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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Think the big difference between computers and humans is that people can judge what other people’s personalities are like? Think again. And be careful what you “Like” on the web. Here’s why…

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    The intersection of digital tech and the life sciences is getting more and more common, and we don’t really understand the implications for our lives yet. This rebroadcast looks at some current, perhaps unnerving, research; and at a very unnerving situation for a child and school based on DNA.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Summer in Maine, so here’s a rebroadcast of a program from last winter that visitors may not have heard and others may wish to hear again. In the 2016 Consumer Electronic Show, there were lots of new whizbang online tools and toys. One thing that was unfortunately absent was a deep concern about online security and safety.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Bots (short for robots) seem to be everywhere these days. One place they are increasingly present is on online social media, and their presence means we would probably be wise to take a lot of what we see and hear there with a grain of salt. Here’s why.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    It’s the lazy, hazy days of summer, but tech developments never sleep so here are a few stories from the digital world we may have missed as we were lounging in our hammocks.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Software has become an increasingly large part of our everyday lives, including interpreting our medical information and, soon, driving our cars. But what happens if the software is wrong, and, worse, if we can’t figure out just what the software is actually doing. A couple of recent news items we might have missed with everything else going on in the world suggest this is not an idle question.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Having a secure password is really important in today’s online world. Here are some ways you can get one mentioned on today’s program:
    Secret Poetic Password?52.24.230.241/bc/password_generation.php
    Diceware Home Page?world.std.com/~reinhold/diceware.html
    Diceware Dictionary?world.std.com/~reinhold/diceware.wordlist.asc
    And if you are on Facebook, given that anyone can now search your public posts, you may want to check your privacy settings. Here’s how:
    How to Check Your Facebook Settings?nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/10/23/check-your-facebook-settings-to-make-sure-your-posts-arent-searchable/

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    These days, cars are more or less computers on wheels, and software is increasingly the driver. Want to tinker with your engine like your parents and grandparents could. Good luck!

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