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Spark on CBC Radio One Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.
||Clean394: Thousands of apps are illegally collecting data about kids||Apps directed at kids are violating US children's privacy laws. Your data plays a vital role in research. Loreena McKennitt is leaving Facebook. Uber and others are bringing 'dockless' bike sharing to North America.||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean393: The internet has turned into a giant mall.||Checking the health of the internet. Lying to Facebook could protect your data. Will Chinese "super apps" succeed in the West? How one woman is helping others overcome "hacking abuse".||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean392: Facial recognition technology is tracking billions in China. Could it happen here?||Twitter isn't the voice of the people. HAL might be the best A.I. has to offer. Twitter asks for help to fix the 'health' of its conversations. The surveillance potential of facial recognition.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 391: The hidden history of the women who built the computer age||Programs with empathy. A new old computer. When women dominated coding.||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 390: The latest Facebook scandal is no surprise.||And then there were 5 Gs. How musicians can thrive in the streaming era. Zeynep Tufekci on why the latest Facebook scandal is no suprise. 'Energy poverty' is expanding the digital divide.||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean389: Wikipedia's protectors, contextual zoning, digital phenotyping and more||The Unsung Heroes Protecting Wikipedia. Environmental design for productivity. How Apple's new "spaceship" campus may cause concussions. How you use your smartphone might also reveal whether you're depressed. New technology aims to copy human skin.||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean388: Pokemon Go for ecologists, fake videos, and more.||How Canadians' social media use stacks up. Scrubbing social media of metrics. Fake videos are getting better and easier to make. A tool to read privacy policies for you. Using Pokemon Go to help real animals.||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean387: Casual games, loot boxes, and more||Are video game loot crates gambling? Canadian developers release video game sequel. A new tool to report workplace harassment. How gig economy workers are at risk online. A challenger to Instagram.||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpark 386: Attention residue, new design ethics, and more||The dangers of "attention residue," the call for a new ethics of design, the ethics of driverless cars, the rise of "griefbots."||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean385: Online dating, genetic data and more||Selling your genetic data. Definitely not how Bitcoin works. Tracking caribou with new tech. Is online dating changing... dating? How people in long distance relationships use tech.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean384: Companies can't share data, encrypted photo storage, and more||Companies that have our data don't know how to share it with us. A camera app that makes your photos secure on the cloud. What romance writers can teach us about the digital economy.||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean383: Dangerous data, Libraries and more||Strava's heat maps show how dangerous data can be. A smart speaker that puts privacy first. A chat room where people mostly say goodbye. Libraries changing role in the time of the internet.||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean382: You're a work of art, darling! and popping the cryptocurrency bubble||The future of facial recognition in Google's art app. Narcissism on social media. What are cryptocurrencies really worth?||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean381: The bad design behind Hawaii's missile scare, internet freedom in Iran and more||Using design to prevent another missile scare. Too many emojis ruin Twitter for blind people. Canadian app is helping Iranians stay online. Mobile game show is attracting a huge audience. Household robots are still mostly useless.||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean380: Phantom traffic jams, catfishing scams and smart speakers||A solution for mysterious traffic jams. A machine that dispenses short stories for travellers. How smart speakers like the Amazon Echo are used by blind people. A professor who had his pictures used in catfishing scams.||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean379: Integrated shopping, 3-D printed wifi plastic, and more||How "intergrated shopping" may change online commerce. Why Thailand, Shanghai, Berlin, and even LA may lure top tech talent over Silicon Valley. Using the blockchain to help disadvantaged prisoners make bail. How a new kind of 3-D printed plastic connec||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean378: surge toll roads, how to think and more||A new survival guide for thinking, because we're a lot worse at it than we think. A new study suggests most people think other's social lives are more exciting than their own, even though they're not. A look at the implications of applying surge pricing||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean377: notification fatigue, seasonal ghost stories and more||Early photographers remembered the dead by taking photos with ghosts. Neil Young's archives could signal a shift in the music streaming business. Cutting down on stressful notifications to improve your well being.||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean376: cryptokitties, coworking, email trackers||Restaurants open doors during the day to become coworking spaces. Digital kitties make cryptocurrency more accessible. You give away private data just by opening your email.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean375: Your apps are watching you, sugarcane jet fuel and more||Clandestine app trackers. How AI is helping treat people with depression. 3D mapping coral reefs. Sugarcane could be the next jet fuel. Turning air pollution into ink for your pen.||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean374: Bad bosses, good internet and more||With Google, Facebook and Apple leading our online experience, is net neutrality really possible? From clothing to bivalves, how entrepreneurs are using Facebook Live to sell. How the ad industry has shifted from tempting you to targeting you.||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean373: Useless job interviews, vibration passwords and more||How Google knows exactly where you are, even with location data disabled. Why we should throw the job interview out with the trash. Signals from our vibrating bones could be the next password solution.||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean372: Your podcast brain, the augmented reality future and more||This is your brain on podcasts. Designing social media for better mental health. Building AIs that build other AIs. How to prepare for an augmented reality future.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean371: Moral outrage goes viral and more||When moral outrage goes viral. The Bitcoin power drain. Optical Illusions for computers. Building AIs that build other AIs. Releasing new music on floppy disk.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean370: Hurricanes and power grids, cellphone privacy and more||Hurricanes and power grids. Law enforcement and cellphone privacy. Helping humans and computers understand one another.||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean369: Self-teaching bots, AI copyright, and more||Robot e-mail answering. AI and intellectual property. Netflix "binge racers". Tech's Frankenstein moment. Unrestricted machine learning.||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
One of my favorites
It's a very well paced fun show to listen to. This summer they are playing complete interviews from earlier news segments and those are just as interesting as the shows themselves. It sometimes seems like cotton candy because the shows are so fun to listen to, but beyond the surface every show has fascinating and valuable content.
I love the usage of CC licenced sounds and music.
THE technology/culture podcast i hear in the morning when i drive to work.
Nora is great.
This show is amazing
This is an amazing show and has quickly become my favorite podcast. Nora is wonderfully professional, relatable, and very easy on the ears. It is high quality with excellent interviews that make you think. I highly recommend it!