TWiT 740: Sex-Positive Currency

This Week in Tech (MP3) show

Summary: <p>This week's stories</p><ul> <li> The Chinese propaganda app that spies on all Chinese citizens</li> <li> Chinese influence in video games, social media, and other industries - where do we draw the line?</li> <li> What is Tencent? How much influence do they have over the world? Here's how to keep them from watching your iPhone</li> <li> Can we still trust Apple? Can we trust anyone?</li> <li> At what point do we admit that we are in a multi-state information war?</li> <li> Is there any way to fine Facebook fairly? Bring back the Office of Technology Assesment!</li> <li> Remember: the answer to bad politics is not "no politics". It is good politics.</li> <li> Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency is falling apart</li> <li> There is a very good reason why politicians can lie on Facebook</li> <li> How Boris Johnson games Google</li> <li> There are no political ads in France. Could we do that in America?</li> <li> Which weird phone stands a better chance: the Essential Gem or Microsoft Duo?</li> <li> Apple Arcade is still wonderful.</li> <li> How much do Americans know about tech? Not a lot. What should we do about that?</li> <li> SCOTUS decides websites must be accessible to blind people</li> <li> Lithium-ion battery inventors win Nobel Prize </li> </ul> <p><strong>Host:</strong> <a href="">Leo Laporte</a></p> <p><strong>Guests:</strong> <a href="" target="_blank">Patrick Beja</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Brianna Wu</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Nate Lanxon</a></p> <p>Download or subscribe to this show at <a href=""></a></p> <p><strong>Sponsors:</strong></p><ul> <li><a href=""></a></li> <li><a href=""></a></li> <li><a href=""></a></li> <li><a href=""></a></li> </ul>