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Rank #170 in Technology category

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Codebreaker, by Marketplace and Tech Insider

Updated 12 days ago

Rank #170 in Technology category

Technology
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Codebreaker is a podcast that dares to ask – and answer – the fundamental questions about technology that consume us every day. From “is it evil?” to “can it save us?” – it’s up to you to listen, decode and decide. In partnership with Tech Insider.

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Codebreaker is a podcast that dares to ask – and answer – the fundamental questions about technology that consume us every day. From “is it evil?” to “can it save us?” – it’s up to you to listen, decode and decide. In partnership with Tech Insider.

iTunes Ratings

210 Ratings
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Great show

By ac26151 - Oct 15 2017
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I wish they’d come out with more episodes.

Yes!!!

By Boom360$ - Sep 06 2017
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Ben Johnson is such a talented host

iTunes Ratings

210 Ratings
Average Ratings
167
13
5
15
10

Great show

By ac26151 - Oct 15 2017
Read more
I wish they’d come out with more episodes.

Yes!!!

By Boom360$ - Sep 06 2017
Read more
Ben Johnson is such a talented host
Cover image of Codebreaker, by Marketplace and Tech Insider

Codebreaker, by Marketplace and Tech Insider

Updated 12 days ago

Rank #170 in Technology category

Read more

Codebreaker is a podcast that dares to ask – and answer – the fundamental questions about technology that consume us every day. From “is it evil?” to “can it save us?” – it’s up to you to listen, decode and decide. In partnership with Tech Insider.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: The Dark Web

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A couple is forced onto the dark web to buy life-saving medicine; Ben buys a drug scale; and a researcher who says the dark web might make the illegal drug trade safer. Listen, decode, and decide: Is the dark web evil?

Nov 25 2015
32 mins
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Rank #2: Data Tracking

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How targeted ads for a pair of men’s sandals broke up one relationship, the researchers trying to keep data tracking honest, and the casualties of ad blockers. Listen, decode, and decide: Is data tracking evil?

Dec 23 2015
31 mins
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Rank #3: Recognition

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A toddler who saved her mother’s life with Siri, a man whose mysterious ailment opened up a world of voice recognition technology and a dating service that wants to scan the faces of all your exes. Listen, decode, and decide: Can recognition software save us?

Nov 16 2016
33 mins
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Rank #4: The Software Update

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A software update that almost brought down the International Space Station with astronauts inside, updating software inside your body, and the days when even geeks dreaded installing new programs. Listen, decode, and decide: Is the software update evil?

Dec 02 2015
36 mins
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Rank #5: Going Viral

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How people-rating app Peeple drew rage and put its co-founders in danger, how a 16-year-old embraced identity through virality, and the funny video that threatened to put its makers into crushing debt. Listen, decode, and decide: Is going viral evil?

Dec 16 2015
31 mins
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Rank #6: The Decisive Machine

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A guy who thinks machines can prevent crime, another who thinks machines could destroy humanity and a machine-learning algorithm outsmarted by squirrels. Listen, decode and decide: Is the decisive machine evil?

Dec 09 2015
30 mins
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Rank #7: Alternate Reality

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A therapist who creates virtual reality experiences for people with dangerous disorders, a grandmother who uses a headset to escape her surroundings and Ernest Cline on virtual reality in fact and fiction. Listen, decode, and decide: Can alternate realities save us?

Nov 23 2016
35 mins
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Rank #8: You have a message from Codebreaker

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Oct 19 2016
1 min
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Rank #9: Introducing Codebreaker Season 2

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Nov 02 2016
2 mins
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Rank #10: Technology Crossing Borders

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The gadget that saved a refugee in the middle of the Aegean Sea, how an agent uses technology to patrol the U.S. border with Mexico, and how a journalist in exile broadcasts the news with WhatsApp. Listen, decode, and decide: Can technology crossing borders save us?

Dec 27 2016
34 mins
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