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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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Identity crisis: How an anti-porn crusade could jam the Internet, featuring Alec Muffett

On January 1, 2023, the Internet in Louisiana looked a little different than the Internet in Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas—its... more

22 May 2023 · 47 minutes
The rise of "Franken-ransomware," with Allan Liska

Ransomware is becoming bespoke, and that could mean trouble for businesses and law enforcement investigators. It wasn't always like this. For a... more

08 May 2023 · 51 minutes
Removing the human: When should AI be used in emotional crisis?

In January, a mental health nonprofit admitted that it had used Artificial Intelligence to help talk to people in distress. Prompted first... more

24 Apr 2023 · 41 minutes
How the cops buy a "God view" of your location data, with Bennett Cyphers

This week on Lock and Code, we speak with Bennett Cyphers about one largely unknown company's efforts to package and... more

10 Apr 2023 · 46 minutes
Solving the password’s hardest problem with passkeys, featuring Anna Pobletts

This week on Lock and Code, we speak with Anna Pobletts about the "death" of passwords, and how passkeys can... more

27 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
"Brad Pitt," a still body, ketchup, and a knife, or the best trick ever played on a romance scammer, with Becky Holmes

Becky Holmes knows how to throw a romance scammer off script—simply bring up cannibalism. In January, Holmes shared on Twitter that... more

13 Mar 2023 · 48 minutes
Fighting censorship online, or, encryption’s latest surprise use-case, with Mallory Knodel

Government threats to end-to-end encryption—the technology that secures your messages and shared photos and videos—have been around for decades, but... more

27 Feb 2023 · 59 minutes
What is AI ”good” at (and what the heck is it, actually), with Josh Saxe

In November of last year, the AI research and development lab OpenAI revealed its latest, most advanced language project: A... more

13 Feb 2023 · 44 minutes
A private moment, caught by a Roomba, ended up on Facebook. Eileen Guo explains how

In 2020, a photo of a woman sitting on a toilet—her shorts pulled half-way down her thighs—was shared on Facebook,... more

30 Jan 2023 · 46 minutes
Fighting tech’s gender gap with TracketPacer

Last month, the TikTok user TracketPacer posted a video online called “Network Engineering Facts to Impress No One at Zero Parties.” ... more

16 Jan 2023 · 53 minutes
Lock and Code
Identity crisis: How an anti-porn crusade could jam the Internet, featuring Alec Muffett
Lock and Code