Yesterday I watched the documentary, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. It was a fascinating story about an actress who was an inventor. If you are using a Wi-Fi network in order to listen to this episode on your mobile, or reading the show notes, you should send a mental thank-you note through the airways to Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler. After watching the documentary, I wondered how the U.S. Navy could miss the opportunity to use her invention of a secure radio guidance system.
I then got thinking about the dangerous situation regarding the freedom of speech on the net, and how forces are trying to control, regulate and even doing a shutdown of the whole system.
As a food for thought, I want to end with Rand Fishkin’s post, The Tyranny of Optimizing for Amplification.
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story - Zeitgeist Films
How actress Hedy Lamarr’s WWII military invention was torpedoed by the US Navy - The Times of Israel
The brilliant mind of Hollywood legend Hedy Lamarr - PBS NewsHour
NetBlocks tool tracks cost of internet shutdowns - Index on Censorship
#KeepItOn - Access Now
Freedom on the Net 2018 - Freedom House
Blogger’s Dilemma - Cox and Forkum
#WTFact and #FactsMatter hoodies by Britannica - Teepublic
“Just the facts, ma'am” - Dragnet
Episode 60 (8 minutes) was recorded on January 3, 2019, by podcaster, Martin Lindeskog, with Backpack Studio app, IK Multimedia iRig Mic Cast podcasting microphone, PreSonus HD7 professional monitoring headphones, and SnapRecorder portable recording booth. Post-production through the podcast maker, Alitu. Notes written in Ulysses app. Bumper and jingle by Jim Jonsson, JTunes Productions.