right solution to this particular problem.

  • Ashley Madison hacked
    • The DMCA
    • Lives being ruined: “Married Man Whose Name Was Leaked In Ashley Madison Hack By The Impact Team Speaks: 20-Year Marriage, $19 Paid Delete”
    • Very human reactions: “Ashley Madison hack: ‘Out of all the data breaches, this is probably the funniest’—It’s hard not to feel sorry for the site’s adulterous users, but when I think of how betrayed they must feel…”
  • Doxxing
  • Rule of law
  • Just one example of another contentious issue: “Undercover video shows Planned Parenthood official discussing fetal organs used for research”
  • Previously on the show:
    • 2.10: So You’ve Been Hacked
    • 1.06: Rebuke Me Some People
Before You Go Maybe it’s not a great idea to network all the things—Ars Technica: “Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars over remote hack vulnerability Uconnect bug can shut down engine and brakes, take over steering.”
  • “There’s No Love”, by We Are Magnetic. Used by permission.
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. He’s been playing with electronica lately, so maybe you’ll get an electronica version eventually—but maybe not, because that would be a little strange.
Sponsors Many thanks to the people who help us make this show possible by their financial support! This month’s sponsors:
  • Jeremy W. Sherman
  • Jeremy Cherfas

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 August 5, 2015  29m