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"'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it. " - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.

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#103 Long Distance, Part II

08/03/2017

47:41

This week, Alex and Damiano take a trip. This is the conclusion of last week's episode, Long Distance. Further ReadingSnigdha Poonam's story on tech support scams in the Hindustan TimesIf you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a suspicious pop-up, or get an unsolicited tech support email, you can make a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by following this link, or by contacting the company that the call center was impersonating directly.Microsoft fraud report pageApple fraud report pageMicrosoft did a global survey of tech support scams in 2016, and the results are pretty interesting. You can find it here.

#102 Long Distance

07/27/2017

50:44

This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman. Further ReadingIf you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a suspicious pop-up, or get an unsolicited tech support email, you can make a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by following this link, or by contacting the company that the call center was impersonating directly.Microsoft fraud report pageApple fraud report pageMicrosoft did a global survey of tech support scams in 2016, and the results are pretty interesting. You can find it here.Oh, and don't be like Alex. Never let some stranger remotely connect to your computer.

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This week, the return of YYN: from a deranged mascot to the top of the FBI

#130 The Snapchat Thief

11/08/2018

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This week, a new Super Tech Support: after Lizzie's Snapchat gets hacked, things start getting really creepy. Alex investigates.Michael Bazzell's PodcastThe complete Security and Privacy PodcastSteps Michael Bazzell Gave Alex to Protect HimselfHow to port your phone numberPassword ManagerGoogle AuthenticatorYubikeyMichael's workbook to freeze your credit and remove yourself from public records websitesSudoStories about Sim Swapping and OGUsers by Vice/MotherboardBy Lorenzo Francheschi-BicchieraiThe SIM HijackersHow to Protect Yourself From SIM Swapping Hacks‘TELL YOUR DAD TO GIVE US BITCOIN:’ How a Hacker Allegedly Stole Millions by Hijacking Phone NumbersHow Criminals Recruit Telecom Employees to Help Them Hijack SIM CardsAlleged 19-Year-Old SIM Swapper Used Stolen Bitcoin to Buy Luxury CarsCops Arrest Infamous SIM Swapper Who Allegedly Stole $14 Million in CryptocurrencyBy Joseph Cox'I Could Ruin Your Business Right Now': Listen to a SIM-Jacking, Account-Stealing RansomThe Organization that Lizzie Donated ToByte Back

#129 Autumn

10/25/2018

43:58

A 13-year-old girl builds a tiny world that she has complete, perfect control over. And then one day, that world forces her to make an impossible decision.Episodes of The Nod you should check out:Cowboy of the West VillagePeak RealityThe Paradise GarageKnuck if you Buck

New York City cops are in a fight against their own police department. They say it’s under the control of a broken computer system that punishes cops who refuse to engage in racist, corrupt policing. The story of their fight, and the story of the grouchy idealist who originally built the machine they’re fighting.

New York City cops are in a fight against their own police department. They say it’s under the control of a broken computer system that punishes cops who refuse to engage in racist, corrupt policing. The story of their fight, and the story of the grouchy idealist who originally built the machine they’re fighting.

#126 Alex Jones Dramageddon

09/13/2018

52:44

We're back this week with a Yes Yes No. Alex takes PJ and Alex Blumberg through Alex Jones's visit to the Senate. And producer Anna Foley helps us unpack the scandal that's engulfed Beauty YouTube.Alex Jones tweetBeautube tweet

#102 Long Distance Parts 1 & 2

08/30/2018

1:31:59

A telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman.   This episode originally aired in July of 2017. 

A woman in New Jersey is getting strange phone calls to her office from unknown numbers. Every time she picks up, she finds herself eavesdropping on the life of a different stranger. Unsure what else to do, she calls in Super Tech Support. This episode originally aired in September of 2017. 

#83 Voyage Into Pizzagate

08/16/2018

53:35

A conspiracy theory, a pizza related map, and a website fighting for its very soul. This episode originally aired in December of 2016. 

This week, Phia wonders what kind of person falls for phishing attacks. Is it only insanely gullible luddites, or can smart, tech savvy people get phished, too? To find out, she conducts an experiment on her poor, unsuspecting coworkers.This episode first aired in May of 2017.