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Tech Talk: Election Hacking, and Everyday VPNs?

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CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. You can find Tech Talk on SoundCloud iTunes, and Google Play.

In this episode, we talk about the fact and fiction of Russia’s hacking the 2016 US election. What do we know and what can be done to make our elections more cyber secure in the future? Our Chief Technologist Joseph Lorenzo Hall is a leading expert on the cybersecurity of elections – you won’t want to miss his commentary. 

And we also talk about taking control of your own cyber security, specifically about VPNs. Sales of VPNs in the US have skyrocketed since the election as more citizens worry about their personal information being compromised. Sunday Yokubaitis, the President of Gold Frog, shares his thoughts on what to look for in a VPN and shares other ways to be more secure online.