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Audio: Radio Interview on "Click Here To Kill Everybody"

  • NPR 1A
  • September 4, 2018

Bruce Schneier says that everything, basically, is a computer with some extra stuff attached.

When he wrote for New York Magazine, he described it this way:

Your modern refrigerator is a computer that keeps things cold. Your oven, similarly, is a computer that makes things hot. An ATM is a computer with money inside. Your car is no longer a mechanical device with some computers inside; it’s a computer with four wheels and an engine. Actually, it’s a distributed system of over 100 computers with four wheels and an engine. And, of course, your phones became full-power general-purpose computers in 2007, when the iPhone was introduced…

Audio: What Does It Take To Feel Secure?

  • TED Radio Hour (NPR)
  • April 17, 2015

Computer security expert Bruce Schneier says there’s a big difference between feeling secure and actually being secure. He explains why we worry about unlikely dangers while ignoring more probable risks.

Listen to the Audio on



It’s the TED Radio Hour from NPR. I’m Guy Raz. And on the show today, we’re exploring ideas about Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs, and ranked at number two, security – the second step on the pyramid.

BRUCE SCHNEIER: There’s no other place for it to come. Security is basic. Without security, worrying about anything else doesn’t matter…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.