Brains Byte Back

9 EpisodesProduced by Sam Brake GuiaWebsite

(Previously The Sociable Podcast) The bi-weekly podcast looking at how our brains, psychology, and society are impacted by the ever-evolving technology that surrounds us. We bring you the best stories and guests from around the world relating to technology, psychology, and society.

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Professional ransomware negotiator and CEO discusses hackers' sly tactics and how to defend yourself

August 12th, 2019


In this episode, we speak with Bill Siegel, the CEO of Coveware, a company that negotiates with hackers on behalf of clients that have fallen victim to a ransomware attack. The company has featured on top publications …

Exploring the dark web with an ethical hacker and a former Israeli Police Cyber-crime operative

July 29th, 2019


On this episode we take a look at the dark web, an area of the internet that is only accessible by means of special software, allowing users and website operators to remain anonymous or untraceable. This anonymity has …

The real price of porn? With Sexual Addiction Counselor Michael Dinneen and Professor Lynn Comella

June 6th, 2019


Pornography takes up a large chunk of internet activity. According to The Guardian, it is hard to estimate how much money the online porn industry …

How Blockchain is Taking on the Opioid Epidemic with Victoria Adams from ConsenSys

May 20th, 2019


In this episode, we have a brief Weird Wide Web story about an AI algorithm that can detect tweets sent under the influence of alcohol. And for our …

The World's Scariest Drug And The Social Media Group Spreading Awareness - Interview With A Victim

May 20th, 2019


In this episode, for our Neuron to Something piece, we are looking at how your choice of films provides insight into your personality, according to …

The New York Times' Nick Casey Discusses The Energy Blackout And Crypto In Venezuela

May 20th, 2019


On this episode, we will be speaking with The New York Times Andes bureau chief Nicholas Casey. He covers a number of South American countries but …

Getting Started With Bitcoin With Jack Dossman, the founder of Crypto Beginners

May 20th, 2019


If you have ever thought about buying Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies but were unsure of how it all works or even where to start, you’re in the right place.

On this episode, we will take a brief look into the world of …

Preparing for an AI Future, with McAfee Vice President Candace Worley

May 20th, 2019


On this episode, we will be speaking with Candace Worley, the vice president of McAfee, one of the most well-recognized cybersecurity companies in …

The Cannabis Industry With HighNY Founder Michael Zaytsev

May 20th, 2019


On this episode, we will take a look at the US’ budding cannabis industry, which took in over $6 billion of revenue last year and shows no signs of slowing down.

To discuss this topic I spoke with Michael Zaytsev, an …

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