Digital Galaxy is a podcast with the goal of creating short educational episodes about privacy, data, and online rights. New episodes will be posted every Friday on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Youtube.
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Trump's Exec. Order (EP.1)
In this episode, we talk explore Trump's executive order that will limit social media platforms' use of the online decency act section 230c if they censor their users. Also, federal legislation is being developed to further reinforce the actions of this executive order. Sources and more found at: https://forasocial.com/digitalgalaxypodcast
"Free" Apps Explained (EP.2)
This episode explores how free apps work and how it impacts you. Data is any information that “identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.” (California Consumer Privacy Act) That data is collected, stored, then sold by free services to place advertisements in front of their users. This leads to an easy buying experience for customers but may lead to data-leaks and the inability to opt-out.Sources and more found at: https://forasocial.com/digitalgalaxypodcast
Internet Bots Explained (EP.3)
In this episode, we explore bots on social media platforms. A Social media bot is a software application that runs automated tasks that include; generating messages, advocating ideas, and gaining followers on social media platforms.Sources and more found at: https://forasocial.com/digitalgalaxypodcast
Fake News Explained (EP.4)
In this episode, we explore fake news. Fake news is false stories that appear to be news, spread on the internet, or using other media, usually created to influence political views or as a joke. Fake news can have real-life implications and social media companies are starting to consider taking measures to deter the spread.Sources and more found at: https://forasocial.com/digitalgalaxypodcast
Why is Tik Tok under review? (EP.5)
In this episode, we explore the possible ban of Tik Tok. The app Tik Tok was created by a Chinese company and has been under scrutiny about sharing their data with the Chinese government. India has already banned the app, the US and Australia are strongly considering the same ban. Sources and more found at: digitalgalaxypodcast.com
Virtual Reality Explained (EP.6)
In this episode, we are explaining Virtual Reality and it's future. Virtual reality is an artificial environment which is experienced through sensory stimuli (such as sights and sounds) provided by a computer and in which one's actions partially determine what happens in the environment” Companies have been investing heavily into these technologies and the gaming industry is expected to take large leaps in market size because of patents being filed for advertising in VR headsets.Sources and more found at: digitalgalaxypodcast.com