Sept. 2, 2020

468: Three Little Piggies

It was a very bad week; what's new?; big tech offices aren't dead; tech salaries revealed; Apple's new products, fixing the app store; Amazon gets drone delivery approval; Elon Musk creates cyber pigs, neuroscience theater; guillotine outside of Bezos' home, …

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Aug. 29, 2020

467: A Desire for Desires

Slow week in tech news; another Tesla autopilot crash; Ladies in a Tube in your hotel rooms; Facebook apologizes for Apple's attempts to protect privacy; gaming Instagram; the pandemic devastated Instacart workers; too fast mopeds in NYC; the ongoing TikTok …

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Aug. 26, 2020

466: Batman Prime

Giant Meteor 2020; not-good Covid news; Uber & Lyft could have complied with the law, chose not to; Overcast & Spotify testing; why tech isn't exciting anymore; TikTok sues US government; Facebook war-gaming for election meddling; Facebook back taxes; FAA …

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Aug. 22, 2020

465: The Best Tech Podcast of 2020

It's true if we say it is; fact-checking is not censorship; Uber & Lyft get a temporary stay in California case; Uber covered up data breach; DoorDash launches grocery delivery; Facebook AI making MRI scans faster, finds Ryan Gosling everywhere; …

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Aug. 19, 2020

464: Rideshare Mythological Complex

Firenados, because why not; Epic & Apple battle it out; we're on Discord; defeat by Tweet; Uber & Lyft may shut down, may franchise; Google & Australian pay-for-news ruling; Facebook algorithm actively promotes Holocaust denial; Amazon facing anti-trust probes around …

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Aug. 15, 2020

463: R'amen!

Owning copyright is key; Apple, Google vs Fortnite; Uber & Lyft lose lawsuit in California, threaten to leave; Amazon should be broken up; Big Tech tries to counter misinformation; boss & remote workers; McAfee's interesting mask; Anonymous; MTV's past; Capital …

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Aug. 12, 2020

462: Laser Power Condom

Declaring email bankruptcy & we attempt to get to feedback zero; Gates calls Microsoft's TikTok deal a poisoned chalice; looking back at Deep Space Nine; Lower Decks; Umbrella Academy 2; socially distanced concerts don't work; Daniel Ek hates music; Derek …

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Aug. 8, 2020

461: Fyre Sale

Catching the Twitter hackers through Bitcoin; Trump orders TikTok, WeChat ban; Facebook finally takes down a misinformation post; Fyre merchandise sale; Jake Paul's misadventures; Levandowski sentenced to prison; Robocall lawyers leak; Canon ransomware attack; Intel leak; rethinking the hacker trope; …

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Aug. 1, 2020

460: Pedestrians in the Sky

Congress grills Big Tech, much ado about nothing; Social Media misinformation mayhem & demon seed; Facebook trying to poach TikTok stars; Spotify back to pre-pandemic levels, still losing money; Universal makes deal with AMC for shortened theatrical release windows; Genderify …

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July 29, 2020

459: Get Ready to Get Grumpy!

Kickstart your cybersecurity career, or just podcast; Twitter contractors make a game of accessing data; sports bubbles popping; Zuck off or Zuck it up; TikTok blocks QAnon hashtags; Google employees to continue working from home, going mad; a blast from …

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July 25, 2020

458: Fearsome Turtle

Working from home, out the window; Facebook hurting people at scale; Amazon home robot; Twitter cracks down on QAnon crackpots; Slack mad at Microsoft; Snap revenue is up but losses down; Twitter confirms some DMs accessed in hack, over 1000 …

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July 22, 2020

457: Grumpy Old Idiots

Disney joins Facebook ad boycott; revealing Emojis; Snapchat adds third party apps; Zoom fatigue, get over it; drive-in esports; companies make millions building unemployment websites that don't work; Coinbase blocked Twitter hackers; Uber sued to reveal algorithm; the Old Guard; …

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July 18, 2020

456: Visual Valium

Kayne surpasses a full Scaramouchie; Instagram rolling out TikTok competitor, shopping page; US surpasses China in app downloads; Calm app gets TV show; Netflix doing great during the pandemic, might be running out of subscribers; Peacock is here, already losing …

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July 15, 2020

455: McMarmot

Back in lockdown; AI is people; 2020, Bubonic plague, why not?; Coinbase selling blockchain analytics software; security whack-a-mole; divisions in Scrabble-land; older people & technology; Ubisoft gets "hands on"; Apple class-action lawsuit; security cams in San Fran; Pinterest needs moderators; …

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July 11, 2020

454: Pennies From Jack

Jack dips his toes into Universal Basic Income; Facebook fails civil rights audit; Elon Musk says self-driving cars will happen this year; Walmart to launch Amazon competitor; Loon balloons; Quibi users quit; tech & pro sports; Palantir going public; metamucil …

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July 8, 2020

453: Ye Olde Grim Reaper McReaperface

Influencers ignoring the pandemic, but hey, it's fried chicken day; USA exploring banning TikTok, other Chinese apps; some hot stock talk; John Smith's abandoned shopping carts; Ye Olde Pubby Mcdrunkface; cutting the cord, increasing the cost; the complicated mess of …

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July 1, 2020

452: Knucklehead Behavior

Here comes the lockdown; you get a ban, and you get a ban, and you get a ban - India bans TikTok, other Chinese apps; Reddit bans 2,000 subreddits; Twitch bans Trump; YouTube bans alt-right figures; Facebook versus Natural News; …

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June 27, 2020

451: Trust Deficit

Virtual doctor visits; re-opening disasters; stimulus checks for the dead; Facebook truth deficit; clearing out that embarrassing Netflix watch list; Reform Government Surveillance coalition; yes, it's a really bad bill; campaign apps; Apple's new privacy features, nutrition labels; bronies have …

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June 24, 2020

450: Nothing Burger

TikTok takes down Trump; DIY chair & fire alarm fixes; working at Pinterest is awful; Nextdoor removes the "Karen" button; Spotify testing interactive podcast ads; Flash is dead, really this time; Apple WWDC news; Blueleaks; the King of Staten Island; …

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June 20, 2020

449: Tip of the Tunaberg

Not our finest hour; some good Coronavirus news; we finally know what line you can't cross with Zuckerberg; Google boots right wing sites from ad platform; Stop Hate for Profit targets Facebook; Twitter rolls out... audio tweets?; Jump exists Europe; …

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June 17, 2020

448: Unplug Everything!

Legion of bugs mean a billion hackable IoT devices; United Airlines bumped out of NASDAQ by DocuSign; airport security theater; T-Mobile outage not huge DDoS, just incompetence; Germany contact tracing app; Facebook deplatforms anti-racists, thinking they're racists; Instagram to pull …

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June 14, 2020

447: My God, It’s Full of Karens!

A farewell to COVID Corner; Apple takes on racial equity; IBM, Microsoft, Amazon halt facial recognition tech for police; Facebook chief diversity officer; disinformation mentors; Nextdoor has a Karen problem; Cox punishes neighborhood over one user; Stormtrooper news; Photoshop's new …

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June 11, 2020

446: The Well Hath Runneth Dry

Covid Cases are, unsurprisingly, rising; Facebook browser redesign, more resignations; Uber leaves Levandowski out to dry; 75 year old provocateurs; police & your phone data; Michigan's MIDAS algorithmic touch; sensible content moderation plans; Twitch & music copyrights; the Media Candy …

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June 6, 2020

445: User Generated Incarceration

FBI asks for videos of violence during protests, gets videos of police; #BlackOutTuesday; Fiona Fauxtesting; Twitter, Snapchat & Facebook on Trump; where are our contact tracing apps; Zoom end-to-end encryption business model; bot detection tools; Bittner gets a Stormtrooper, sort …

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