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Hacking. Hackers. Disinformation campaigns. Encryption. The Cyber. This stuff gets complicated really fast, but Motherboard spends its time embedded in the infosec world so you don't have to. Host Matthew Gault talks every week to Motherboard reporters about the stories they're breaking and to the industry's most famous hackers and researchers about the biggest news in cybersecurity.
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    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Hacking. Hackers. Disinformation campaigns. Encryption. The Cyber. This stuff gets complicated really fast, but Motherboard spends its time embedded in the infosec world so you don't have to. Host Matthew Gault talks every week to Motherboard reporters about the stories they're breaking and to the industry's most famous hackers and researchers about the biggest news in cybersecurity.
Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Suing Spam Texters for Fun and Profit

    Suing Spam Texters for Fun and Profit

    We all get them. We all hate them. Spam. There was a time, long ago, when it was just your mailbox and your inbox that got hit with superfluous ads and scams. But now? My phone rings all day long and all of the calls are spam. All of them. If you’re not on my contact list, I’m not picking up. And the texts have gotten much much worse. Everyday is a new offering and every ping is spam.
    Did you know that most of that spam is actually illegal and that you, yes you, can sue the companies sending it out and make a few hundred bucks. On this episode of Cyber we sit down with a man who did just that. David Weekly sued a spam texter and got $1,200. Here’s how he did it.
    Stories discussed in this episode:
    This Guy Sued a Spam Texter and Got $1,200 (and You Can Too)
    We’re recording CYBER live on Twitch. Watch live during the week. Follow us there to get alerts when we go live. We take questions from the audience and yours might just end up on the show.
    Subscribe to CYBER on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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    • 32 min
    Listen to a Story from Motherboard’s First Ever Short Story Collection

    Listen to a Story from Motherboard’s First Ever Short Story Collection

    Some days, it feels like all you can do is watch worlds burn.
    This is especially true in the desperate small towns that pocket the parts of America some derisively call ‘Flyover Country.’
    Today on Cyber, we’ve got something special. Motherboard is publishing a book! It’s called Terraform and it drops on August 16. It’s a collection of short stories about the near future and the dystopian present. With me today on the show are the book’s editors, Claire L. Evans and Brian Merchant as well as special guest Tim Maughan. He’s the author of the novel Infinite Detail and … the Terraform story Flyover Country.
    Terraform’s stories are all about possible futures. Flyover Country is a window into one of those worlds. One that may seem unpleasantly familiar.
    Terraform is out on August 16. Buy it here.
    Stories discussed on this episode:
    Flyover Country
    We’re recording CYBER live on Twitch. Watch live during the week. Follow us there to get alerts when we go live. We take questions from the audience and yours might just end up on the show.
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    • 44 min
    What the ‘Roblox’ Hack Revealed About Chinese Censorship and U.S. Content Moderation

    What the ‘Roblox’ Hack Revealed About Chinese Censorship and U.S. Content Moderation

    Last month, a hacker posted a trove of stolen documents online detailing the weird internal struggles of a little gaming company called Roblox. If you don’t know what Roblox is, just ask any child in America and they’ll explain it to you. The hacked documents contained fascinating insights into how gaming companies whose product depends on player freedom and creativity must navigate the treacherous waters of children, free speech, China, mass shootings, and content moderation. It’s a weird story where a child driven internet sandbox can lead to troubling and weird questions about genocide roleplay.
    Today on Cyber, Motherboard Staff Writer Joseph Cox comes on to talk about the hack and what we learned from it.
    Stories discussed in this episode:
    Hacker Posts Internal Roblox Employee Documents Online
    Revealed: Documents Show How Roblox Planned to Bend to Chinese Censorship
    Leaked Documents Reveal How Roblox Handles Grooming and Mass Shooting Simulators
    We’re recording CYBER live on Twitch. Watch live during the week. Follow us there to get alerts when we go live. We take questions from the audience and yours might just end up on the show.
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    • 31 min
    Space Junk, Taiwan, and War at a Nuclear Power Plant

    Space Junk, Taiwan, and War at a Nuclear Power Plant

    A lot of stuff happened on the internet this week. Strange orbs fell from the sky and landed in Mexico. Thousands watched online as Nancy Pelosi’s plane slowly made its way to Taiwan. And the International Atomic Energy Agency called out Russia for making Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant a front in its war in Ukraine.
    It’s a grab bag episode of Cyber and we’re gonna get into it all with Motherboard editor-in-chief Jason Koebler.
    Stories discussed in this episode:
    Fighting Around Europe’s Largest Power Plant Is ‘Out of Control,’ UN’s Nuke Chief Warns
    How Online Flight Trackers Have Helped People Follow Nancy Pelosi, Taylor Swift, and Russian Oligarchs’ Private Flights
    Space Junk Crashing All Over the World, Upsetting Everyone
    Mysterious Metallic Orb Falls on Mexico, May Contain ‘Valuable Information,’ Meteorologist Says
    We’re recording CYBER live on Twitch. Watch live during the week. Follow us there to get alerts when we go live. We take questions from the audience and yours might just end up on the show.
    Subscribe to CYBER on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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    • 39 min
    Inside the Alex Jones Trial

    Inside the Alex Jones Trial

    Alex Jones, the slowly bloating Texan broadcaster, is currently on trial in Austin for peddling conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook massacre. Jones has already lost—the trial will eventually set damages. 
    Amid this, Jones’ companies are filing for bankruptcy and a new documentary about him is playing the festival circuit. He says this is all about the First Amendment. In a way, he’s right. Defamation cases are about the First Amendment. 
    On this episode of Cyber, Motherboard Senior Staff Writer Anna Merlan comes on to discuss all things Alex Jones. Merlan has written extensively about Jones and is following the trial for Motherboard.
    Stories discussed in this episode:
    As Damages Trial Begins, Alex Jones’ Lawyers Fight for His Financial Life
    InfoWars Cannot Stop Covering Its Own Damages Trial
    We’re recording CYBER live on Twitch. Watch live during the week. Follow us there to get alerts when we go live. We take questions from the audience and yours might just end up on the show.
    Subscribe to CYBER on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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    • 35 min
    Why TikTok Is Obsessed With Pink Sauce

    Why TikTok Is Obsessed With Pink Sauce

    If you haven’t heard, there’s a hot new condiment on the market that’s gone viral on TikTok. It’s called Pink Sauce and it’s been at the center of several controversies over the past few weeks.
    The sauce has been accused of making people sick, being a rip off of other condiments, and lying about its nutritional information. On this episode of Cyber we’re going to try to answer the question: why does everyone ok TikTok seem to care about this pepto-bismol colored goop?
    With us today to talk all things Pink Sauce is Motherboard Intern and TikTok master Jules Roscoe.
    Stories discussed in this episode:
    ‘They Accused Me of Poisoning the Nation:’ Chef Pii's Viral Pink Sauce Has Turned Into a TikTok Nightmare
    Viral Pink Sauce Comes With Lengthy Terms and Conditions
    Let Me Eat the TikTok 'Pink Sauce'
    We’re recording CYBER live on Twitch. Watch live during the week. Follow us there to get alerts when we go live. We take questions from the audience and yours might just end up on the show.
    Subscribe to CYBER on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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    • 31 min

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