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TWiT 696: I've Got Mark-Level Sign-Off

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 20:13
  • What role did Facebook play in the French riots?
  • Tumblr bans porn, Facebook bans vague hints that sex might be a thing that exists.
  • Meanwhile in the UK, Parliament releases sensetive internal Facebook memos and emails.
  • Tik Tok is where all the youngs are at.
  • And then there were 5: Google tries to make sense of its Messaging platforms. Meanwhile, Apple's iMessage is the one app that could rule them all.
  • Microsoft puts some Chromium in their Edge.
  • Canada arrests Huawei's CFO for allegedly violationg sanctions on Iran.
  • Australia passes a dangerously vague anti-encryption law.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Rich DeMuro, Patrick Beja, and Sam Abuelsamid

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TWiT 695: Friends in Bikinis

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 20:21
  • Black Friday was Amazon's biggest sales day ever
  • Marriott Hack hit half a billion Starwood guests for 4 years
  • Indian Microsoft scammers busted
  • Amazon's new machine learning racecar, quantum blockchain, and more from re:Invent
  • When is Amazon rolling out Prime Health?
  • UK grabs thousands of Facebook emails from bikini app company
  • Google's China woes continue
  • Apple at the Supreme Court
  • Microsoft tops Apple as world's most valuable company

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Nate Lanxon, Devindra Hardawar, and Dwight Silverman

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TWiT 694: Reverse Superlatives

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 22:16
  • US government tells allies not to buy Huawei products
  • China to fully roll out "social credit" scoring system by end of 2020
  • Is Apple bringing back the iPhone X?
  • Google News may leave EU over link tax
  • Cards against Humanity wins Black Friday, Sears loses.
  • For one brief shining moment this week, Microsoft was the world's most valuable company
  • Social media influencers and social media backlash
  • Amazon wants to buy Fox sports channels

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan, Jason Snell, and Adam Fisher

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TWiT 693: Big Boy Easy Bake Oven

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 21:20
  • Facebook's latest crisis is... its reaction to its last crisis.
  • Waymo plans a driverless car service.
  • Amazon announces its new headquarters in Queens and North Virginia.
  • Google's "smart city" in Toronto gets some pushback.
  • Julian Assange has been charged with... something?
  • SpaceX gets approval to launch 7000 internet satellites.
  • Japan's cybersecurity chief is 100% unhackable - because he has never touched a computer.
  • Alphabet's Verily gives up on glucose-measuring contact lenses.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Brianna Wu, Larry Magid, and Georgia Dow

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