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Want to learn more about this digital life we’re all immersed in? Grab this podcast as Kim Komando explores topics that impact us each and every day. From scammers to hackers and social media to product reviews, Kim finds top experts to give us their side of the story or explain what Big Tech is doing now. Kim pulls back the curtain so you know what’s really going on.

Latest episodes

Tech Refresh: Scam texts going up, Amazon's new guarantee, the first MP3

September 24, 2021
Scam calls are on their way down, while scammy texts are increasing. Here's what to do about it. Plus, Amazon is finally taking responsibility for lousy third-party products, and Kim, Ben and Allie reminisce about the first MP3, Napster and even tapes.

The future of tech: One U.S. lawmaker sees big changes coming

September 21, 2021
Could algorithms be the cure to cancer? What will the future workplace look like? And how could blockchain protect our privacy better than anything we have now? In this episode, Kim sits down with Congressman David Schweikert, who provides a politician’s perspective on the biggest plans lawmakers have for the future of tech.

Tech Refresh: Podcast pro tips, Alexa prank, Windows nightmare

September 17, 2021
Trying to get your podcast off the ground? Kim and Allie are joined by Paul Colligan, a podcast industry pro who helps new shows flourish. Plus, Kim pranked Barry with an Alexa trick you'll want to try, too, and an essential update for Windows users.

How the government and companies buy your personal data

September 14, 2021
We think of our gadgets as helpful tools that make our lives easier, but they can also be turned against us. The data your devices collect is so valuable it could be used against you in a criminal trial, requested by police or even bought by the government through a data broker. Kim’s interview with technologist Bennett Cyphers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation reveals all the secrets you’re losing — and which devices do the most stealing.

Tech Refresh: WhatsApp not so private, 3 smart tech hacks, talking duck

September 10, 2021
After years of assuring users Facebook can't read WhatsApp messages, the truth comes out. Kim, Allie and Ben offer up their favorite quick tech life hacks, including how to use your browser to earn cash. And in weird news of a week, a talking duck named Ripper has something to say.

Disinformation: How social media lies change history

September 8, 2021
Keeping you ignorant is profitable, which is why companies, governments and terrorist groups manufacture fake social media posts. Fall for them, and you’re letting strangers inject their lies into your brain. In this episode, Kim sits down with disinformation experts Kristy Roschke and Emerson Brooking on the scary new shadow industry designed to keep us ignorant, compliant and powerless.

Tech Refresh: iPhone 13, digital license, pay later on Amazon

September 3, 2021
The iPhone 13 is coming soon. Before you shell out $1K, get Kim's advice on whether now is really the time to upgrade. Plus, digital licenses are coming soon, if you live in one of eight states. And check Amazon because you might be able to break your next purchase into monthly installments.

Cybersecurity 101: Inside the mind of a hacker

August 31, 2021
Online scams reach new heights just about every month. How can you protect yourself? You need to get in the head of a criminal. That's why Kim sat down with IBM social engineer Stephanie Carruthers, aka _sn0ww, about the surge in spam that preys on fears and confusion. Listen now to stay safe out there.

Tech Refresh: Crypto hits $2.1T, UPS scam, quick tech hacks

August 27, 2021
Cryptocurrency shows no sign of slowing down, and there's a list of mining scam apps you need to know about. Plus, a new phishing email campaign is using the UPS and a really clever tactic to fool people. And Kim and the gang have three smart tech tips you'll wish you knew sooner.
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