Wired Wednesday

Can Your Data Ever Really Be Secure Again?

Katie Shuck, a cybersecurity expert, explains what we all should do to better protect ourselves online

It seems anymore, that if you log on to any device or save any information in what is supposed to be a secure cloud, that you do so with the understanding your information will be compromised. That includes every last bit of any sensitive information you hoped and were assured would locked up in a far away very dark place,…

Pros and Cons of Allowing Amazon to Track You Online

Chris Prendergast offers insight on increasing trend of tech giants paying you to invade your online space

Increasingly, tech giants and others looking to make inroads online are asking to see how you surf. It’s often couched as an effort to make your web experience more personalized, or technology in general, more personalized. But know what you’re giving up, in order to gain whatever it is we think we might be looking for. Categories: KDLT News Today,…

How Much Good Headphones Should Cost You

In a world of increasingly expensive options, one tech expert says great sound shouldn't break your bank

With a growing number of high dollar headphones hitting the store shelves, what do you really need to spend to get the sound quality you want? One of our tech experts, Will Bushee, gives us some insight into what’s available and how much any of them can run you.   Categories: KDLT News Today, Local News, News, News Top Story,…

Wired Wednesday: The Basics of Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency

Will Bushee weighs in on the proposed digital payment system

There is a lot of excitement over Facebook’s plan to launch its own global form of cryptocurrency. The tech giant officially announced this week plans for Libra and one of our Wired Wednesday experts, Will Bushee outlines the most important things for you to know about it before it launches. He adds, that despite some of the heavy criticism Facebook…

Wired Wednesday: Robo-Call Blockers Worth Trying

A new FCC ruling limiting robo calls will help quiet your phone, but this helps ensure you won't be bothered

If you’re among the millions of Americans at the end of your rope with automated and unsolicited calls coming into your cell phone or landline each day, help may be on the way. The Federal Communications Commission last week voted to allow cell phone carriers to start automatically blocking many robo-calls by default. But with the problem only expected to…

Concern Grows Over Facial Recognition Technology

The growing use of facial recognition technology, often without our knowledge it is being used, is of increasing concern to legislators on Capitol Hill. The concern very specifically centers around how law enforcement may be using the technology. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing last week examining the need for oversight on how it is used…

Do This on Social Media to Enhance Your Resume

Advice this week in our Wired Wednesday segment from app creator Carla White

App creator and social media consultant, Carla White, says that there are a lot of mistakes people make when it comes to their social media profiles, especially when they may be in the market for a new job. There are people constantly watching what you post and write, White reassures us. But there are a few simple changes can clean…

3 Things to Do Now to Spring Clean Your Computer

The three steps to take to ensure it's virus-free, and clear of old files taking up space

Spring often brings with it the urge to deep clean every corner of our home. But if you’re passing over your computer – the one item you most likely use every day and that you ask to do a lot for you – it’s time you sat down and cleared out the cobwebs, if not harmful malware. Chris Prendergast, Chief…

3 Takeaways for Parents from “Momo Challenge”

Some call it a concerning “Challenge” targeting our children. Others say the only ones falling for it are overprotective adults and there’s really nothing to it. Regardless, the Momo Challenge continues to appear on countless social media feeds worldwide, and it has a lot of our little ones very scared. If there are any sincere takeaways from the viral hoax,…

Wired Wednesday: Why Your Kids Might Explore a Career in Coding

Some startling statistics this Computer Science Education Week

One doesn’t have to look too far anymore to realize the career opportunities if you are tech savvy at all, are seemingly endless. Add to that any knowledge of coding, and it’s a win-win for local businesses needing the expertise and willing to pay for it. This Computer Science Education Week, the goal is to ensure every student in every…

Wired Wednesday: Protecting Yourself From Credit Card Theft

"There's really nothing you can do to stop it from happening," said one of our tech experts. So do this...

Will Bushee, Vice-President of the data mining company, Brite Planet, co-founder of Code Boot Camp of South Dakota, author of ‘Wired for Coding’, and one of our regular tech experts on KDLT News Today, says theft of your credit card numbers happen far more often than anyone realizes. And one of the first signs yours is in someone else’s hands?…

What We Have All Gained From Google Plus

The platform may not be remembered for much once its gone, but these are two big takeaways

Some insight, this Wednesday, from Click Rain’s Chris Prendergast on what we all have gained from Google Plus – possibly without you even knowing it. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, Wired Wednesday Tags: Chris Prendergast, Click Rain, Google, Google Plus

Wired Wednesday: How to Handle a Fake Facebook Account In Your Name

You’ve been notified time and again your Facebook profile has been stolen and used to create another fake account. Often, it hasn’t and it’s just someone forwarding onto you a note they’ve been forwarded warning of the increasing scam. But when it does happen to you – what can you do? Will Bushee, vice-president of the data mining company Brite…

Wired Wednesday: What Google, Microsoft Upgrades Mean to You

"You're going to see a lot more Artificial Intellingence and Machine Learning coming into everything."

Google and Microsoft this week were among just two technology giants unveiling upgrades to their operating systems. What that means for you – broader use of machines that are able to anticipate our every move, need and desire in an effort to make our lives easier. One of our tech experts, Will Bushee, explains outlined in this week’s edition of…

Staying Ahead of Changing Social Media Algorithms

Are you seeing what you’d like on your social media feeds? Or are you concerned certain users are being blocked? Chris Prendergast, Chief Strategy Officer and partner with Click Rain details how you can investigate and in turn, better establish your platforms to ensure there aren’t any issues. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News…

Wired Wednesday: Fun Technology to Get School Year Off to Best Start

Just when you thought you were done with all back-to-school shopping, tech expert Will Bushee, author of Wired for Coding, offered a few finds that might help all of you get out the door each morning with your sanity. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, Out and About, Wired Wednesday Tags: Back to School, family,…

Wired Wednesday: Password Protection Tips

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  Securing yourself online through a strong password is something we’ve been talking about for the last couple weeks. Last week we covered important password basics in order to ensure your safety, but for this weeks edition of ‘Wired Wednesday,’ Chief Strategist Officer at Click Rain Chris Prendergast stopped by with two of the best things you…

Keeping Yourself Safe Online

Online safety is something that affects nearly everyone. In this edition of Wired Wednesday, Will Bushee stopped by to talk with Simon Floss about the importance of staying safe by keeping your passwords safe, and a frightening encounter one of his friends experienced with online hackers. For more information on last pass, click here. For more information on haveibeenpwned, click…

Wired Wednesday: Why Google Chrome Is Warning of Unsafe Sites

Does the "s" on the end of the "http" really mean your information is more secure?

Consumer experts will tell you, if you’re online, and sharing any personal information at all, make sure the site you are on is secure. But how often do you really pay attention? Apparently not often enough, which is why Google Chrome is making it easier for you starting this week. The latest version of the browser will warn you and…