Smashing Security #085: Doctor Who, Facebook patents, and Bob’s Burgers

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Smashing Security #085: Doctor Who, Facebook patents, and Bob's Burgers

Doctor Who’s TARDIS has sprung a data leak, Facebook’s creepy patents are unmasked, and an app to keep women safe on dates has surprising origins.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.

Smashing Security #85: ‘Doctor Who, Facebook patents, and Bob’s Burgers’

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3 Responses

  1. chakkerz

    July 7, 2018 at 12:33 am #

    Great episode! Though isn’t she the first female “Doctor”, rather than “Doctor Who” (I don’t really care, just thought it was odd, don’t follow the lore enough… at all).

    Is there a patreon or similar setup to get an ad free version of the podcast?

    • Graham Cluley in reply to chakkerz.

      July 7, 2018 at 8:00 am #

      If you ask most fans they’ll say that the lead character is *almost* always referred to as “The Doctor” rather than “Doctor Who” within the narrative. I say almost as there was an instance where a megalomaniac computer in London’s Post Office tower said “Doctor Who is required” back in the 1960s (watch it here, and there has been a fairly long history of characters making the lame “Doctor? Doctor who?” joke.

      However, for most of the original series run and when the show came back in 2005, the character was credited at the end of the show as either “Dr Who” or “Doctor Who”. So, I think we have to accept the possibility that maybe - just maybe - it’s okay for us to refer to him/her as “Doctor Who”.

      There’s a good discussion of this, including the views of former showrunner Steven Moffat, in this article:

      Moffat himself fairly directly joked about the “Doctor”/“Doctor Who” thing in an episode from the Peter Capaldi era. Quite amusing:

    • Graham Cluley in reply to chakkerz.

      July 7, 2018 at 8:11 am #

      We don’t offer an ad-free version of the podcast presently. Maybe we’ll look into Patreon in the future. If you want to support the show, please tell your friends about it!

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