Creepy Tech

Creepy Tech

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A weekly deep dive into the darker side of modern technology


S1E10 - Absher - The Wife Tracking App
May 7 • 19 min
This week we are going to do a deep dive into the Absher App, what it is, how its used and the way it’s changing our understanding of what it means to have free will and free agency as human beings.
S1E9 - CRISPR DNA Hacking - Your Designer Baby
Apr 24 • 13 min
This week we are going to do a deep dive into DNA Hacking (CRISPR), how its done and how it will change our perception of reality and how we behave as human beings. I’ve been thinking about this topic and researching for quite some time now and…
S1E8 - Voice Editing Software - All The Things You Didn’t Say
Apr 9 • 18 min
This week, we are going to dive into voice editing software. Some of the big players in the industry are Voco, lyrebird, Wavenet & Baidu all of which are making it possible for individuals to capture speech samples and use those samples to mimic and…
S1E7 - Internet Bots - Politics, Phishing, & Fake Reviews
Apr 2 • 25 min
This week we are doing a deep dive into the creation and use of internet and telephone bots! I’m super excited for this episode mainly because of the interesting situations that internet bots have put us in over the last decade or so. From politics to…
S1E6 - Predictive Analytics - Target Knows You’re Pregnant
Mar 26 • 18 min
This Week we are going to do a deep dive into the world of predictive analytics and how companies are using the data they collect to influence our behaviors and directly target only the individuals they know will be receptive to their products. Predictive…
S1E5 - Public Wi-Fi - Your Data Is My Data Too
Mar 19 • 18 min
This week we are going to do a deep dive into the darker side of public wifi, how your data can be accessed, and how you can protect yourself while navigating the ins and outs of public hotspots. The internet has been around since the 1960s. Originally…
S1E4 - The Dark Side Of Influencer Marketing - No Followers & Still Broke
Mar 12 • 18 min
Advertising has been around since basically the beginning of time. As companies grow and technology changes, the methods used to gain the interest of consumers has also changed. Over the last decade or so, one new method of advertising that has grown in…
S1E3 - Sorry, Your Human Rating Sucks - China’s Social Credit Score System
Mar 5 • 23 min
It is commonly understood that a bad credit score means we may no longer be able to rent an apartment, by a car or ever own a home. Which are all pretty big things to come to terms with. But what happens when governments begin to introduce a nation-wide…
S1E2 - The Voice Inside Your Head - Holosonic Directional Audio
Feb 26 • 18 min
This week we are going to do a deep dive into directional audio spotlighting technology. We are going to discuss what this tech is, how its being used and how it may affect us moving forward. Now considering that there are a few different companies who…
S1E1 - The Problem With 23 & Me
Feb 19 • 23 min
Genetic testing services have been popping up everywhere over the last decade. Due to the internet their accessibility and affordability has influenced countless individuals to want to know not only where they come from, but also how their DNA can tell…
S1E0 - Introduction
Feb 11 • 2 min
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Dec 5, 2018