Claims of the Normal #22: 2011-05-12

- Published Thu, May 12, 2011 by Arkenor Oakshadow and Breki Tomasson

Petter couldn’t join us for this episode, so Arkenor and I set off to do our best not to suck too horribly at the noble endeavor to record a podcast.

This episode, the big news of the week was how Symantec has discovered that Facebook has been leaking personal information by accident to app developers. (link) Facebook has fixed the problem now by introducing SSL and OAuth as a requirement for app developers, which has caused problems for some indie app developers that are unable to afford SSL hosting. Still, in my opinion a move in the right direction; app developers are dealing with users’ private data, and therefore a certain level of professionalism should be mandatory. (link)

Later on, in The Wired and Wonderful, we had the following couple of topics to go through.

  • NASA and OSTP (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy) forbidden to cooperate with China. (link)
  • It’s the 10 year anniversary of Douglas Adams’ death!
  • Ireland realizes that digital pirates may be on to something. (link)
  • Samoa to travel forward through time (link).
  • Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5b; podcasters around the world tremble in fear.
  • Anonymous splinter group stages a coup (link). Looks like some of them have ‘given up their own’ as well! (link)

Join us on Sunday for more podcastery goodness!


Claims of the Normal

Claims of the Normal was the first show to launch on the CSICON Network. Originally intended as the only show to run on the website csicon.org (the 'con' in CSICON stands for Claims of the Normal, after all), it quickly became the launch vehicle for so much more. Breki and Petter started the show, and got Arkenor on board, and it all just went from there.

The show, over time, was replaced by The MMOsketeers, starring Petter, Arkenor and Teppo, as well as Instanews, starring Breki and Jack. None of these shows exist in their original form, but the legacy created by Claims of the Normal lives on.

If you want to get in touch with the people behind the episode or talk to others who like it, feel free to join the CSICONauts chat room. Alternatively, you can find some of this episode's hosts and/or guests on Twitter: Arkenor Oakshadow and Breki Tomasson.