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The weekly tech news podcast for adults by Jason DeFillippo and Brian Schulmeister discussing tech news, security, media, and the random crap the Internet throws at us every week.

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Lyft & Uber IPOs; Amazon minimum wage challenge; Google Calendar & Hangout spam; China calls bitcoin “seriously wasted resources”; drone delivery is a go; Assange arrested; robocalls & ringless voicemails; hotel data leaks; Amazon is listening; Activision is tracking employee sex lives; Spotify & Hulu; BBEdit; Adobe alternatives; Clean My Mac; black holes; moon crashes; space is hard & dangerous.

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Is it good or bad, again; big telecoms suppressing fast internet; accountable & ethical AI: Facebook tracks you after deactivation; Lyft threatens Morgan Stanley; sharing Netflix passwords; Tesla Sentry Mode; bye bye app economy; shoe gazing returns; Shyamalan fail; Zucked; burning scooters; get a job, Influencers; feedback.

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Amazon & Whole Paycheck; AI ethics; the Internet Archive; political texts; Australia’s knee jerk reaction; 996.icu; Snap ads; Tesla’s autopilot; scooter news; privacy for plants & birds; bumbling Chinese spies; malware created cancer nodes; more exposed databases; eradicating stalkerware; Scrivner; Apple’s charging mat killed; burrito blankets.

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Remembrance of internets past; what is tech ethics; Lyft stock rises, tanks; EU won’t wreck internet; Zuck asks for government help; Google employee backlash; Apple shifts to rentier creep; YouTube lets YouTube go wild; the Dirt; Twilight Zone; the Cure; the Fourth Realm; things have changed; you don’t own your health data; feedback.

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Social media & memory; Facebook bans white nationalism; HUD charges FB with discrimination; Article 13; hedge funs don’t believe in Lyft; Twitter considering labeling Trump; the gloaming web; ditching credit card numbers; Grindr a national security risk; AirBnb hidden camera problems; Wasabi; love on the old school internet; Kale.

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Digital shabbat follow-up; AI for the American People; Psychedelic Warlords; podcast news; Alexa in the hospital; LA fights for e-scooter data; burn out in China’s Silicon Valley; drunk shopping; McDonald’s big data buy; YouTube cancels big-budget originals; the Dirt; Apple’s services; art matters; manufactured nostalgia; time keeps on slipping away.

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Our 6 year anniversary; Florida Man meme; escooter fatalities; everything is good, no wait bad; FCC’s commenting problem; Myspace blanked; Moviepass does not understand unlimited; Patreon goes Pro; EU fines Google, again; Clint Watts; AI art & memories of KPT Bryce; Facebook’s plaintext passwords; Bill & Ted; the fall of Theranos; Apple product drop; Digital Minimalism; Shabbat Shalom.

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Continuing Facebook fiascos; unionize, podcasters; the devil’s skates; Apple takes Spotify to task; who’s worse, Zuck or Dorsey; Telegram rises; a “dirty little secret” IBM scrapes legal photos; BreedReady Chinese databases; a year after Cambridge Analytica; DARPA’s open source voting system; Harry Potter-Go; Leo-based infographics; breakthroughs in sound; tactical sporks.

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CDC studying e-scooters; Warren’s Tech Antitrust Plan; Facebook fighting on all fronts now; Apple’s video service; Lucky Palmer Luckey; inside Twitter’s health plan; Amazon ousts merchants, caught selling counterfeits of books, again; Shockwave gone; cash in stores; Carolla; Umbrella Academy; the Spy & the Traitor; hipster fail; Tim/Apple double & triple down.

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Amazon gets subsidy to move into Arlington County; scooters sued in San Diego; UK requires age verification for porn; the last time unprofitable companies went public; almost half of AI startups have no AI; Airbnb buys hotel company; US & Mexico tracking journalists; Facebook’s pivot to privacy; Alphabet’s cybersecurity; charging stands; transient anuses & penis enlargement; good ol’ Tim Apple.

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Net Neutrality back on the table; Lyft growing, losing $1 billion; Workism; Google wage equality’s surprising twist; China’s social credit score in action; Tesla’s Model 3; Jibo out; YouTube culture; winter is coming; Discovery & the Orville; New Order; podcasting industry changes; alcohol, coffee and fat is good for you; feedback.

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E-Scooter braking problems; Facebook’s clear history tool & “stablecoin”; FTC takes on tech, finally; Amazon pulls out of Seattle; government finally looking at “we’re just a platform”; get those lithium-ion batteries off of planes; some Star Wars tangents; what big data actually can predict; TikTok gets fined for the children; cooler tracking and a call to action; lint in your port; Luminar; BBQ Fyre.

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