Jeremy Garcia, Jono Bacon, and Stuart Langridge present Bad Voltage, in which we answer a question from @peterrenshu about what a Linux expert is, we are unsurprisingly loath to upload all our passwords to a startup with a big smile and a Bootstrap website, and:
- [00:02:25] News: Equity firm finds the “buy the company” section of YaST, buys SUSE Linux for $2.5 billion … the cryptocurrency bubble declines enough that people who want to process graphics can afford to buy graphics processing units again … Google is now a platinum member of the Linux Foundation … Bloke gets banned from Airbnb and they won’t tell him why: if you’re big enough to be a utility, maybe you should have to adhere to utility rules and can’t just do what you like as private companies do … Google issues all 85,000 employees two-factor-auth Yubikey devices, completely eliminates employee phishing, according to Google at least … PeerTube provides a way to share out bandwidth costs for videos you post on your website like BitTorrent does; not all of us think this is useful … Guido van Rossum steps down from being Python BDFL, at least partially because the arguments (in the Python community, of all places) are so unpleasant; next presumably comes dogs and cats living together and the end of days … Officials of the UK Labour Party ran a microtargeted FB ad campaign which showed ads demonstrating they were doing the thing that party leader Jeremy Corbyn wanted, but only to JC himself and people he trusted; we can’t decide whether to laugh or cry about this …
- [00:44:05] What do you do with your data when you die? Give your family access? Delete it? Google have an Inactive Account Manager; LastPass and Dashlane both offer “emergency access” to your password manager passwords; Facebook let you appoint a “Legacy Contact”; Twitter/LinkedIn/Instagram allow “memorialising” an account. What about your phone login? Or your desktop machine? Is only stuff in the cloud important? How much prep do you and should you have to do before death to account for this? And… is anyone doing that? It seems not. Should we be?
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