A bitcoin and blockchain information bonanza awaits you in this podcast. To find out what’s really going on and what you can, should or cannot do, we’ve invited our special guest Narayan Neelakantan, the co-founder and CEO of Block Armour. Listen to Narayan tell it like it is, including why banks are now so interested in blockchain and what’s at stake security-wise when buying digital currency. He also explains how sneaky operators could be stealing your computer power to become the next bitcoin billionaires. All this, plus our roundup of the high points of recent IT and cyber security news.
How much does your grocer know about you, or your travel agent, or your taxi driver? If you’re buying and booking online, it could be a lot more than you think. In this month’s podcast, we look at the impact of ecommerce on our data privacy. Buying preferences, personal profile, it can all be analyzed to second-guess what you want to purchase next. Or, as in the current Facebook data sharing scandal, for figuring out how you plan to vote in the next election. We also bring you another highly select news roundup with fingerprint faking (look out, Aadhaar!) and ransomware for robots (a new twist on ransomware robbery).
This month’s podcast covers drones that won’t leave you alone, real-world holdups to rob people of virtual currency, the fight against fake news, and updates on that hot digital potato, Aadhaar. Despite government guidelines and best practices, Aadhaar still has significant fear, uncertainty and doubt to contend with. Recent events like government gas subsidies being automatically gobbled up by Airtel bank accounts don’t help its reputation either. However, with your trusty Paladion podcast panel, you’ll find out here about smart moves to protect your Aadhaar security and decide whether to link your Aadhaar to your own phone numbers and bank accounts.