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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Steven FoxSteven Fox, is a Senior Cyber Security Officer, US Dept. of Treasury outlined changes that have occurred in exchanging security information with Europe since the Edward Snowden revelations.  Safe Harbor originally allowed very liberal boundaries for exchanging data but the new regulations under Privacy Shield provide for very serious penalties for data breaches. Basically the Europeans don’t trust us any more.

Click Here to Listen to Steven Fox[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”black” border_width=”3″][vc_column_text]rick_broidaRick Broida is our Gadget Guy and noted Cheapskate.  On a monthly basis Rick visits to talk about the latest in gadgetry.  This month Virtual Reality is the hot topic with the release of the Samsung Galaxy VR headset.

Rick also had valuable comments to make about using VPN (Virtual Private Network) software to protect our data while surfing away from home or office.

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Podcast Aug. 18, 2012: Woven Wind Project

Show Notes:

Weaving the Wind: John Barrie, Executive Director Appropriate Technology Collaborative A creative international volunteer project that combines advanced technology and the skills of native women weavers who make the blades for windmills that bring power to remote Guatemalan villages.

Tina Watson, Senior Infrstrastructure Manager at GE, and board member of ATC. Tina Watson’s Guatemala Trip.

For more information on the Circuits and  Solar class and Laptops for Latin America, send email to

College Hook Up: Once your student gets to college, what happens when they first hook up to the network? Foster’s adventure at Central Michigan University and tech dads Gary Baker and Ed Rudel add their experiences.

Internet Advisor Takeaway: Museums on Us – Save some money on a short getaway to a museum. Bank of America is offering free admission to lots of museums on selected weekends through out the year. Just present your Bank of America ATM card for one free admission per cardholder.

The Mac Minute with Erik Anderson: All the Apple rumors fit to spread at the start of hour 2.

Darik’s Boot and Nuke Software for complete erasure of a hard drive.

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Podcast: February 27, 2010

Join us for another early edition of the Internet Advisor with Gary Baker, Foster Braun, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson and Vince Chmielewski. Our panel of experts will discuss two important issues in today’s digital work that have links to Apple Computers:

  • The future of Flash.  Can this technology that has made web viewing such a rich experience stand up against the attacks by HTML and Apple’s resistance? View Vince’s blog on the topic.
  • Steve Jobs and his legacy The founder of Apple Computers turned 55 this past week and we will consider his impact, for good or for bad, in the world of computing.

We will also hear of another enterprising teacher, MSU Journalism Professor Nancy Hanus, the professor who assigned her class work via Twitter and Audioboo while stuck in traffic.  Check out her blog of the incident!

Of course we will have our weekly dose of The Mac Minute with Erik Anderson and lots of time for you to get your computing questions answered by our team of experts.  Don’t forget that the Internet Advisor is open 24/7 to help you through our Forums; just click the link in the toolbar at the top …

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