Skeptics with a K: Episode #280


Web privacy, affiliate marketing, micro-targeting, and copy-and-paste. Plus spam comments, missing audiences and cookie banners. A round of applause for Skeptics with a K.

Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke.

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  1. #1 by Thomas G on July 12, 2020 - 21:04

    Do you have an idea why since a few weeks I cannot download your podcast and several others (e.g. sceptics guide). By Itunes or directly here. “libsyn.com cannot be contacted”
    Many thanks, it really bothers to have no content from you guys 🙂

  2. #2 by skeptonomicon on August 11, 2020 - 13:22

    A quick comment on the copy buffer snooping: I am also very paranoid of focus stealing in web browsers and other apps. You are using your mouse or touch pad to click through web pages and get to a site that requires you to enter a password. having been using your mouse, you then need to look down to your keyboard to re-orient to your keyboard, and while your eyes are diverted, some program steals the focus of your cursor. You then type in your password to the wrong website or application, which now has your log in credentials. Obviously this is more common to bad typers, but is also prone to people who switch systems often and have to deal with a variety of keyboards. Is this a real problem, or am I being overly paranoid?

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