The European Unions EU GDPR: What is it? (5/19/18 Part 2)

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First, some context. Last year Congress used the CRA (Congressional Review Act) to repeal the Obama era privacy protections. The GDP-what? What did we lose from that? A quick read should catch you up! https://www.consumerreports.org/consumerist/house-votes-to-allow-internet-service-providers-to-sell-share-your-personal-information/ The EU’s enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation is beginning at the end of the month. Chances are you’ve been getting notifications from companies and sites you deal with for a while now, but don’t know why. Well, we talk about it today, and why we should watch its ups and downs! https://www.eugdpr.org/ What do you think?

Net Neutrality Countdown! (5/12/18 Part 1)

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Net Neutrality is back in the news! Is it safe? Is it doomed? What can be done? Upcoming Senate Vote on the CRA/Net Neutrality! We hit the highlights about what’s happening in the here and now, and ponder how this might affect this year’s elections. https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/19/these-are-the-arguments-against-net-neutrality-and-why-theyre-wrong/ https://www.freepress.net/our-response/expert-analysis/explainers/red-alert-net-neutrality-what-you-need-know https://www.battleforthenet.com/scoreboard/

Net Neutrality, Cable Boxes, and the Block 5! (5/12/18 Part 2)

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We continue this hour with not only continuing our discussion with Net Neutrality, but we revisit Cable Boxes thanks to a caller and finish the hour talking about the Falcon 9 Block 5! Net Neutrality, oh and the Block 5, too! If you’re curious about cable setup boxes and renting the darn things, check out what “our” FCC decided was a good idea… continued anti-consumer practices for all! https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/01/fcc-chairman-pai-takes-wheelers-set-top-box-plan-off-the-table/

Disaster Preparedness (5/5/18 Part 1)

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By now you’ve heard of the disaster that has befallen Hawai’i island. Lava flowing and earthquakes, with people losing their homes and more! So, how is the internet helping out with what’s going on? And how is it not helping? EMERGENCY! Need some links on getting ready for a disaster? Glad you asked! http://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/public-resources/types-of-disaster/ http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc/ https://www.mauicounty.gov/AlertCenter.aspx http://ptwc.weather.gov/index.php?region=2 http://www.redcross.org/local/hawaii/programs-services/disaster-preparedness  

What to do BEFORE the emergency and DNS servers! (5/5/18 Part 2)

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We continue our disaster show by discussing preparedness! Alert Internet Surfer Perry also called in asking about disasters and pets! Plus we touched on Cloudflare’s free DNS server. More EMERGENCY! ASPCA how to prepare for disasters and your pets: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/disaster-preparedness Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 DNS server announcement: https://blog.cloudflare.com/announcing-1111/

Ben will help you feed your brain! (4/28/18 Part 1)

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We’re on a learning EdVenture! Edjumacation – Part 1 Ben is visiting us to talk about classes and learning at UH Maui’s EdVenture. What’s EdVenture? Its learning for adults that you can fit in your evenings after work. They have classes on computers, language, business and more! Also: KHON2 announced  Zippy’s had a big data breach! You can read more at http://www.khon2.com/news/local-news/customer-credit-card-information-may-have-been-compromised-in-zippys-data-breach/1147628154 Furthermore, Zippy’s has a page about it: http://zippys.com/security/

Learning on your own time! (4/28/18 Part 2)

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If you go by the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” philosophy? Then you know #7 is “Sharpening The Saw.” Self-improvement and self-care! Edjumacation – Part 2 Many people don’t have the time, money, or ability to go to an in-person class. So, what are your alternatives? Online! Go online! Find lessons online, meet someone for one-on-one, and more. Khan Academy Lynda Even Q&A here on Maui does tutoring! (243-7600 during the week)

Its so hard to say goodbye… to old PCs. (4/14/18 Part 1)

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At some point, your computer will die. E-Cycling, and What You Need To Do Maybe its a power surge. Maybe a component will give up the ghost and take the rest of the machine with it. Perhaps a rugrat will think computers like apple juice. Maybe its time to replace it for any number of reasons… So, what do you do when this happens? We’ll talk about that, and changes to the eCycling program here on Maui! Links: Ecycling

Keeping yourself safe with VPNs! (4/14/18 Part 2)

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With all the hubbub about Net Neutrality, privacy going the way of the dodo bird, and just general safety, we figured it’d be time to go over VPNs again! But, more to the point? Shopping for one! Privacy and VPNs Jonathan found PC Magazine’s list of the top 10 VPNs you can get right now, plus goes over what ThatPrivacySite.net has to day!