Hacking Privacy

Your data is everywhere. As surveillance technology gets smarter, how can we find a balance between safety and privacy? 
This company wants you to live forever in their metaverse 
Metaverse company Somnium Space wants to create digital versions of you to live on after you pass, the newest example of digitized death-defying.
Kendrick Lamar deepfake music video
Kendrick Lamar deepfakes made by South Park creators’ studio 
Rapper Kendrick Lamar harnesses the artistic power of deepfake technology in the new music video for his song “The Heart Part 5.”
artificial genomes
“This DNA is not real”: Why scientists are deepfaking the human genome
Researchers taught an AI to make artificial genomes, which could advance genetic research without compromising the privacy of individuals.
See Another Challenge

Breakthroughs in psychedelics are leading to a paradigm shift in well being. What will our relationship with drugs look like as this movement goes mainstream?

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What will happen if Elon Musk does buy Twitter? (Updated) 
Billionaire Elon Musk is trying to buy Twitter, and if successful, he plans to make several major changes to the social media giant.
ecological change
Scientists are using old spy satellite photos to study ecological change 
Researchers are using new image processing techniques designed for drones to study declassified, Cold War spy satellite photos for ecological change.
How Ukraine has defended itself against cyberattacks – lessons for the US 
Russian hackers stepped up their efforts against Ukraine in the run-up to the 2022 invasion, but with notably different results.
tinder algorithm
Hacking the Tinder algorithm to find love 7:47
Dating apps are really good at introducing you to lots of people, but they might not be the best way to find a lifelong partner. Can we decode our data to get better results?
industrial control systems
Hackers say cracking power grid tech was easiest challenge yet
During an industrial control systems hacking challenge, a Dutch team won $40,000 for cracking tech used to control the power grid.
Digital Detectives

Hackers find missing people for fun

At any given time, there are roughly 100,000 missing people in the U.S. These hackers are using their skills in computer forensics to follow digital footprints.

Hackers find missing people for fun

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tractor hacking
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Tractor-hacking farmers take on John Deere
e waste
The ugly truth about toxic e-waste
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electromagnetic warfare
Elon Musk’s Starlink fights off Russian attacks in Ukraine 
Behind the crypto hype is an ideology of social change
An old satellite was hacked to broadcast signals across North America
The future of classified intelligence may be sharing it
How Ukraine has defended itself against cyberattacks – lessons for the US 
Computer scientists explain how to stop smart devices from spying on you 
decentralized science
How DAOs are advancing decentralized science