Beyond Social Media - Technological Totalitarianism - Episode 249

Episode 249: BL and David discuss the new revelations of Facebook’s shady response to the Russian infiltration of its network; China ZTE’s exporting of the technological tools of totalitarianism to Venezuela; the Wall Street Journal’s efforts to detect deepfakes; the long-form video trend at YouTube; Firefox Monitor’s data breach notifications; a hilarious response to cheap clients; Facebook’s Most Amazing Dog show; Pandora’s Podcast Genome project; Iceland Foods’ banned Christmas commercial; Coca-Cola’s sappy social media wipe; the GoFundMe fraud story gets fraud-ier;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Sarah Silverman A Turns Troll - Episode 214

Episode 214: David discusses Sarah Silverman’s compassionate response to a Twitter troll; Life Time Fitness’ decision to ban cable news; the Wellness VR platform pilot program in a senior living facility; Google’s audio-realistic text-to-speech technology; Firefox’s plans to shame insecure sites; Cadbury’s Willy Wonka white chocolate cream eggs; Apple’s long-awaited podcast analytics; Twitter’s video views; Facebook Ad Manager rules; the massive hardware security flaw that has effected all computer processors; a fatal swatting incident; Ajit Pai’s no-show at the Computer Electronics Show; and much, much more.

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Episode 184: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Facebook’s live video problems; the Juicero press test; Minnesota cops celebrate 4/20 Day; Google’s talentless drawing app; the personalization of Google Home; branded Easter eggs; Steve Ballmer’s USA Facts; a potential Google ad-blocker; An Inconvenient Tooth; Facebook getting Instant Articles pushback; a false twins story; a scary phishing expedition; …and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Is Flash Dead - Episode 104

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Amazon’s underwhelming Prime Day; CNN’s latest reporting failure; the latest nail in Flash’s coffin; Starbucks jobs program; Facebook’s Moneypenny digital assistant; Mark Cuban’s Mark Tank fundraiser; the rebirth of Bloom County; Wilco’s Star Wars giveaway; Rachel Platten’s duo with a sick six-year old; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Beyond Social Media Show - LEGO Worlds - Episode 99

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the news of the Queen’s demise being greatly exaggerated; a massive hack of the federal government personnel records; a LEGO Worlds; Manspreading; tweeting potholes; Cyber seniors; Flash’s long death; an Internet cat video; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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