Point & Click

Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Jacob Turner

On this week's edition of “Point & Click Radio,” the long-running KZYX computer show, Jim Heid and guest Toby Malina discussed many aspects of digital disaster preparedness.

This week’s wildfires have exposed weaknesses in the communications grid, from overwhelmed phone circuits to damaged or destroyed cell towers. Digital tools, including email and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, have proven their value for sending and receiving information. But they’ve also been prone to inaccuracies.

Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, said on 7 September that hackers had gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million American consumers, including Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers.