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Award winning reporter "PC Mike" Wendland, host of the PC Mike Techcast seen on NBC-TV stations nationwide, explores the latest in personal technology with no "geek speak."
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Jul 10, 2015

PCM23: Coincidences or not, computer glitches prove we're too tech-centric

Were the so-called "computer glitches" this week at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines, and Wall Street Journal all purely coincidental or not?

We may never know, but the bigger question is - does it matter?

Fact is it shows you how dependent we are on technology and how a coordinated hacking event could cause such tremendous chaos.

This episode of the PC Mike Techcast kicks off with Mike bringing you up to speed on what happened this week, what it means and, more importantly, what it could mean going forward.

Mike's take is it is too much of  coincidence. There attacks - and possible other problems affecting the New York subway system and parts of the power grid around Washington, D.C. - have to cause suspicion.

Mike details how many governments and hacker organizations have their sights n U.S. corporate and governmental targets. 

We also talk about other tech news such as:

- Apple's dismal drop off in sales of its Apple watch

- Facebook changing policies in info reported to advertisers

- Alternate browsers to insure your privacy

- A great tech app that lets you professional edit your smartphone photos

Complete show notes at http://pcmike.com/23

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