Will It Bend? – This Week in Tech 707

Folding phones at MWC, Hololens 2, conspiracies on YouTube, and more.

— Foldable Phones Hit MWC 2019
— Microsoft Announces Hololens 2
— Netflix at the Oscars
— Apple and Goldman Sachs Release Credit Card Linked to iPhone
— Apple to Combine iPhone, iPad and Mac Apps
— YouTube: Home of Pedophiles, Anti-Vaxxers, and Flat Earthers
— How Facebook Gets Your Info from Other Apps
— Facebook In Trouble with UK, Spied on Android Users
— Stephen Wolfram on Productivity

Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ben Johnson, Florence Ion, Seth Weintraub

Between the Buns – This Week in Tech 705

Improving government websites, blocking the big five, Spotify’s podcast move, and more.

— Alphabet Earnings: Google’s Cost Per Click
— Cutting out Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft
— The US to Ban Huawei 5GTech
— Germany Outlaws Facebook’s Business Model
— What if Google Just Doesn’t Pay Its Fines?
— Amazon Might Back Out of NY HQ2 * Amazon Live is Twitch for Infomercials
— Spotify Buys Gimlet and Anchor
— Apple to Pay France 500M Euros in Back Taxes
— Angela Ahrendts Says Goodbye to Apple
— Apple’s Security Wins and Losses of the Week
— Microsoft Says: Don’t Use IE or Office 2019
— Sprint Sues AT&T Over Fakey 5GE
— Marshmello Fortnite Concert is a Herald of the Future
— 2020 Olympic Medals Will be Made Out of Recycled iPhones

Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Matt Cutts, Gina Trapani, Dwight Silverman

Millsplain It to Me – This Week in Tech 702

-Apple’s Tim Cook Calls for Data Privacy.
-773M Passwords Pwned
– How to Find Out If Yours Was.
-Amazon Tries to Make Alexa Sound “Newsy.”
-Google Buys Fossil.
-74% of Facebook Users are Clueless.
-Facebook’s 10 Year Challenge.
-Atari Founder Making Alexa Board Games.
-Stop Using Windows Phone!
-Tokyo Hotel Fires Half its Robots.

A Carwash for Your Face – This Week in Tech 700

Don’t Go to CES, Apple’s Earnings Warning, Amazon’s Great Holiday, and More!
— Apple tanks on Tim Cook’s earnings warning – is the golden age of iPhone over?
— Are Facebook and Google too big to Fail? No. Here’s why.
— China and the US duel over security, AI, and quantum computing.
— Qualcomm vs Apple legal battles heat up.
— Fortnite and Pokemon Go rake in the dough in 2018.
— Amazon wins big over the holiday season.
— Microsoft wants to give you control over your digital data.
— For the 1st time in 20 years, an entire year’s worth of books, movies, and art enter’s the public domain.
— The 10-second toothbrush, the Kurigization of Things (KoT) and more reasons why you shouldn’t go to CES 2019.

Host: Leo Laporte
Guests: Iain Thomson, Mike Elgan, Alex Wilhelm

Friends in Bikinis – This Week in Tech 695

– 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

Internal Bug Discovery – Security Now 693

Australia vs Encryption, Google+ Bugs Hasten its Demise
— Australia’s recently passed anti-encryption legislation
— Details of a couple more mega-breaches including a bit of Marriott follow-up
— A welcome call for legislation from Microsoft — A new twist on online advertising click fraud
— The DHS is interested in deanonymizing cryptocurrencies beyond Bitcoin
— The changing landscape of TOR funding
— An entirely foreseeable disaster with a new Internet IoT-oriented protocol
— Google finds bugs in Google+ and acts responsibly — again — what that suggests for everyone else
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Hosts: Steve Gibson, Leo Laporte

All the President’s Phones – This Week in Tech 690

IBM buys Red Hat, worst Windows 10 ever, Right to Repair wins, and more.
— What’s in store for Apple’s big event this Tuesday?
— Tim Cook vs the “data industrial complex”
— Amazon’s government controversies
— IBM buys Red Hat for $34 billion – the largest software purchase ever.
— Linus Torvalds is back!
— Trump’s phone may be hacked by Russia and China.
— The midterms may be hacked as well.
— Apple and Amazon might NOT be hacked by China.
— Microsoft still hasn’t released Window 10 update 1809
— The Vatican releases its own version of Pokemon Go with saints instead of Pokemon.
— Elon’s big tunnel under LA opens 12/10.
— Pokemon Go will use step info from Apple and Google.
— Right to Repair suit wins.

Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ed Bott, Jason Hiner, Rene Ritchie

Odorless and Weightless Hackers – This Week in Tech 687

Chinese Spy Chips, Microsoft Highs and Lows, Pixel 3 Event Predictions, and More! Bloomberg reports that China used tiny chips to spy on Apple, Amazon, and the US government. Apple and Amazon deny it. How do we know who is right? All the news from the Microsoft Surface event, plus some rumors of what was supposed to be there but wasn’t. Windows 10 update deletes people’s files. What we expect this Tuesday at Google’s Pixel 3 Event. Amazon raises its minimum wage to $15/hr, kills stock options and bonuses. Facebook hacked by “odorless and weightless hackers.” CA passes new laws restoring Net Neutrality and banning bots that pretend to be human. Presidential Alert hits phones nationwide.

This Week in Tech 679: Hotbox the Waymo

This Week in Tech

Galaxy Note 9, vote hacking, Android Q quandary, robot dogs, and more.

–Samsung Announces the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Home musical cauldron.
–What is AI?
–Self-driving roll-out is increasing.
–Amazon wants you to pick up groceries at Whole Foods, and wishes you would shop more using Alexa.
–Twitter refuses to drop Alex Jones and InfoWars.
–Microsoft preserves Skype Classic.
–11-year-old hacks Florida voting systems at DefCon and other voting security woes.
–Boston Dynamics is pumping out SpotMinis.