This week our guest is hacker, Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, who is well known for clashing with Microsoft in the early 2000s when he taught others how to hack and modify the Xbox. Nearly twenty years later, and Bunnie is suing the US government for ways in which the Digital Millennium Copyright Act threatens free speech, all while also creating hackable hardware with other influential tech figures such as whistleblower Edward Snowden.
In this episode we explore Bunnie’s thoughts on current trends and behaviors in technology, including tech security, copyright and IP laws, the differences between China and the western world’s approach to innovation, and the current issues around the chip shortage facing the global economy. If you want to learn more about Bunnie and his work, join us in the Singularity Community (su.org/community) where we’ll be announcing a virtual watch party to premiere a documentary on Bunnie entitled “The Hacktivist.”
Or follow Bunnie’s work at bunniestudios.com.
Music by: Amine el Filali