This Week in Tech (Video)

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episode 774: The Mafia is Zooming

  • Tim Cook and Satya Nadella speaking up on racism - what should Big Tech do?
  • Amazon says they are against racism, but sells racist facial recognition tech to police
  • Can tech improve policing?
  • Social and Organizational barriers to change
  • Should social networks fact-check Trump?
  • James Bennet resigns as Opinion Editor of NYT after letting Tom Cotton post-inflammatory editorial
  • YouTube is a bigger problem than Facebook and Twitter
  • How do we fix Google, Facebook, and Twitter without losing more jobs? Creativity, transparency, and incentives
  • Synthetic biology, synthetic marketplaces, synthetic people
  • Reddit founder quits and asks to be replaced by a black person
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admits they were wrong about Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protest
  • Minneapolis will dismantle their police department
  • Zoom won't encrypt free tier so they can help the cops
  • Russian GRU exploiting Exim Mail Transfer Agent
  • Trump and Biden campaigns being phished by China and Iran
  • Project Gutenberg is now illegal in Italy
  • HBO Max will not apply to AT&T data caps, but you can't play it on Roku or Amazon devices

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Dylan Tweney, Wesley Faulkner, and Amy Webb

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 2020-06-08  2h13m