44 episodes

What is technology doing to you?

Civilian podcast producer Alia Tavakolian has always felt like a dumb tech consumer.
Veteran tech-journalist Bob Sullivan has spent his life showing people they're not dumb tech consumers - they're being hacked.

Each week, Bob and Alia join forces to answer your questions and untangle your sanity from this dark, scary world wide web.

So, Bob is a Spoke Media original.

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    • 4.5 • 101 Ratings

What is technology doing to you?

Civilian podcast producer Alia Tavakolian has always felt like a dumb tech consumer.
Veteran tech-journalist Bob Sullivan has spent his life showing people they're not dumb tech consumers - they're being hacked.

Each week, Bob and Alia join forces to answer your questions and untangle your sanity from this dark, scary world wide web.

So, Bob is a Spoke Media original.

    Introducing: UNDER COVER OF KNIGHT

    Introducing: UNDER COVER OF KNIGHT

    Hey hey! We've got a new mystery podcast we think you'll love - UNDER COVER OF KNIGHT. Alia & Bob both worked on this one, and you'll even hear Bob's voice in it, too!
    You can binge the whole series right now - follow UNDER COVER OF KNIGHT on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or any of the podcast places.

    UNDER COVER OF KNIGHT
    In 1996, Sue Knight was found dead in her Athens, TX, home. Her will named a loose acquaintance as the executor of her estate, but after an alleged phone call from the CIA and a dire warning from the local sheriff, the executor stopped asking questions. More than 25 years later, Sue’s memory haunts the town of Athens and the people who knew her. Who was Sue, really? Why did this English expat settle in small-town Texas? And could she still be alive?
    Texas Tax rate at 80% of 8.25%

    • 2 min
    No Place To Hide: Catching Up On The Data Broker Project

    No Place To Hide: Catching Up On The Data Broker Project

    In the final installment of our data broker project, Duke students Carter Forinash and Jake Satisky talk about what it took to remove all of Keith Reynold's information from the web.
    Texas Tax rate at 80% of 8.25%

    • 16 min
    No Place To Hide: The Ghost Of 2030

    No Place To Hide: The Ghost Of 2030

    In a decade, the world will look pretty bleak if nothing is done to put some guardrails around invasive technologies. What rules, what innovations, might save us from this dark future?
    National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
    National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs Hotline: 212-714-1141
    Visit TechSafety.org for information on technology in the context of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and violence against women.
    Texas Tax rate at 80% of 8.25%

    • 47 min
    No Place To Hide: I Spy...

    No Place To Hide: I Spy...

    What does it feel like to be watched? What if you aren't even aware you've been spotted in the first place?
    National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
    National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs Hotline: 212-714-1141
    Visit TechSafety.org for information on technology in the context of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and violence against women.
    Texas Tax rate at 80% of 8.25%

    • 40 min
    No Place To Hide: On Location

    No Place To Hide: On Location

    We know why privacy matters, but we all have this vague sense like it’s slowly being taken away from us. So, the irresistible question is, what might the future look like if our privacy is gone completely?
    National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
    National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs Hotline: 212-714-1141
    Visit TechSafety.org for information on technology in the context of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and violence against women.
    Texas Tax rate at 80% of 8.25%

    • 33 min
    Checking In - Day 18

    Checking In - Day 18

    It's the last check-in for awhile and Bob and Alia have poems, a song and some words of encouragement for you.
    The song you heard today was River of Happiness, by the one and only Dolly Parton.
    If you have any good things to share, don't hesitate to message us on Twitter @SoBobPod, email us at sobob@spokemedia.io, or call us at 253-470-8398. We love hearing from you.

    Texas Tax rate at 80% of 8.25%

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

gabegssanchez899 ,

A well-constructed series of data ethics and safety

From a long-time listener of both Breach and this podcast, I would describe this show as a way of getting clarity from data privacy in a way that it humanizes our plight of how to look out for ourselves and each other online.

NYC Tech Moron ,

Informative and So Interesting!

I usually hate tech podcasts because of the way they speak to audiences- always as a talking down to the listeners about something they should have already known.

So, Bob is not that at all!!! Whenever I listen, I feel validated in not knowing everything and it really does feel like a journey we are all going on together!

Life is crazy and having to adapt is hard, but So Bob is right there to help!

AmberWaving ,

Bob is Cool But...

I can't stand listening to that woman. She talks like a valley girl with the "like" every other word. I'd rather a podcast with JUST Bob and maybe some expert guest speakers to dig into the topics. I've had to unsub because I can't get past that annoying female host.

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