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21 Oct 2020

This Week in Tech (Audio)

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Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join the top tech pundits in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech. Records live every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.

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    TWiT 793: The J to J Protocol - Amy Webb and Cory Doctorow Fix All the Problems of Big Tech

    Amy Webb and Cory Doctorow Fix All the Problems of Big Tech

    • The dangers of dystopian thinking
    • The dangers of utopian thinking
    • Why we need an Office of Strategic Assessment vs why we need to break up monopolies
    • Is the problem that the government can't write sensible regulation?
    • Where should tech policy come from? Technologists? Smart people in government?
    • Is the problem that the government lacks knowledge? Or that people in general lack knowledge? Or that they refuse to be knowledgeable?
    • Bashing tech has become cool. Here's why that's dangerous.
    • Lead in the water in Flint and binge drinking in Britain
    • What is "The Problem" of Big Tech? Could we write a law to fix it?
    • Should companies fear lawsuits?
    • Is there a better way to make people and companies do things than regulation?
    • Is California Prop 24 a step in the right direction?
    • is Inrupt a step in the right direction?
    • Privacy as a luxury good
    • Five Eyes, Japan, and Australia want to end encryption, but privacy is still important
    • Happy Rosh Hashanah!
    • We need more public intellectuals. But there is a danger in being intellectual. And Jewish.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Cory Doctorow and Amy Webb

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  • Posted on 19 Oct 2020

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    TWiT 792: Get Out of My Grocery Aisle - iPhone 12 Preview - Congress vs Big Tech - Oracle vs Google

    iPhone 12 Preview - Congress vs Big Tech - Oracle vs Google

    • iPhone 12 Event Preview - here is everything we know about the iPhone 12
    • The Supreme Court seems to frown on Google in Oracle vs Google case
    • Congress' antitrust case against Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon could save the internet - or destroy it.
    • How exactly should Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple be broken up? Or should they?
    • What are the real harms of Big Tech? Would breaking them up fix those?
    • Why didn't Congress include Microsoft in the huge antitrust case against Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple?
    • What are the best steps Congress could take next?
    • John McAfee in jail for the same thing Al Capone went to Alcatraz for
    • Nobel Prizes for Chemistry and Physics go to women for the first time in a long time
    • Seven central banks have some suggestions to improve cryptocurrency
    • Slack introduces Instagram-like stories
    • REPEAL SECTION 230!!! - Trump
    • Court says Apple can kick Fortnite out of the App Store, at least until the trial next spring.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Christina Warren, Phil Libin, and Denise Howell

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  • Posted on 12 Oct 2020

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    TWiT 791: A Soup├žon of Zuck - Google Pixel 5, Amazon One, AppleTV+

    Google Pixel 5, Amazon One, AppleTV+

    • Google's Launch Night in was a snooze
    • Amazon Sidewalk will join your neighborhood together - or invade your privacy
    • Amazon wants your palm print. Will you give it to them?
    • James Bond delayed to 2021: Movie theaters are dying
    • Subway sandwiches are not made with bread in Ireland, and their chicken is less than 50% chicken, but Popeye's is the best
    • Apple TV+ is about to lose a whole lot of subscribers - what should we watch?
    • How soap operas are filming during the pandemic
    • Prime day is October 13th - will you shop?
    • Libraries are being squeezed by publishers over ebooks and audiobooks
    • Google TV is good, but Google seems to have lost interest like they lose interest in everything
    • MIxer screws Ninja over; Ninja makes bank
    • Sonos sues Google for multi-room audio patents
    • Facebook merges Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook logins
    • US judge saves TikTok; Fleetwood Mac rejoices
    • The Social Dilemma is Reefer Madness for 2020
    • If you pay ransomware, the Treasury Department will come after you
    • H1-B visas cut off; tech giants cry out

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Iain Thomson, and Simone de Rochefort

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  • Posted on 05 Oct 2020

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    TWiT 790: The Snaggletooth Network - TikTok Ban, Amazon Drone Camera, Pixel 5

    TikTok Ban, Amazon Drone Camera, Pixel 5

    • Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review
    • Is TikTok banned yet?
    • The Palantir IPO is coming up. Should you invest?
    • Amazon Sidewalk is a terrifying sci-fi security network
    • Amazon's new Ring security cam flies around your house and lets you know if you left your stove on
    • Google Pixel 5 preview - We already know everything about it, except the price. Will it be an inexpensive premium phone?
    • 5G is still BS. When will that change?
    • Epic Games, Spotify, and Tile form a Rebel Alliance to fight Apple. Europe and Facebook are fighting them too. When will Apple come around?
    • Streaming gaming is the future. Physical media will die. Get over it.
    • Microsoft buys Bethesda for $7.5 BILLION dollars
    • GTA is the most valuable media series in the world
    • Quibi is a failure. They are up for sale 6 months after their launch.
    • Republicans hate the Three-Body Problem and want Netflix to drop it.
    • The upcoming Foundation TV series and Dune movie make us want to re-read our childhood favorites. Should we?
    • Rent a goat for your next Zoom call!

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Dwight Silverman, Brian McCullough, and Peter Rojas

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  • Posted on 28 Sep 2020

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    TWiT 789: TikTok Dough - Trump OKs TikTok, Apple Watch and iPad Air, Oculus Quest 2

    Trump OKs TikTok, Apple Watch and iPad Air, Oculus Quest 2

    • Trump OKs Oracle/Walmart/TikTok deal
    • Apple Watch focuses on fitness and family
    • Apple Fitness+ expands Apple's empire
    • Apple One subscription bundle gets you all the things
    • Where does Apple One go from here?
    • How can Apple avoid getting slapped for anti-trust?
    • The new iPad Air is practically a Pro
    • The iPhone will come when the iPhone comes. What about AirTags? Apple Silicon?
    • How could Apple make a better presentation? Was Tim Cook on a green screen?
    • Everything you need to know about the Oculus Quest 2
    • Playstation 5 announces price and availability
    • Xbox announces Game Pass details
    • Peacock lands on the Roku. Will anyone watch?
    • The Mandalorian wins Disney+ its first Emmy awards

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Jim Dalrymple, Alex Lindsay, and Georgia Dow

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  • Posted on 21 Sep 2020

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