IRL: Online Life Is Real Life
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Our online life is real life. We walk, talk, work, LOL and even love on the Internet – but we don’t always treat it like real life. Host Veronica Belmont explores this disconnect with stories from the wilds of the Web – and gets to the bottom of online issues that affect us all. Whether it’s privacy breaches, closed platforms, hacking, fake news, or cyber bullying, we the people have the power to change the course of the Internet, keeping it healthy, weird, and wonderful for everyone.
||CleanFree Speech, Limited?||Recent events like the Charlottesville, VA rally have revealed the Internet’s role in helping spread IRL threats and violence. Leaders in the tech world have represented varying positions on both protecting free speech and also reducing hate speech onli||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll Access Pass||What is life like without fast Internet, and how does life change once a person has it? Should Internet access be a right, rather than a luxury? Veronica Belmont explores these questions as she talks to people about joining the digital economy. Inspiring||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Spy With My Digital Eye||We react against the idea of surveillance, but it turns out that we’ve invited it into our homes through devices like digital assistants, connected toys, and baby monitors. Are you comfortable with the idea that someone might be watching you or listenin||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Care and Feeding of Your Troll||Trolls. You'll find them in every corner of the Internet. During this episode, explore the landscape of trolling online, its impact on individuals, and its impact on the Web. Some people are fighting back in new and tasty ways. Baked goods included.||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHack Jobs||Have you been hacked, or been the victim of malware or ransomware? Humans make the internet vibrant, but we're also the weakest link — we're predictable and often easily fooled. This episode of IRL focuses on our internet insecurity. Meet the unsung her||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Neutral Zone: The Future of Net Neutrality||The Internet (at least in the US) is at a crossroads as the FCC is considering rolling back the net neutrality regulations it adopted in 2015. If net neutrality is abolished, the Internet could shift from an essential service that all consumers can acces||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll Your Data Are Belong To Us||You’ve heard the expression, “When something is free, you’re the product.” And, while you may think it’s no big deal to give away your personal data in exchange for free online services, how can you know that what you get for what you give is a||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing IRL: Because Online Life is Real Life||Our online life is real life. We walk, talk, work, LOL and even love on the Internet – but we don’t always treat it like real life. Host Veronica Belmont explores this disconnect with stories from the wilds of the Web – and gets to the bottom of onl||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Very excited for this podcast, but every time my phone goes to look for new episodes, I receive an SSL certificate error. Looks like the Let's Encrypt very expired December of 2016 - pleas fix!!!
Wow, it's an eye opener
Entertaining, it keeps you interested and informed, and it will have you fearing (and rightfully so) for the whereabouts of your data.
So much fun! Way to go Veronica!