If you're looking to listen to the "Reply All" podcast but don't know where to start, this is just the place for you! We've created a starter pack for new listeners by collecting the top episodes of "Reply All" here in this playlist. Listen to stories like the child star Mason Reese, tracing down a scam caller, discussing if Facebook is listening to you, the viral video of a rat carrying a piece of pizza down a flight of stairs, finding out the …
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If you're looking to listen to the "Reply All" podcast but don't know where to start, this is just the place for you! We've created a starter pack for new listeners by collecting the top episodes of "Reply All" here in this playlist. Listen to stories like the child star Mason Reese, tracing down a scam caller, discussing if Facebook is listening to you, the viral video of a rat carrying a piece of pizza down a flight of stairs, finding out the fate of a boy in a photograph that was the obsession of a late 90’s message board, and more.
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#102 Long Distance
This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman. Further ReadingIf you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a suspicious pop-up, or get an unsolicited tech support email, you can make a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by following this link, or by contacting the company that the call center was impersonating directly.Microsoft fraud report pageApple fraud report pageMicrosoft did a global survey of tech support scams in 2016, and the results are pretty interesting. You can find it here.Oh, and don't be like Alex. Never let some stranger remotely connect to your computer.
#86 Man of the People
This week — a new technology falls into the wrong hands.Pope Brock's book, CharlatanPenny Lane's documentary, Nuts!
#109 Is Facebook Spying on You?
This year we’ve gotten one question more than any other from listeners: is Facebook eavesdropping on my conversations and showing me ads based on the things that I say? This week, Alex investigates.Further ReadingOur guide to keep Facebook from following you around the internet can be found at http://replyall.limo/donttrackme .Facebook's official statement that it is not listening to users. Facebook's Rob Goldman (no relation) denying the same thing.
#166 Country of Liars
Who is Q-Anon? PJ tells the surprising origin story of the Q scam, and the man who now seems to be in control of it.Dale Beran (@DaleBeran) and Mike Rothschild (@rothschildmd)Apply to the Reply All internship here
#158 The Case of the Missing Hit
A man in California is haunted by the memory of a pop song from his youth. He can remember the lyrics and the melody. But the song itself has vanished, completely scrubbed from the internet. PJ takes on the Super Tech Support case.Further Listening:Christian Lee Hutson’s music : https://open.spotify.com/track/3g8nKpXsQtXv0lcN4UGVGs
#16 Why Is Mason Reese Crying?
For Jonathan Goldstein, YouTube offers endless nostalgia, but he always finds himself returning to the same subject - a precocious child actor from the early 70’s named Mason Reese. And then a few months ago, new clips of Reese began popping up on YouTube. What's more, they appeared to be uploaded by Reese himself. Jonathan sets out to discover why - and why now, after 40 years.
#104 The Case of the Phantom Caller
A woman in New Jersey is getting strange phone calls to her office from unknown numbers. Every time she picks up, she finds herself eavesdropping on the life of a different stranger. Unsure what else to do, she calls in Super Tech Support.
The rats are not what they seem. Also a new Yes Yes No.Zardulu's Twitter and Facebook accounts.Eric Yearwood's website.Matt Little's website.The Half Press tweet discussed on this week's Yes Yes No.
#130 The Snapchat Thief
This week, a new Super Tech Support: after Lizzie's Snapchat gets hacked, things start getting really creepy. Alex investigates.Michael Bazzell's PodcastThe complete Security and Privacy PodcastSteps Michael Bazzell Gave Alex to Protect HimselfHow to port your phone numberPassword ManagerGoogle AuthenticatorYubikeyMichael's workbook to freeze your credit and remove yourself from public records websitesSudoStories about Sim Swapping and OGUsers by Vice/MotherboardBy Lorenzo Francheschi-BicchieraiThe SIM HijackersHow to Protect Yourself From SIM Swapping Hacks‘TELL YOUR DAD TO GIVE US BITCOIN:’ How a Hacker Allegedly Stole Millions by Hijacking Phone NumbersHow Criminals Recruit Telecom Employees to Help Them Hijack SIM CardsAlleged 19-Year-Old SIM Swapper Used Stolen Bitcoin to Buy Luxury CarsCops Arrest Infamous SIM Swapper Who Allegedly Stole $14 Million in CryptocurrencyBy Joseph Cox'I Could Ruin Your Business Right Now': Listen to a SIM-Jacking, Account-Stealing RansomThe Organization that Lizzie Donated ToByte Back