Technology

Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web

In 2012, the filesharing site MegaUpload is taken offline, its owners accused of massive internet piracy. In 2016 the independent filmmakers of this documentary finally managed to secure an interview with the site's founder, Kim Dotcom. After some negotiation Dotcom also agrees to give them unprecedented access to his private archives.Kim Dotcom arrived in New Zealand with his circl

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TikTok’s Dark Side

The Chinese social media platform known as TikTok has changed the way we interact with the internet. It has become the most popular app in the world, filled with fishing videos, cooking, skits, singing, dancing, literally everything you could possibly think of is featured on the platform. For many people around the world, TikTok is not just an app on their phone anymore, it's their livelihood, ho

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Wannacry: The Marcus Hutchins Story

Marcus Hutchins is a cybersecurity hero who managed to stop the WannaCry worm in its tracks back in 2017, but in doing so he turned his life upside down, and in this YouTube documentary we hear him tell his story first hand.Hutchins became a cybersecurity celebrity overnight when one day he came back from lunch and saw the news about there being an attack on the NHS's computer systems. This i

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Tinder: A Predators’ Playground

Currently millions of people are actively looking for partners on the dating app known as Tinder, an app that has changed how an entire generation meets new people. This catalog of love interests at our fingertips has obvious appeal, but the app that's made meeting up with strangers completely normal is hiding a sinister problem.It would seem as though one of the top-earning apps in the worl

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Losing Sleep

We spend one-third of our lives sleeping and still we don't fully understand why it is we sleep. We know some of the functions that lie behind it but overall it's still very much a mystery. From the beginning of time, all living beings have been governed by the need for sleep, it is considered to be one of the most critical components of life. If a human or animal doesn't sleep the outcome is sim

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The Dark Web: Black Market Boom

AlphaBay Market was a market that was hosted on the Dark Web accessible only via the onion routing service known as Tor network. On 13th July 2017, AlphaBay was shut down after law enforcement executed Operation Bayonet against it in the United States, Canada, and Thailand. The Dark Web site was said to have been making anywhere from $300 - $500 million a year.AlphaBay was launched in 2014,

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System Shock: How The Mp3 Changed Music

The '90s was a great time to be in the music industry, things were booming and as a result, there were expensive parties and big album launches, it was just part of the culture. It was the era of NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys, a time when a single hit song could sell you 10 million albums plus. The record labels had a license to just print money and the compact disk or CD played a big role during

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Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos is not just the richest man in the world, but he has also built an incredible business that is without precedent in the history of global capitalism. His ability to shape everything from the future of work to the future of commerce to the future of technology itself is examined in this film. As politicians and regulators from around the world start to consider the global impact of Amaz

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Childhood 2.0

Childhood 2.0 isn't a typical tech documentary warning you of all the dangers that lurk behind social media these days (shots fired at Netflix :P). It's more of a deep dive into the online world for those parents out there who have kids that are immersed in a virtual space that they themselves weren't necessarily exposed to as a child. It is a world that many kids these days are traversing with e

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