Safe, Smart, Secure | FULL SHOW | #127
Stay safe, sound great and get smart! This week we delve into cyber security and the Panama Papers leak, outdoor sound systems featuring PlanterSpeakers, and the recent news surrounding Revolv in the home automation sector. | Download Full Episode #127
Segment 1: Cyber Attack | Download Segment 1
Are you hack-worthy? You don’t need to be rich to fall prey to credit card fraud or identity theft. Jeff Dorgay (@TONEAudio) and Jason Masters (@JasonTypesWords) urge listeners, don’t brush off internet security another week!
Segment 2: Preserving Privacy | Download Segment 2
Over 11.5-million documents were leaked in the Panama Papers incident making it the largest data leak in history, easily eclipsing the WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden cases in 2010 and 2013 respectively. With the world turning its focus back on digital security, we question, “How safe is the average person?”
The Internet Society‘s Technical Outreach Director for Identity and Privacy, Robin Wilton (@futureidentity), offers a troubling retort.
Segment 3: Risky Business | Download Segment 3
The rules of illegal data-harvesting have changed. There is no stereotypical hacker, and no matter how dull your data profile, you’re an economic asset to someone. Robin Wilton (@futureidentity) of the Internet Society discusses this and other valuable lessons gleaned from the Panama Papers leak.
Segment 4: Stay Vigilant | Download Segment 4
The price of convenience is high when it involves trading your personal privacy. Get your head (and your habits) out of the cloud. The Internet Society‘s Robin Wilton (@futureidentity) recommends this simple tip to keep your cash and data secure.
Segment 5: Outdoor Audio | Download Segment 5
Summer is right around the corner, and if you’re going to do a backyard barbecue right, you’ll need to upgrade your outdoor sound system. Madison Fielding President Art Powers fills us in on the super stealth PlanterSpeakers starting at $899/pair.
Segment 6: Backyard Concert | Download Segment 6
For the optimum outdoor concert vibe, Madison Fielding President, Art Powers, offers these installation and placement suggestions for PlanterSpeakers systems.
Read Jeff Dorgay’s review of the Madison Fielding Flagstone PlanterSpeakers via TONEAudio: Click Here.
The Revolv Hub, a smart home central controller device that was met with fanfare in 2014, will be going dead May 15th. What does this mean for early smart home adopters? TheDigitalMediaZone.com‘s (@digimediazone) “Home: On” host, Richard Gunther, sounds off.
Segment 8: Format Wars | Download Segment 8
Revolv, a great idea in the smart home movement, is now turning into an elaborate paperweight. The Digital Media Zone‘s (@digimediazone) Richard Gunther discusses what he calls an “acquisition hire” by Nest and debates the necessity of a hub in the connected-home format wars.
Segment 9: Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. | Download Segment 9
How close are we really to the fantasy of home-automation depicted on the deck of the Enterprise-E? Take a beat, Captain Jean-Luc Picard: We discuss embarrassing and confusing smart home blunders with home automation expert and host of “Home: On”, Richard Gunther (@digimediazone).
Segment 10: Revolv Owner Outrage | Download Segment 10
Did you invest in the Revolv smart home platform only to find that you purchased an expensive and soon-to-be inoperable brick? Don’t worry, DMZ‘s (@digimediazone) Richard Gunther says there may be a chance to recoup some of your hard-earned cash. Learn how.
Segment 11: Smart Money | Download Segment 11
Is it time for your “dumb home” to go back to school? Before sinking oodles of cash into a home automation system, find out what’s on Richard Gunther’s (@digimediazone) Internet-of-Things wish list.
Segment 12: Be Empowered | Download Segment 12
Just like your smoke detector, connected home devices may also need regular battery changes. The Digital Media Zone‘s (@digimediazone) Richard Gunther empowers you to stay on top of smart technology maintenance.
CreditsHost: Jeff Dorgay
Producer: Jason Masters
Production Asst: Joanne Bolden
Copy Editor: Becky Vaughn