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The Personal Computer Radio Show – 07.19.17

PCRS 2017-07-19 Broadcast Personal Computer Show Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Broadcast PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET IN THE NEWS Verizon data from 6 million users leaked online THE FIOS BATTERY – A Consumer ALERT FAA offers drone registration refunds following court ruling Photobucket breaks billions of photos online, upsets millions of users Consumer electronics company Jawbone goes out of …

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LOA Today – 10.27.16

After an exciting announcement that we finally have gotten our podcast subscription link working on our website, we immediately dive into the role that the Law of Attraction plays in things like … well … getting podcast links to work, and dealing with cable companies and Internet Service Providers … and all of the other stuff that we often dread on a daily basis but which can surprisingly turn to our benefit simply by focusing on the positive side of things.

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Theresa May’s Surveillance Bill Is Chilling

WHEN my union, the National Union of Journalists, has been campaigning about secret state surveillance it has often felt like we are boxing with shadows. No member of the public is allowed to know the extent of the types of operations involved and no-one is able to access the policies that relate to whether or not journalists and trade unionists …

Cable Customers Beware: This Mega-Merger Just Created a ‘Price-Gouging’ Monster

The maligned merger between Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks is complete, which means the three companies have now become the country’s second-largest cable provider, despite months of warnings from consumer and open internet advocates who assailed it as the creation of a ‘price-gouging’ monster. Charter ultimately paid $55 million to purchase Time Warner Cable and $10.4 billion for …

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Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha Indians become the first official Climate Refugees

The Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw just received $48 million to move off of their disappearing south Louisiana island. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced in January that it had awarded the tribe $48 million to pay for a move, most likely farther north and inland, making them the first community of official climate refugees in the continental (lower 48) United States. The tribe wants to move as …

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DISINFORMATION PART 2: DETAILED TIPS FOR TROLLS

This is Part 2 of a three-part series on the insidious techniques of trolls, spooks, feds, saboteurs, provocateurs, disinformants — whatever you wish to call them. These techniques were posted anonymously on the Internet some time ago. They appear to have been written by a professional troll for the “benefit” of less experienced trolls on how to prevent the sharing …

BEC CREW – Li-Fi has just been tested in the real world, and it’s 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

Expect to hear a whole lot more about Li-Fi – a wireless technology that transmits high-speed data using visible light communication (VLC) – in the coming months. With scientists achieving speeds of 224 gigabits per second in the lab using Li-Fi earlier this year, the potential for this technology to change everything about the way we use the Internet is …

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The Death of the Internet: A Pre-Mortem – John Michael Greer

The mythic role assigned to progress in today’s popular culture has any number of odd effects, but one of the strangest is the blindness to the downside that clamps down on the collective imagination of our time once people become convinced that something or other is the wave of the future. It doesn’t matter in the least how many or …