Smart Homes Still Come With Risks, The Economic Impact Of The Shutdown, News

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From smart speakers to refrigerators that know when you’re out of milk, the list of devices equipped with internet connectivity continues to grow. We talk to a guest who says we need to practice a little more caution as we invite these devices into our homes. We also discuss how the government shutdown impacted the U.S. economy and take a look at a top news story.

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    Companies are making it easier than ever for consumers to flood their homes with internet-capable appliances and electronics– maybe too easy. We hear from a security technologist who explains why he believes we need more regulation and more government oversight when it comes to internet security and our future network of smart-equipped items.

  • Government Shutdown Cost Economy $11 Billion, According To CBO

    According to a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the partial government shutdown cost the economy $11 billion and permanently lost $3 billion in economic activity. We speak with Michael Carroll, Professor and Director of the Economics Research Group at the University of North Texas, about the news and what it could mean for the economy moving forward.

Episode Credits

  • Derrell Connor Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Bruce Schneier Guest
  • Michael Carroll Guest

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