In The Moment ... April 12, 2018 Show 314 Hour 2

Mark Zuckerberg can loosen his tie for a while, but the trouble for tech companies continues as Congress pushes for answers regarding the harvesting and misuse of online user data. US Senator John Thune says a "light touch" on regulation encourages innovation and growth in the tech industry.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is appearing on Capitol Hill for a second day of hearings about protecting its users' data. The House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing follows hours of questioning by lawmakers in the Senate. Facebook is under scrutiny after revelations that the data-mining and political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained the data of tens of millions of Facebook users. The company is accused of using that data to target American voters in the 2016 election.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying on Capitol Hill to answer questions about protecting user data. The hearing held by the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees follows news that the data-mining and political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained personal information of up to 87 million Facebook users. The firm is accused of using that information to target Facebook users with political advertising in 2016. The two Senate committees are holding a joint hearing called "Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data."


In The Moment ... March 26, 2018 Show 304 Hour 2

Today we discuss the recent data privacy crisis at Facebook. Joining us for analysis: Joseph Bottum, Ph.D. from Dakota State University, Kent Osborne, host of SDPB's Tech Radio, and Heather Benson, SDPB's Social Media Specialist.

Guests Jeff Litterick and John T. Meyer discuss the latest writings of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg  and Microsoft news with their  Forza gaming franchise topping 1 Billion in sales – premium email service - $20/year.

VR headset developer Valve is "comfortable" with the idea that the technology could turn out to be a complete failure.

And John loves his Airpods - we talk about bluetooth headphones.

This week's Tech Radio, hosted by Kent Osborne, deals with holiday tech giving. Osborne and guest Joel Broveleit also work through power supply issues and answer questions from listeners.

Platform Wars, Security And Missing Music Files

May 6, 2016

Kealey Bultena guest hosted this week's Tech Radio.  She was joined by "Computer Guys" Jeff Litterick, Joel Broveleit and Amos Aesoph.  The panel discussed the Gang of Four platform wars, how Apple is deleting iTunes music files and a boy's discovery of an Instagram bug among other topics.

In addition, SDPB's Nate Wek discussed security issues with Jeff England of Silver Star Communications.


It's been a big week for video on Facebook.  The social networking giant announced it will test a "dedicated place" where users can go when they want to watch a video, whether it's a saved video, a video from a friend or a followed page, or from any other video publisher on Facebook.

Next week, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument in the second round of United States v. Nosal.  This time around, the main question is whether accessing an account using a shared password is an unauthorized access under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

iOS 10.10 And More

Oct 3, 2014

Tech Radio host Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" visited about iOS 10.10 on todays program along with Facebook's venture into health care and Netflix news among other issues.

Facebook Takeover Of WhatsApp And Bitcoins

Feb 28, 2014

Guest host Kealey Bultena, Joel Broveleit, Amos Aesoph, Jeff Litterick, and John T Meyer discussed the latest news in technology. Topics today included one of the largest Internet deals in the works, a new wearable camera that snaps a photo of your perspective every 30 seconds and a major bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcy.

Macintosh 30 Years Later And Research On Facebook

Jan 24, 2014

The Computer Guys - Jeff Litterick, Amos Aesoph, Joel Broveleit and John T. Meyer - along with guest host Kealey Bultena, discuss the latest news in technology. Topics included the 30 year anniversary of the Macintosh computer, a new app called Jelly and researchers saying that Facebook could be dead by the year 2017.

SD Social Media Rankings

Aug 12, 2013

For two years, Lemonly has done a South Dakota brands on Facebook infographic but this year they wanted to take it up a notch. Their interns also tackled South Dakota brands, faces and places with the most followers on Twitter as well as the ever-popular Facebook likes comparison: http://lemon.ly/work/south-dakota-brands-on-social-media#

John T. Meyer, founder and CEO of the visual marketing firm Lemonly and co-founder of the digital marketing company 9 Clouds, talks about this infographic.

South Dakota UJS Seeks Facebook Frends

Jul 15, 2013

Using your iPhone to record video during a South Dakota Supreme Court hearing is a real no-no.    
But from outside the court room you can now find the South Dakota Unified Judicial System on Facebook and Twitter for the first time.    
The UJS has joined social media.   
You should not expect to see Justices tweeting opinions from the bench anytime soon—but officials do hope the move will help the third branch of government connect and interact with the public in a new way.
Greg Sattizahn is the spokesperson for the South Dakota UJS.