The World on a Wire Show

A podcast about the social history of computers and computing

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Sunday Sep 20, 2020

Today internet social media platforms are a big business built on using our own data to manipulate our behavior. But it wasn't always this way. The social internet has a lesser-known non-corporate past, and many alternative futures.

Friday Jan 24, 2020

What does privacy mean on the internet? What needs protecting, and from whom? In June 2019 these questions threatened to upend an encryption scheme relied upon by human rights activists and corporations alike. Episode transcript available on Patreon.

Monday Sep 09, 2019

Some numbers are works of art, and some are illegal. A transcript of the episode is available on Patreon.

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