This Week in Tech (MP3) show

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Summary: Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, John C. Dvorak, and other tech luminaries in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech. Winner of People's Choice Podcast and Best Technology Podcast in the 2005 People's Choice Podcast Awards. Released every Sunday at midnight Pacific.

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 TWiT 697: The Big Leek Cabal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:29:02

Elon Musk is a terrible person to work for. The internet is a garbage fire of hate. It is not Google's fault that searching for "idiot" results in pictures of Donald Trump. The Chinese are not spying on you with secret spy chips on Super Micro servers. The Chinese are spying on you by hacking Marriott. The Chinese may or may not be spying on you with Huawei phones and 5G infrastructure. Taylor Swift is most definitely spying on you at her concerts. The Australian government really, really wants to spy on you. YouTube Rewind 2018 is awful. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Paris Martineau, Harry McCracken, and Michael Nuñez Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT promo code TWIT75

 TWiT 696: I've Got Mark-Level Sign-Off | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:25:42

What role did Facebook play in the French riots? Tumblr bans porn, Facebook bans vague hints that sex might be a thing that exists. Meanwhile in the UK, Parliament releases sensitive internal Facebook memos and emails. Tik Tok is where all the youngs are at. And then there were 5: Google tries to make sense of its Messaging platforms. Meanwhile, Apple's iMessage is the one app that could rule them all. Microsoft puts some Chromium in their Edge. Canada arrests Huawei's CFO for allegedly violating sanctions on Iran. Australia passes a dangerously vague anti-encryption law. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Rich DeMuro, Patrick Beja, and Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT RING.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 695: Friends in Bikinis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:02:58

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 Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Nate Lanxon, Devindra Hardawar, and Dwight Silverman Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

 TWiT 694: Reverse Superlatives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:19:03

US government tells allies not to buy Huawei products China to fully roll out "social credit" scoring system by end of 2020 Is Apple bringing back the iPhone X? Google News may leave EU over link tax Cards against Humanity wins Black Friday, Sears loses. For one brief shining moment this week, Microsoft was the world's most valuable company Social media influencers and social media backlash Amazon wants to buy Fox sports channels Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mike Elgan, Jason Snell, and Adam Fisher Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 693: Big Boy Easy Bake Oven | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:51:13

Facebook's latest crisis is... its reaction to its last crisis. Waymo plans a driverless car service. Amazon announces its new headquarters in Queens and North Virginia. Google's "smart city" in Toronto gets some pushback. Julian Assange has been charged with... something? SpaceX gets approval to launch 7000 internet satellites. Japan's cybersecurity chief is 100% unhackable - because he has never touched a computer. Alphabet's Verily gives up on glucose-measuring contact lenses. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brianna Wu, Larry Magid, and Georgia Dow Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

 TWiT 692: Ravioli for the Recount | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:18:52

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 Bioweapon Defense Mode keeps owners in smoke-filled California safe. With Net Neutrality gone, Sprint starts throttling Skype. FCC has harsh words about robocalls. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Mikah Sargent, and Wesley Faulkner Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: RING.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 691: The Prosecco Experience | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:18:21

Apple announces new MacBook Air and Mac Mini, then blows them both away with its new iPad Pro. Apple will no longer tell us how many iPhones it sells. How to kill an iPhone with a balloon. Iran unmasks dozens of CIA agents with a Google search. Google employees stage walkout over sexual harassment Amazon exec mad at Washington Post for leaking new headquarters location. Facebook targets ads at "White Genocide Conspiracy Theorists." Voter suppression on Twitter, and IRL in Georgia. Passcodes are officially protected by the fifth amendment (at least in Florida, and only in some cases). Senator proposes a bill that would jail tech CEOs for misusing consumer data. FCC says community broadband is an "ominous threat to the first amendment." Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brian McCullough, Iain Thomson, and Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT - promo code: TWIT - promo code: TWIT

 TWiT 690: All the President's Phones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:07:21

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, and Rene Ritchie Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: code TWIT

 TWiT 689: Nobody Expects the Scooter Inquisition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:21:55

Cognitive hacking with scale and co-ordination. Will the newest iPad have 2 connectors? Should keynotes for product launches go away? Some speculation about what to expect from the upcoming Apple event. Morgan on Twitter and his thoughts on Google+. Google in the EU and something that isn't getting as much press. The discussion continues around Bloomberg's article and Tim Cook's demand for a retraction. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Dan Patterson, Seth Weintraub, and Greg Ferro Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 688: Written to Binge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:09:51

Defending Bloomberg's Chinese spy chip story Google+ killed by a breach that wasn't a breach. Facebook breach that WAS a breach hits 30 million users. In related news, Facebook now sells a video chat device with a camera that can follow your every move. Made by Google event: what we think of the Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub. Apple's TV content will be free for everyone who owns an Apple device. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ron Richards, Christina Warren, and Mark Milian Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT75 RING.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 687: Odorless and Weightless Hackers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:17:28

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. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Rich DeMuro, Ant Pruitt, and Daniel Rubino Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: ITPro.TV/twit - use code: TWIT30 - promo code: TWIT - promo code: TWIT

 TWiT 686: Older Than the Mini Jack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:15:50

How to tell if your Facebook account is one of the 50 million that were hacked this week Why the founder of Instagram left Facebook "Funding secured" tweet costs Elon Musk his chairmanship and $40 million Google turns 20 More leaks from Google's upcoming October 9th event Amazon gives $1 million to Wikimedia FCC fines robo-caller $37.5 million Did you register to vote on Snapchat? Web creator Tim Berners-Lee has a plan to fix the Internet Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Lindsey Turrentine, and Larry Magid Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT promo code TWIT75

 TWiT 685: Emotional Support Ham | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:27:26

iPhone XS and XS Max are flying off the shelves (especially in Santa Rosa). Pixel 2 camera beats the iPhone XS. Why the dual-sim iPhones are a bigger deal than you think. (Heart) doctors hate it! Apple Watch's one weird ECG trick. Elon Musk introduces the first SpaceX moon passenger, DOJ introduces a criminal investigation to Musk. Amazon introduces a slew of new Alexa devices in its continuing mission to control everything in your home (including you). Magic Leap One first look: nobody should buy it, but it is absolutely the future. Happy 10th anniversary, T-Mobile G1! We have come full circle: the first Android phone didn't have a headphone jack, either. Google's plans for China, and China's plans for the world. John Hancock won't sell you life insurance unless you strap on a Fitbit or Apple Watch. Coding error scraps Subaru Ascent. Salesforce's Mark Benioff buys Time magazine. Freezing your credit report is now free thanks to a new law. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb and Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 684: Memoji Dating | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:18:19

Apple Watch Series 4 takes on heart disease. iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr: what's in a name? All the new features and "new" features in the 2018 iPhones and iOS 12. Can Mark Zuckerberg fix Facebook's political woes? Hurricane tech. EU vs memes. California requires basic IoT security. Google kills Inbox. Ikea will scan your butt. Host: Becky Worley Guests: Brian McCullough, Owen JJ Stone, and Mikah Sargent Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 683: The Peak of Mt. Stupid | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:04:32

Elon Musk: Tesla's market cap goes up in smoke Apple vs Trump on tarrifs Apple's big announcement September 12th: what we expect Facebook and Twitter go to Capitol Hill, Google sits it out Twitter gives Alex Jones the boot Should Facebook be broken up? The FBI knows who hacked Sony and created WannaCry Space duct tape Theranos is finally, finally dead - are blockchain companies next? Chrome is 10, Google is 20 Pixel 3 coming October 9th Host: Iain Thomson Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Lisa Schmeiser, and Dwight Silverman Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: RING.COM/TWIT offer code TWIT


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