Internet Providers Will Sell Your Soul, More Password Hacking Concerns And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 5 to 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on iHeart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what’s going on in the digital world. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.

This week we discussed: 

  • Things are getting scary in the US. All we can do is hope that our government is more vigilant with our private information. Last week, congress cleared the way for Internet providers to sell your web browsing history. As I often say: we tell things to Google (and our web browsers) that we often don’t tell our spouse. Plus, that raw data creates a hyper-personal history of who we are. Quite terrifying, when you think about it.       
  • Well, if that didn’t scare you enough, my worst fears about passwords and hacking came to fruition last week. Passwords are a joke for most people (sadly). Thankfully, there are great programs like LastPass that create automated passwords and manages the problem with a “master password.” My concern has always been, what happens when you centralize all of your passwords and that software gets hacked. Well… 
  •  App of the week: Google Sheets.

Take a listen right here