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Tapping into the geopolitics of hacking and surveillance, Ben Makuch travels the world to meet with hackers, government officials, and dissidents to investigate the ecosystem of cyberwarfare.

Tuesday 10:30 PM et/pt on Viceland
2 Seasons, 25 Episodes
July 5, 2016
Documentary & Biography, Investigation
8.1/10
Cast: Ben Makuch
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  • The government of Mexico buys hacking tools in its fight against cartels, but spyware on the phones of journalists exposes government corruption.

  • America builds a global killing machine, using data to identify and take out suspected terrorists. Ben heads to Pakistan to see how the CIA and NSA put together the kill list.

  • The world's most powerful government vs. the internet's most influential whistleblower site. Is America's war on Wikileaks an attack on journalism and free speech?

  • 5 million new gadgets are connected to the net daily. Each one on your network is a potential doorway for hackers. Are the new smart devices worth the risk?

  • Intelligence agencies partner with companies to spy on American citizens. But a few brave activists are risking it all to fight this growing cyber-surveillance industrial complex.

  • NATO troops amass along Russia's borders as U.S. officials grapple with Putin's election meddling. How will a battle that started in cyberspace play out on the ground?

  • We know Russia hacked the DNC. Ben Makuch finds the hackers who pulled it off

  • Ben Makuch shows how memes are the Alt-Right's most powerful weapon in America's online culture war – reshaping the political and ideological landscape.

  • From self-driving cars to Siri, a race is on to build more powerful AI, but some warn we could be programming our own extinction.

  • Exploring how wars of the future might be fought with autonomous machines, drones and weapons that can act on their own and whether it's ever OK to write code that can kill.

  • Russian cybercrime is big business - and some say hackers get a pass when they work double duty for Putin and his geopolitical ambitions.

  • A cyber attack on Ukraine's power grid leaves thousands of people in the dark as a military conflict involving Russia rages in the east.

  • Exploring how Israel grew into one of the world's cyber super powers and who it is targeting.

  • After Ashley Madison, a hook-up site for married people, got hacked, its users weren't the only ones exposed - turns out the cheating site may have been cheating its own customers.

  • Anonymous declares war on ISIS, but when Anonymous members share intel with the government it fractures the hacktivist collective.

  • “Zero days” are bugs in software that hackers use to break into systems. Some are valued at up to a million dollars, with both buyers and sellers shrouded in secrecy.

  • Tailored Access Operations, or TAO, is the NSA's elite hacking force. TAO employs some of America's best hackers--so who are their targets???

  • As Iran ramps up its offensive cyber operations, American critical infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to attacks.

  • Stuxnet was a sophisticated cyber attack on an Iranian nuclear plant that may have changed the nature of warfare forever.

  • Stuxnet was a sophisticated cyber attack on an Iranian nuclear plant that may have changed the nature of warfare forever.

  • From Google to the government, China has hacked many American networks. But theres a difference between spying and stealing intellectual property.

  • From Google to the government, China has hacked many American networks. But there’s a difference between spying and stealing intellectual property.

  • Authoritarian regimes are using spyware tools bought from private companies in the West. Hacker PhineasFisher targeted these companies to reveal their deals.

  • Sony Pictures was hacked and the U.S. blamed North Korea. But the government's evidence wasn't all that convincing.

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