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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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YouTube’s toxic feedback loop; e-scooter death; Facebook’s $5 billion wrist-slap; Assange’s war room; FBI social media surveillance; streaming eco-footprint; AT&T sued for location data; Jessica Jones; the Grand Tour; Eric Idle; getting to the Moon; interdimensional insurance agent; the Solar War; psychic apps; storming Area 51; feedback loop.

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AI in music; Amazon upskill training; Microsoft vs Slack; running your home like a business; Tesla code stealer; T-Mobile arbitration terms of service; be a plumber; the internet cops are here; Zoom; license plate readers; satellite surveillance; Google recordings leaked; flying cars & hair straighteners; Marpac sound machines; Firefox; investing in Lego.

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Apple to fix keyboards; Amazon owns everything; ICE mines driver’s licenses for facial recognition; Congress wants to halt Libra; Uber and labor unions meeting; bad optics; Chinese surveillance apps; AI recreates the universe, we don’t know how; Running from Cops; Spotify Bacon; Stranger Things; Shaft; Blade Runner bar; Howard Stern; crypto ponzi; immigrants taking American jobs; Something Awful; 8chan; predictive policing; feedback.

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China shuts down podcasts; deepfakes & deepnudes; free TV; we don’t own anything; Huawei; outsourcing the important things; Black Mirror; Picard; id Software; Sandman; Pessimists & Cops; Children of Time & the Traveler; Arby’s Megetables; NASA tapes; check your beer; feedback.

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Civic duty; Bill Gates calls for regulation of platforms; Jony Ive; Reddit & Twitter reign in Trump; border crossings; facial recognition bans; Facebook’s digital ID push; NASA hacked; heartbeat recognition; secret surveillance scores; aggression detection; doomsday preppier profiles; sous vide; robocalls; if we only had a brain.

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Regulating Big Tech; cost of an ad-free internet; Facebook class action continues; Amazon pays no taxes, AT&T gets tax breaks, no repercussions; Google’s Be Internet Awesome; gaming Maps; new Firefox; Spotify wants its money back; the Chef Show; Pessimists Podcast; Alien III; Vertigo Comics; Children of Time; can’t stop the CRISPR; all the beer; feedback.

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Are phones making us horny; Quibi & Kodi; Slack IPO; YouTube considers change; is the problem content moderation or people; Comcast breaks law 445,000 times; porn-id brexit; Cellebrite breaks iPhones; LinkedIn scans; ransomware payments; Apple & Best Buy; Harry Potter: Wizards Unite; Roli LUMI; Ikea smart blinds.

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Questions about Facebook crypto Libra; going low tech to fight surveillance; photoshopping women into tech; Meeker’s trends; Jessica Jones; lyric battles; the reality of being a musician; CDs are back; Huawei; Fall, or Dodge in Hell; the impossible whopper; Musk quits Twitter, not really; feedback loop, we killed ThinkGeek.

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Rosy retrospection & validation; income disparity; the platform excuse is dying; what did Zuck know & when did he know it; Uber’s path of destruction; Fiverr goes public; express yourself; content moderation & irony; we told you so; Amazon Alexa & consent; eavesdropping apps; #notellmotelchallenge; deepfakes, Lyrebird & laws; hacked minidiscs.

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Yet another streaming service; broadcast regulation & the internet; gaming the algorithm; Airdropping kids; busting deepfakes; Maker Faire needs help; Ghostbusting Lebowski; bizarre bundles; the spice will be flowing; Mars (of which the Moon is a part); Beebs vs Cruise; feedback loop.

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Politicians don’t understand big tech; more e-scooter madness; Uber-copters; Facebook internal revolt; YouTube’s baffling enforcement of it’s policies; the no-tell motel challenge; iPhone fraud; police building surveillance network with Ring; sign-in with Apple; Oura Ring; mobile browsers; mecha-hand Bezos.

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Tech don’t care; more unintended consequences; FTC, DOJ mull tech antitrust; blitzup bop; Hyperloop, scaled down; Apple news; iTunes is dead, finally; YouTube’s pedophilia algorithm is a feature, not a problem; Deadwood wrap-up; Good Omens; Britpop; Factfulness; feedback loop.

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