Notes from the Electronic Cottage 3/26/20: Digital Hygiene

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

In these days of the covid-19 virus, we are all hopefully practicing effective hygiene and following the advice of scientists so we can, as a community and country, get through this time minimizing damage as much as possible. Unfortunately, events that stir up our fears bring out all sorts of online low-lifes and trolls so practicing digital hygiene becomes even more important in scary times such as these. Here are some good digital hygiene hints.

And, by the way, the Digital Assistant that many people have in their homes can be a lot less clever about recognizing its “wake up” words than we might think, with not-so-good results. Check out Digital Trends: These Words Can Accidentally Activate a Smart Assistant