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Privacy and security tips

Breaking Away From Google

What Next: TBD – Slate

Host Aaron Mak discusses with journalist Nithin Coca his attempt to abstain from using any Google products in his daily life. They discuss why he did it, the useful alternatives he found for specific apps, the quirks of using different tools abroad, and the surprising benefits he found in starting over. They also speculate on whether or not a normal consumer could sustainably do the same thing, and what that means for the state of the industry.


#1368 – Edward Snowden

The Joe Rogan Experience

Edward Snowden is an American whistleblower who copied and leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency in 2013 when he was a Central Intelligence Agency employee and subcontractor.

Digital and privacy rights

The Subtle Tricks Shopping Sites Use to Make You Spend More

Louise Matsakis – WIRED Security

Through deceptive designs known as “dark patterns,” online retailers try to nudge you toward purchases you wouldn’t otherwise make.

Internet traffic protection

Mythbusting and understanding VPNs with JP Taggart

Lock and Code – Malwarebytes

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to JP Taggart, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes, about VPNs—debunking their myths, explaining their actual capabilities, and providing some advice on what makes a strong VPN. Tune in for all this and more on the latest episode of Lock and Code, with host David Ruiz.

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