Aug. 11, 2021

517: You Know, for Kids!

517: You Know, for Kids!

Eric Hunley joins us; Big fines for big tech; Amazon laughs at labor laws; Influencers are falling over each other to get the shot; The Metaverse is a Meta-Dud; Facebook hates research; Apple says it's doing it for the kids; SetApp and new apps; Sennheiser saves the day; Value 4 Value and Lightening to save podcasting.


Eric Hunley joins us; Big fines for big tech; Amazon laughs at labor laws; Influencers are falling over each other to get the shot; The Metaverse is a Meta-Dud; Facebook hates research; Apple says it's doing it for the kids; SetApp and new apps; Sennheiser saves the day; Value 4 Value and Lightening to save podcasting.

Show notes at https://gog.show/517


ABOUT OUR GUEST HOST ERIC HUNLEY

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IN THE NEWS

Highlights from while we were gone...

EU slaps Amazon with record $887M fine over ad targeting practices

France Cracked Down on Google’s Ad Tech. What’s Next?

Zoom to pay $85M for lying about encryption and sending data to Facebook and Google

Amazon Unlawfully Confiscated Union Literature, NLRB Finds

Amazon union drive in Bessemer may get a new election


It’s raining influencers!

Chinese TikTok star Xiao Qiumei dies after falling 160 feet from a crane while recording a livestream video

YouTube star Albert Dyrlund dies after falling 656 feet from a mountain while recording a video

Sophia Cheung death: Hong Kong influencer dies after falling while taking photo at edge of waterfall


Let’s talk about the “metaverse” because it’s gonna be the new buzzword for the next 6 months...

MARK IN THE METAVERSE

Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse Already Sucks

Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse: What it means for the enterprise

Microsoft, Facebook and everyone else are building the metaverse. Will you want to live there?


Meanwhile in the real world...

Facebook cuts off NYU researcher access, prompting rebuke from lawmakers

Senators press Facebook for answers about why it cut off misinformation researchers

APPLE KEEPS SHUTTING DOWN EMPLOYEE-RUN SURVEYS ON PAY EQUITY — AND LABOR LAWYERS SAY IT’S ILLEGAL


The Tim Apple sized Elephant in the room...

Expanded Protections for Children Frequently Asked Questions

Apple’s New ‘Child Safety’ Initiatives, and the Slippery Slope

Opinion: Four problems with Apple’s reported approach to scanning for child abuse images

Apple to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse


APPS & DOODADS

Sennheiser Pro Audio HD 650 Open Back Professional Headphone

BBEdit 14

SetApp

Timemator

Ulysses

CleanMyMac X

Fountain Podcast Player

New Podcast Apps

Value 4 Value Podcasts

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