Top Episodes This Week
These are the top Tech podcast episode recommendations from the Podyssey community of podcast lovers this week.
69: Human Hacker
by Darknet Diaries
This was hilarious and freaky at the same time. Christopher Hadnagy isn't just a white hat hacker and penetration tester of IT systems, he also does human social engineering. He talks through a few cases he's been on where he was hired by the company to break into their offices and install "malicious" software. The incredible stories will keep you at the edge of the seat and have you rolling on the floor laughing all at once.
Ep. 44: So young, more beautiful — the allure of China's plastic surgery market
by Tech Buzz China by Pandaily
Crazy episode about China's online plastic surgery market. There's even an app where you can pick a type of face you want -- Japanese, Korean, "good luck face" etc. -- and it will tell you the cosmetic procedures you need to achieve that face. Sooo crazy.
by Darknet Diaries
S2:E4 - What Are Our Ethical Responsibilities as Developers?
As developers, we have a HUGE responsibility to impart “informed consent”, knowledge of how our products work, and privacy awareness to those in the general public and policy makers. Remember, the general public can be scared by terms we often use like, “unintended consequences” or “training a model” - many don’t know what these terms mean so we have the responsibility to humanize the products we create and help outsiders trust and understand them at an ethical level. We have a lot of power (or code?) in our hands, and with that comes a ton of responsibility 👩🏻💻🤓
AI Reads Human Emotions. Should It?
by In Machines We Trust
Great focus on AI and automation, I feel like this fits MIT very well
The deepfake detective
by Should This Exist?
“As a technologist, you have a couple of options: You can bury your head and pretend this stuff doesn't exist. Or you can try to make the world a better place.” Meet Dr. Hany Farid, the deepfake detective, in the brand-new season of Should This Exist.