As you’ve heard, the CRA regarding Net Neutrality has passed the House! That means we win, right? Actually, no. But its a start! Senate passes the CRA – Now what? So we quickly update you on what’s happened, what’s up next, and encourage YOU to keep active with a good perspective.
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 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/
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/
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
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 220.127.116.11 DNS server announcement: https://blog.cloudflare.com/announcing-1111/
Listener mail! You emailed us, we’re reading it, and we love it! 😀 Viewer Mail, April 2018 – Part 1 For the past four months we took your emails, collected them, answered some of them on-air, used them for show topics, but today? We read them aloud, answer them directly, and generally have fun enjoying how awesome all of you are.
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!
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!