Ever feel like you’re being watched? (4/7/18 Part 2)

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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!  

Facebook! Privacy! AAAAH! What’s going on?! (3/31/18 Part 1)

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So, Facebook’s data on you might be rented by someone. And maybe they won’t delete when they’re supposed to. Plus, really, what are they doing with it? WHAT SHOULD I DO?! Facebook, Privacy, and You – Part 1 Well, for starters follow the words of nerd Saint and philosopher Douglas Adams, “Don’t Panic.” Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as they talk about this topic and more!

I bought it, so I can do what I want, right? (3/10/18 Part 2)

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So, you bought something, so you can do what you want with it, right? Uhm… maybe not. Well, you can fix it, right? No, not necessarily. Can you make money with it? Well, depends… DRM and Right to Repair – Part 2 WHERE DID ALL THESE EXCEPTIONS COME FROM? Jonathan, LD, and Sam talk about this and answer your questions!

Net Neutrality update! Daggummit! (2/24/18 Part 1)

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 Time for a Net Neutrality update! Net Neutrality Update The Net Neutrality repeal has hit the books. What does that mean? What could it mean? What can you do? SHOULD YOU PANIC? Jonathan, LD, and Sam talk about this to help bring you up to speed with what’s going. Ready for more? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/fccs-net-neutrality-order-was-just-published-so-now-fight-really-begins https://act.freepress.net/call/internet_nn_cra_senate_house/?source=front-slider https://5calls.org/

FOSTA, CESTA, and unintended consequences (2/24/18 Part 2)

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Human trafficking is bad. But not every effort to stop it helps. SESTA and FOSTA In an effort to reduce the tools human traffickers have, there are two acts being brought up that would undermine Section 230 of the Common Decency Act. Why does that matter? Because websites might have to clamp down on YOU as well. “What?” you ask. “Maybe!” we reply. Further reading: https://cseinstitute.org/fosta-vs-sesta-preserving-status-quo-empowering-victims-trafficking/ https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/fosta-would-be-disaster-online-communities http://www.rstreet.org/op-ed/a-prosecutors-case-for-fosta/ http://www.new.swopusa.org/2017/08/11/call-to-actionpress-release-swop-usa-stands-in-direct-opposition-of-disguised-internet-censorship-bill-sesta-s-1963-call-your-state-representatives-and-tell-them-to-fight/ https://cdt.org/insight/frequently-asked-questions-section-230-sex-trafficking-and-current-legislation/

Home & Office Networking (2/3/18 part 1)

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Is your Information Superhighway in the middle of a traffic jam? Networking Info! While we often talk about your internet connection’s speed, what about your home network? Is it congested with everyone streaming music and video? Do you wonder where all your bandwidth went to? What can you do? Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as they take this listener question about your networking and what you can do to improve it!

Home & Office WiFi (2/3/18 part 2)

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To heck with cables! What about wifi? WiFi Info! Glad you asked. We continue with our talk about home and office networking with regards to wifi. There’s some real alphabet soup in this area, so what does it mean? Why does it change? What’s important? Jonathan, LD, and Sam talk about this and more plus take your calls!

Meltdown & Spectre then Scoring 2017’s Predictions: Part 1 (1/6/18)

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We’re scoring our 2017 predictions! Scoring 2017 – Part 1 But first? We go over the now notorious, infamous, and slightly overblown CPU exploits called Meltdown and Specter affecting ALL modern computer processors. It doesn’t matter if you’re running Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android, or anything else – if you’ve got a modern CPU? You’re vulnerable. Ish. After that we talk start scoring our predictions from the beginning of 2017! How did we do? Lets find out!