The Private Citizen is a weekly politics podcast covering issues of privacy and technology by veteran freelance journalist Fabian A. Scherschel. It places a particular emphasis on analysing primary sources and enabling the listener to think for themselves. The goal is to develop a pragmatic approach to problems and to possible solutions for them. While obviously coloured by the opinions of the host, the show strives to hear opposing viewpoints as much as possible.
Episode 65: Insane Cloud Stupidity
In this episode, Ubiquiti explains to us how to not run a company these days: Put things in the cloud needlessly, f**k up on security not once, but twice, and then mislead your customers about it.
Episode 64: The Problem With Facts
Even though science is almost a pseudo-religion to many people these days, a lot of them don't really understand what the word means or how scientists work. And one of the biggest factors in this is that people do not understand a scientist's relationship to facts.
Episode 63: The Scientific Method
Explaining the scientific method (or: how scientists think) as a basis for further discussions on the podcast.
Episode 62: Exchange Hell
After talking about a hack that was caused by Microsoft's cloud email service last week, we now look at the next infosec disaster in recent months: How Microsoft stood by as hundreds of thousands of their customers' on-premise Exchange mail servers got breached and totally owned.
Episode 61: The Most Sophisticated Attack
Analysing the SolarWinds hacker attack, which has been called the largest data breach the world has ever seen. Was it actually that bad? I'm trying to put it in perspective and discuss some aspects that have been neglected by much of the mainstream coverage.
Episode 60: Cyber War
What is cyber war? Who engages in it, what consequences does it have? What's the difference to everyday hacker attacks? And does it actually exist?