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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    The Internet is offers an amazing opportunity to find information but how do we know if what we find is true? Good question. Here are some thoughts on the subject.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    We’ve heard a lot about data breaches lately in which hackers have broken into the computer systems of places like Home Depot and Target and stolen all sorts of customer information. Those breaches make for big headlines but how large a problem are data breaches really? Very large, as it turns out: a report on breaches in the first half of 2014 makes for very disturbing reading.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    We’re beginning to realize that there is no real security on the web but there are things we can do to make us less of a target of hackers. One big one is to get serious about passwords. Here’s a method for making passwords that even in today’s environment provide us with some real protection.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Have you or someone you know gotten a replacement credit card way before your current one was supposed to run out? Wonder why? Here are a couple of possible reasons.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    The Internet of Things is rapidly becoming a part of our daily lives, not just digitally but in the things we interact with every day from cars to thermostats. But just what is The Internet of Things and what potential promise – and problems – does it offer? Listen up.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    There is an effort across America and here in Maine to digitize medical records into large databases to reduce health care costs and better share patient data among health care providers. But bigger databases are bigger targets for hackers as the theft of 4.5 million records from Community Health Systems demonstrates. Should patients have any say in how or where their personal medical records are stored?

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    It’s fun to pull a program from the Electronic cottage archives and give it another listen. That’s what we’ll do today on the subject of Power Laws in this piece that is almost 10 years old but still worth a listen – and, we hope, a contribution to WERU’s Funathon, either online at weru.org, or by phone at 800 643-6273.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Technology can be a great thing. But it can also be not so great. Here are a few examples of the latter.

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