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01 Aug 2021

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 833: Herbs of Providence - Billionaires in space, Right to Repair, Akamai outage, NSO Spyware

    Billionaires in space, Right to Repair, Akamai outage, NSO Spyware

    • Amazon's New World is reportedly bricking RTX 3090 cards.
    • Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson not yet astronauts, US says.
    • Report Finds Big Telecom Spends $320,000 on Lobbying Every Day.
    • The FTC Votes Unanimously to Enforce Right to Repair.
    • iFixit CEO names and shames tech giants for right to repair obstruction.
    • Framework | The Framework Laptop is now shipping, and press reviews.
    • Alexa finally gets a masculine-sounding voice option.
    • 'Call Her Daddy' Host Alex Cooper Wants to Have the Biggest Podcast in the World.
    • Google pushed a one-character typo to production, bricking Chrome OS devices.
    • Akamai DNS outage knocks many major websites and services offline: PSN, Steam, Fidelity, more.
    • A Defunct Video Hosting Site Is Flooding Normal Websites With Hardcore Porn.
    • BritBox Customers Stunned When Billed 100 Times Their Monthly Fee.
    • Twitter shares a first look at the 'big overhaul' coming to TweetDeck.
    • Twitter reveals surprisingly low two-factor auth (2FA) adoption rate.
    • Tennessee man died from heart attack after 'Swatting' over Twitter handle.
    • Elon Musk confirms Tesla will not offer a regular steering wheel on new Model S/X.
    • Tesla Full-Self Driving Software Alarms Safety Advocates.
    • Pegasus spyware seller: Blame our customers, not us, for hacking.
    • Top U.S. Catholic Church official resigns after cellphone data used to track him on Grindr and to gay bars.
    • ROUTERS! ROUTERS!! ROUTERS!!!

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Georgia Dow, Owen JJ Stone, and Iain Thomson

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  • Posted on 26 Jul 2021

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    TWiT 832: Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet - Windows 365, Windows on iPad

    Windows 365, Windows on iPad

    • Targets of spyware revealed
    • Retail stores packed with unchecked Facial Recognition
    • So Long, Twitter Fleets
    • Twitter for iOS now lets you edit (who can reply to your old) tweets
    • Running Windows 3.1 and TRS-80 emulation on an iPad!
    • Facebook Has Fired Dozens Over Abusing Access to User Data, New Book Says
    • Surgeon General's Warning for Facebook
    • Social Warming (book)
    • Windows 365 puts PCs in the cloud
    • The new Steam Deck for Gaming
    • Lots of apps use your personal contacts. Few will tell you what they do with them.
    • Tesla FSD beta v9, Not So Great
    • Apple Watch and Health exec Kevin Lynch joining the Apple Car team
    • Dyson EV
    • Anthony Bourdain AI narration
    • Val Kilmer comparison
    • Tech Workers Who Swore Off the Bay Area Are Coming Back
    • Where Lorem Ipsum Comes From

    Host: Jason Snell

    Guests: Harry McCracken, Rosemary Orchard, and Andy Ihnatko

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  • Posted on 19 Jul 2021

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    TWiT 831: Do You Even Rocket, Bro? - Branson in Space, Amazon, Kaseya Hack

    Branson in Space, Amazon, Kaseya Hack

    • GitHub Copilot · Your AI pair programmer
    • AI voice actors sound more human than ever—and are ready to hire
    • Trump Sues Facebook, Twitter & YouTube, Claiming His Own Government Violated The Constitution
    • Larry Magid: Trump's misguided social media lawsuit (mercurynews.com)
    • Hello! You've Been Referred Here Because You're Wrong About Section 230 Of The Communications Decency Act
    • Richard Branson and Crew React To Space Flight
    • Blue Origin Tweets about "Space" Travel
    • FTC Opens Probe of Amazon's MGM Purchase, Signaling a Lengthy Inquiry
    • Apple has reportedly requested streaming rights for NFL Sunday Ticket games
    • The First Camera Phone and photo by Phillipe Kahn
    • Kaseya Failed to Address Security Before Hack, Ex-Employees Say
    • Microsoft Teams is bringing back Clippy and all your old favorites
    • The Yahoo! Brand Is Still Worth $1.6 Billion to Masayoshi Son
    • Microsoft Teams is bringing back Clippy and all your old favorites
    • Meet the Switch Pro: $350 "OLED Model" launches on October 8
    • Pentagon cancels $10 billion JEDI cloud contract
    • Pokémon GO Catches $5 Billion in Lifetime Revenue in Five Years
    • Zuck's flag-waving

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Christina Warren, Larry Magid, and Devindra Hardawar

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  • Posted on 12 Jul 2021

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    TWiT 830: Meat Us in Singapore - Amazon and the FTC, REvil ransomware, GitHub Copilot, PokeĢmon Go

    Amazon and the FTC, REvil ransomware, GitHub Copilot, Pokémon Go

    • FTC votes to expand antitrust enforcement powers
    • FTC charges computer chip supplier Broadcom with illegal monopolization
    • Amazon Wants FTC Chair Khan Recused Over Past Criticism
    • The Jeff Bezos Paradox
    • Amazon Primed Andy Jassy to Be CEO. Can He Keep What Jeff Bezos Built?
    • Amazon Revises Corporate Values Days Before Bezos Steps Down
    • REvil ransomware hits 200 companies in MSP supply-chain attack
    • Supermarket chain Coop closes 800 stores following Kaseya ransomware attack
    • Russian hackers are trying to brute-force hundreds of networks
    • Apps with 5.8 million Google Play downloads stole users' Facebook passwords
    • Microsoft warns of Windows' PrintNightmare' vulnerability that's being actively exploited
    • Another 0-Day Looms for Many Western Digital Users
    • Judge blocks Florida law aimed at punishing social media
    • GitHub Copilot · Your AI pair programmer
    • Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death is changing to black in Windows 11
    • Stars and Stripes - Soldiers watch the US withdrawal from Bagram Airfield through the lens of Pokemon Go
    • Amazon Plans' Rebel Alliance' With Slack, Dropbox to Fight Microsoft
    • Tim Berners-Lee sells web source code NFT for $5.4m
    • The Tim Berners-Lee NFT that sold for $5.4M might have an HTML error
    • Meat Grown in Israeli Bioreactors Is Coming to American Diners

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Brianna Wu and Amy Webb

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  • Posted on 04 Jul 2021

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    TWiT 829: You Don't Even Get a Beanie Baby! - Windows 11 unveiled, China bans Bitcoin mining, gig app for intel gathering

    Windows 11 unveiled - can your PC run it? China bans Bitcoin and other crypto mining, gig app for open-source intel gathering, and more.

    • Microsoft makes Windows 11 official, and it's coming this fall.
    • Microsoft will let devs keep every penny their Windows app makes — unless it's a game.
    • Fret not, you can sideload Android APKs directly onto Windows 11.
    • Will your PC run Windows 11? Even Microsoft can't say for sure.
    • Windows 11 will integrate Chat from Microsoft Teams in the Taskbar.
    • New GitHub app details precisely why your PC cannot upgrade to Windows 11.
    • DirectStorage on Windows 11: Next-gen gaming performance, with PC requirements.
    • "I'm totally screwed." WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted.
    • Tech giants, fearful of proposals to curb them, blitz Washington with lobbying.
    • This year's Prime Day broke sales records.
    • Apple says allowing sideloading on iPhone would expose users to serious privacy and security risks.
    • Google delays Chrome's cookie-blocking privacy plan by nearly 2 years.
    • Sundar Pichai faces internal criticism at Google.
    • App taps unwitting users abroad to gather open-source intelligence.
    • John McAfee was not suicidal, says widow of antivirus software magnate.
    • Real estate mogul Frank McCourt has a $100 million plan to replace Facebook.
    • Court rules for high school cheerleader in First Amendment dispute over Snapchat profanity.
    • China to shut down over 90% of its Bitcoin mining capacity after local bans.
    • South African brothers vanish, and so does $3.6 billion in Bitcoin.
    • UK watchdog bans cryptocurrency exchange Binance.


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    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Ed Bott, Daniel Rubino, and Denise Howell

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  • Posted on 28 Jun 2021

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