One day, our comms team (Chris Miller and I) were doing our usual perusing of Byte Back’s Twitter notifications (yes, we read your tweets, so keep tagging us!). We noticed that a few DC tech friends had tagged us on Twitter …
— Erica (@esismoore) November 8, 2018
— Tajha Chappellet-Lanier ?? (@TajhaLanier) November 8, 2018
We immediately looked up this Reply All episode to listen to Lizzie’s story. And, as promised, it was a bit of a scary rollercoaster, beginning with hacking and a violation of cyber privacy, but at the end returning to peoples’ sense of justice and giving back.
If you’re not familiar with it, Reply All has been a popular tech podcast since 2014 and has 14,000 reviews (and counting) on iTunes alone. Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt tell fascinating stories about the internet and people, which appeal to techies and also to those of us who are a bit less technical and a bit more into storytelling.
At the end of episode #130 “The Snapchat Thief,” Lizzie, who’s the focus of the episode, donates $100 to Byte Back! Spoiler alert: the $100 was the profit that Lizzie’s hacker made from selling her Snapchat username! The whole episode is amazing, and you should definitely check it out.
You should also take 15 minutes and listen to my recent chat with Lizzie.
She talks about her decades-long family connection to Byte Back, her advice on cybersecurity for Byte Back students, and why exactly, of all the possible charities or things she could have bought for herself, she chose us for that $100 donation.
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And here’s that amazing episode of Reply All …
This week on Reply All: after Lizzie’s Snapchat gets hacked, things start getting really creepy. https://t.co/SgQ4yZxMFj
— Reply All (@replyall) November 8, 2018