Location Tracking, Facebook Privacy, Breaking Up Big Tech, and More!
— Foursquare Location Tracking Leaps Past the Creepy Line
— Will Zuck Make Facebook Private?
— Thousands of New Millionaires are Coming to San Francisco
— Apple has Big Plans for Self-Driving Cars
— Elizabeth Warren Wants to Break up Big Tech
— Congress Wants to Pass Net Neutrality Rules
— Huawei Sues the US Government
— Investors Sue Tesla to Keep Elon Musk from Tweeting
Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mike Elgan, Paris Martineau, Patrick Beja
– Apple’s new iPad Pro is not the future of Apple, but it does point to it.
– Alibaba sells $1 billion in the first 85 seconds of Singles Day.
– Tech doomsayer says that the vast majority of people will soon be “The Useless Class.”
– 22% of Americans still trust Facebook.
– Oprah’s favorite things list on Amazon does not include goat soap.
– Amazon must give police Echo data and recordings in murder case.
– DEA and ICE are installing secret surveillance cameras in street lights.
– China unveils the first AI news anchor.
– Tesla Bio weapon Defense Mode keeps owners in smoke-filled California safe.
– With Net Neutrality gone, Sprint starts throttling Skype.
– FCC has harsh words about robocalls.
This Week in Tech
Facebook’s stock crash, Tesla surfboards, Russia hacks utilities, and more.
— Jason Calacanis tells us what’s going on with his buddy Elon Musk.
— Apple fixes the MacBook Pro’s throttling issue.
— Facebook and Twitter stock takes a dive over poor growth numbers, but Google is doing just fine.
— Russian hackers in MY energy grid? It’s more likely than you think.
— Slack eats HipChat. • Spectrum Internet gets kicked out of New York.
— Get a Tesla surfboard to go with your Boring flamethrower.
Best April Fools Tech Jokes. Cloudflare’s 126.96.36.199 DNS service. Apple’s Education Event. US wants visa applicants’ social media accounts. Tim Cook talks privacy. Ready Player One review. SpaceX’s satellite internet plans. Fatal Tesla crash.
HomePod should have been delayed longer. Elon Musk’s rollercoaster week: Falcon Heavy sends a Tesla to Mars just as Tesla has its worst quarter ever. iPhone boot code leaked online. Chrome will shame insecure websites. YouTube suspends Logan Paul for generally being a horrible human being. Rethinking Facebook and Google. T-Mobile warns of phone hacking scam. Uber settles with Waymo. ESPN’s new streaming service will not show ESPN.
Elon Musk’s great ideas: Tesla, SpaceX, flamethrowers. Apple HomePod arrives next week. Google Clips camera is not at all creepy, we swear. Nobody won the Lunar X Prize. Amazon Go officially opens. Montana, New York, AT&T, John Deere, and Burger King take up the Net Neutrality battle. Intel’s Spectre patch is a garbage fire.
Tesla unveils a semi and a $200,000 Roadster. The first church of artificial intelligence. Apple delays the HomePod until 2018. Amazon is close to launching their cashierless store, and just paid a quarter of a million dollars for the rights to produce Lord of the Rings TV shows. Who is tracking you this Thanksgiving? TechShop goes Bankrupt.
Huge pro-Net Neutrality protests planned for this week. The first Tesla Model 3 rolled off the line on Friday. Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley. The Nokia 3310 Trump/Putin “Caviar” phone costs $2500. the iPhone 8 might use facial recognition instead of Touch ID. Merck shut down by Petya ransomware. The role of government in cybersecurity and privacy. The role of technology and those versed in it in government. Jawbone closes down. Amazon Prime is a great deal, but Prime Day might not be. The Amazon Echo Show is our favorite potentially creepy digital assistant. Apple vs Qualcomm: what it’s all about.
Is Apple just pretending to be innovative? Does AlphaGo’s latest victory mean that general AI is around the corner? Who knows more about you, Facebook or Google? Should the NSA stockpile exploits? How long can Tesla stay on top of the EV market? Are robot cops coming? And… Is that a hot dog?
–Clayton Morris recommends Cosmic Disclosure for the latest in UFO conspiracies.
–Dan Patterson recommends Gerrit Lansing for the latest in political data analytics.
–Tim Stevens knows that if you gaze long at the Cap’n Crunch, the Cap’n Crunch also gazes at you.
US Senate votes to end ISP privacy regulations. The “Turkish Crime Family” demand $100,000 in iTunes gift cards for iCloud hack. Android O needs a name. Supreme Court hears printer ink patent case. Tesla Model 3 is on the way. Samsung Galaxy S8’s big announcement is coming this week. US and UK ban electronics bigger than a phone on flights from Middle Eastern countries by Middle Eastern carriers. Google screws up messaging – again.
–Georgia Dow has two VR rooms in her house.
–Rob Reid knows what music aliens like best.
–Nathan Olivarez-Giles wants a car with a naturally aspirated engine.