8chan comes to Bellevue, and many aren’t happy about it
Who gives extremist sites shelter? Examining your mother through a different lens once you join her as a parent. Helping a sibling get away with murder. And: don’t get SIM swapped (bad news: there is almost nothing you can do to keep this from happening).
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8chan in Bellevue
In several recent mass shootings, the killers have posted manifestos to social media about their views. These are rarely sites like Twitter and Facebook, which have largely banned that type of content. Instead it’s forums like Gab or 8chan, where those with more extreme views have been pushed. Following the attacks, the hosting and domain registration of these sites often comes under scrutiny, as is currently happening with 8chan. Geekwire’s civic editor Monica Nickelsburg is covering the story.
Angela Garbes, Like a Mother
Angela Garbes’ book Like a Mother dives one minute into the evolutionary science of breast milk, and at other moments is eulogizing the silent sorrow of a miscarriage. It’s up for a Washington State Book Award this year. Last year, we spoke with three generations of women in her family: Angela joined Bill Radke in studio along with her mom Josie and 3 month old daughter Ligaya.
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
If a sibling called you and stammered in a panic that they’d killed a man and needed your help, what would you do? Would that answer change the third, fourth, fifth time you got such a call? Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel, My Sister, the Serial Killer, delves into the duty and darkness woven into sibling bonds.
SoundQs: SIM swapping
Two-factor authentication using a device can make your accounts more secure. But paradoxically, it can also leave you vulnerable to a practice called SIM swapping, where hackers take over your phone and use it to access your accounts. Deborah Wong, host of KUOW’s SoundQs podcast, tells us more.