A digital media bubble, the death of net neutrality, and Brian Krebs on Black Friday cybersecurity.

The Internet Is Infested With Fake Shopping Websites. Happy Black Friday.

The Internet Is Infested With Fake Shopping Websites. Happy Black Friday.

Decoding the Logic of Silicon Valley
Nov. 22 2017 3:00 PM

Hack Friday

If Then breaks down news of a digital media crash, the death of net neutrality, and how to stay safe when shopping online.

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On this week’s If Then, Slate’s April Glaser and Will Oremus talk about changes to net neutrality that were announced this week. They also discuss whether the digital media bubble is real, and April tells us how living with a robot is going. We also have a Black Friday special for you: The hosts talk with Brian Krebs, an expert on cybercrime, about everything retailers and consumers should know before the big day.


And lastly, in “Don’t Close My Tabs,” April and Will’s picks for the best on the web this week.

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Podcast production by Max Jacobs.

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