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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    The Academy Awards are over and movies steeped in special effects and animation were big winners. Where were all those visual effects created? Increasingly, the answer is “not here.” The web has made it possible for call centers or tech support centers to be anywhere in the world. Now it is making it possible to outsource artistic and professional jobs as well. Are we thinking about what this could mean for economy and our daily lives? We’d better.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Data breaches are an almost weekly experience these days, and resulted in over 12 million cases of identity theft in 2012. Could an “online digital guardian” reduce or eliminate identity theft and unauthorized charges on our credit cards? IBM thinks so. Should we think so too?

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Do you love to jump in the car on a summer’s day and drive off to nowhere special with the wind in your hair, feeling that you are free and no one knows where you are? If so, better do that soon because before very long, it will be pretty near impossible for the location of your car, now and over time, not to be known to others. Here’s why…

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Identity in the digital age is a new ball game. Digital technology offers great benefits, especially to those in parts of the world who have no way at present to prove their identities. And, of course, the flip side has the potential to create great harm. Let’s take a look at examples of both

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    On Feb. 11, there will be a “Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance” on the Web (daywefightback.org) Why? Here’s a little background.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Things move fast in the world of info tech. Here are some stories from just the past single week, and this is far from a complete list. Phew!

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    It’s yearly prediction season for all manner of things, and technology has plenty of predictors making predictions. Some of the most interesting predictions come from IBM. Their annual Five in Five list has been quite successful in looking at technologies that will change how we live our lives. If this year’s crop are correct, we’ll be living in a different world before long. See what you think.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Think that when you go on the Web, you will be able to access anything that is there? Maybe, maybe not, depending on where you are when you try. Filtering of Web content is big business today for governments, Internet Service Providers, and even libraries. But what is filtered out and why is often very unclear to us users.

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