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Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.

Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.
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Toronto, ON

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Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.

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@sparkcbc

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English

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CBC Radio: Spark P.O. Box 500, Stn. “A” Toronto, Ontario M5W 1E6 416-205-7021


Episodes

Spark Guide to Life: Social Media

7/10/2018
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If you're worried your social life is less exciting than others', it's not. Twitter isn't the voice of the people, and media shouldn't pretend it is. Your data plays a vital role in academic research. Social media beyond the numbers. How does your social media use stack up against other Canadians?

Duration:00:54:23

Spark Guide to Life: Social Media

7/6/2018
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If you're worried your social life is less exciting than others', it's not. Twitter isn't the voice of the people, and media shouldn't pretend it is. Your data plays a vital role in academic research. Social media beyond the numbers. How does your social media use stack up against other Canadians?

Duration:00:54:23

Spark Guide to Life: Canadian Perspectives

6/29/2018
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Die With Me connects people before their phones die. Never mind Netflix, watch this live stream of a rock instead. Short story vending machine lands in Edmonton airport. Restaurants open doors during the day to become coworking spaces.

Duration:00:54:23

403: The wave of media mergers signals a major shift in the TV landscape

6/22/2018
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Wave of media mergers signals major shift in TV landscape. Turning citizen science into a captivating video game. How you use your phone can tell Uber if you're drunk. Being a social media manager can be bad for mental health. How internet access to porn is helping women and sexual minorities in India.

Duration:00:54:23

402: Is there room for philosophy in tech?

6/19/2018
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What Confucius, The Buddha, and Aristotle can teach us about technology. From Bible apps to kosher phones, how digital tech is changing religion. What happens to your digital legacy when you die? Why some people are planning on sending their ashes into space.

Duration:00:54:23

402: Is there room for philosophy in tech?

6/15/2018
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What Confucius, The Buddha, and Aristotle can teach us about technology. From Bible apps to kosher phones, how digital tech is changing religion. What happens to your digital legacy when you die? Why some people are planning on sending their ashes into space.

Duration:00:54:23

401: As Google for Education tools enter classrooms across Canada, some parents are asking to opt-out

6/8/2018
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On this special episode of Spark, we're looking at how Google for Education is being used in by students and teachers across Canada.

Duration:00:54:35

400: From QR codes to Facebook's early days

6/1/2018
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Looking back at the stories Spark has covered over 400 episodes. FBI warns of malware on routers. Designing new rituals. Liberating our attention.

Duration:00:54:35

399: Monopolies have been broken up before. Is it time to do the same with Facebook?

5/25/2018
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Do giant tech companies like Facebook need to be broken up? Why mission statements actually matter. Vast majority of twitter users retweet rumours without question. Why the "information age" is now the "reputation age". Science weighs in on how to end a sentence. The surprising carbon footprint of a Google search.

Duration:00:54:42

398: It's getting harder to tell the difference between Google's AI and a real human... and that's a problem

5/18/2018
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Why AI needs to identify itself. CGI celebrities are courting followers—and controversy. Breaking down the walls of the traditional museum. New technology allows Holocaust survivors to answer the questions of future generations.

Duration:00:54:42

397: How Europe's tough new data protection rules affect Canadians

5/11/2018
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An FAQ on the GDPR. Putting down your phone could make you less bored. Wearable tech that puts self-expression first. The end of passwords. Millennials are really into online astrology.

Duration:00:55:10

396: New book exposes "technochauvinism"

5/4/2018
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"Artificial Unintelligence" argues that new tech doesn't always mean good tech. 'Golden State Killer' arrest highlights the risks of public DNA databases. Workers in the developing world screen graphic content for Facebook and Google.

Duration:00:54:34

395: "Skyknit" AI creates its own hilarious knitting patterns

4/27/2018
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An AI learning to knit. Cryptocurrency for kids. Bots fighting traffic tickets. Doc directors make AI.

Duration:00:54:38

394: Thousands of apps are illegally collecting data about kids

4/20/2018
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Apps directed at kids are violating US children's privacy laws. Your data plays a vital role in research. Loreena McKennitt is leaving Facebook. Uber and others are bringing 'dockless' bike sharing to North America.

Duration:00:54:47

393: The internet has turned into a giant mall.

4/13/2018
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Checking the health of the internet. Lying to Facebook could protect your data. Will Chinese "super apps" succeed in the West? How one woman is helping others overcome "hacking abuse".

Duration:00:54:41

393: The internet has turned into a giant mall.

4/13/2018
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Checking the health of the internet. Lying to Facebook could protect your data. Will Chinese "super apps" succeed in the West? How one woman is helping others overcome "hacking abuse".

Duration:00:54:41

392: Facial recognition technology is tracking billions in China. Could it happen here?

4/6/2018
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Twitter isn't the voice of the people. HAL might be the best A.I. has to offer. Twitter asks for help to fix the 'health' of its conversations. The surveillance potential of facial recognition.

Duration:00:54:41

392: Facial recognition technology is tracking billions in China. Could it happen here?

4/6/2018
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Twitter isn't the voice of the people. HAL might be the best A.I. has to offer. Twitter asks for help to fix the 'health' of its conversations. The survalence potential of facial recognition.

Duration:00:54:41

Episode 391: The hidden history of the women who built the computer age

3/29/2018
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Programs with empathy. A new old computer. When women dominated coding.

Duration:00:54:41

Episode 390: The latest Facebook scandal is no surprise.

3/23/2018
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And then there were 5 Gs. How musicians can thrive in the streaming era. Zeynep Tufekci on why the latest Facebook scandal is no suprise. 'Energy poverty' is expanding the digital divide.

Duration:00:54:41