In This Episode: Traveling with tech. Three Breaches of the Week. Do hobby bloggers have to comply with the EU’s new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)? That’s a definite …maybe. And the dangers of car “fobs”.
This Week’s Hosts
- Randy Cassingham, founder of This is True and the Internet Spam Primer.
- Leo Notenboom, “Chief Question Answerer” at tech education site Ask Leo!
- Gary Rosenzweig host and producer of MacMost, and mobile game developer at Clever Media.
- Kevin Savetz, web site publisher and Computer Historian at Atari Podcast.
- Ken Gagne, host of the Polygamer and Transporter Lock podcasts.
- Longer Bios on the Hosts page.
- In the warmup, Randy talked about changing WordPress themes, replacing Canvas (which won’t be supported much longer) with GeneratePress. Kevin is bringing in interesting guests for his Atari Podcast, and Leo talked about using tech on his overseas travel, and asked about how Randy’s wife is getting pictures home. Gary finished up his latest game app (Windword, not published yet), and Ken has started a new job since his last appearance here (Episode 5 in December) with Automattic, the makers of WordPress.
- Leo came up with three “Breaches of the Week” to talk about: Chilis Restaurant lost at least some customers’ credit card data, British phone company Everything Everywhere screwed up by not setting passwords, and Facebook was implicated in leaking information of people who did a stupid “personality quiz” (don’t do that!)
- Ken gave us a rundown on the GDPR: do you have to conform to some foreign regulations about data privacy just for your own little blog? The answer is a resounding maybe. Ken provided links for Automattic’s informational page, and a WordPress plugin that helps sites to conform to the EU cookie law.
- And Randy warned about becoming complacent with walking away from your car with the engine running, because you don’t have to turn a key to turn it off. The New York Times reports that at least 28 people have died that way.