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IRL - Online Life Is Real Life


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IRL - Online Life Is Real Life

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A technology podcast from Firefox, backed by Mozilla
Website: http://irlpodcast.org/

Credits: Manoush Zomorodi (Host) (edit)

Our online life is real life. We walk, talk, work, LOL and even love on the Internet – but we don’t always treat it like real life. Host Manoush Zomorodi explores this disconnect with stories from the wilds of the Web, and gets to the bottom of online issues that affect us all. Whether it’s privacy breaches, closed platforms, hacking, fake news, or cyber bullying, we the people have the power to change the course of the Internet, keeping it ethical, safe, weird, and wonderful for everyone. IRL is an original podcast from Firefox, the tech company backed by Mozilla that believes privacy isn’t a policy. It’s a right.

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This podcast uses a unique RSS domain. This podcast is the only one that we’re aware of which uses a domain of feeds.mozilla-podcasts.org for its RSS feed. Domains are always visible to anyone who can see your internet traffic - your internet service provider, employer or even your government - even when you use HTTPS connections. If your podcast app uses the RSS feed directly, like Apple Podcasts, then you can be tracked as a listener to this podcast every time your phone checks for a new episode.

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