Cambridge Analytica whistleblower spills the beans on how the company used profile data from millions Facebook users without permission and worked with political parties it to win elections. Is this behavior the result of criminal intent, un-ethical people, hazards of social networking, corporate ambivalence or all the above?
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Lance Ulanoff.
Lyft is trialling a subscription plans for high frequency users. Is this a potential model for other ride hailing services and could this be another alternative to private car ownership and public transit?
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Iyaz Akhtar.
Say so long to Web 2.0 and make way for Web 3.0. It’s new, it’s fresh, and it’s already here. So what is it? Find out and what it means for your digital life. Linus Torvalds casts a critical eye on the CTS Labs security report on security flaws on AMD’s new processors and Fortune weighs the national security merits of blocking the Broadcomm/Qualcomm merger.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Land, Roger Chang and Robert Justin Young.
IKEA is making use of its TaskRabbit purchase by launching a furniture assembly service. Will this be a trend as retailers seek to expand their service offerings to compete? Plus CTS-Labs an Israeli security firm has found 13 vulnerabilities in AMD’s Ryzen chips and the ACLU has filed a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) against the TSA seeking more information on its screening of electronic devices for domestic travelers.
Starring Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, and Roger Chang
California has become the 18th state to propose “Right to Repair” legislation. What are the implications and does the consumer really benefit? Plus Waymo has started a pilot program to test autonomous semi-truck technology in Atlanta, and Twitter is working on way for users to verify themselves.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Len Peralta, Roger Chang and Brian Brushwood.
MIT researchers discover false news travels faster and farther on Twitter than factual news, Amazon explains why Alexa has been uttering creepy laughs, and Flippy the burger flipping robot gets turned off.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young.
Can unplugging yourself from 24 hour online news feeds and social media make you a less stressed and better informed person? Plus the Dig Once bill is shaping up to become law, making it cheaper and faster to roll out fiber optics, and Amazon has admitted its voice assistant randomly laughs.
Starring Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson and Roger Chang.
Popular dating app Bumble says No to firearms in profile pictures, the EU is worried about clocks losing time, and the author of a controversial MIT paper estimating the low wages of ride hailing drivers fires back at critics.
Twitch rolls out new conduct and behavior rules for streamers. Is this a step in the right direction to cleaning up the streaming platform or a heavy handed response to a complex issue? Plus an AI burger flipper starts work grilling patties for the public and a Facebook survey contains a suggestive question regarding illegal behavior.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Lamarr Wilson.
Light Phone, last year’s crowdfunded phone, is getting a sequel including a bunch of new features. Plus Toyota sets up a new venture to develop automated-driving software, and Angry Birds developer Rovio is shutting its London studio after disappointing Q4 earnings.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Brian Brushwood.