This is episode 234 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.
It's been an absolutely crazy week. For starters, a city in New York banned Bitcoin mining. How can we tolerate this? Isn't computer code supposed to be free speech? How did authoritarian policies make this possible? Tune in for all the details and our opinions.
A few days ago, we found out that if you keep a copy of the blockchain, you also have links to kiddie porn on your computer. This is disgusting, of course, and possibly highly illegal. Do we expect this to become a problem? Can we do anything about it?
And finally, Facebook's been facing a firestorm after allowing app developers to use and abuse too much data. Ole Zuck finally apologized for it, but are we really surprised? Isn't this what we've come to expect from Facebook and the other tech giants? Tune in to learn how you can make all these worries go away (and why you should).
Also, catch an old YMB episode if you want to know exactly what Facebook knows about you and how easily anyone can use that data.
As usual, we're about to have a TON of fun covering all this. So check the list below for some of the specific stories we'll cover and catch the livestream tonight at 9PM Eastern. See you soon!
- The City That Banned Bitcoin Mining
- Bitcoin Could Become Illegal Almost Everywhere, After Shocking Discovery in The Blockchain
- Mark Zuckerberg's Reckoning: 'This Is a Major Trust Issue'
- Stand-up comedy routine about Spreadsheets
Your hosts this week are Daniel Brown, Tim Baker, and Zack Voell. Don't forget to scroll down so you can keep up with our open tweet lines, vote in this week's Bitcoin poll, and share your thoughts in the comments!
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