July 1, 2019
What happens when our personal photos and videos are used without our consent? When are our photos no longer ours?Our guests this episode are Eva Galperin and Mary Pilon.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
June 24, 2019
At what point does targeting cross the line from useful to creepy? Isn’t it weird that ads nowadays seem to know you better than you know you?Our guest this episode is Jules Polonetsky.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
June 17, 2019
Why does Google Maps ask me to have my WiFi enabled to improve location accuracy? Thanks to Maggie in D.C. for today’s question.Go here and see a map of where you've been and when -- on Google. Feel weird about what Google knows about your location? Go to this page and manage your location history.Want to see all the WiFi networks near you? Visit WiGLE.netWe mentioned that Google has gotten in hot water in the past over the way Wi-Fi and the Street View part of its mapping product. Here's one story about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
June 10, 2019
Has technology ruined our ability to focus? Will we ever be able to get that back? Our guest this episode is journalist and author Annie Murphy Paul.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
June 3, 2019
Password managers are a great solution to remembering 100+ passwords, but are they actually safe? What makes a good password anyway? This week’s question comes from a listener on Twitter. Here are the new definitive NIST guidelines on passwords.Bruce Schneier explains this here.Ok, so just how secure are password managers? Pretty secure, but not perfect.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 27, 2019
Is my ability to work from anywhere actually hindering me? How much does overwork affect my wellbeing? Our guest this episode is author Brigid Schulte.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 20, 2019
Should I be boycotting smart meters? A listener asks an important question about a piece of tech that most of us didn’t know was tracking us. Thanks to Brian in Lansing for this week’s question. Last year, a federal court ruled that consumers retain their expectation of privacy around smart meter data. The Electronic Frontier Foundation's legal argument in the case can be found here.Info on what smart meters actually collect can be found here.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 13, 2019
What happens when an app records you in your sleep? And then tells you to pay to hear recordings? Is that like, legal?? Alia and Bob search for answers.Our guest this episode is privacy lawyer Sinzi Gutiu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 6, 2019
Is the internet ruining our lives? But what about puppy pics and Twitter friends and immediate access to information?! For the very first episode of So, Bob, Alia and Bob tackle the world’s easiest question: is the internet good or bad?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
April 15, 2019
Coming May 6: Bob & Alia join forces to answer your questions and untangle your sanity from this dark, scary world wide web. So, Bob is a safe, welcome space for understanding what technology is doing to you. We’ll be dropping episodes weekly starting May 6. Subscribe now so you don’t miss a thing!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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