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Lock and Code
Lock and Code

Lock and Code tells the human stories within cybersecurity, privacy, and technology. Rogue robot vacuums, hacked farm tractors, and catastrophic software vulnerabilities—it’s... more

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Tracing what went wrong in 2012 for today’s teens, with Dr. Jean Twenge

You’ve likely felt it: The dull pull downwards of a smartphone scroll. The “five more minutes” just before bed. The... more

06 May 2024 · 45 minutes
Picking fights and gaining rights, with Justin Brookman

Our Lock and Code host, David Ruiz, has a bit of an apology to make:“Sorry for all the depressing episodes.”When... more

22 Apr 2024 · 46 minutes
Porn panic imperils privacy online, with Alec Muffett (re-air)

A digital form of protest could become the go-to response for the world’s largest porn website as it faces increased... more

08 Apr 2024 · 47 minutes
Securing your home network is long, tiresome, and entirely worth it, with Carey Parker

Few words apply as broadly to the public—yet mean as little—as “home network security.”For many, a “home network” is an... more

25 Mar 2024 · 45 minutes
Going viral shouldn't lead to bomb threats, with Leigh Honeywell

A disappointing meal at a restaurant. An ugly breakup between two partners. A popular TV show that kills off a... more

11 Mar 2024 · 42 minutes
How to make a fake ID online, with Joseph Cox

For decades, fake IDs had roughly three purposes: Buying booze before legally allowed, getting into age-restricted clubs, and, we can... more

26 Feb 2024 · 36 minutes
If only you had to worry about malware, with Jason Haddix

If your IT and security teams think malware is bad, wait until they learn about everything else.In 2024, the modern... more

12 Feb 2024 · 40 minutes
Bruce Schneier predicts a future of AI-powered mass spying

If the internet helped create the era of mass surveillance, then artificial intelligence will bring about an era of mass... more

29 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
A true tale of virtual kidnapping

On Thursday, December 28, at 8:30 pm in the Utah town of Riverdale, the city police began investigating what they... more

15 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
DNA data deserves better, with Suzanne Bernstein

Hackers want to know everything about you: Your credit card number, your ID and passport info, and now, your DNA.On... more

01 Jan 2024 · 37 minutes
Lock and Code
Tracing what went wrong in 2012 for today’s teens, with Dr. Jean Twenge
Lock and Code