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Award-winning radio show host, nationally syndicated columnist and digital lifestyle expert Kim Komando breaks down the hottest topics in tech. Get insider secrets to protect yourself online, make money from home, secure your devices, avoid scams and more. Want more from Kim? Try her free, smart tech newsletters at https://www.komando.com/subscribe/

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Award-winning radio show host, nationally syndicated columnist and digital lifestyle expert Kim Komando breaks down the hottest topics in tech. Get insider secrets to protect yourself online, make money from home, secure your devices, avoid scams and more. Want more from Kim? Try her free, smart tech newsletters at https://www.komando.com/subscribe/

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

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

    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.
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    • 52 min
    How the government and companies buy your personal data

    How the government and companies buy your personal data

    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.
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    • 50 min
    Tech Refresh: WhatsApp not so private, 3 smart tech hacks, talking duck

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

    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.
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    • 43 min
    Disinformation: How social media lies change history

    Disinformation: How social media lies change history

    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.
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    • 46 min
    Tech Refresh: iPhone 13, digital license, pay later on Amazon

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

    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.
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    • 48 min
    Cybersecurity 101: Inside the mind of a hacker

    Cybersecurity 101: Inside the mind of a hacker

    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.
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    • 26 min

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429 Ratings

429 Ratings

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I used to listen to Kim komando on the radio. I just discovered her podcast.
Good contact, clearly presented, informative.

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Great information. Wish my brain was as intelligent as your about computers. Thank you!!

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