Tech News Weekly (MP3)

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Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Megan Morrone brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Megan and Jason give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives. Records every Thursday at 5:30pm Eastern / 2:30pm Pacific / 21:30 UTC.

Episode Date
TNW 37: Lady Smells
56:56

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:17 The World Health Organization added "Gaming Disorder" to its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. Dr. Michael Bishop from Summerland Camps joins to talk about how it affects children.
  • 16:58 There was much public outcry with Cambridge Analytica, but Karl Bode from Techdirt shows how the broadband industry has been doing far worse things for user privacy and getting away with it for decades.
  • 30:46 Wearables are becoming more capable of detecting health abnormalities, and its saving lives. Caitli McGarry from Tom's Guide shares her experiences with people whose lives have been changed because of smartwatch technology.
  • 42:37 Instagram has YouTube envy and is releasing a new long-form video platform aimed at teenagers. Louise Matsakis from Wired details the newly launched IGTV platform, and what sets it apart from the rest.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Dr. Michael Bishop, Karl Bode, Caitlin McGarry, and Louise Matsakis

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Jun 21, 2018
TNW 36: Caught Riding Nerdy
1:01:24

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:47 Nathanial Popper from The New York Times explains bitcoin, Tether, and crypto price manipulation.
  • 17:59 All the news you need to know from the gaming and entertainment conference, E3 with Justin Haywald from Gamespot.
  • 29:11 The Atlantic's Lauren Smiley explains why AI needs high school girls.
  • 42:57 Investors are throwing money at electric scooter companies. Alex Wilhelm from Crunchbase wonders if they're worth it.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Nathaniel Popper, Justin Haywald, Lauren Smiley, and Alex Wilhelm

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Jun 14, 2018
TNW 35: Nebraska: Mecca for Hackers
55:53

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:49 Facebook struck a deal with a number of publishers to launch a new feature called Watch, and Mathew Ingram from Columbia Journalism Review says it means Facebook is now a media company.
  • 10:43 China has stopped recycling foreign garbage which means the US needs to get better at how it handles e-waste. Kyle Weins from iFixIt talks about the Right to Repair act and the challenges it faces.
  • 26:37 Therapy sessions can now be conducted online and Suzannah Weiss from Tonic discusses the benefits and drawbacks of remote therapy.
  • 37:49 Latin America has a unique perspective on privacy and those markets are shifting in the age of GDPR regulations in the EU. Juan D. Guevara Torres from Univision shares his views on privacy and phone addiction in Latin America.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Mathew Ingram, Kyle Wiens, Suzannah Weiss, and Juan D. Guevara Torres

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Jun 07, 2018
TNW 34: Mr. D's Conference Room
1:11:01

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:22 IFTTT (If This Than That) is an app that works with everything. The company's CEO and creator Linden Tibbets talks about how and why he created it.
  • 14:23 Amazon adopts the Rooney Rule for hiring board members. Jori Ford from the G2 Crowd explains why this isn't enough to bring true diversity to tech hiring.
  • 36:53 Mary Meeker has released her trend report. Recode's Rani Malla offers highlights what's important and gives us a sneak peak into other interviews from ReCode's Code Conference.
  • 48:52 Fraud.org helps consumers avoid scams. John Breyault, VP of Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud with the National Consumers League, tells us about typosquatting and other tricks that cybercriminals are still using.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

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Jun 01, 2018
TNW 33: We're Updating Our Privacy Policy
43:42

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:19 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before regulators in the EU to talk about how the company will protect its users, and Kurt Wagner from Recode shares the many ways that Zuckerberg sidestepped their questions.
  • 17:38 A new privacy focused web browser claims to be the first virtual private web browser to ensure complete anonymity, and the founder of TraceFree, Scott Shaffer, joins to share exactly how it works.
  • 27:56 People are receiving dozens of privacy policy emails every day thanks to the GDPR and its easy to toss them in the trash. Brian Chen from The New York Times cautions against ignoring them.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Kurt Wagner, Scott Shaffer, and Brian Chen

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May 24, 2018
TNW 32: Judy the Superhero
48:18

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:44 Ernesto Falcon from The Electronic Frontier Foundation discusses the Net Neutrality win in the Senate and its chances of passing the house. If you want to save Net Neutrality, its time to contact your Representative in the House.
  • 11:40 Roger Cheng from CNET talks explains the importance of Chinese Android phone maker ZTE. What the company did wrong and why President Donald Trump is tweeting about them in advance of trade talks.
  • 24:47 Hanna Kozlowska from Quartz talks about Facebook's audit and how Instagram will measure how much quality time we spend searching through dog photos.
  • 38:11 Jason Howell offers a First Look at the OnePlus 6.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Ernesto Falcon, Roger Cheng, and Hanna Kozlowska

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May 18, 2018
TNW 31: Malware That Can Kill
49:53

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:11 Jason Howell calls in from Google I/O to talk about his favorite announcements from the developer's conference. Plus, his thoughts on Google Duplex, Digital Well-Being, and the new Android P phone gestures.
  • 16:14 Eric Newcomer from @technologya on Bloomberg reports on the news from Uber Elevate, including the announcement of UberAir, the company's future ride-sharing flying car company and their food delivery service via drone.
  • 26:57 Paris Martineau from The Outline discusses her investigation into Google's spell checker, plus how Facebook is doing at fixing journalism.
  • 38:12 Selena Larson from Dragos explains industrial cybersecurity, FUD, and why our internet connected coffee makers might be increasing our attack vectors.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

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May 10, 2018
TNW 30: That Reindeer Can't Fly
1:11:49

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • Christopher Labos from the Body of Evidence podcast discusses the lack of evidence linking cell phones and cancer.
  • Molly McHugh from The Ringer talks about the big announcements from Facebook's F8 conference.
  • Sam Abuelsamid from the Wheel Bearings podcast says that autonomous vehicles haven't proven how safe they can be.
  • Mark Smirniotis from The Wirecutter researched 32 VPNs to determine the best picks and how to find one you trust.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Christopher Labos, Molly McHugh, Sam Abuelsamid, and Mark Smirniotis

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May 04, 2018
TNW 29: Amazon Living Flesh
50:13

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:19 Nate Lanxon from Bloomberg talks about the terms of service reckoning
  • 18:44 Tom Jackman from The Washington Post tells the story of Eric Lundgren, who is going to jail for selling Windows restore discs
  • 29:19 Bradley Chambers from 9to5Mac explains why AppleCare+ is a horrible idea for schools that deploy iPads.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Nate Lanxon and Tom Jackman

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Apr 26, 2018
TNW 28: Expand Your Attack Vector
1:05:52

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:59 Ian Sherr from CNET helps round up some of the biggest news from the RSA security conference and checks in on Facebook's progress after last week's Congressional hearing.
  • 13:40 Alex Colgan from Leap Motion discusses the idea behind Project North Star, an open source spec to get developers thinking about next generation augmented reality systems.
  • 32:00 Mark Herstgaard from The Nation magazine shines a light on the cell phone industry's efforts to put a lid on scientific research that shows RF radiation's negative affects on rats.
  • 45:12 Patrick Turner from Defense One shows how the Department of Defense is considering Google, Amazon, and Microsoft for a lucrative cloud infrastructure deal and what that might mean to employees of those companies.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Ian Sherr, Alex Colgan, Mark Hertsgaard, and Patrick Tucker

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Apr 20, 2018