Californ-aye-ay! California Privacy There are times that when California passes a law it affects the rest of the country. Why? Well, its got a LOT of people, and its economy dwarfs that of many countries. So, when they decide to pass a law it can be pretty significant. Such as privacy laws. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, many cellular providers and more don’t seem thrilled by this. But why? https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/06/california-approves-privacy-rules-opposed-by-isps-and-tech-companies/ https://www.mobileworldlive.com/featured-content/top-three/telecoms-players-blast-california-privacy-rules/ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-privacy/california-lawmakers-approve-data-privacy-bill-opposed-by-silicon-valley-idUSKBN1JO35Y?il=0
As the world continues with the Facebook privacy debacle we ask ourselves, “have you checked your privacy settings?” Browsers, Privacy, and Facebook – Part 1 Whether you check your browser, Facebook, or Google account, its something you should really take a look at. What are you looking for and where? Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as we take on this important topic!
We take your calls (and boy do we love that!) and talk about what’s next for us and Facebook. What would you ask Facebook if you were in Congress? Where do we go from here? Browsers, Privacy, and Facebook – Part 2 Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as they take your questions, discuss the issues, and generally have a good time!
It used to be a niche industry, a small field, but its not anymore! Savvy? The internet is a vital underpinning to our economy, domestically and internationally. Internet security is an essential part of that. A neutral internet spurred innovation as competition between fighting ISPs did the same. And yet…? How tech savvy are our elected officials?
Remember the 12th, Net Neutrality Protest day! Net Neutrality: Save the Internet Day is July 12th! Net Neutrality is still in the news, and we’re talking about it. What can we do? Glad you asked! https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/websites-net-neutrality-protest/ https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/06/internet-activate-stand-net-neutrality-july-12 https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/
Samsung and the Splody Phone Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7 has a battery problem, and is being recalled. If you haven’t heard before, we’re telling you now: RETURN IT! While details are on Samsung’s website, you should also consider taking it back where you got it. Click here for details on Samsung’s website! Also: Our good friends at OfficeMax/OfficeDepot in Kahului have given us a NEW PRIZE for our listener’s contest! Email us a letter, question, comments, a note saying hello to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter to win a Western Digital My Cloud Mirror 4tb drive! Hook it up to your network and enjoy tons of mirrored backup! Did you miss hour one? Click here!
Getting Noticed on the Internet! – Part 1 Today we had a fantastic talk with Danielle Miller of Miller Media Management, Maui’s Social Media Marketing Coach! She talked about promoting your business via one of the best tools available today: social media! Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more! Hour two was fantastic! If you want to listen in, click here!
Flash Security (again!) For hour one we talked about Flash! The once invaluable browser plugin had another bad news day this week, and we covered what you can do about it!
Windows 10, Android, and Phone OS How important are OS updates? Very! Updates add features, which is great, but they also improve security by patching holes, reinforcing different areas, etc. So, how do the various smart phones stack up against each other in that regard? The answer might surprise you, but here’s a hint: the #1 smartphone out there has the worst time getting its updates out to users because of two major roadblocks! In this hour, we talk about not only this, but Jonathan throws us a quick story on the latest scammer to call him from “Microsoft”!