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Privacy Security

FCC fines wireless carriers $200 million for sharing user location data!

Tom and Kevin from Shared Security discuss two major cybersecurity and privacy news stories. The first topic covers the FCC issuing fines to major US wireless carriers for sharing users’ real-time location data, totaling nearly $200 million. They express surprise and skepticism over the carriers’ actions and deliberate on whether the fines would be impactful […]

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Security

AT&T Data Breach Update

Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson give us an update on the AT&T data breach. For the full episode, go to: https://twit.tv/sn/970

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Microsoft

How to Send & Receive Text Messages in Outlook

Once again, Kevin Stratvert uncovers a useful aspect of the Office suite. In this step-by-step tutorial, learn how you can send and receive text messages directly from within Microsoft Outlook. Text messages include SMS and MMS messages. Along with sending and receiving SMS, you’ll learn how to create contacts so you don’t have to remember […]

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Future

Newer AT&T Spot: "You Will" 2020 Edition

AT&T Tech Channel shares an updated version of the “You Will” commercials. I’m not sure if the video is from 2011, as the YouTube timestamp indicates or 2020. Either way, the technology is definitely within the realm of possibility of 2011 or 2020, but just not practical yet. Interesting nod to work from home at […]

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Interesting

Did AT&T Predict the Future?

Marques Brownlee examines the AT&T commercials that inspired this Data Point. AT&T Made a futuristic concept commercial 20 years ago that turned out to be literally perfectly accurate. It’s insane. Maybe they should make another one this year? 

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Data Driven

Have You Ever Livestreamed from the Beach? You will.

In this Data Point, I stream live from the beach to talk about how sometimes specific predictions of the future are correct, even if they miss some details. In the 1990s, AT&T ran a series of commercials, highlighting the ways in which the internet would transform our lives. One that stands out is the prediction […]

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Future Interesting

Can 5G Replace Your Home Internet?

Blazing fast 5G speeds are here but they aren’t all that useful on the new 5G smartphones. WSJ’s Joanna Stern packed up a motor home to see if the connection could power all her connected gadgets, including laptops, printers, Xboxes and camera-equipped doorbells.

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