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🎧 Masking Your Digital Footprints

Masking Your Digital Footprints
WikiLeaks dumped almost 9000 pages of secret CIA documents on the web for all to see, detailing dozens of secret hacking tools and techniques....

Screen Addiction An Epidemic

Screen Addiction An Epidemic
So here we go—another dire warning of the addictive qualities, and costs, of small screens on children and adults. But is this warning more...

🎧 Dark Web Reveals Evil Side of Mankind, Bob Francis

Dark Web Reveals Evil Side of Mankind, Bob Francis
If you thought you knew all there was to know about the internet - think again! There is a sister universe on the web...

🎧 Your Email is as Vulnerable as Sending a Postcard

Your Email is as Vulnerable as Sending a Postcard
Would you write banking information, passwords, private conversation or any sensitive data on the back of a postcard? Sounds like a silly question perhaps -...

🎧 Potential Attacks on America’s Infrastructure, Colonel Waurishuk

Potential Attacks on America's Infrastructure, Colonel Waurishuk
There are so many basics of life that we take for granted in America, our water; our electrical grid; our phones; our ability to...

🎧 Shaping The New Narrative, Big Brother & Big Media – Sharyl Attkisson

Shaping The New Narrative, Big Brother & Big Media - Sharyl Attkisson 2
The new narrative today involves; as Sharyl Attkisson puts it 'Shady Political Operatives' - who have essentially taken possession of the minds, bodies and emotions of an entire...

Own an Android? Chances Are You’ve Been Hacked!

Own an Android? Chances Are You’ve Been Hacked! 2
Android 'Gooligan' Hackers Scored The Biggest Ever Theft Of Google Account by hacking into 1 million Google accounts hitting them with malware that can access...

🎧 How The Bad Guys Trick You Into Taking Their Bait

How The Bad Guys Trick You Into Taking Their Bait
“Phishing” is one of the most common and most effective ways for the bad guys to get your passwords or credit card information. In...

🎧 The ‘Cyber-Fairy’ Revisited & ‘Healthy Seeds’ for your new year

The 'Cyber-Fairy' Revisited & 'Healthy Seeds' for your new year
While you were sleeping, the Washington cyber-fairy got her way again by convincing Congress to slide language in the omnibus budget bill that arguably violates...

American Tech Companies Continue To Sell Consumers Out

American Tech Companies Continue To Sell Consumers Out
Without the cooperation of American tech companies — both voluntary and compelled — the National Security Agency’s system of mass surveillance is simply not...

Bait and Phish, Computer Hacks Target People Just Like You!

Bait and Phish, Computer Hacks Target People Just Like You!
Many scams happen online and are set up by computer hackers. The hackers send fake emails and/or set up bogus websites, which may look...

🎧 Changing the way we teach our kids, Will Rhame

Changing the way we teach our kids, Will Rhame
Our kids are spending the bulk of their time on technology - some reports have kids spending as much as 12 hours a day on their...

Clinton Email Hack… Could It Happen To You?

Clinton Email Hack… Could It Happen To You?
In a recent twist, scam artists are using the phone to try to break into your computer. They call, claiming to be computer techs...

An Inside Look at Spamming from a Former Spammer

An Inside Look at Spamming from a Former Spammer
Spam has become an integral part of Internet life. Once your e-mail address gets on a spam list, it's close to impossible to remove it....

The Internet of Things is The Next Big Security Nightmare

The Internet of Things is The Next Big Security Nightmare
The Internet of Things involves the increasing advances of objects and entities provided with the ability to automatically transfer data over a network. The “Internet...

Does Biometric Scanning Really Keep Your Personal Information Safe?

Does Biometric Scanning Really Keep Your Personal Information Safe?
It requires more than just a key or a password -- you need to use a physical attribute to now get inside some airports,...

🎧 How Dumb Are Your ‘Smart Devices’?

How Dumb Are Your 'Smart Devices'?
Do you have a “smart” TV? Or an Internet-connected baby monitor? Then you are a part of the Internet of Things (IoT)! Welcome to...

Yahoo Hacked Again! Free Email Services Becoming Costly to Consumers

Yahoo Hacked Again! Free Email Services Becoming Costly to Consumers
More than ONE BILLION Yahoo accounts have been exposed after a third-party hacker hit the internet company in a separate attack from the one that was...

🎧 Why CloudBleed Wasn’t So Bloody Scary

Why CloudBleed Wasn’t So Bloody Scary
The media was once again telling everyone to light their hair on fire over the latest web bug that threatens to expose all of...

Identity Theft Protection Is a Theft

Identity Theft Protection Is a Theft
Millions of people subscribe to credit monitoring or Identity theft protection services each year. This is due in part to the million + of...

RULE 41 and the Destruction of Your 4th Amendments Rights

RULE 41 and the Destruction of Your 4th Amendments Rights
Dec 1st was when your 4th Amendment was destroyed. “We’re in the midst right now of one of the biggest battles in the privacy world...

🎧 Protecting Your Privacy at the US Border

Protecting Your Privacy at the US Border
What are your rights at the border? It depends on your immigration status, and even US citizens will not enjoy their usual Constitutional rights...

🎧 Congress Just Sold You Out (Again)

Congress Just Sold You Out (Again)
This week I discuss the stunning repeal of Internet privacy provisions with Ernesto Falcon from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Congress narrowly passed a bill...

🎧 Learn These WannaCry Lessons Before Round 2 Hits

Learn These WannaCry Lessons Before Round 2 Hits
The WannaCry virus hit over 200,000 computers in over 150 countries in a matter of days. While WannaCry spread quickly, it had some fatal...

🎧 Intel Closes a Nine-Year Backdoor

Intel Closes a Nine-Year Backdoor
This week I’ll tell you why you should not be using Microsoft’s Edge Browser, how to find out if you were bitten by a...

🎧 If You Use Public WiFi At The Hotel, Airport, Coffee Shop….

If You Use Public WiFi At The Hotel, Airport, Coffee Shop....
If you use public WiFi of any sort at the hotel, airport, or coffee shop (AND WHO DOESN'T), then you need to pay attention....

🎧 Facebook Murder Fantasy

Facebook Murder Fantasy
Tracy starts out the show talking about being solo during this Easter edition podcast. He talks about the band Green Day and how they...

🎧 Do We Own Any Media We Buy Anymore?

In the second of my two-part interview with activist and author Cory Doctorow, we discuss how copy protection schemes (called “Digital Rights Management”) is...

🎧 NotPetya Malware Strikes, Everything You Need to Know

NotPetya Malware Strikes, Everything You Need to Know
Lawrence Abrams is the creator and CEO of Bleeping Computer, and he and I delve into the latest malware sweeping the globe called NotPetya...

🎧 Inoculating the World Against Malware

Inoculating the World Against Malware
The WannaCry ransomware worm spread across the planet is a matter of hours, infecting over 200,000 computers in just a matter of hours -...

🎧 Why I Killed my Company to Save my Customers, pt 2

Why I Killed my Company to Save my Customers, pt 2
In this final segment, we address the classic conundrum: law enforcement believes that your servers hold key information that would prevent a devastating terror...

🎧 Cyber Travel Tips: What To Know Before You Go

Cyber Travel Tips: What To Know Before You Go
Summer is upon us and for many of us that means travel - but before you even pack your bags, you need to listen...

Our Intelligence Dilemma

Our Intelligence Dilemma
Following the 9/11 terrorist attack, the federal government immediately reformed its existing security programs by creating new bureaucracies. The previously unknown Patriot Act immediately...

🎧 When the Hackers Become the Hacked

When the Hackers Become the Hacked
The Shadow Brokers have dumped a treasure trove of NSA secret hacking tools, proving that even the best secret-keepers in the country can’t always...

🎧 Social Media’s Numbing Effect

Social Media's Numbing Effect
Social Media, an incredible platform. But has it disconnected us from being more genuine and human? Every time a celebrity passes, social media reminds...

🎧 The Feds Plan For Cars That Can Track & Tattle On You

The Feds Plan For Cars That Can Track & Tattle On You
The Internet of Things will soon include cars... what could possibly go wrong? If all the cars on the road could tell each other...

🎧 Rise of the Machines: Should We Fear Artificial Intelligence?

Will the robots rise up and take over? Or will Artificial Intelligence usher in a Utopian future? These concepts may have seemed like science...

🎧 The Mouse That Scored, How Copyright Went Wrong

In the first of a two-part interview, activist and author Cory Doctorow explains how copyright law has failed to keep up with the realities...

Sociopathic Corporations Operate Like The Mafia

Sociopathic Corporations Operate Like The Mafia
This past Monday I watched some dramatic live coverage from Mandan, North Dakota on Democracy Now’s website. The coverage showed the celebration of the official...

🎧 Creating and Remembering Killer Passwords

Creating and Remembering Killer Passwords 1
Passwords are the bane of our modern existence. Why the hell haven’t we figured out a better way to prove who we are? Today...

🎧 Achieving Trust in the Digital Age

Achieving Trust in the Digital Age 2
Is trust just an emotion or is it more than that? In this week’s episode, I speak at length with Jeffrey Ritter: a lawyer,...

🎧 Hackers Crack Safes, Teslas, Car Washes and Voting Machines

Hackers Crack Safes, Teslas, Car Washes and Voting Machines
Chris Romeo regales us with tales of safe-cracking robots, demonic car washes, possessed Teslas, and hacking of voting machines! Where did this all happen?...

Don’t Tread on My Bits: Why Net Neutrality Matters

Don’t Tread on My Bits: Why Net Neutrality Matters
Are you ready for the next YouTube, Netflix or Hulu? Then you need to fight to save net neutrality. Today I discuss the threatened...

Google’s Psych-War On Police No Laughing Matter

Google's Psych-War On Police No Laughing Matter
Those who don’t believe that there is an active War on Police are naïve. This war impacts law enforcement officers on many fronts including...

🎧 Your Privacy Rights Are Under Assault at the U.S. Border

There are bills before Congress to use drones along our border for mass surveillance and provisions to capturing all manner of biometric data when...

🎧 How to Live in the Era of Fake News

Jeffrey Ritter, author of “Achieving Digital Trust”, is back to help us understand the phenomenon of “fake news” and to explain why it’s not...

🎧 If You Aren’t Backing Up, Your Data is on Borrowed Time

Do you have backup copies of all your family photos and home videos? What about your tax documents and other financial data? Maybe you...

🎧 Goodbye Privacy, Hello Panopticon

Just because you’re not paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not tracking you! And just because you feel that you have nothing to hide doesn’t mean...