Darknet Diaries
Darknet Diaries
Dec 10, 2019
53: Shadow Brokers
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The NSA has some pretty advanced, super secret, hacking tools. What if these secret hacking tools were to end up in the wrong person’s hands? Well, that happened.

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Thanks to Jake Williams from Rendition Security for telling us the story.

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Behind the Bastards
Behind the Bastards
iHeartRadio
Part One: How The U.S.A. Murdered Panama
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Science Friday
Science Friday
Science Friday and WNYC Studios
Texas Storm, NASA Climate Advisor, Mars Sounds. Feb 26, 2021, Part 1
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