Episode 223

Arrested over Encryption


March 16th, 2021

56 mins 21 secs

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About this Episode

A federal grand jury today returned an indictment against the Chief Executive Officer and an associate of the Canada-based firm Sky Global on charges that they knowingly and intentionally participated in a criminal enterprise that facilitated the transnational importation and distribution of narcotics through the sale and service of encrypted communications devices. System 76 has a new professional desktop, the Linux Foundation has a new open source signing tool that could make secure software supply chains universal.

-- During The Show --

00:30 LumoSQL - Dan
02:00 Listener Responds to SSH Questions - Roger
man ssh_config
03:00 Off Site Backup suggestion? - Alex

13:00 Pick of the Week

  • Plasma Leakguard
  • Auto-restarts KDE Plasma if it is taking an abnormal amount of memory

16:00 Gadget of the Week

  • Opensource.com Article
  • Raspberry PI router + Modem
  • Requirements

    • Raspberry Pi
    • Power Cable
    • Computer (Preferably running Linux)
    • MicroSD Card (16GB or larger)
    • Ethernet cable
    • LTE Modem
    • SIM Card
  • Default IP

  • modemmanager to configure modems

20:55 Sigstore

  • Software signing through block chain
  • From the Linux Foundation
  • Functional but considered to be beta software
  • Tech Republic Article

27:00 System76 Thelio Mira

  • System76 Blog Post
  • Hand crafted in the USA
  • 4th Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs
  • PCIe 4.0 NVMe storage
  • Up to 128GB RAM
  • Unique Cooling system

31:40 India Planning Cypto Currency ban

  • ArsTechnica Article
  • India is planning to introduce legislation banning crypto currency
  • Legislation would give crypto currency owners six months to liquidate

35:00 KDE Elisa Grows Up

  • Article Link
  • Music Player
  • Now supports AAC files
  • Pinephone experience is better than Zebra devices in use today

41:50 Sky Global

  • ArsTechnica Article
  • US uses RICO warrants to charge SkyGlobal Executives
  • US alleges SkyGlobal knowingly sold devices with strong encryption to drug dealers

47:00 Google Incognito Mode Lawsuit

52:15 Fedora Workstation 34

  • Gnome Blog Post
  • NVidia driver catches up with wayland
  • Headless Display support (Thank You Jonas Ådahl)
  • Full Pipewire support
  • Red Hat is getting into the automotive space, Watch for related job posts

54:00 Call to Action

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