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Rumor Flies


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Rumor Flies

A society podcast from Rumor Flies
www.rumorfliespodcast.com http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/

Rumor Flies discusses the origins, evolution, and veracity of all your favorite rumors, myths, and misconceptions.

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This podcast uses a unique domain and is insecure

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This uses an insecure connection. This podcast uses an HTTP, not HTTPS, address for its RSS feed and its audio files. These are not encrypted, and may allow people who can see your internet traffic - like your internet service provider, employer or even your government - to know that you listen to this podcast.

This podcast uses a unique RSS domain. This podcast is the only one that we’re aware of which uses a domain of www.rumorfliespodcast.com 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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The main podcast description seems quite short. Since this is used by many podcast apps to help people find podcasts, we’d recommend making it a little longer, to sell your podcast to potential listeners. Indeed, some research shows that descriptions are the most important thing.
The audio of this podcast has an HTTP address, and not HTTPS. If it isn’t also available as HTTPS, it is no longer playable in any embedded player on an HTTPS site in Google Chrome.
This podcast’s RSS feed is not secure. Apple may require this in future.
This podcast’s audio is not on an IPv6-enabled domain. This isn’t an issue for now, but might be in future. (We tested the initial domain of dts.podtrac.com, which may be an analytics prefix.)

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