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Digital Detectives: “Cybersecurity for Macs”

Macs are typically viewed as safer from viruses and hacking, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Mac users can still be tripped up by malware and adware, for example. This week, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk with Tom Lambotte, CEO of GlobalMac IT, a company that supports law firms which are Mac-based. They discuss what Mac owners can do to protect their computer and how cybercrime has evolved.

Note to Self: “AI Learns from Us. So It Learns Bias.”

Note to Self, hosted by Manoush Zomorodi, is a weekly reminder that you should question everything. Last month, the show explored how implicit biases get encoded into AI because ultimately humans are the ones who program robots and computers. Zomorodi talks to Jack Alcine, whose photos of him and his friend were tagged as “gorillas” by Google Photo’s AI. They discuss how Google responded and how the problem is much bigger than mistagged photos.

Soul Music: “Waterloo Sunset”

BBC Radio 4’s Soul Music podcast takes a look at songs with a longstanding emotional impact.┬áMost recently, they discussed “Waterloo Sunset” by The Kinks. The song marks its 50th anniversary this year. Musicologist Allan Moore discusses why the song works so well, and the BBC also talks to individuals who were profoundly affected by the song.

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