– Download MP3 – iTunes Australian man Julian Assange is the face of WikiLeaks, the site that publishes anonymous submissions and leaks of sensitive and sometimes damning documents. The site guarantees anonymity of its sources. Most recently WikiLeaks published 2007 video that reportedly shows U.S helicopter forces firing on two Reuters journalists and some civilians Read more

Researchers at the University of Washington are working on a project that could, in effect, make any proprietary software open source.

Prefab works not on the underlying software source code, but on the pixels that all programs put on screens. Prefab would allows users to change those pixels around to create new features in all their programs.

Guest: James Fogarty, University of Washington

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American privacy law is outdated and needs to be refreshed to keep up with today’s digital tools, according to a coalition of technology companies and advocacy groups. Microsoft, Google, and AT&T as well as the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU say they will push Congress to revamp the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The law, enacted in 1986, covers government access to personal data.

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