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Could algorithms be the cure to cancer? What will the future workplace look like? And how could blockchain protect our privacy better than anything we have now? In this episode, Kim sits down with Congressman David Schweikert, who provides a politician’s perspective on the biggest plans lawmakers have for the future of tech. Learn more about your a…
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
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 …
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
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 k…
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch…
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megap…
 
Cryptocurrency shows no sign of slowing down, and there's a list of mining scam apps you need to know about. Plus, a new phishing email campaign is using the UPS and a really clever tactic to fool people. And Kim and the gang have three smart tech tips you'll wish you knew sooner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Now that the Taliban has taken over Afghanistan, many nationals are scrambling to cover up their digital lives. Any sign of cooperation with Americans could be a death sentence. In this episode, Kim talks with Ricoh Danielson, a vet who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, breaking into cellphones and discovering secrets on the ground. Learn more about …
 
This week, Kim and Allie are joined by a special guest, Paul Colligan. He's a super-smart podcast expert and chats with us about some excellent ideas if you've ever thought about starting your own show. That, plus this week in tech news, Kim's favorite Alexa prank, and a brand new game. Will Kim stump you? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me…
 
This week's podcast is a full hour of The Kim Komando Show, originally broadcast to 420+ radio stations across the U.S. on Aug. 14 and 15. Listen on your schedule for 30 days totally free at getkim.com. In this hour, a former official says China has data on every American, Apple’s plan to scan devices for child abuse images and how you could be 60 …
 
Apple says it is going to start scanning photos for child porn. Is this a privacy violation or a much-needed change? Plus, scam texts are on the rise. We've got tips on what to watch for. And if you want to be a reality star, time to submit a casting call to Netflix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
When tragedy struck, Joshua Barbeau decided to cope with the death of his girlfriend by creating an AI chatbot based on her personality. In this episode, Kim sits down with him as well as developer Jason Rohrer, who created an AI program you can use to create your own personalized chatbots for just $5. It’s creepy and insanely fascinating at the sa…
 
The FBI busted criminals using a secret app to communicate their nefarious deeds. The biggest surprise here is how they did it. X-rated emails are one of scammers' favorite ways to get your info. Plus, the team dives into tech productivity hacks to make life easier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Cellphones completely changed the way we communicate. One of the most influential figures behind the tech? Marty Cooper, known as the Father of the Cellphone. In this episode, Kim and Marty take a trip down memory lane. He tells the story of his first mobile call. No, it was definitely not to his wife. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaph…
 
Windows 11 is coming, but it's not here yet. Before you go Googling for the installer, a warning about dangerous malware. Plus, a new update for iPhones and iPads goes well beyond cool new features; it fixes a serious vulnerability. In the tech tip, a simple way to change your Echo's wake word and voice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega…
 
To make a successful podcast, you need solid storytelling and production skills. That's why I sat down with audio expert Valerie Geller to break down the biggest mistakes audio pioneers make. We share anecdotes from our own careers, tips that worked for us and the top four ways you can reel in listeners and boost your ratings. Learn more about your…
 
Jeff Bezos went to space and back and had a, well, unusual way of thanking all of us for it. Security cameras are watching at just about every store; some are smarter than others. In the tech tip, Ben has details on how to find and clean up all your duplicate Google contacts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Thanks to invasive software, companies can track your every move — even outside of work hours. In this episode, security researcher Cooper Quintin reveals how so-called bossware works, what it tracks and how badly things can go when organizations use it to see every single thing you're doing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc…
 
Twitter's blue checkmark verifications are back. You won't believe how the social media company screwed it up. Plus, a vital security measure finally makes its way to Ring cameras, and Allie has a quick and easy way to find your lost phone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
When you put a cheap smart bulb in your shopping cart, no one warned you it might be susceptible to hackers who could use it to break into your entire network. With more and more of our devices connected to the internet, we're all at risk. I brought in cybersecurity expert Ricoh Danielson to help you lock it all down. Find out more about Ricoh at 1…
 
One woman asked Kim for help with a malicious stranger who stalked her daughter's every move. Over time, the abuse escalated; the creep targeted her whole family, even posting the mom's photos on risqué dating sites. Listen and learn how Kim and her friends unmasked the stalker! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Facebook is now worth $1 trillion. Kim dives in what you could get for all that cash. Plus, Starlink's progress in bringing high-speed internet to the masses and the inside scoop on Windows 11. In the tech tip, how to see what's eating up all the space on your phone — and what to delete. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoice…
 
Bitcoin, Dogecoin, mining, Ethereum, gas prices, Binance ... Cryptocurrency is going mainstream, but that doesn't mean these are easy waters to navigate. Before you dive in, listen to this podcast. Kim and team have the info you need to get started the safe way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Learn from the woman who wrote the book on radio and podcasting, Valerie Geller. She has traveled the world teaching professional broadcasters how to get better at their craft. You'll get a ton of great tips in this episode, including Valerie's four secrets to creating powerful content: focus, engage, position and storytelling. She'll break each do…
 
Cryptocurrency is going mainstream, and influencers like Kim Kardashian are cashing in. Apple just released an urgent update for older iPhones and iPads, and a new medical data breach could give cybercriminals even more fuel to come after you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
ProPublica obtained IRS information showing how billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett pay little in income tax compared to their massive wealth — sometimes, even nothing. Kim sits down with her tax accountant to get the scoop. Plus, they talk about how to use your own home and special tax credits to lower your taxes. Learn more…
 
The FBI busted criminals using a super-secret app to communicate all their comings and goings. Kim has the scoop on how they did it. Scammers are sending X-rated emails to scare people into paying up, and the team dives into tech productivity hacks to make life easier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
With the internet of things, you can open doors and turn on lights with one tap on your phone. That’s a lot of power — so what happens when a hacker takes over your home network? Kim speaks with Cequence Security hacker Jason Kent, who shares some scary stories about what can happen if you aren’t careful. You’ll also get a ton of cybersecurity tips…
 
Another massive ransomware attack hits the U.S. How will this impact your next meal? Amazon's new wireless network is coming soon, and you're part of it unless you opt out. Plus, a big change coming to eBay and what we're expecting from the upcoming UFO report from the Pentagon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
If you have a website, you want it to show up on the first page of Google for as many different search terms as possible. How can you get there? SEO, or search engine optimization, is the secret sauce that stands between you and ranking highly. Kim chats with SEO expert Steve Wiideman about the insider secrets to boost your rankings and make more m…
 
What do your phone’s passcode and your Venmo account have in common? Find out. Plus, an obscure video game accessory selling for hundreds of dollars, and our tactics to fight back against porch pirates. In the tech tip, a new Google setting you need to enable if you don't want others snooping through your searches. Learn more about your ad choices.…
 
Ready to dip your toe into the cryptocurrency world? Don't until you listen to this episode. Kim and the team walk through the basics, from how virtual currency works to whether you can make money mining Bitcoin. Find out how to dodge scams and keep your digital currency safe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Which government agency is watching what we do online? The answer will surprise you. Plus, fake crypto apps scamming people out of their cash, Google's latest additions to Maps and more, and an app that started a manhunt ... for the wrong guy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Amazon hosts websites you visit every day, sells billions in products each year, and collects more information about you than you realize. All this success all starts with a huge amount of data collection. Kim is joined by guest Jason Boyce, author of "The Amazon Jungle: The Truth About Amazon, The Seller's Survival Guide for Thriving on the World'…
 
Do you have more photos than you know what to do with? Kim, Allie and Ben dive into the best ways to get rid of all the junk and duplicates — like memes and screenshots — hiding the important pictures you want to keep. Plus, how to back-up and store your collection for easy browsing and long-term storage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg…
 
Apple is in an 'Epic' court battle that could change the way we pay for apps. You've heard of Bitcoin, but what about some of the other cryptocurrencies that make up this $2 trillion industry? Then Ben, Mike and Allie talk streaming devices. Spoiler: Roku reigns supreme. And find out if Allie can fool the guys this week in Brand New or Not True. Le…
 
Most countries have a cybercrime unit. Many also have hacking units, elite gangs of cyber soldiers who launch long-term attacks on rival nations. Their goal: to steal state secrets or even wreak havoc on its citizens. But you can be your own cybercrime unit — and there are a lot of threats you need to protect yourself from. Kim talks with Etay Maor…
 
Kim and the crew break down the latest tech news, including a global chip shortage that's going to make getting your hands on electronics and appliances even more expensive. Plus, a 21-year-old Blockbuster rental came back to haunt a woman applying for a new driver's license. The team reminiscences over the best cell phones from years past, and see…
 
If you have a website, you’re probably always hungry for more traffic. I know I am! That’s why I sat down with Tim Ash, an expert on digital marketing and evolutionary psychology. There are seven common mistakes you might be making that are tanking your results. After this, you’ll be ready to attract more eyes to your site than ever before. Learn m…
 
After a year of binge-watching, Netflix is losing subscribers. They have a new way to make money, and Kim has the details on how it could impact the movies you already love. Ben nerds out over the little rover-that-could flying on Mars, and the crew talks smart home tech. What would you buy if money were no object? And find out if Allie can fool th…
 
The 5G revolution is here, and boy, has it caused a splash. Conspiracy theories spread through forums like tornadoes, whipping up fear about contamination and health issues. People are toppling cell phone towers, thinking they cause COVID-19. But how valid are these concerns? Kim sits down with radio wave expert Kenneth Foster, a University of Penn…
 
Kim has the story of a guy who tried (and failed) to take down the internet. Is that even possible? A look at Google's new ad tracking tech that might be active in your browser right now, and a secret way to send hidden messages from iPhone to iPhone. Find out how the crew cleans their tech inside and out, and see if Ben can fool Mike and Allie in …
 
This week's exclusive episode of Kim Komando Explains is a full hour of The Kim Komando Show, airing on more than 420 stations across the U.S. Listen to the full show on your schedule for 30 days free at getkim.com. Coming up, in the first hour, another massive data breach involving Facebook, this time involving more than 530 million people. Find o…
 
The U.S. government is buying up phone, power and water records. If you have smart devices in your home, you need to hear this. More bad news from Facebook: Half a billion user records were leaked. Plus, the best ways to display photos on your TV. And can Allie fool Ben and Mike in this week's Brand New or Not True? Learn more about your ad choices…
 
Social media used to be fun. Remember those days? You'd chat with old friends, post a few photos and move on. Fast forward to today and social media is addictive, intrusive and even harmful. Jim Fournier, the mind behind a new social media platform, says it's even a threat to our democracy. Kim jumps into the murky world of social media, from data …
 
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