Kim Komando Daily Tech Update

Kim Komando Daily Tech Update

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June 18, 2021 1 min
Weeks ago, I told you that the Bank of England's chief said anyone who invests in cryptocurrency should be prepared to lose it all. Now, I have a startling follow-up story. Listen to this! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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In the commercials, people happily discover lost keys or purses thanks to their Apple AirTag. But these little devices have quickly been put to a darker use: tracking people without their knowledge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 16, 2021 1 min
Amazon Prime Day is now less than a week away. When shopping on Amazon, most of us check out the reviews to find out how good a product is. Unfortunately, no one can trust Amazon’s customer product reviews. Here's why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 15, 2021 1 min
The White House will require all cryptocurrency transfers of $10,000 or more to be reported for tax purposes. Here's the full story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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In May, I asked my listeners and readers to share their thoughts on powerful tech companies. Of over 6,000 respondents, 86% said they're fed up with Big Tech. So is Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 13, 2021 1 min
When you visit a new website, there's a good chance you’ll be asked to accept the website’s cookies. Most people say yes ... but interestingly enough, most people don’t even know what they're agreeing to. Here's how the cookie crumbles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Whether you know it or not, your iPhone has magnets inside. But the iPhone 12 has one that's so powerful that it could affect your heart. You could be in danger and not even know it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 11, 2021 1 min
If you get an email promising to protect your company from a ransomware attack like the one that brought down the Colonial Pipeline, don't open it! It's just a Trojan Horse trying to sneak ransomware into your computer. Here's how this nasty scheme works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Everyone's vulnerable to the dangers of ransomware. On Wednesday, we learned that 60 bipartisan members of Congress were locked out of constituent data for weeks. Here's the full story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Many of my tech updates have focused on the exploding epidemic of ransomware attacks. And now the White House is saying exactly what I’ve been saying: It’s up to private businesses, large and small, to ramp up their own cybersecurity to protect America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 8, 2021 1 min
Sometimes government operations are kept secret so that our adversaries don’t know our full capabilities. But yesterday, the FBI and the Department of Justice proved to the world that Bitcoin transactions are no longer guaranteed to be either untraceable or unrecoverable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 7, 2021 1 min
Think you’ve seen it all with Facebook’s never-ending attempts to market your personal information? Here's a brand new doozy you've got to hear about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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In April, Apple rolled out a new product: the AirTag. It's a neat little tracker that helps you keep track of your gadgets. But AirTags can do a whole lot more than just that! Here are some nifty tricks you've got to try. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Citizen is a new app that acts as a public safety network. Basically, it alerts you about crimes. It sounds promising — but let's see if it lives up to the hype. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Russian hackers have been having a field day. Not only were they responsible for the Colonial Pipeline attack, but they've also just come after the meat industry. No one's safe — not even you. Here's how to protect yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 3, 2021 1 min
If you own an Amazon Echo or a Ring security camera, you’re about to share your internet connection with your neighbors ... unless you say no. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 2, 2021 1 min
Over the Memorial Day weekend, a friend said, "I use a Mac because I know that I won't be hit with viruses and spyware." Here's what I have to say on that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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How fed up is America with Big Tech? I wanted to find out. Over 6,300 people answered my survey. Here's what they had to say. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Recognitions from the U.S. military liike medals and awards are priceless family heirlooms that can be passed down through generations. Like anything material, they can be misplaced, lost, stolen or simply begin to show their age over time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Ever heard of vishing? Short for voice phishing, it's a scary new scam in which criminals impersonate a company. They especially love posing as Amazon workers. Here's what to watch out for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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