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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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More scooter wars; pseudo-AI; Apple moves; Uber purges; fair use on the Internet gone insane; haptic vaporware; laser rifles & 3d printed guns; Lando’s back; Goliath, Mrs. Maisel & Sneaky Pete; Murderbot Diaries; DNC hacks; California’s GDPR; 25 locations.

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Facebook may listen to your TV; AirBNB can suck it in Santa Monica; IoT gone wrong; Lyft gets even more cash; AI Orb to take over ISS; Massive Law Enforcement breach; Far Cry 5 rocks; Plex is dope; Synology’s still rule; Anker power goodies; Airbags for your phone.

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Yes, that again; mea culpa advertising; distracted parenting & gaming disorders; Amazon Show & Buttons; browser battles; the cyclical Internet; Hypernormalisation; Moviepass, hold my beer; a win for privacy; filtering AI out; we really do care.

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Sherlock Escapes; Bird/Weed Connection; Net Neutrality is DEAD; FBI get the goods; Shatner and IBM go blockchain; Star Trek VR; Bunkers are bad; China hates monkeys; Google can’t translate rules judge; Smart water bottles are back.

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Really bad pizza; Pinterest; teens abandoning Facebook, really; Expanse, saved; 5 types of Alexa users; Jet-black; Common Sense; Roseanne’s Twitter; Letterman; Evil Genius; the Americans; Goldfrapp & Gorillaz; the Bleak State; Google’s Do A Little Bit of Evil, Solo!

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We’ve updated our Privacy Policy; GDPR; tech & defense; scooter madness; internet ghost towns; Uber profits; ICO scams; break up Facebook; the Expanse, saved; Vevo, dead; phone security; facial recognition for fun & profit; Alexa, open the pod bay doors.

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Google faked AI? More scooters, bikes; Net Neutrality; are you really the product; Bitcoin energy use; SEC fakes ICO; Alexa development; holographic blockchain phones; the Expanse; AI songwriting; YouTube; keys to the cyber; phone location tracking.

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Customer non-service; nothing matters; robocalling, phone-scheduling overlords; Musk & Grimes; Facebook is just fine; Klout out; AI cones; sadness porn; exploiting voice assistants; Uber ignores people; drone swarms; android app oops; TaTaTuuuuuuie.

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A bird in the bush; personal investment; Spotify & the gym business model; Stories rising; Facebook’s F8 Fate; BeyondMenu’s brazen scam; pirate radio on YouTube; Facebook Watch; Palantir; robot assassins; your genome has been hacked; hotdog/not hotdog.

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Our own Betteridge’s Law; Facebook & Twitter’s good news; YouTube drops more creators; the Internet is growing up; Bitcoin is a scam; Alexa game changers; disenfranchised franchises; the DNA police; tech task forces; more AI & ML; customer service bots.

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Live from Los Angeles; San Fran Scooter debacle; your customers are terrible; AI, AGI, ML & decision trees; Snap streaks; robot Ikea overlords; Apple Watch; the Expanse; Lost In Space; the Cure, Shirley Manson & the Scully Effect; mutant enzyme; eSwatini.

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Our all Q&A episode as Jason heads back to Cali. We discuss the ethics of our trips to Sweden; encryption, VPNs & the right amount of paranoia; Spotify & labels; smart home devices; blockchain; WARNING: This episode may self-destruct, just like Facebook.

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