Drug Cartels in Mexico recruiting youth through video games. PayPal's $45 Billion Bid to buy Pinterest. Ransomware at $140,000 in Q3. Facebook wants a Metaverse and SONY's patentability for fans to boot players in live games. Air Date: 10/23 -10/29/21

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This week on the show, we discuss PayPal's $45 Billion Bid to buy Pinterest. Amazon is being accused of lying about its business practices to Congress while hurting small businesses. We have some good news as the average ransom payment stays steady at $140,000 in Q3, while we expose the cybercrime group FIN7 masquerading as a cybersecurity company called Bastion Secure to hire talent. We have the "Drug Cartels" in Mexico that are recruiting youth through contacts made on multiplayer online video games. Is Sony going to let viewers vote and pay to boot players from games?
"Welcome to TechTime with Nathan Mumm, the show that makes you go "Hummm" technology news of the week for October 23rd - 29th, 2021.

Episode 71: Hour 1

--- [Now on Today's Show]: Starts at 7:53
--- [Top Stories in 5 Minutes]: Starts at 9:22

--- [Pick of the Day - Whiskey Tasting Review]: Starts at 21:56
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--- [Gamer Time]: Starts at 24:40

  • In 2020, Sony filed a patent for allowing livestream spectators and participants to remove players from a game.
  • "Drug Cartels" recruiting youth through online video games

--- [Protect Yourself Today]: Starts at 39:55

  • The financially motivated FIN7 cybercrime gang has masqueraded as yet another fictitious cybersecurity company called "Bastion Secure" to recruit unwitting software engineers under the guise of penetration testing in a lead-up to a ransomware scheme.
  • Callers Email about Breach
  • Ransomware: Average Ransom Payment Stays Steady at $140,000 in Q3 of 2021

--- [Mike's Mesmerizing Moment brought to us by StoriCoffee®]: Starts at 48:50

--- [Pick of the Day]: Starts at 54:41
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Episode 71: Hour 2

On the Second Hour, we have our Letters Segment, where we look at the latest Phishing attempts, emails scams, and fraud sent to the host. Then, we plan on having open phone lines on our Ask the Expert segment. Plus, we will talk about a great deal for the Jedi’s in your family, and we explore why Facebook dominates the social media world and what happens to their competition? You will not want to miss “This Week in Technology History” Welcome to hour two of TechTime, with your Host Nathan Mumm and Co-Host Mike Gorday.
--- [Now on Today's Show]: Starts at 1:03:10
--- [Letters]: Starts at 1:06:23

Mike and Nathan share this week's informative emails that I have received during the week. This includes scams, phishing emails, and all-out mistruths disguised as legitimate emails.
--- [Ask the Expert]: Starts at 1:23:12

We have open phone calls and answer questions on Malware, job searching online, and social media ratings for people.

--- [Technology Insider]: Starts at 1:39:50
What is Facebook's Metaverse

--- [This Week in Technology]: Starts at 1:49:14

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