Dave and I kick off this episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast with one of our favorite topics: Facebook.
In this tale, the Silicon Valley titan is locked in a battle with Ireland’s Data Protection Commission about sharing European data with US servers. Facebook has threatened to pull out of the region entirely. Let’s hope we have enough popcorn to watch this one play out.
From there, it’s a sad story out of Germany. Over the past week, we followed the story of a patient who died after having to be redirected from a hospital because it was hit with ransomware.
From there, we take a few minutes to review the new documentary The Social Dilemma. For those who haven’t heard about it yet, the film takes a look at some negative aspects of social networks — and our discussion contains some spoilers. To close out the show, we look at the millions of people still getting DVDs by mail from Netflix.
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- Facebook says it will stop operating in Europe if regulators don’t back down
- Hospital patient dies following botched ransomware attack
- The Social Dilemma: Take action
- Defending digital privacy: taking personal protection to the next level
- Have you ever considered data as currency?
- Why are 2 million people still getting Netflix DVDs by mail?