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Nicholas Young

Perspectives on family, disability, technology, and media.

Dispatch

Co-created in 2013 by Joshua Wentz and Nicholas Young, Dispatch touches almost every aspect of the modern artist’s career. Wentz, a label-owner and musician, brings a unique perspective from Chicago’s underground.

It's All Your Fault

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Ah, the internet. It’s both the single most powerful tool of our generation, and the most loathsome. It spawned a new generation of entrepreneurs, hungry for cash and fame; and has accelerated human progress all at the same time.

On today’s broadcast, we focus on that entity: the world wide web, and the consequences of sharing private information with friends (and strangers) through modern technologies.

First on the table, Snapchat says their users are at fault for a recent breach of trust. Then, continuing the string of alleged hacks, Dropbox denies that it’s system remains uncompromised, stating “the usernames and passwords referenced … were stolen from unrelated services.” We wrap with the news of Skype’s revamped video messaging app, Qik, and a tiny box that anonymizes all of your online activity.

It’s a round-up of everything you don’t need to know, but is interesting nevertheless.