75 minutes | Jan 13, 2021

An Insurrection On The Fly

This is an action-packed episode and one of our best yet. After Simon actually hit the record button, Dom is all about new year cheer and Mel & Simon reminisce about our high school mountaineering achievements in Western Australia's North-West.Then we get into a robust conversation about the crazy happenings in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Yes, the old U.S. of A, with last week's storming of the Capitol building - what the Democrats are calling an insurrection - by Donnie Trump's clown-show whackjob fans. We discuss the event, ask whether Trump incited it, what they hoped to achieve and what they actually achieved.We also get into the issue of big tech censorship and freedom of speech with el Presidente being banned from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Spotify, Shopify, and pretty much every social media platform you can think of, probably including MySpace! As well as the Twitter-alternative Parler app being banned from the Google and Apple app stores and being kicked off Amazon's web servers so that it can no longer be either downloaded or function for existing users. Facebook's coming changes to the terms of service for its WhatsApp messaging app whereby it will begin collecting and sharing pretty much every bit of personal and usage data from your phone, what are the alternatives and why you should be concerned about your privacy online. This is an interesting conversation between Mel, Dom & Simon with some thoughtful perspectives, and we make sure to end it with a good laugh. Stick in for this one, it's a good ride! Give us a rating on Apple Podcasts or wherever they do podcast ratings, and Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChroniclesOnTheFly, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/chroniclesontheflypod, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ChroniclesOTF
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