Schneier: Cardinal rule of Internet security? Get someone who knows security to control your data
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday. Many were watching the meeting closely as Athens is currently seeking funds for debt repayments, with whispers that Russia would come to its aid. EU states were concerned that Greece could break ranks over economic sanctions on Russia to secure aid. However, that wasn’t the case. Erin weighs in.
Then, Erin sits down with Bruce Schneier, a security expert, author and fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. Bruce tells us that a cloud service is safer than running your own data center when you are entrusting your data to a provider who understands security better than you do. And for most people this is definitely the case. Bruce also talks to Erin about state actors weakening security standards and about the security of various open source encryption options. Schneier also weighs in on the security risks and benefits of using the Apple mobile platform.
After the break, RT correspondent Lindsay France joins us from Los Angeles to discuss the recent surge in Chinese technology stocks. According to experts, it’s reminiscent of the tech bubble we experienced in the US back in 2000.
Afterwards, Erin is joined by Richard Heinberg, senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute and author of “Afterburn: Society beyond fossil fuels.” Richard gives us his take on why energy prices have collapsed in the face of what he believes is a peak in production of oil from conventional sources. Heinberg also tells us at what price the pain for producers becomes unbearable and whether the price will come back to levels that work for the tight oil producers adding so much production capacity to the US domestic market.
And in The Big Deal, Erin and Edward talk about the biggest tech stories of the day, including the purported Chinese stock bubble.
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