Indictment of Julian Assange – Dragon Con 2019 Panel

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As part of the ongoing series of Dragon Con panel videos, here’s the panel from the 2019 Dragon Con EFForums track, on the indictment of Julian Assange.

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Internet Down Under: Australia’s Mandated Backdoors & Other Bad Policy – Dragon Con 2019 Panel

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Panel time again, this time looking at the mandatory backdoors into encryption that’s being pushed by government officials looking to – as they put it – “deal with crime”, when it’s just an excuse to expand surveilance and extend control.

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Pratchett & Gaiman: Lessons for Preventing an Apocalypse – Dragon Con 2019

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Are you ready for the first of this years panels featuring yours truely?

Tough! Because I’m going to do it anyway

So first one is the Brit Track panel on the new Amazon series “Good Omens”

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Dragon Con 2019 Wrap-up

The blue sticker is the bit with my DCTV credentials, on the back side of the badge

Wow, what an event that was. I’m just finished ‘recovering’ from it, but it was a lot of fun.

Overall, as noted earlier, I did a bunch of panels, including my first TrekTrack one.

So a quick breakdown of things by day.

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Dragon Con 2019 Panels

So, yet again, I’m listed as an Attending Pro for this years Dragon Con, and you’ll be able to find me at a grand total of 7 events, 6 panels, and a race.

This year I’ll be speaking on the EFForums, Robotics, TrekTrack, and BritTrack, while I’ll be a judge (and possibly cameraman) for the Splendid Teapot Race, run by the Robotics and Alternate History tracks.

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YouTube Has Yet More ContentID Issues

Not really, but, you know…

YouTube has major problems at present. Advertisers are leaving over claims of comment grooming, they’re deleting entire accounts over automated matching that’s idiotically overbroad, but the big story is its ContentID system. ContentID is the copyright enforcement method for the site, allowing automated claims. However, it has major drawbacks, mainly because it’s an automated system and it enforces a rigid set of restrictions on a topic that by design is fluid and has nuance and the details of circumstances built in by design.

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