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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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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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    AI Art is Powered by ISIS Executions and Non-Consenual Porn

    AI Art is Powered by ISIS Executions and Non-Consenual Porn

    AI art has gotten wildly popular over the past year. Programs like Midjourney and Dall-E are generating incredible images and incredible controversy. But these programs don’t exist in a vacuum. AI’s require billions of images to learn how and what to draw. Where are they getting those pictures? They’re hoovering them up on the internet. A place full of child porn, ISIS execution videos, and non-consensual adult images. With AI it’s all garbage in, garbage out. So who controls this data and is there anything we can do about it?
    On this episode of Cyber, Motherboard writer Chloe Xiang walks us through the ins and outs of the AI trained on ISIS execution images.
    Stories discussed in this episode:
    ISIS Executions and Non-Consensual Porn Are Powering AI Art
    Amazon Driver Fired for Posting Photo of Customer’s Dildo to Reddit
    'The Silence of My Critics Speaks for Itself:' Hans Niemann Says He Is Being Unfairly Attacked in Chess Scandal
    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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    • 30 min
    Inside the Tool the US Military Is Using to Monitor Emails and Web Traffic

    Inside the Tool the US Military Is Using to Monitor Emails and Web Traffic

    You ever feel like somebody’s watching you? Well, on the internet, it’s often true. Every move you make on the internet generates reams of data that ISPs and data brokers sell on to on to a ton of people who may want to take a look. It’s a big business. One we don’t often see the inside of.
    One of the companies buying up all that data is Team Cymru who watches over all of it with a tool it calls Augury. Who buys Augury? We’ve just learned a lot of agencies within the federal government. Cyber Command, the Army, the Navy, are all using Augury to paw through internet traffic. But what, exactly, are they looking for? And what can they even see?
    Stories discussed on this episode:
    Revealed: US Military Bought Mass Monitoring Tool That Includes Internet Browsing, Email Data
    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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    • 44 min
    Uber’s Been Hacked and Sim Swappers Are Getting Violent

    Uber’s Been Hacked and Sim Swappers Are Getting Violent

    Groups on Telegram that used to primarily be interested in taking over people’s phones and online accounts have changed tactics. Now, they’re selling violence. And to cap off the week, a hacker we don’t know much about was able to steal the credentials of an Uber employee and access the company's back end.
    On this episode of Cyber, Motherboard staff writers Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai and Joseph Cox walk us through the latest in the world of cybersecurity.
    Stories discussed on this episode:
    Firebombs and Shootings: The Rise of IRL Harassment and Violence as a Service
    LAPSUS$: How a Sloppy Extortion Gang Became One of the Most Prolific Hacking Groups
    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
    Our Latest UFO Obsession and the Chess Scandal Heard Round the World

    Our Latest UFO Obsession and the Chess Scandal Heard Round the World

    This week on Cyber we’re going deep into recent stories of unidentified flying objects and Chess. The Pentagon has gotten big into investigating what it calls unidentified aerial phenomenon and a chess champion has been accused of cheating but the exact phenomenon he’s accused of remains unidentified.
    With me today to walk through all of this is Motherboard’s lovely editor-in-chief Jason Koebler. 
    Stories discussed in this episode:
    Congress Admits UFOs Not ‘Man-Made,’ Says ‘Threats’ Increasing ‘Exponentially’
    Was This Viral UFO Photo a Hoax Generated By an AI?
    Navy Says All UFO Videos Classified, Releasing Them ‘Will Harm National Security’
    The Chess World Is Absolutely Losing It Over Cheating Allegations After Massive Upset
    'The Silence of My Critics Speaks for Itself:' Hans Niemann Says He Is Being Unfairly Attacked in Chess Scandal
    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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    • 45 min
    CYBER LIVE: Living in a Dystopia, We're All Luddites, Taking Life Back From Corporations (feat. Cory Doctorow)

    CYBER LIVE: Living in a Dystopia, We're All Luddites, Taking Life Back From Corporations (feat. Cory Doctorow)

    Today on Cyber we’ve got a special presentation: We’re talking about Motherboard’s science fiction short story collection Terraform one last time. This week’s episode is a recording of a live roundtable discussion with Cory Doctorow and Geoff Manaugh—both of whom have short stories in the collection—and Terraform editors Claire L. Evans and Brian Merchant.
    Want to learn the secret history of the Luddites? Find out if corporations can be bought off? Learn what it’s like to work with Netflix? Well, stay tuned.

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    • 56 min
    Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires

    Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires

    It seems like the Earth’s billionaires are desperate to escape the planet. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are looking to outer space. Mark Zuckerberg is looking to the inner space of virtual reality. So many billionaires are buying up land and luxury survival bunkers in New Zealand that it’s hard to keep track.
    Do they know something we don’t? Or do they just have the money to act on fears they themselves were instrumental in creating?
    Here today to help me answer that question is Douglas Rushkoff. Rushkoff is a media theorist and author. His newest book is out on September 6. It’s called Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires.
    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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