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