5 minutes | Jul 2nd 2020

Spyware, Bossware, and Other Invasive Software Plaguing our Lives Today

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In this week’s episode, we talk about the software we use every day for entertainment, productivity, socialization, and more. Starting off the TikTok’s fall from grace with its recent turmoil surrounding its vague origins and invasiveness on mobile phones. Sweeping bans of Chinese apps from the Indian Government.

Remote work introducing new forms of “bossware”, or alternative invasive spyware that comes gift wrapped with a bow on top, and is branded and sold as productivity-enhancing software for employers. 

And last but not least, I’ll touch a more polarizing topic, one that touches on data transparency, freedom of speech, and the internet as a tool for information. As the keys for the renowned wiki leaks platform trades hands with a new group ready to take the lead. All sources can be found on the Humanatronix Website.

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