Nov. 27, 2019

396: Baby Yoda Face Off

Low pay & bad working conditions, yay gig economy; Alexa to get miniaturized; London boots Uber; California's infrastructure problems; Internet kill-switches; we don't have to reveal passwords; NYC creates algorithm czar posi...

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Nov. 23, 2019

395: We’ll Fix It in Post

Whoops, we screwed up; gig worker revolt; Uber videotaping; Apple repair costs; another self-driving crash; the decade of the grifter; Microsoft Teams; Disney data; Sacha Baron Cohen ADL award; Ring's horrific privacy practic...

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Nov. 20, 2019

394: This Episode Brought to You By...

Our uncool ad strategy; Brave browsing; how Facebook monetizes you; more FB lies; our not-so-smart homes aren't getting any smarter; who owns 3D scans of 3,000 year old art; Disney+ hacked; the Mandalorian; the Crown; Axel Fo...

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Nov. 16, 2019

393: Peeping Tithingman

Who owns AI art; Disney+ & the Mandelorian; Google banking; YouTube kids content changes; Facebook's internal report; PayPal cuts off Pornhub; Singles Day; border agents can't randomly search phones; getting your big data; co...

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Nov. 13, 2019

392: Half Man. Half Delorean.

Disney+ growing pains; Facebook lets you tweak UI; Microsoft all in on privacy; smart TV data; Google's Project Nightingale; Apple Card sexism; YouTube owes you nothing; Instagram to hide likes; robot sneaker factories; Twitt...

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Nov. 9, 2019

391: Chief Tomfoolery Officer

Fitbit is doomed; Airbnb not a platform in New Jersey anymore; Uber Ads; Bitcoin price manipulation; misleading ads; Coalfire arrests; TikTok and national security; idiot problems; Trend Micro data sales; secret consumer scor...

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Nov. 2, 2019

390: I’ve Fallen and I Can't Get Up

Smart city scale back; Apple moves to more subscriptions; Gawker chaos; 3rd party content moderator calls it quits; Twitter won't take political ads, maybe; Sorkin walks and talks to Zuck; free markets; music piracy down; Wil...

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Oct. 30, 2019

389: Big Mac is Watching!

Big burger data; blockchain, what is it good for; same-day delivery chaos; Alphabet looking to buy Fitbit; worthless shares; Facebook employees rise; Musk to court; Flash, really; AI banking; the Mandalorian; scary movies; Ai...

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Oct. 26, 2019

388: Set Visibility to Death

Bezos no longer richest man; Amazon shares down; Zuck goes to congress, gets schooled; Facebook paying for news; face-scanning AI interviews; non-binary in a binary form world; drone killers; firmware hacking; Retina-X fines;...

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Oct. 23, 2019

387: Cringeworthy

NanoSpamo; WeWork devalued; Libra's continued hurdles; Facebook helping to protect the 2020 US election, no, really, ok maybe not in ads; Google wants to shut down unionization; Amazon injuries; NordVPN hacked; Air Force ditc...

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Oct. 19, 2019

386: Jobsian Slip

Windows, not so bad; Zuckerberg ret-cons Facebook origin story; Netflix misses numbers, faces competition; Amazon ditches Oracle; Zappos ridiculous breach settlement; Nest tightens rules for partners; jail time for tech execs...

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Oct. 16, 2019

385: Pump Up the TikTok

Dipping our feet in the UBI waters; Libra, out; Facebook refuses to take down fake ads, looking out users; Uber pink slips; Samsung stops Blue-ray production; yet another scooter company; El Camino; Lost in Space; warp speed ...

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Oct. 12, 2019

384: Jeff-Luc Picard

Dead AirPods; Amazon workers watch footage you let them watch; Dominos loses ADA case; Postmates IPO delayed; Waymo driverless cars are coming, maybe; tech sabotages public safety; Bezos makes it so; Facebook fines pile up; D...

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Oct. 10, 2019

383: Gimme the Damn Coconuts!

Catalina; 23andMe making some guesses; Waymo comes to LA; Deepfakes laws; Russian hackers modify browsers; Picard & The Expanse; IT Chapter 2; Bill Gate's brain; Dead Can Dance; Ali Wong; Han Solo Carbonite Roaster; Disney+ r...

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Oct. 5, 2019

382: Zuckerberg Blue

WeWork, a struggling non-tech company; cutting scooter brakes; drone-ramming drones; self driving cars, not in my backyard; TikTok says no to political ads; Words With Friends data breach; Google's bad facial recognition tact...

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Oct. 2, 2019

381: Self-Deflating Morale

Meat, the new eggs; Facebook leaked audio; Kickstarter says no unions; Musk breaks laws with tweets; online child sex abuse explosion; tech breaking the border; new iPhone hack; uBiome down the toilet; Stranger Things, the Go...

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Sept. 28, 2019

380: Echo Chamber

Adventures with Apple; Goop isn't science; Facebook gives up on fixing itself; Uber looking for a pivot, still bad; Amazon wants to write facial recognition rules; tech unicorns not doing well; Match sued; burner emails; righ...

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Sept. 25, 2019

379: Computers Gonna Compute

MoviePass R.I.P; The Daily Show Rip-off; DeepFakes are coming fast; Cloudflare plants trees; AI burns the world; Be Indistractable; Bluetooth gone wild; Snap Conjures Voldemort; Girls named Fred; McDonalds goes AI; Twitter cu...

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Sept. 21, 2019

378: Doctors In a Tube

Hot Apple OS update talk; Wells Fargo stablecoin; naruto run; Alexa crowd-sourcing; Facebook oversight board; Amazon pledges to combat climate change; AI stereotypes; Walmart takes on health care; Descript audio deep fakes; m...

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Sept. 14, 2019

377: I’ll Be Watching You

WeWork overvalued; scraping isn't hacking; Milo & Ryan; Uber layoffs; California disrupts the gig economy, Uber says see you in court; Kickstarter fires union organizers; Facebook warns uses may be unsettled by iPhone privacy...

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Sept. 11, 2019

376: Beardy Robots

More MIT Media Lab; that Equifax settlement; Facebook's cheating, er dating app; please regulate us, says Microsoft; AI coming for small tasks; Walter Mosley quits Star Trek; the Spy; Whitney Cummings; vinyl rising; Korn's po...

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Sept. 7, 2019

375: Wild Wild West

MIT & Epstein's money; Google & children's privacy; fixing YouTube; Facebook's bad year continues; Yahoo data breach settlement; mental health info sold; facial recognition changes; AI deepfake detection funding; Google's GDP...

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Sept. 4, 2019

374: Gone Fishin’

Uber & Lyft take a hit; teens & screen time; Apple privacy; Jack Twitter gets "compromised"; Pinterest takes on "vaccine hesitancy"; Amazon brings chaos; Moviepass lays off 1/3 of staff; open-source AI; The Cure's Pasadena Da...

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Aug. 31, 2019

373: We’re a Happiness Podcast

Jason’s morning security encounter; Apple fires contractors; Uber & Lyft take more from drivers than they say; BeauBer; Peloton’s insane prospectus; iPhones have been hacked for years; crimes in SPPPPAAAAACCCCCEEE; biometric ...

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