Covid~19 cases in the whole world - 568,617,163 on Friday.
Covid~19 deaths in the whole world - 6,381,381 on Friday.
Covid~19 cases in the United States of America - 90,335,327 on Friday.
Covid~19 deaths in the United States of America - 1,026,723 on Friday.
Covid~19 deaths in the United States of America since our last program - 3,057.
Trump flunky Steve Bannon - Guilty of contempt of Congress charges.
Data on a billion citizens of the so - called People's Republic of China
Surveillance State - San Francisco police may get real time access to video from private citizens' doorbells, etc.
January 6, 2021, insurrection - Trump is actively trying to get Wisconsin's votes for Biden invalidated!
This was our 100th pandemic episode of Back of the Book. We talked about the pandemic, and about the war Russia is waging against the people of Ukraine. Pickles of the North updated us on the Canadian Internet outage she's mentioned a couple of weeks ago, and she read a short piece about Xmas trees just to help people feel a little cooler in the heat wave. We also talked about State Surveillance and what happens when that data gets stolen. We noted that Donnie "Bonespur" Trump is still trying to get the 2020, election nullified. We talked about the House passing the "Respect for Marriage Act" by a vote of 267-157. We also noted that just before we recorded the program Trump flunky Steve Bannon had been found guilty of contempt of Congress.
Guests? Guests? We don't got no guests. We don't need no stinkin' guests! -
For the somewhat more advanced user who wants to protect his or her privacy there is the Tails OS. Tails is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a USB flash drive or a DVD. It allows you to use any computer that will allow you to boot up off a USB flash drive or a DVD and it provides a lot of good security for your on-line activities. You can get the Tails OS here.