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Podcast: The 'Com World War'
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Podcast: The 'Com World War'

This week we cover a 'world war' inside nebulous crime culture the Com; Google's miss on AI science; and a sex box.
Podcast: The Wild World of Fake AI Influencers
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Podcast: The Wild World of Fake AI Influencers

We introduce our new 404 Media fellow Jules Roscoe; go long on fake AI Instagram influencers; talk about the couple making porn for the Apple Vision Pro; and the bizarre sight at a particular New York City chicken shop.
Podcast: The Xz Backdoor and the AI Peer-Review Crisis
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Podcast: The Xz Backdoor and the AI Peer-Review Crisis

The fascinating Xz backdoor; a looming AI crisis in peer-review; and news around the infamous Lena image. That's all on this week's episode.
Podcast: The Shaky Science of License Plate Readers
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Podcast: The Shaky Science of License Plate Readers

On this week's episode we talk about a shaky study into Flock; what people are doing now that Pornhub has pulled out of some states; and how we dug into the new owners of Deadspin.
Podcast: Shrimp Jesus
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Podcast: Shrimp Jesus

Shrimp Jesus (of course); Pornhub pulling out of Texas; and backdoors in safe locks. That's all on this week's episode of the 404 Media Podcast.
Podcast: How Hackers Steal Mountains of Oxy and Adderall
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Podcast: How Hackers Steal Mountains of Oxy and Adderall

Fraudsters and hackers hijack the electronic prescription system; 404 Media is included in a Russia disinformation campaign; and how we bypassed the "no-go voice" policy of ElevenLabs.
Podcast: AI-Powered TikTok Hustlers
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Podcast: AI-Powered TikTok Hustlers

The wild world of AI-powered content hustlers on TikTok and Instagram; Etsy ripoffs; and a development in Oregon that could have global ramifications for Apple.
Podcast: Byron Tau on the New U.S. Surveillance State
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Podcast: Byron Tau on the New U.S. Surveillance State

We're trying out a new interview episode for the podcast! Our first guest is investigative journalist and author Byron Tau on the adtech surveillance industry.
Podcast: A Deepfake Nightmare + Vibrator Malware
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Podcast: A Deepfake Nightmare + Vibrator Malware

How a deepfake nudify app rocked a high school; the spread of fake funeral livestream scams on Facebook; and a very serious investigation into whether a particular brand of vibrator is distributing malware.
Podcast: An Open Source Search Engine to Replace Google
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Podcast: An Open Source Search Engine to Replace Google

This week we chat about an annoying recruitment tool, a new open source search engine, and how a botnet of toothbrushes wasn't real.
Podcast: Inside a Fraud Factory
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Podcast: Inside a Fraud Factory

This week we have fake IDs at the click of a mouse; AI audio porn; a low tech response to the wave of deepfake abuse; and the Instagram ad to investment scam pipeline. A packed episode!
Podcast: This is It. The Deepfake Reckoning
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Podcast: This is It. The Deepfake Reckoning

This week we have a banger episode on AI and what the future holds in a potential overcorrection of the space. Then we talk about how an Iranian linked drug trafficker hired a Hells Angel member to perform a hit on U.S. soil. Yep.