This Week in Tech

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An ongoing cyber intrusion into more than 18 thousand computer systems worldwide, poses a "grave risk" to federal, state, and local governments, as well as private companies and organizations, according to the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which this week issued an Emergency Directive urging all those affected…
Friday, 11 December 2020 07:25

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This week, hackers targeting the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain, and why cryptocurrency is increasingly popular and profitable. Special guests include Computer Science Professor and cybersecurity expert, Dr. John Nicholas, from the University of Akron, and author Jeff John Roberts, on his new book, "The Kings of Crypto".
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Friday, 04 December 2020 07:52

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This week, we’re focusing on election interference, social media influencers, the pandemic, and Zooming with Santa Claus!   Featured guests include Dr. Alexa Fox from the University of Akron, who explains how and why social media influencers are being used by some colleges to try and slow the spread of COVID-19.…
Friday, 27 November 2020 05:40

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Self driving cars, electric vehicles, and the future of driving. That's what's on the menu on this day after Thanksgiving conversation with CBS News Radio  automotive industry expert, Jeff Gilbert, from WWJ Radio, in Detroit. We're following up on stories about how self-driving technology was supposed to improve traffic safety,…
Friday, 20 November 2020 08:58

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The US EPA celebrated "America Recycles Week" with a new national goal of 50% by 2030. So, how are we doing now, and what new technology can help us do better? Our special guests include Summit ReWorks Executive Director, Marcie Kress, on why so much of what we think we're recycling…
Friday, 13 November 2020 07:23

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How electric vehicles are driving new economic development, new Amazon tech for cars, and Amazon officially opening their new fulfillment center in Akron. Also, a new program aimed at providing Wi-Fi for residents in low income housing, and the University of Akron increasing their their ability to provide cybersecurity education…
Friday, 06 November 2020 10:01

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Why politics are making people "Fexit" Facebook, and what hospitals can do to protect against cyberattacks during the pandemic. Our special guests this week are Dr. Alexa Fox, who is a Social Media Marketing expert and Assistant Professor at the University of Akron and Incident Response Practice Lead, Tyler Hudak, from…
Friday, 30 October 2020 11:10

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This week, privacy and government surveillance, through the lens of home security cameras mounted on your own front door. Although we're focused on a proposal now in front of Akron City Council; it is a scenario that's being played out in communities all over the country. At issue is whether…
Thursday, 22 October 2020 13:14

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How an Akron tech company is fighting both crime and climate change with a new invention that reveals secrets buried deep underground.   Our featured guest, is S-4 Mobile Laboratories Chief Technical Officer, David S. Perry.
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 11:58

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How this week's federal indictment of 6 Russian military officers for cyber attacks, is connected to the upcoming election. CBS News National Security Consultant, Jeff McCausland explains.
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