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Malia Politzer
Editor of International Investigative Journalist
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Sunday, 30 December 2018

Top Technology And Society Piqs From 2018

From massive privacy scandals touching millions of users to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and more news about Russian meddling in the US election, 2018 has been a tumultuous year for tech news. Luckily, it's also seen the debut of a number of well-reported tech podcasts to help you make sense of the rapidly changing world we inhabit. We've rounded up the top five tech podcasts of the year. Enjoy!


Vice’s new tech podcast focuses on cyber and information security in an era where more and more of us keep sensitive personal information on our phones, computers, and iClouds, and hackers are getting more sophisticated every day.

The Human Toll Of Instant Delivery

This New York Times audio feature looks at the human cost of consumers’ expectations about the speed of delivery in the age of Amazon.

Darknet Diaries

While not new, this podcast series provides a well-reported look into aspects of the Internet people are often reluctant to talk about—including stories about hackers, defenders, malware, botnets and privacy breaches from the dark net.

In Real Life

Now in its third season, this podcast series—hosted by technology reporter Manoush Zomorodi—looks at how technology is transforming humanity, from elections to relationships.

Why’d You Push That Button

Also in its third season, this often lighthearted podcasts asks the hard, weird, and often silly questions about how tiny tech decisions can impact your social life. 

Top Technology And Society Piqs From 2018
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