Werner Herzog Takes On The Internet

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World -- 2016, 1:38:00 --


The German filmmaker Werner Herzog is known for his profound and thought-provoking documentaries, including Grizzly Man (2005), Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010), and Into the Abyss (2011). In his latest film he explores the avent and raise of computers, the Internet, and networks with the same philosophical depth and intense perception. While younger people may not be able to remember a time without this digital luxury turned necessity, Herzog provides us with an honest look at how it has transformed our society within his own lifetime. This film raises many interesting questions sure to make for an engaging discussion. You can watch it on Netflix as well as other streaming services.  

The Ashley Madison Hack

"The Ashley Madison Hack", Cyberwar (S1 EP11) -- VICELAND, 2016, 22:33 --

ashleymadison.png is a website designed to facilitate extramarital affairs and this episode explores the controversy surrounding this taboo website as well as data security in the modern age. We learn the website created "fembots" (bot-run female profiles) to keep the website appealing to their predominantly male user base. We also learn about many other shady business dealings of the website made public by a 2015 hack.