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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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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 change; Replica; stingrays & the White House; simjackers; Jeremy Renner; WeWALK; Spotify acquires Soundbetter; drone coasters; Mountweazels.

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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 podcast; robot priests help your soul; feedback loop.

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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 GDPR workaround; ad traction & retargeting needs to change; USB4 is coming; Will Smith in the Matrix.

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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 Daydream; grumpy ol’ Neil Young; the OA; Tony Hawk; drone fishing; feedback loop.

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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 boarding scans; open-source self-driving; self-lacing shoes, with AI!

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Messing about with Google; cutting down facial recognition towers; studying digital technology’s societal impacts; questionable benefits; ISS has better internet than we do; trusted partners; Another Life; the Great Hack; Star Wars news; Breaking Bad; Your Undivided Attention; Death Row owned by Hasbro; Instagram influencers; Mary Ann; feedback loop.

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CEO shenanigans; the Silicon North; robotexts are coming; that Instagram post; Palantir employee uprising; DoorDash & Scotty Labs; Apple Card & rubbing alcohol; exposed adult site data; MoviePass continues to mess up; DNA data woes; iPhone jailbreaking is back; Blind; the Matrix is reloading; robots in space.

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China retaliates against Cisco; CEOs change corporate accountabilities; banks look to blockchain; IRS wants its crypto-cut; Uber cuts balloons; Facebook moderators in India get pay hike; News tab will be people not AI; Idiocracy coming true; Mrs. Maisel; Jett; the Boys; Stranger Things; Apple media news; Carlin book; Standard Ebooks; biohacking; feedback loop.

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Snooping to improve “AI”; podcasting music; AI exaggerations & lies; WeWork’s insane IPO; Google employees “refuse to be complicit,” sign petition; robocalls; biometric data exposed; Rekognition; hacking cameras; Null license plate; mission statements; smart home mess; fridge tweets; Mac apps; drinking with Geoffrey.

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Ch-ch-changes; no self-driving cars; Taco Hotel; Tesla surveillance; Verizon sells Tumblr; HarmonyOS; Nein, Deliveroo!; turning off the experiment; social media censorship; manual switches; Lord of the Rings; Football; the Boys; the Family; Nein, Sampling!; Shirley Manson; Atomik Vodka; don’t self-administer CRISPR; feedback loop.

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Microsoft is listening too, but are we really surprised; 8chan goes peer-to-peer; we need to revisit safe harbor; the techlash has come; a potentially bigger Facebook class-action lawsuit; Amazon warehouse workers do PR; Uber lost billions; ride sharing makes traffic worse; Yelp & Grubhub play dirty; new MacBook & subscriptions; smart lights; hiding from gadgets with gadgets; group sex app leaks location; PacMan Ghosts are AI?

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Stop the ladies in the tube recording you; we’ve had enough, 8chan; Google whack-a-mole with paywalls; “AI” bar systems; e-scooters not so green; Snap wants more money; millennials have no friends; the -yawn- MCU; Sackhoff rules; Idles; spider people; more popcorn SciFi; Blackout; scamming Amazon; feedback loop.

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