Gunnar Hellekson is the Director of Product Management for Red Hat’s Linux, Virtualization, and Atomic container product lines. Before that, he was Chief Strategist for Red Hat’s US Public Sector group. He is a founder of Open Source for America, one of Federal Computer Week’s Fed 100 for 2010, and was voted one of the FedScoop 50 for industry leadership. He was a founder of the Military Open Source working group, a member of the SIIA Software Division Board, the Board of Directors for the Public Sector Innovation Group, the Open Technology Fund Advisory Council, New America’s California Civic Innovation Project Advisory Council, and the CivicCommons Board of Advisors. He perks up when people talk about commoditization and the industrial mobilization of World War II.
March 8th, 2018 | 45 mins 24 secs
allen curve, camille tuutti, captcha, google home, nostradomus, twitter
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about fake followers faking people, real people trying to be fake bots to be successful fake people, and applying the Allen Curve to avoid turning into your enemies
February 8th, 2018 | 31 mins 52 secs
aliexpress, brushing, coreos, jaron lanier, linkedin, ripple, steelers, tinder
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: from Tinder with love, from China with hair bands, and from law enforcement with malware
January 18th, 2018 | 45 mins 20 secs
black mirror, lede, meltdown, openwrt, pagers, scotus, social credit score, spectre, tesla
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: security awareness meets art, the Supreme Court meets fantasy sports, your Party loyalty meets your credit score, and some Russians meet in San Francisco
December 19th, 2017 | 40 mins 35 secs
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: bots that want to be your lawyer, bots that want to waste scammers’ time, bots that want to be your therapist, and bots that want to be your friend
December 5th, 2017 | 31 mins 34 secs
beef pizzle, bully stick, facebook, open technology fund
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about a communications device nobody wants, domain names nobody wants, TV standards nobody wants, and pictures Facebook wants
October 31st, 2017 | 40 mins 9 secs
akron, coinhive, cryptojacking, dadbag, pacemakers, pocket, tom bihn, travel, unicode
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: Game Boys in your medical devices, unicode in your domain names, cryptocurrency miners in your browser, and commercial software in your national security systems
August 31st, 2017 | 39 mins 49 secs
biometrics, fashion, keystroke logging, meetings, number stations, pacemakers, waze
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about repurposing voices, videos, keystrokes, and pacemaker programming
August 22nd, 2017 | 39 mins 27 secs
audit, btrfs, nbde, openscap, overlayfs, permabit, rhel, security, selinux, storage, usbguard
This week Dave and Gunnar talk with Mark Thacker about RHEL 7.4 security and storage, and how to kill a feature
August 15th, 2017 | 12 mins 34 secs
open organization, technical product management
This week Dave and Gunnar talk with Mark Thacker about technical product management and getting things done in open source and proprietary organizations
August 1st, 2017 | 40 mins 36 secs
fast forward, running, tom bihn, vpns, wings
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about things that are ostensibly helpful, but actually dangerous: robotic tutors, voice modulators, autocomplete, and the hellscape of Android VPN apps
July 25th, 2017 | 36 mins 48 secs
airgaps, airpods, chat systems, orange vests
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about power with stomach fluids (and blood), networks with light, and communication networks without people.
April 25th, 2017 | 22 mins 31 secs
cloudpets, clowns, kiss, ransomware
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: remotely controlling dolls, remotely controlling computers, remotely controlling football teams, and remotely controlling TVs (but w/o a TV remote control)
March 7th, 2017 | 14 mins 8 secs
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about Taxi drones, adult wrapping, and carrying strangers’ things on airplanes for profit.
February 28th, 2017 | 19 mins 42 secs
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about self destructive behavior and playing with dolls.
February 14th, 2017 | 24 mins 54 secs
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: heart, blood, noseprints, and invisible octopus drones.
January 24th, 2017 | 41 mins 4 secs
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about fingerprints, Geneva drives, Lego robots, and high-visibility vests.