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Spark with Nora Young

Spark on CBC Radio One Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.

  • 54:24
    Your photos can be used in 'catfishing' romance scams. The real cost of our love of tech: the environment. Do you really "own" your smart devices? When moral outrage goes viral.
    Jul 13, 2018
  • 54:23
    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?
    Jul 8, 2018
  • 54:24
    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.
    Jun 29, 2018
  • 11:01
    A recent patent filing by Uber points to the ride-sharing app possibly using artificial intelligence to determine whether or not a user is drunk, which raises data privacy and ethical concerns for advocates of digital rights.
    Jun 22, 2018
  • 08:38
    Citizen science games, like the neuron mapping game 'Eyewire', are using video game design concepts to get the public to contribute to scientific research.
    Jun 22, 2018
  • 04:11
    Thea Neal wrote an article on LinkedIn titled, "Should you ask your social media manager if they're okay?" It's since gone viral, having been shared among social media managers whom all weighed in on the issue. Their dreams jobs aren't as glorious as it seems. It's actually taking a toll on their mental health.
    Jun 22, 2018
  • 54:24
    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.
    Jun 22, 2018
  • 11:33
    According to Richa Kaul Padte, the author of Cyber Sexy: Rethinking Pornography, although widely treated as taboo, pornography is a popular source of pleasure for many. But for some it's much more than that.
    Jun 22, 2018
  • 14:17
    Gone are the days that you turn to your TV to watch your favourite shows, all on demand. With streaming services accessible on the go, the cable industry is in decline, but media partnerships between traditional cable providers and content makers is changing the game.
    Jun 22, 2018
  • 07:04
    Annette Adamska is the found of Back Up Your Life, a service to help people prepare their online presence for after their death.
    Jun 15, 2018
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