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There’s an invisible war being waged. And we’re all part of it. Foreign governments are hacking major corporations. Major corporations are collecting massive amounts of consumer data. And the NSA is listening…to everything. But a new generation of programmers armed with powerful technology is rising up and fighting back. Freethink presents a new original series about the latest hacking news: Coded.

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How AI Could Revolutionize Coffee
How AI Could Revolutionize Coffee
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How AI Could Revolutionize Coffee

Could the blockchain be used to make fair trade goods live up to their promise?

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November 2, 2017

Around 1 in 60 people on the globe rely on the coffee supply chain for their livelihood. But it’s an antiquated system, rife with uncertainty, unfairness, and even corruption. Bext360 wants to change that. They’re using machine vision, artificial intelligence, and blockchain payments to bring the largest un-automated system in the world into the digital age.

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This Research Team Wants to Hack Your Car
This Research Team Wants to Hack Your Car
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This Research Team Wants to Hack Your Car

What happens when an SUV going 75 miles-per-hour down a highway is hacked from a remote computer?

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October 26, 2017

What happens when an SUV going 75 miles-per-hour down a highway is hacked from a remote computer? Two researchers in Pittsburgh want to make sure we never find out. As cars have become more automated, they’re becoming more hackable. But the only way to stop car hacking is to actually learn how to hack into cars and uncover their vulnerabilities.

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Hacker Wins Election As Pirate Party Leader
Hacker Wins Election As Pirate Party Leader
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Hacker Wins Election As Pirate Party Leader

Iceland's Pirate Party is trying to use a hacker mindset to improve their country and the world.

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October 19, 2017

In the wake of the Panama Papers hacking scandal, computer programmer Smári McCarthy decided he needed to apply his "hacking for good" philosophy to politics. As a member of the Pirate Party - a political party formed around the concept of extreme transparency - Smári was elected to Parliament in Iceland and is trying to use a hacker mindset to improve his country and the world.

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Hacker Hero Arrested by FBI
Hacker Hero Arrested by FBI
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Hacker Hero Arrested by FBI

Was MalwareTech just doing research to stop criminal activity or engaging in criminal activity himself?

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October 12, 2017

The super-secretive hacker known as MalwareTech became famous when he dismantled the WannaCry computer virus, one of the most alarming privacy threats in recent memory. But the praise was cut short when the FBI arrested him for creating a virus that gave hackers access to people’s banking credentials. Was he just doing research to stop criminal activity or engaging in criminal activity himself?

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The Lawyer Who Defends Anonymous
The Lawyer Who Defends Anonymous
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The Lawyer Who Defends Anonymous
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October 6, 2017

Jay Leiderman isn’t your normal defense attorney. He’s committed his career to defending hackers, including Anonymous, the world’s most secretive and famous hacking organization.

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How an Exiled Cryptographer is Protecting Journalists in His Native Ethiopia
How an Exiled Cryptographer is Protecting Journalists in His Native Ethiopia
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How an Exiled Cryptographer is Protecting Journalists in His Native Ethiopia

An exiled blogger teaches journalists in his native Ethiopia how to avoid capture

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March 21, 2017

In Ethiopia, the main prison is divided into eight zones. Many refer to the rest of the country as “Zone 9.” But Endalk Chala is fighting back. Chala moonlights as an encryption expert, helping bloggers in his native Ethiopia escape capture and torture.

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Erasing Your DNA
Erasing Your DNA
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Erasing Your DNA

Is a spray that can mask your DNA the frontier of personal privacy or a tool for criminals?

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March 6, 2017

There is an incredible amount of data in your DNA. Heather Dewey-Hagborg wants to make sure you have control over that data. She developed a spray that masks your DNA wherever it’s left. Is it a new frontier in personal privacy or a handy tool for criminals?

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Disrupting Money
Disrupting Money
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Disrupting Money

Can a bitcoin entrepreneur on house arrest convince the world it’s the currency of the future?

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February 20, 2017

Charlie Shrem went from multi-millionaire to having almost nothing. Shrem was a Bitcoin pioneer. And it paid off big time. Until he was sent to jail for allowing a customer to resell bitcoin on Silk Road. Now, he’s out and wants to convince the world that Bitcoin is the future of finance.

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Hacking the Future
Hacking the Future
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Hacking the Future

How do we make sure the next generation of hackers uses their talents for good?

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February 6, 2017

In our hyper-connected world, hacking is a superpower. And Nico Sell wants to make sure that power ends up in the right hands. She started Rootz Asylum to teach kids how to hack and encourage them to use their new-found talents for good.