Criminal

Break The Internet

Episode #12

2014-11-26 02:42:34

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In 1999, most of America’s tech hysteria centered around Y2K. But at that same time, a teenager in Canada was messing around in chat rooms, meeting hackers, and learning tricks. At 15, he decided to put his knowledge to the test. To push up against the Internet’s limits, and in some places, break them. He managed to pull off something no one had ever seen before.

Music in this episode: “Why Do I Love You,” Les Paul’s Trio. “Muhly: Etude 1,” Nadia Sirota. “The Field Code,” Brokeback. “The Golden Morning Breaks,” Colleen.