Hey Alexa, Do You Know Who I Am? – DTNS 3508

Bloomberg revealed that Amazon has staff members who “review” recordings from Amazon Voice Services in order to improve responses. This raises a host of questions especially around privacy and anonymity. How can users be sure there voice assistants aren’t listening in to their conversations?

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The Algorithmic Accountability Act is introduced in Congress – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500The Algorithmic Accountability Act is introduced in Congress, Instagram will not surface “inappropriate” content on the Explore page, and details about who listens to Alexa clips.

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Cash Warfare – DTNS 3507

Amazon execs have stated their GO stores will accept cash payments to address discrimination concerns. How will it work and does it conflict with the purpose of the cashier-less stores?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Scott Johnson.

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Music, Podcast Apps for MacOS – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Google announces loads of cloud partnerships, Apple might bring Podcast and Music app to macOS along with TV app, Bad news for Huawei above and below the sea.

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You Say LED, I Say LED – DTNS 3506

Australia green lights deliveries by drone, Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will release a 31.6-inch 6K external display in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2019, and Facebook maps the population density of Africa.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja.

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China May Ban Crypto Mining – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Facebook says AI will help it map the world, Apple may offer miniLED displays soon, Qualcomm announces new chips.

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TikTok, Ya Don’t Stop – DTNS 3505

Vlad Savov from the Verge joins us to share his review of Huawei’s P30 Pro and why its a shame its not available in the US.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Vlad Savov.

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Netflix Removes AirPlay Support – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport publishes a proposal on how to regulate harmful content online, Netflix removes AirPlay from its iOS apps, and Apple Music reportedly passed Spotify in paid subscribers.

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Your Private Driver: What’s My Name?

This column provides tips, insights, and observations on TNCs like Uber and Lyft from a driver that’s worked with them for several years.

Passenger safety has always been a hot-button issue with Uber and Lyft. Taxi companies and others have long railed on the seemingly weak vetting process that TNCs have for their drivers, and any story of an Uber or Lyft driver committing a rape, assault, or murder seems to get traction in the mainstream media. It was for these reasons that the very first column I contributed to DailyTechNewsShow.com over two years ago focused on ways that passengers could protect themselves. That advice has not changed, even if the companies, via their apps, have provided a few more tools for passengers to use.

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Week in Review for the Week of 4/1/19 – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500The EU cracks down on geo-blocking by game publishers, the SEC issues guidelines on crypto tokens, and Verizon technically beats South Korean carriers to 5G service.

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