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Good morning, everybody. I was on with Mr. Jim Polito this morning and we discussed the debacle that was the Iowa Caucuses and what it means to you as the election season moves forward. In short, test, test, test. So, here we go with Mr. Polito.

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Craig
Tied into Hillary’s campaign staffers that were paid 10s of thousands of dollars by the Iowa Democratic Party. $60,000 was paid to them by the Nevada Democratic Party, who was caucusing in a couple of weeks as well.

Craig
Morning everybody, Craig Peterson here on with Mr. Jim Polito this morning heard throughout New England, every state New England can listen to and does listen to his show. Amazing guy. I love this guy. We spent time discussing the Iowa caucuses and the software they were using as well as the people behind that software. I will give you some advice about what can you do? It turns out that there are some significant allegations about some Anti-Virus software that was spying on you. So here we go.

Jim
Well, here we have Craig Peterson on the roster. It’s just incredible because we’ve got a complete meltdown of the Democrat Party in Iowa. Now I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I don’t believe it’s, well, like Hillary behind the scenes trying to destroy Bernie Sander’s chances again, like she did last time. I just think it’s general and competence. Let’s get in the most competent person when it comes to the internet. This on safer internet day in the US. It’s just baffling to me. And so today, the rumors are flying. You know, they’re taking pictures of the forms, and they had filled out these caucus chairs of them. They’re scorers, and they’re texting them, and they had phone line shut up in case there was a problem and the phone line, they had three different numbers people could call, they can’t get through the phone lines aren’t working, right. It’s just a total disaster just like Obamacare was it would But doesn’t that invite you to know, now I’m going to ask you to step out of your tech talk Guru shoes and stepping into the ones of you know, being a commentator. Doesn’t that invite people saying, Is this a conspiracy? I mean, like we were joking about Hillary and there are connections to Hillary, basically anything in democratic politics is somehow connected to her. But isn’t this just inviting the crazy claims of you know, Bernie’s people who I’ve already seen on social media, you know, saying this is another attempt to get Bernie knocked out?

Craig
Yeah, well, I have. I’ve had a slogan for four decades now. And that is to “Never attribute to malice that which can easily be attributed to incompetence.” So if you see incompetence, just say, okay, you know, this is incompetence. Negligent incompetence, but you know incompetence.

Jim
Yeah, yeah, exactly. I’m not saying that this point anything that says this is a Hillary thing or even that indicates it is.

Craig
Still, the rumors are flying because, again, we have this company tied into Hillary’s campaign staffers that were paid 10s of thousands of dollars by the Iowa Democratic Party. By the way, the Nevada Democratic Party also paid $60,000 was paid to them, and they are caucusing in a couple of weeks as well. So it’s just total incompetence, frankly,

Jim
We’re talking with Tech Talk guru, Craig Peters, on gave us a great explanation. To the mess in Iowa. Now Craig, Let’s move on to sup today’s safer internet day in the US, and I know that’s something you support because your feelings are, hey, passwords, security, things like that. You should always, always be mindful of it not just today, every day, but I want to ask you about something else. The secretive market, the little secret market that is selling my web browsing history. Somebody’s making an awful lot of money off of what I searched for our day.

Craig
Yeah, this is I think kind of interesting because it goes back to you know, you know, I’m always talking about, you know, how to set your passwords what to do, etc. This ties into something else that I’ve been saying forever. And that is nothing free on the internet. Yes. Nothing right, and so what’s come out right now? Is this anti-virus giant called Avast who makes anti-virus software now I’m inserting something here I am pausing discussion business second? And the virus software is zero percent effective against two days attacks on the internet. Wow, zero percent. Okay. So well, let’s just say that okay, but antibonding this giant Avast has had a product. They’ve since canceled it since news Lee doubt was, again, one of these free anti-virus pieces of software out there. And they’ve got four has 435 million active users and JumpShot, which is this product she has it has data from 100 million places. Allegedly there is what’s been going on, reported by motherboard and PC mag. But your Google searches, look upon locations, GPS coordinates, Google Maps, LinkedIn pages, different companies, where did you go? Which specific YouTube videos? Have you watched people visiting porn websites, all of that was tracked by them? That data was uploaded from your computer and sold to advertisers and anybody willing to pay ultimately, collectively, millions of dollars. And it was called an all click feed to track everything users were doing from this free software.

Jim
Wow. So they then take that information, probably explains why, you know, I get all of these ads for things I’ve either looked at or had somewhat of an interest in in the past week. I mean, you know, it’s crazy. The kind of stuff that comes my way in terms of ads. It’s like they know me ultimately.

Craig
Yeah, it’s shocking. And I can tell you how many times I think one of the most common questions is how many times I’ve had people ask Craig, and he’s my phone listening to me. Yeah, and believe me, Facebook, etc., etc. But we’re using some computer technology. Now the Colin and artificial intelligence, that term has morphed, I would not call it that. I’d call it machine learning, but they’re calling it AI. And now we know they have been harvesting all of this. Those people that have the free or even the cheap VPN services that have a free or cheap anti-virus service. All of that data is getting collected, being put together be mixed in a pot with this machine learning software that says Well, people that watch this video, go to the websites that are looking for a job, etc., etc. are likely to be looking for this pair of shoes. And now you get an act an ad for a couple of shoes, and you wonder why you got it because you weren’t looking for shoes. But you know what, those are pretty cool shoes. Yeah, that is it.

Jim
Craig, quickly, we have just about a minute left. What can people do to protect themselves from this?

Craig
Man, I am worried that people have just kind of given up because we hear every day about this sort of thing happening. But the bottom line is Be very careful when you’re online free is not free. You’re the product. Use a web browser like Firefox that’s quite well secure. Chrome and never use Chrome again, unless you are forced to — do not use Microsoft Edge browser. Stick with Firefox and Safari. Right now. Those are the two big ones Safari is an apple Yeah, and those are the two big ones that we know are not tracking you.

Jim
We are talking to Craig Peterson. You hear that information, folks, what a great day to have him here. But you can have him with you all the time. If you text My name, Jim, to this number 855-385-5553. That’s 855-385-5553 standard data, and text rates apply. That will get you information from Craig Peterson and Craig Peterson. Will not bother you will not hack; you will not try to sell you anything. Craig, fantastic segment.
I look forward to talking with you next week.

Craig
Take care, Jim,

Jim
Take care. All right, a crucial final word. When we return. You’re listening to the Jim Pulido show your safe space.

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