by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO
THE LIBERTY NET is now approaching its 40th anniversary and over almost all of that time it has been led by Vic, W1WCR — who, impressively, is still the Net’s present net control operator! The Liberty Net is a social network, a free speech forum, and a true amateur radio institution.
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Here’s a small sample of the concepts and issues debated on the net this session:
• Google Glass allows you to wear a special pair of glasses and see Internet content, take pictures, get directions, and other functions while navigating what is still called “the real world.” Some jurisdictions have banned these glasses, ostensibly for safety and privacy reasons. (25 minutes)
• Intel has come out with a new V-PRO processor chip with its own separate invisible operating system and separate invisible 3G network access. This could allow “maintenance access” to help an engineer fix your system — but who else, from the government or otherwise, might also tap in? So far, only Intel has this feature. (31 minutes)