Think Again Podcast ep. 33 — DARK WEB/NIGERIAN PRINCES (feat. cybersecurity expert Marc Goodman)
We surprise the smartest people you know with ideas they're not prepared to discuss. This week, Marc Goodman, author of FUTURE CRIMES.
Jason Gots is a New York-based writer, editor, and podcast producer. For Big Think, he writes (and sometimes illustrates) the blog "Overthinking Everything with Jason Gots" and is the creator and host of the "Think Again" podcast. In previous lives, Jason worked at Random House Children's Books, taught reading and writing to middle schoolers and community college students, co-founded a theatre company (Rorschach, in Washington, D.C.), and wrote roughly two dozen picture books for kids learning English in Seoul, South Korea. He is also the proud father of an incredibly talkative and crafty little kid.
All technology is in effect “dual use.” You can use it for good, or you can use it for ill. – Marc Goodman
At what point does government's incompetence at policing sex predators and other Internet criminals constitute breach of contract with the general public? Has anyone on Earth actually read the "terms of service"?
Marc Goodman, a cybersecurity expert and author of The New York Times bestseller FUTURE CRIMES talks with Big Think's Jason Gots about these questions and more, prompted by surprise videos from physician David Agus, verbose Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa, and former Muslim extremist Maajid Nawaz.
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Delay, deny and deflect were the strategies Facebook has used to navigate scandals it's faced in recent years, according to the New York Times.
- The exhaustive report is based on interviews with more than 50 people with ties to the company.
- It outlines how senior executives misled the public and lawmakers in regards to what it had discovered about privacy breaches and Russian interference in U.S. politics.
- On Thursday, Facebook cut ties with one of the companies, Definers Public Relations, listed in the report.
Protected animals are feared to be headed for the black market.
Sure we know it would be bad, but what do all of these scary numbers really mean?
- At the press time, the value was $21.7 trillion dollars.
- Lots of people know that a default would be bad, but not everybody seems to get how horrible it would be.
- While the risk is low, knowing what would happen if a default did occur is important information for all voters.
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