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The Tech Wellness Podcast

Aug 15, 2023

Phone security and privacy have become increasingly important in today's digital age. With the widespread use of smartphones and the vast amount of personal information stored on these devices, it is crucial to take steps to protect oneself from potential threats. In today’s episode, we delve into the topic of phone security and privacy, providing valuable insights and tips to safeguard your personal information.


We are joined today by a special guest, Bryan Neumeister, an expert in digital forensics who works in law enforcement and has extensive experience in retrieving digital evidence for various purposes. He shares fascinating insights and stories about the importance of safeguarding your personal information in this digital age. 


From software updates to new versions of operating systems, staying on top of the latest developments is crucial. Discover how Bryan and his team dedicate hours of research each day to ensure they can navigate the ever-changing digital landscape.


We also tackle the important topic of preparing kids for social media and the potential challenges they may face. Bryan introduces a plan that provides a roadmap for parents to guide their children through the world of social media, ensuring they have a positive and successful experience.


Additionally, we discuss the potential risks associated with popular email programs and shed light on a startling discovery about Gmail. Did you know that every word you type on Gmail is saved on their servers, even if you delete it? We explore this issue and offer recommendations for email programs that prioritize your privacy.


So, tune in as we discuss the importance of safeguarding your privacy online. With real-life stories and non-fear-based facts, we provide practical tips and strategies to navigate the tech toxins that can compromise your online privacy. Learn how to make informed choices and protect your personal information.



[00:02:00] Digital forensics is constantly evolving.

[00:05:45] Data forgery and Photoshop.

[00:08:57] The cell phone as a cesspool of the soul.

[00:10:42] Turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

[00:14:45] Spyware on smartphones.

[00:17:36] Forensic evidence in homicide case.

[00:19:38] Privacy and secure communication.

[00:24:00] The Family Social Media Success Plan.

[00:30:14] Are smart devices dangerous?

[00:32:23] Wireless security and Faraday bags.

[00:34:43] Protecting data and servers.

[00:38:33] Webcam and microphone security.

[00:41:41] Email privacy and data ownership.

[00:44:27] Day to day data protection.

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Memorable Quotes


"I tell you this, any credit card number you've ever put in your phone, any bank password, anything you've ever put in your phone, I've got. If I had your phone, it doesn't go away. I'll find the password to every account you have on your phone." [00:15:35] –Bryan Neumeister


"It's just inviting people to spy on you. They're so easy to hack. I can see where they're helpful for some elderly person needing to turn on lights or stuff. We have a situation like that in our family and it's great. However, they're not discussing work things. I would never have one in a workplace or in a private conversation area. They're too easy.” [00:30:18] – Bryan Neumeister


"You have to be very careful to control your data. Think of your data as your most important asset of privacy. So, you're definitely going to want to have every way you can to protect it." [00:34:36] – Bryan Neumeister