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  • TNT 1732: Hackers are Dumb

    Fri 8:45pm By TWiT
    Will robots and artificial intelligence take your job one day? United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnunchin said the Trump administration thinks not.In Silicon Valley's Redwood City, the startup Door Dash is replacing human couriers with delivery robots…
  • TNT 1731: Robots are So Sensitive

    Thu 7:56pm By TWiT
    The Senate voted to roll back Obama-era FCC rules that prevent internet service providers, like Verizon and Comcast, from selling our private, demographic data without asking permission first. Critics of the broadband privacy rules that Congress passed in the…
  • TNT 1730: Fix for the Switch

    Wed 8:01pm By TWiT
    Airbnb says it has a plan to succeed where so many other big names in tech have failed: China. On Wednesday, Airbnb announced that it is doubling investment in China and will triple its workforce there. Airbnb also says its goal is to double the number of…
  • TNT 1729: Android Omphaloskepsis

    Tue 4:44pm By TWiT
    Apple announced a cheaper 9.7 iPad with an A9 chip, starting at $329 for 32GB. They also revealed a special edition Project Red iPhone 7 which costs $100 more than the regular iPhone 7 and will support HIV/AIDS programs. And say goodbye to the 16 gigabyte…
  • TNT 1728: Hip Hop-Sized Hole

    Mon 9:35pm By TWiT
    Drake's new album "More Life" sets streaming records on Apple Music and Spotify. On Apple Music, "More Life" was streamed 89.9 million times in the first 24 hours of its release. On Spotify, it was streamed 61.3 million times in the first 24 hours. The album…
  • TNT 1727: Weaponized GIF

    Mar 17, 2017, 7:56 pm By TWiT
    A Minnesota judge is asking Google to fork over the names of all users who searched the name of a local fraud victim last December in a passport fraud case. The court also wants email addresses, MAC addresses, SSNs, IPs, and more. If Google complies, legal…
  • TNT 1726: Google and the Beast

    Mar 16, 2017, 7:35 pm By TWiT
    Google Home began playing an ad for Beauty and the Beast during its daily briefing feature. In a statement Google said this isn't an ad, but a ""partner"" that they invited to ""be our guest and share their tales."" Google has since removed the ad from Google…
  • TNT 1725: Alexa Rides a Roomba

    Mar 15, 2017, 7:40 pm By TWiT
    Facebook is including a new feature to its mobile app called Town Hall that allows users to locate government representatives on a local, state and federal level. Users can follow those representatives on Facebook or contact them via Message or Email from…
  • TNT 1724: Transactional Headbutting

    Mar 14, 2017, 4:50 pm By TWiT
    Search Engine Land says Google is hiring 10,000 real humans to work on the search algorithm and teach it to recognize offensive or factually wrong websites. The contract workers are called "quality raters" and will flag content NOT to remove it from search…
  • TNT 1723: Duck and Cover Your Tracks

    Mar 13, 2017, 9:01 pm By TWiT
    Facebook has updated its developer rules for both Facebook and Instagram to prohibit its user data from being used as ammo for surveillance tools that have been used in the past to track political upheaval by authorities. Facebook says its policies already…
  • TNT 1722: The Happiest Python

    Mar 10, 2017, 7:20 pm By TWiT
    Driverless Car Project Waymo has filed a federal injunction to stop Uber's self-driving research. The documents filed are part of a case we reported last month that involves Google's claim that Uber stole Waymo's designs for LIDAR, a key technology of the…
  • TNT 1721: Plaque Patio

    Mar 9, 2017, 6:40 pm By TWiT
    Uber says they'll stop using the controversial Greyball tool that was used to show an alternate version of the app to regulators in the US and abroad, though they won't be getting rid of it entirely. Uber still plans to use it to deter users who are violating…
  • TNT 1720: Pinterest is So Jelly

    Mar 8, 2017, 8:00 pm By TWiT
    Apple and Google say that most of the vulnerabilities profiled in the cache of Wikileaks documents have been fixed and they will continue work to rapidly address any identified vulnerabilities in the future, so continue to get your updates when you can.Google…
  • TNT 1719: Wikileaks Everything

    Mar 7, 2017, 8:01 pm By TWiT
    Wikileaks unleashed an unprecedented collection of CIA hacking tools and code with the codename Vault 7, to the tune of 8,761 docs and files, and hundreds of millions of lines of code. Wikileaks claims this is the biggest dump of its kind.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos…
  • TNT 1718: We Are the Trolls

    Mar 6, 2017, 8:33 pm By TWiT
    Over the weekend Google's "featured snippets" stories spread new's that former President Obama was planning a coup and that women are evil. Google fixed the problem and said that it's unfortunate that sometimes their search results contain inappropriate or…