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Webby-nominated "What the Hack with Adam Levin" is true cybercrime with dad jokes. It’s a no-shame zone for anyone who’s ever been scammed, hacked, phished or cyber-bushwhacked. Every week, we feature fascinating people talking about the terrifying, annoying, embarrassing, or infuriating things they’ve experienced online. Join consumer affairs veteran Adam Levin with co-hosts Beau “Hack Me” Friedlander and Travis “Here's What Actually Happened” Taylor for a good story and tips on how to make ...
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Dan Hardy & guests explore all things Martial Arts and Combat Sports. Featuring our breakdown show The War Room, our weekly Sunday evening review show The Aftermath & of course the only picks show you need, The Outlawed Picks Podcast with Dan & Veronica Hardy for every UFC numbered event. Every episode is also available on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL2VR6aVxWDUY34usexCaHQ
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Digital humanity. Who are we? Where are we going? And what are the machines driving us? Daniel Fraga and Owen Cox delve into the fringes and subcultures of the internet, exploring exodus, ontological design, technoshamanism, the digital elite, memetic warfare and more.
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Join Dan Hardy for a Monday evening recap of all the MMA action from last weekend, UFC Mexico City, PFL vs Bellator, plus more MMA discussions & topics. Check out the full video breakdown here: https://youtube.com/live/ov527ZDMS5Y This episode is brought to you by: OUTLAW RUM: Go to https://outlawrum.co.uk KEEP UP TO DATE WITH OUR SOCIALS INSTAGRAM…
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SNAP food assistance is a lifeline for more than 40 million Americans experiencing food insecurity. In a growing trend, criminals are targeting major security lapses in SNAP fund distribution, stealing millions in aid, so we asked this week’s guests how we can put a stop to it. “What the Hack with Adam Levin” is available wherever you get your podc…
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Brett Johnson has been called the Godfather of cyber crime. He was on the FBI’s most-wanted list. And he was on What the Hack before! He returns for a freewheeling conversation about what’s new in cybercrime, how it’s changed and wants you to know how to better protect your digital life. “What the Hack with Adam Levin” is available wherever you get…
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Join Dan Hardy and guest co-host Veronica Hardy as they breakdown & make PREDICTIONS for the UFC 298 Main card. This episode is brought to you by: VORTEX: Go to https://www.combatsportsperformance.org Covering all aspects of nutrition, weight-cutting and strength and conditioning, Vortex offers a wide range of quality services for athletes looking …
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Romance scammers spend a lot of time on dating apps, but they almost never meet their targets in person. Christina’s Mr. Right moved quickly. Charming in-person, he lived in the same area and worked in the same industry. It was only after she committed to building a new life with him in Florida that everything began to fall apart. “What the Hack wi…
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Join Dan Hardy for a Sunday evening recap of UFC Fight Night Hermansson vs Pyfer, plus more MMA discussions & topics. This episode is brought to you by: OUTLAW RUM: Go to https://outlawrum.co.uk Check out the full video breakdown here: https://www.youtube.com/live/HAWtEYEb51A?si=i6zyhwgpsm24043f KEEP UP TO DATE WITH OUR SOCIALS INSTAGRAM TWITTER…
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Privacy matters for most of us, but it can be a matter of life and death for some especially when it comes to stalkerware. Electronic Frontier Foundation director of cybersecurity Eva Galperin joined us this week to teach us about the way too common software that can be used to track your every move. “What the Hack with Adam Levin” is available whe…
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Join Dan Hardy for a Sunday evening recap of UFC Fight Night Dolidze vs Imavov, plus more MMA discussions & topics. This episode is brought to you by: OUTLAW RUM: Go to https://outlawrum.co.uk Check out the full video breakdown here: https://youtube.com/live/er8lZ7tBeX0 KEEP UP TO DATE WITH OUR SOCIALS INSTAGRAM TWITTER…
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Tim Byrne’s vintage industrial furniture designs are a staple for A-Listers and designers around the world, which puts him in the sites of scammers–whether the target is time, money or goods. Listen as we learn how Byrne’s keen eye for the masterpiece lurking in a hunk of old factory equipment helps him spot thieves before they can strike. “What th…
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Ever wonder why facial recognition is so accurate? Well, one reason is the shocking amount of personal data it needs (think: all the world’s snapshots), and that’s why Vermont Attorney General Charity Clark is taking aim at the industry behind that technology. We also review Charity’s top scams to watch for this year, and other topics near and dear…
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The Outlawed Picks Podcast is Back! Join Dan Hardy and guest co-host Veronica Hardy as they breakdown & make PREDICTIONS for the first numbered UFC Event of 2024. UFC 297 in Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦 This episode is brought to you by: VORTEX: Go to https://www.combatsportsperformance.org Covering all aspects of nutrition, weight-cutting and strength and c…
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Retired attorney Marjorie Bloom was minding her own business online when a tech support scam redirected her straight to cybercrime hell. Hear how she lost more than $600,000 in this harrowing tale of a scam turducken. “What the Hack with Adam Levin” is available wherever you get your podcasts. If you like it, consider rating us on your favorite pod…
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Join Dan Hardy & Jamie Allsop for a recap of the first UFC card of 2024, plus more MMA news & topics from the week. This episode is brought to you by: OUTLAW RUM: Go to https://outlawrum.co.uk Check out full video on Youtube here: https://youtube.com/live/iUYnB_YdBao KEEP UP TO DATE WITH OUR SOCIALS INSTAGRAM TWITTER…
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The War Room is back! Dan Hardy breaks down the first UFC Main Event of 2024, the Light Heavyweight rematch, Magomed Ankalaev vs Johnny Walker. Check out the full video breakdown on our Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/BA148k7VA50 KEEP UP TO DATE WITH OUR SOCIALS INSTAGRAM TWITTERBy Full Reptile
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Criminologist David Maimon is in the business of finding out what we should be scared of. Just when you thought analog bill paying was safe, we learned that check scams are on the rise. And you guessed it: Because artificial intelligence and digital tools are making them way too easy. “What the Hack with Adam Levin” is available wherever you get yo…
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I’m sure you’ve heard by now that this fight set for UFC 296 has unfortunately been cancelled, we wish both fighters well & a fast recovery, but, as we shot & edited the breakdown before the sad news broke, we thought you might want to see the show anyway, enjoy. The War Room, where Dan Hardy breaks down the UFC 296 Main Card, Welterweight bout, Vi…
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From a pig butchering scam that cost $450,000 to a real estate scam that almost cost a whole lot more, 2023 kept us guessing. With stories sometimes tragic, sometimes funny, and always informative, we’re celebrating the New Year with a look back at some of our favorite moments from the past twelve months. “What the Hack with Adam Levin” is availabl…
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When it comes to scams, we usually focus on the How rather than the Why. This week, we spoke to psychologist Dan Simons, co-author of Nobody’s Fool to find out why we’re all much easier marks than we like to think. “What the Hack with Adam Levin” is available wherever you get your podcasts. If you like it, consider rating us on your favorite podcas…
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Many romance scams are smash-and-grab operations, but some scammers play the long game. Author, actress, life coach and cabaret singer Donna Hayes met her dream man online, but after a seemingly perfect courtship and almost $200K in cash changing hands, she discovered the truth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Join Dan Hardy as he breaks down the UFC 296 Co-Main Event, for the Flyweight Title, defending champion Alexandre Pantoja takes on the challenger, for the second time, Brandon Royval. For the full effect check out the video version of this show here. INSTAGRAM TWITTERBy Full Reptile
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Shark Week doesn’t have anything on the Christmas scam season. Whether you’re buying something or selling something, there’s a scammer waiting to rob you blind. But there are ways to stay safe. File this week’s episode under: “You can’t say we didn’t warn you.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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How dangerous is the internet for children? According to Marija Manojlovic, it’s even worse than we imagined. This week we chart the dangerous freeways and dark alleys of the internet, the hazards they pose specifically to children and what you can do to protect them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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With a million followers and several books on kitten care, Hannah Shaw is no stranger to interview requests and the technical issues to which they often give rise. But when a podcaster helped her navigate a “problem” in her Meta settings, Kitten Lady was hacked. Hear how her eye for deceit and nimble action saved the day. Learn more about your ad c…
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On this week’s episode a veteran journalist helps us explore our usual beat from a new point of view. CBS Washington Correspondent Major Garrett is the host of “Agent of Betrayal: The Double Life of Robert Hanssen” and an absolutely stellar guide as we parse the similarities and differences between spies and hackers. Learn more about your ad choice…
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Want to keep your car out of your sex life? Jen Caltrider created Mozilla’s “*Privacy Not Included” to help consumers make informed choices about popular products and services we all use—like pervert car companies and data-grabbing toys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Loud Tree Media
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More interested in news than partisan views? Sadly, there’s no app for that. The post-Musk media apocalypse has arrived, and it’s super misinformation-friendly. Media Matters CEO Angelo Carusone joins us to discuss how legit media can add some friction to the fictions that go viral when the world is on fire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit …
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Join Dan and Veronica Hardy as they break down the UFC 294 main card and make their picks for the highly-anticipated Usman vs Chimaev co-main and Makhachev vs Volk 2 main event. For the full effect check out the video version of this show over on YouTube This episode is brought to you by: VORTEX: Go to https://www.combatsportsperformance.org Coveri…
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Facial recognition is powered by a special sauce that few people really understand, but one thing is clear: It renders privacy a thing of the past. In her new book Your Face Belongs to Us, New York Times journalist Kashmir Hill explores the ramifications of the human face in cyberspace, and what it means for the future findability of humanity. Lear…
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