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That’s the premise of our salons, which are an hour packed with ideas and dialogs you won’t find anywhere else. So imagine a Parisian flat cluttered with original Matisse and Picasso canvases, a decanter of absinthe balanced on a Proust manuscript, and pull up a (figurative) chair.

 

AxisOfEasy #153: Underworld in panic as cops penetrate secret criminal chat app

Posted by on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 in

In this issue: Underworld in panic as cops penetrate secret criminal chat app New EvilQuest ransomware targets Mac OSX users BM...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #11: Revolutions, Power Plays and Authoritative Reality

Posted by on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 in

The recurring themes we kept coming back on over the show were: Have we entered a climate where a French Revolution style megap...

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AxisOfEasy #152: US Bill would make encryption back-doors mandatory

Posted by on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 in

In this edition: New US Bill aims to end warrant-proof encryption, PayPal preparing to enter Bitcoin marketplace, Hackers use G...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #10: Remember when Maximum Pessimism and Irrational Exuberance were mutually exclusive?

Posted by on Friday, June 26th, 2020 in

The overall theme for today's show was the idea that we're living in some weird quantum superposition, a la Schroedinger's Cat, wh...

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AxisOfEasy #151: Surveillance is a business… and business is good

Posted by on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 in

In this issue: Canada to deploy voluntary nationwide contract tracking app Surveillance-capitalism firm Palantir files to go publi...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #9: Algorithmic Guerrilla Warfare

Posted by on Thursday, June 18th, 2020 in

What if most of what we're measuring doesn't matter? That would suck. It would also explain quite a lot....

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