Twitter bans QAnon, free VPN data breach: Vertical Hold ep 288

Why has Twitter declared war on QAnon conspiracies? Can we trust free VPN providers to keep our secrets? Special guest @byteside editor Seamus Byrne @seamus

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We’re not so much diving into the insanity of the QAnon conspiracy — who has time for that? — as we are looking into why Twitter’s banning talk around it, why conspiracies spread online and the role of social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook in responsible reporting.

Meanwhile, a major — and we do mean major — breach of VPN privacy has us pondering the role of encryption software, how (and if) you can trust it and how to pick a “good” VPN amidst a sea of competitors.

Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News – podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia’s leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

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Award-winning Australian technology news podcast Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News dives into the big stories of the week. Joined by Australia’s leading tech journalists every Friday, co-hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture. About/Contact us