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Episode 74: Crypto Scams

Episode 74: Crypto Scams

Cryptocurrency has made many people very wealthy. There are more than 88,000 millionaires who got rich through crypto investing. In fact, there are even 17 "crypto billionaires." But for every person who makes it big in the world of cryptocurrency, there are many...

Episode 73: Securities Fraud

Episode 73: Securities Fraud

According to the United States Federal Trade Commission, Americans lost $10 billion to fraud in 2023 alone. In that same year, Americans were defrauded $4.6 billion via investment scams. In this episode of Privacy Files, we talk to Val Harkless, a government...

Episode 72: Reusable Digital Identity

Episode 72: Reusable Digital Identity

In the United States, fraud and identity theft together result in tens of billions of dollars in losses annually. Contributing to this growing problem is the continued use of usernames and passwords stored in giant, centralized databases owned by large companies....

Episode 71: The Practice of Privacy Law

Episode 71: The Practice of Privacy Law

When it comes to data privacy, the legal and regulatory environment is changing faster than ever. While in the United States, no federal privacy law exists, there's a growing sentiment from those who are watching closely that things are about to change. In this...

Episode 70: Romantic AI Chatbots and Privacy

Episode 70: Romantic AI Chatbots and Privacy

Ever since the release of OpenAI's ChatGPT in November 2022, artificial intelligence (AI) has dominated the news. AI is bringing a level of realism and human-like behavior to technology that just two years ago would have been considered unthinkable. But AI is also...

Episode 69: The Cybersecurity Paradox

Episode 69: The Cybersecurity Paradox

On this show, we have talked quite a bit about the red hot cybersecurity industry. Companies can't fill open positions fast enough. Globally, cybersecurity spending exceeds $200 billion. But there's a small problem. You might call it a cybersecurity paradox. Despite...

Episode 68: Deepfakes, AI, and Accounting Fraud

Episode 68: Deepfakes, AI, and Accounting Fraud

The rapid rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is bringing great promise to the world in the form of increased productivity and a better quality of life. However, as with any new technology, there are people who look to leverage it for nefarious purposes. Deepfakes...

Episode 67: Decentralizing the Web

Episode 67: Decentralizing the Web

Web3, or Web 3.0, is a new vision for the World Wide Web where the user is in control. While Web3 has been called many things, there's no doubt that its architecture enables for the democratization of the web. The key concepts of Web3 include decentralization,...

Episode 66: Cybersecurity vs. GRC

Episode 66: Cybersecurity vs. GRC

With large data breaches making headline news nearly every week, cybersecurity is a hot topic. Recently, AT&T discovered the personal information of more than 70 million current and former customers being sold on the Dark Web. Compounding this is the fact that it...

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