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TWiT 980: Hed Dek Lede and Nut Graf - OpenAI and Reddit, Signal Smear Campaign

This week in tech - Sun, 05/19/2024 - 20:09

OpenAI and Reddit, Signal Smear Campaign

  • GPT-4o (omni) + new "Her"-style AI assistant (it's nuts)
  • It's Time to Believe the AI Hype
  • The panel discusses their experiences with Gemini, ChatGPT, Claude
  • OpenAI strikes deal to bring Reddit content to ChatGPT
  • OpenAI Superalignment team is gone
  • 2023 Was the Worst Year for Internet Shutdowns, Report Finds
  • Taiwan, on China's Doorstep, Is Dealing With TikTok Its Own Way
  • French TikTok block in overseas territory sets 'dangerous precedent,' critics warn
  • Utah Locals Are Getting Cheap 10 Gbps Fiber Thanks To Local Governments
  • Vermont's data privacy law sparks state lawmaker alliance against tech lobbyists
  • How a smear campaign against NPR led Elon Musk to feud with Signal
  • Biden Order to Halt China-Tied Bitcoin Mine Beside Nuke Base Came as U.S. Firm Just Bought it
  • Robert Dennard, IBM Inventor Whose Chip Changed Computing, Dies at 91

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ben Parr, Dan Patterson, and Iain Thomson

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The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 1052

The Linux Link Tech Show - Wed, 05/15/2024 - 20:30
joel grabs the super glue.
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SN 974: Microsoft's Head in the Clouds - 4-Digit Pins, Long Range Navigation, Microsoft

Security Now - Tue, 05/14/2024 - 18:30
  • Picture of the Week.
  • Most to least common 4-digit pins.
  • Enhanced LORAN.
  • Passkeys.
  • Microsoft's Head in the Clouds.

Show Notes - https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-974-Notes.pdf

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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TWiT 979: Musk-stache - Solar Storms, Apple and OpenAI, Tesla Layoffs

This week in tech - Sun, 05/12/2024 - 20:45
  • Solar Storm Knocks Out Farmers' Tractor GPS Systems During Peak Planting Season
  • Apple Closes in on Deal With OpenAI to Put ChatGPT on iPhone
  • Apple Will Revamp Siri to Catch Up to Its Chatbot Competitors
  • Google is getting even worse for independent sites
  • Musk Plans More Layoffs as Two Senior Tesla Executives Depart
  • At Tesla, a Wild Week That Defined the Company's Future
  • TikTok Sues US Government Over Potential Ban
  • Telegram vs. Signal
  • Sony reverses unpopular Helldivers 2 decision after blistering player reaction
  • Apple apologizes for 'Crush' iPad Pro ad that sparked controversy

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Paris Martineau, Sam Abuelsamid, and Mike Elgan

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The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 1051

The Linux Link Tech Show - Wed, 05/08/2024 - 20:30
joel 2 pounds away from goal.
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SN 973: Not So Fast - GPS Vulnerabilites, VPN Flaw

Security Now - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 19:17
  • The vulnerability of GPS
  • Is the sky falling on all VPN systems?
  • Multi-user Passkeys, YubiKeys?
  • The iCloud Keychain
  • The UK and Google's Topics

Show Notes - https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-973-Notes.pdf

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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TWiT 978: Baptized in Gatorade - AI Priest, FCC Fines, Jack Dorsey Leaves Bluesky

This week in tech - Sun, 05/05/2024 - 22:00

In this episode of This Week in Tech, Leo Laporte is joined by Georgia Dow, Shoshana Weissmann, and Fr. Robert Ballecer, tackling a wide range of thought-provoking topics, from the ethical implications of AI in sensitive fields to the challenges of creating and consuming content in an increasingly commercialized digital landscape.

  • The panel grapples with the potential risks and benefits of AI-powered therapists and priests, stressing the need for human empathy and discernment in these emotionally charged roles.

  • They confront the harsh realities of the internet's "heat death," as the relentless pursuit of profits and engagement leads to a glut of low-quality content and erodes user trust.

  • The group reflects on the double-edged sword of democratized media, celebrating the value of supporting emerging voices while acknowledging the importance of professional standards.

  • As Twitter faces existential challenges, the panel surveys the social media horizon, evaluating alternative platforms like Mastodon and Bluesky, and weighing the implications of Jack Dorsey's departure from the Bluesky board.

  • Elon Musk's reckless tweets about taking Tesla private have come back to haunt him, with the Supreme Court upholding an SEC settlement requiring his Tesla-related posts to be vetted by a lawyer.

  • The FCC has cracked down on major telecom companies for the illegal sale of location data, while legislators push for reforms to prevent the government from exploiting privacy loopholes.

  • Congress continues its misguided crusade to protect children online, with ill-conceived age verification mandates and privacy-eroding measures that threaten the very foundations of digital security. The panel offers an impassioned critique of these shortsighted efforts.

  • The once-beloved video game Helldivers 2 serves as a cautionary tale of platform overreach, as a heavy-handed PlayStation Network login requirement sparks a massive player revolt and torpedoes the game's reputation.

  • Apple's quarterly results are analyzed, and all eyes are on Apple's upcoming event, where new iPads and an enhanced Apple Pencil are expected to take center stage. But the real buzz surrounds the rumored M4 chip and its tantalizing AI capabilities, hinting at a potential game-changer for the iconic brand.

  • The group geeks out over Disney+'s radical revival of X-Men '97 and Amazon's ambitious Fallout adaptation, complete with an immersive easter egg phone experience

  • The freewheeling discussion also touches on Shoshana's ingenious Alexa hacks for Sabbath TV viewing, a UK council's apostrophe apocalypse, the looming cicada invasion, and Fr. Robert's role as a guardian angel for the Vatican's feral felines.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Georgia Dow, Shoshana Weissmann, and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

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The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 1050

The Linux Link Tech Show - Wed, 05/01/2024 - 20:30
joel likes pizza.
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SN 972: Passkeys: A Shattered Dream? - IoT Default Passwords, Passkeys

Security Now - Tue, 04/30/2024 - 18:44
  • GCHQ: No more default passwords for consumer IoT devices!
  • What happened with Chrome and 3rd-party cookies?
  • Race conditions and multi-threading
  • GM "accidentally" enrolled millions into "OnStar Smart Driver +" program
  • Steve recommends Ryk Brown's "Frontiers Saga"
  • SpinRite update
  • Passkeys: A Shattered Dream?

Show Notes - https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-972-Notes.pdf

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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TWiT 977: Gahoo Yoogle - TikTok Ban, Intel's Struggles, Google's Ensh*ttification

This week in tech - Sun, 04/28/2024 - 20:17

TikTok Ban, Intel's Struggles, Google's Ensh*ttification

  • 'Thunder Run': Behind Lawmakers' Secretive Push to Pass the TikTok Bill
  • A Chinese Firm Is America's Favorite Drone Maker. Except in Washington.
  • The panel taks about AI
  • With YouTube Booming, Podcast Creators Get Camera-Ready
  • A new California bill would restrict line-skipping service 'Clear' at airports in the name of equity
  • The Man Who Killed Google Search
  • Google search boss Raghavan warns employees of 'new operating reality'
  • Oracle is moving its world HQ to Nashville
  • Google delays third-party cookie demise yet again
  • Alphabet Leaps Into $2 Trillion Club as Results Show AI Strength
  • U.S. chipmaker Intel was once dominant, now struggles to stay relevant
  • Twilio Founder Jeff Lawson Has Some Serious Plans for The Onion

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Amy Webb and Kevin Rose

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The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 1049

The Linux Link Tech Show - Wed, 04/24/2024 - 20:30
joel wants his fallout room.
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SN 971: Chat (out of) Control - Fuxnet, Android Quarantine, Gentoo

Security Now - Tue, 04/23/2024 - 18:43
  • What do you call "Stuxnet on steroids"??
  • Voyager 1 update
  • Android 15 to quarantine apps
  • Thunderbird & Microsoft Exchange
  • China bans Western encrypted messaging apps
  • Gentoo says "no" to AI
  • Cars collecting diving data
  • Freezing your credit
  • Investopedia
  • Computer Science Abstractions
  • Lazy People vs. Secure Systems
  • Actalis issues free S/MIME certificates
  • PIN Encryption
  • DRAM and GhostRace
  • AT&T Phishing Scam
  • Race Conditions and Multi-core processors
  • An Alternative to the Current Credit System
  • SpinRite Updates
  • Chat (out of) Control

Show Notes - https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-971-Notes.pdf

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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