I’ve been enjoying the IRL: Online Life Is Real Life Podcast by Mozilla. The podcast, hosted by Veronica Belmont, went live in June.

Our online life is real life. We walk, talk, work, LOL and even love on the Internet – but we don’t always treat it like real life. Host Veronica Belmont explores this disconnect with stories from the wilds of the Web – and gets to the bottom of online issues that affect us all. Whether it’s privacy breaches, closed platforms, hacking, fake news, or cyber bullying, we the people have the power to change the course of the Internet, keeping it healthy, weird, and wonderful for everyone.

Some topics covered so far are:

  • Data privacy.
  • Net neutrality.
  • Unsung heroes fighting to keep us safe from malware.
  • Tolls.
  • Digital surveillance we’ve invited it into our homes through devices like digital assistants, connected toys and baby monitors.
  • Should Internet access be a right, rather than a luxury? “Inspiring stories of access are surfaced by members of a small Minnesota community and by a Syrian refugee who found hope in Amsterdam.”

You can listen to the the IRL Website or Through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RadioPublic, or your favorite podcatcher.

Mark Mosher
Sr. Systems Analyst | Synthesist





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