Hacking Privacy

Your data is everywhere. As surveillance technology gets smarter, how can we find a balance between safety and privacy? 
facial recognition
Facial recognition ID’s missing kids with 99.85% accuracy 7:04
This tech is identifying missing children in minutes, not weeks.
Computer scientists explain how to stop smart devices from spying on you 
“Smart” appliances tempt you with useless conveniences, but myriad privacy violations lie just beneath their shiny exterior.
emotion ai
Robots can read your p-p-p-poker face
Emotion-detecting technology could be the next frontier of personalization. But what does this mean for privacy?
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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They’re tracking down people who post revenge porn – and getting justice.
Series | Heretics
Tim Urban’s case for transhumanismWatch
We interviewed Tim Urban at Hereticon. Here’s what he had to say about Elon Musk & transhumanism.
Digital nomad: why work from home if you can work from anywhere in the world?
Digital nomad visas make it easier than ever for remote workers to live in foreign countries for extended periods of time.
smart contact lens
You can “see the future” with these smart contact lenses 
Mojo Vision’s smart contact lens has finally made the leap to human testing, bringing the future of AR a major step closer.
electric vehicle
Series | Challengers
The new vehicle challenging cars, bikes and Uber Watch
This scooter is taking cities back from cars. The crazy part? You unlock it with an NFT.
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

Protecting the Right to Repair
tractor hacking
Series | Coded
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