Posted on September 28th, 2018
EPISODE 092: Live Call-In Show
This week I take random calls live and discuss the topics on listeners’ minds.
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Live Call-In Show
OFFENSE & DEFENSE:
O: site:*.constantcontact.com “first last name”
D: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Q: Our electric bill comes in my wife’s fathers name. He died 30 years ago. They never changed it. When we bought the house 10 years ago I figured just leave it. One less thing in my name. Now they are installing smart meters here and I can opt out, for a $10 monthly fee. The problem is I can’t sign the opt-out forms, only the account holder can. I was told I’d have to close the account and open a new one in my name. If you had to chose, would you let them install the smart meter and keep the old name on the account or put it in your name and NOT have a smart meter installed.
Q: you mentioned in an episode that it is a good idea to have a blog or some type of legitimate online presence to point to in case someone claiming to be you publishes libelous information. I was hoping you could elaborate on this. You mentioned Medium as a platform. Obviously, your own website and domain would be most ideal of all but what do you recommend in terms of privacy respecting blogging platforms? I’ve heard WordPress is to be avoided, for example. And, I know this is threat model dependent, but what are some considerations with content?
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