Computer Guys & Gal

Computer Guys & Gal

If the government is going through Verizon phone records and tapping Internet servers at Google and Facebook, what does that mean for you? The Computer Guys and Gal discuss privacy, social media and the future of gaming.

If the uber-secret National Security Agency is poring through Verizon phone records and tapping Google and Facebook servers, what does that mean for you? Is there any privacy online? What happens when people start wearing Google Glass and recording your every move? The Computer Guys and Gal discuss privacy, social media and the future of gaming.

Guests

Allison Druin

WAMU Computer Gal; Chief Futurist at the University of Maryland Division of Research; Co-Director of the Future of Information Alliance, University of Maryland

Bill Harlow

WAMU Computer Guy; and Hardware & Software Technician for MACs & PCs at Mid-Atlantic Consulting, Inc.

John Gilroy

WAMU Computer Guy; and Director of Business Development, Armature Corporation

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The Onion Browser for iOS is a Tor-capable Web browser for smartphones.

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