Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/19/22: Making Our Electric Homes Safe 1

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Our homes are filling up with electronic devices, and that has become even more true for many in this work-from-home Covid time. While those swell “smart devices” can be very handy, they can also do a lot of things that we may not be aware of, and not to our benefit. even the Portland, Oregon office of the FBI thinks so, and they have a point. Here are some things to think about the next time you interact with your smart TV or other gee-whiz device.

About the host:
Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in our increasingly digital world. He has banged around non-commercial radio for decades and, in the little known facts department (that should probably stay that way), he was one of the readers voicing Richard Nixon’s words when NPR broadcast the entire transcript of the Watergate tapes. Like several other current WERU volunteers, he was at the station’s sign-on party on May 1, 1988 and has been a volunteer ever since doing an early stint as a Morning Maine host, and later producing WERU program series including Northern Lights, Conversations on Science and Society, Sound Portrait of the Artist, Selections from the Camden Conference, others that will probably come to him after this is is posted, and, of course, Notes from the Electronic Cottage.