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Trolls, Hackers, Spies: The Cyber Decade

This decade had a lot of hackers, beefs, and spies. Maybe even too many.

by Ben Makuch
Dec 26 2019, 3:00pm

It occurred to us at Motherboard that for this final episode of CYBER in the 2010s we could recount the year in stories that we’ve done. The real scoops, traffic hogs, and think pieces. But then again, this is the decade that changed infosec. This was the decade that made hackers critical players on the world stage, our personal digital information sacred, and our political systems fixed into some strange, social media hellscape.

Since its founding in 2009, Motherboard has seen it all with you.

So on this episode of CYBER, our dear editor-in-chief Jason Koebler and host Ben Makuch will take you through from the beginning of the decade to its end: from Guy Fawkes masks, strings of weaponized code to your brain being manipulated by a Facebook ad.

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