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19 minutes | 6 months ago
How to (Sorta) Survive the Hellscape of Post-Election Disinformation
The votes are officially in, but the election is likely to be contested in the coming days and possibly weeks. That means the potential for disinformation will only increase. This week, we spoke with Tom McKay and Dell Cameron, Gizmodo’s resident disinformation experts about social media, the president, and conspiracy theorists, including Tom inadvertently becoming one. We asked for tips to avoid falling for or spreading misinformation, but the answer seems to mostly be “log off.” Eek.
27 minutes | 7 months ago
How Public Internet Could Fix Broadband Deserts, With Abdul El-Sayed
This week we're joined by physician, activist, author, and former gubernatorial candidate Dr. Abdul El-Sayed to talk about the potential of a publicly-owned internet. Listen to hear Dr. El-Sayed tell Alex and Brian how we can push back against powerful ISPs and encourage our local government to implement their own internet infrastructure.
32 minutes | 7 months ago
What is 5G and how will it help us? With Vida Ilderem
This week we're diving into exactly what is 5G, what it is NOT (despite the rumors), and how it just might help fix our terrible internet problems. Vida Ilderem, vice president of Intel Labs and director of the Integrated Platform Research at Intel speaks with Alex and Brian about the 5G's potential to change our internet usage.
39 minutes | 7 months ago
How the Climate Crisis Could Drown the Internet, With Journalist Maddie Stone
This week we’re learning just how much the internet impacts climate change and how much climate change in turn could impact the internet if we don’t act soon (in both cases, it’s a lot!). From protecting our fiber optic cable infrastructure from storm surge to the potential impact of wildfires on mobile networks, it turns out the services we are so dependent on might not be ready. We’re joined by veteran science journalist Maddie Stone to talk about the risks and what it is we can do to keep the internet from sinking under the rising tide.
41 minutes | 7 months ago
Why Does the Internet Suck? With Cory Doctorow
This week we're finding out why the internet sucks with journalist, a blogger, and activist Cory Doctorow. Cory is also a special adviser to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founder of the UK Open Rights Group, which focuses on protecting the digital rights of internet users in the UK. Listen to hear Cory talk about how the lack of enforcing antitrust laws has contributed to poor service from ISPs and what we can do to take action for a better internet.
2 minutes | 8 months ago
Introducing System Reboot
Gizmodo has a new podcast that's going to reboot how you think about our world.
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