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Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech news. Join the top tech journalists and pundits in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in tech. Records live every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 22:15 UTC.

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TWiT 912: Let Me Consult My AI Lawyer - AI everywhere, Hive hacked, Microsoft earnings, To Leslie, @ElonJet
2:32:36

AI everywhere, Hive hacked, Microsoft earnings, To Leslie, @ElonJet

  • Pluralistic: Tiktok's enshittification (21 Jan 2023).
  • Inside CNET's AI-powered SEO money machine.
  • If ChatGPT doesn't get a better grasp of facts, nothing else matters.
  • Move over ChatGPT, Microsoft's new AI tool is helping developers code faster.
  • ChatGPT is enabling script kiddies to write functional malware.
  • OPWNAI: Cybercriminals starting to use ChatGPT.
  • MusicLM: Generating Music From Text.
  • Wolfram|Alpha as the Way to Bring Computational Knowledge Superpowers to ChatGPT.
  • AI-powered "robot" lawyer won't argue in court after jail threats.
  • More on Google and AI; OpenAI, Integration, and Microsoft – Stratechery by Ben Thompson.
  • Meta's AI chief Yann LeCun calls ChatGPT "not particularly innovative".
  • Inside Neeva, the ad-free, privacy-first search engine from ex-Googlers.
  • US hacks back against Hive ransomware crew.
  • Microsoft Revenue Up 2 Percent, but Profit Drops 12 Percent.
  • GitHub: 100 million developers and counting.
  • To Leslie' and the word-of-mouth campaign that got Andrea Riseborough an Oscar nomination.
  • The flight tracker that powered @ElonJet has taken a left turn.
  • Why Taylor Swift Is Using Facial Recognition at Concerts.
  • James Dolan gives fiery interview defending facial recognition tech at MSG.
  • AI makes Ariana Grande sing a Billie Eilish song.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Harry McCracken, Tim Stevens, and Christina Warren

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Jan 30, 2023
TWiT 911: You Toot Too, Right? - Twitter API fallout, Section 230, TikTok ban, tech layoffs, AmazonSmile RIP
2:38:42

Twitter API fallout, Section 230, TikTok ban, tech layoffs, AmazonSmile RIP

  • Twitter's new developer terms ban third-party clients.
  • Twitterrific: End of an Era.
  • In Memory of Tweetbot.
  • Extremely Hardcore.
  • Looming Twitter interest payment leaves Elon Musk with unpalatable options.
  • Google has been sued and is involved in a lawsuit over YouTube algorithms.
  • Supreme Court allows Reddit mods to anonymously defend Section 230.
  • R Street Institute signs onto amicus brief in Gonzalez v. Google.
  • Supreme Court Poised to Reconsider Key Tenets of Online Speech.
  • India blocks YouTube videos and Twitter posts on BBC Modi documentary.
  • As states ban TikTok on government devices, evidence of harm is thin.
  • TikTok confirms that its own employees can decide what goes viral.
  • How Finland Is Teaching a Generation to Spot Misinformation.
  • Google Parent Alphabet to Cut 12,000 Jobs.
  • Microsoft set to lay off thousands of employees.
  • Microsoft has laid off entire teams behind Virtual, Mixed Reality, and HoloLens.
  • Apple Postpones AR/VR Glasses, Plans Cheaper Mixed-Reality Headset (AAPL).
  • How Apple Has So Far Avoided Layoffs: Lean Hiring, No Free Lunches.
  • Comixology hit hard by Amazon's massive layoffs.
  • Inside CNET's AI-powered SEO money machine.
  • CNET pauses publishing AI-written stories after disclosure controversy.
  • The Lisa: Apple's Most Influential Failure.
  • T-Mobile (TMUS) Says Hacker Stole Data for 37 Million Customers.
  • AmazonSmile set to close, Amazon announces.
  • Former Exec explains why on Reddit.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Patrick Beja, Brianna Wu, and Shoshana Weissmann

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Jan 23, 2023
TWiT 910: It's a Myrkl - CES 2023 Recap, ChatGPT and Plagiarism, Twitter API, 2016 Election and Twitter
3:06:10

CES 2023 Recap, ChatGPT and Plagiarism, Twitter API, 2016 Election and Twitter

  • CES 2023 Recap
  • A government watchdog spent $15,000 to crack a federal agency's passwords in minutes
  • Twitter is blocking third-party clients like Tweetbot and Twitterrific
  • CNET Is Experimenting With an AI Assist. Here's Why
  • A Writer Used AI To Plagiarize Me. Now What?
  • Acer 516 Gaming Chromebook
  • Neeva Ad-free Search Engine
  • NFL Playoffs 2023: Fox Sports Details 1080p/HDR Production Efforts
  • Apple rumored to be prepping bid for English Premier League football streaming rights
  • YouTube is testing a hub of free, cable-style channels | Engadget
  • Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) Lost $1.2 Billion in Just Nine Months in Newest Division - Bloomberg
  • iPod Bootrom exploit 10 years too late
  • YouTube may fix controversial policy to demonetize videos with swearing | Engadget
  • New Study: No, Of Course Russian Twitter Trolls Didn't Impact The 2016 Election | Techdirt

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Paris Martineau, and Connie Guglielmo

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Jan 16, 2023
TWiT 909: So Many Beans - CES 2023, Lastpass hack, Meta's EU fine, FCC's robocall fine, Tesla autopilot
2:24:07

CES 2023, Lastpass hack, Meta's EU fine, FCC's robocall fine, Tesla autopilot

  • Adorable Rice Balls Reimagine Japan's Cutest Bird as Anime-Style Delinquents.
  • Yo-Kai To Debut Desktop Ramen Robot For Space-Constrained Retail Formats at CES 2023.
  • Stacey sets the stage for CES 2022.
  • CES 2023 kicks off with more than 112,000 attendees.
  • There was a lot of pee on the CES 2023 show floor.
  • The tech that went too far at CES 2023.
  • Surprise: Samsung is making SmartThings hardware again!
  • M-Pwr By Masonite.
  • Podcast: CES has more Matter and many voices.
  • Nanoleaf's latest smart lights boast Matter support and learning automation.
  • GE Profile Smart Stand Mixer.
  • Lastpass: Hackers stole customer vault data in cloud storage breach.
  • Even the FBI says you should use an ad blocker.
  • European regulators ruled Meta can't use its contracts with users to justify sending them ads based on their online activity, a blow to the digital advertising industry.
  • FCC proposes record $300 million fine against auto warranty robocall campaign.
  • Ana de Armas Fans Can Sue Over Deceptive Movie Trailer, Court Rules.
  • Tesla on autopilot leads police on chase before driver finally wakes up.
  • The importance of communite for creators.
  • About the founder of Sound Blaster

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Stacey Higginbotham, Iain Thomson, and Doc Rock

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Jan 09, 2023
TWiT 908: Best of 2022 - Highlights from throughout the year
2:32:16

Highlights from throughout the year

  • Remember SECOND LIFE? Its Founder is Back For The METAVERSE!
  • Neil Young's Spotify Ultimatum.
  • Fidonet vs. the Internet.
  • Apple Studio Display Doesn't Cut It.
  • How To Remove Personally Identifiable Info From Google Search.
  • Apple Supports FIDO Passkey.
  • Google's LAMDA AI "Sentient"?
  • Attorney's iPhone Seized in January 6th Investigation.
  • Audiophiles Fall For MoFi's Digital Tricks.
  • Why Did Cable Lose Broadband Market Share?
  • LastPass hack.
  • How Do You Really Feel About the Dynamic Island? 

Host: Leo Laporte

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Jan 01, 2023
TWiT 907: The Old Guys Look Back - 2022 year in review, Crypto, Artificial Intelligence, Ukraine, Elon Musk
2:57:19

2022 year in review, Crypto, Artificial Intelligence, Ukraine, Elon Musk

  • Spotify Boycott
  • War in Ukraine
  • Crypto crash & FTX
  • Acquisitions
  • Twitter and Elon Musk
  • The Metaverse
  • Apple
  • Tech worker revolt
  • Hacking
  • Government
  • Passkeys
  • Streaming Wars
  • AI Revolution
  • In Memoriam

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Paul Thurrott, Steve Gibson, Jeff Jarvis, and Doc Searls

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Dec 25, 2022
TWiT 906: A Bad Year for Billionaires - Twitter Trust and Safety Council firing, TikTok ban, FTX SBF arrested
2:39:37
  • Alex Barredo: @joinmastodon official account has been banned on Twitter.
  • Impulsive and Unjustified: CNN Slams Twitter for Suspending Journalists – Including Its Own Donie O'Sullivan.
  • Elon Musk Launches a Manhunt After Alarming Incident.
  • Twitter dissolves Trust and Safety Council, Yoel Roth flees home.
  • Elon Musk, Management Guru?
  • Senate votes to ban TikTok use on government devices.
  • What is TikTok & is TikTok Safe?
  • TikTok may push potentially harmful content to teens within minutes, study finds.
  • FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried Is Arrested in the Bahamas.
  • FTX Investor Impact: Timeline of Realized Cryptocurrency Gains and Losses Shows FTX Hit Investor Wallets Less Than Previous Crises.
  • Trump Sells a New Image as the Hero of $99 Trading Cards.
  • Tesla Full Self-Driving data looks awful: We challenge Elon Musk to prove otherwise.
  • Apple backs out of Sunday Ticket negotiations with NFL.
  • Virtual Reality Pioneer John Carmack Is Leaving Meta.
  • Instagram launches new tool to help hacked users regain account access.
  • Netflix lets advertisers take their money back after missing viewership targets.
  • ConnectSafely giving out $1K grants to schools & nonprofits.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Jason Hiner, Mike Elgan, and Larry Magid

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Dec 19, 2022
TWiT 905: The Last Helicopter - Microsoft's Activision deal, Esports fading, Twitter Files, Apple car delays
2:33:03

Microsoft's Activision deal, Esports fading, Twitter Files, Apple car delays

  • Lina Khan, Aiming to Block Microsoft's Activision Deal, Faces a Challenge.
  • TikTok National-Security Deal Faces More Delays as Worry Grows Over Risks.
  • The Hype Around Esports Is Fading as Investors and Sponsors Dry Up.
  • Musk calls to prosecute Fauci, drawing swift backlash.
  • Twitter HQ is putting office supplies up for sale in a big auction.
  • Musk's 'Twitter Files' offer a glimpse of the raw, complicated and thankless task of moderation.
  • Tesla calls self-driving technology 'failure,' not fraud.
  • 11 more crash deaths are linked to automated-tech vehicles.
  • Elon Musk's Neuralink Is Under Federal Investigation for Animal Abuse.
  • China Scraps Most Covid Testing, Quarantine Requirements in Policy Pivot.
  • Apple Scales Back Self-Driving Car and Delays Debut Until 2026.
  • Apple's Anti-Union Tactics in Atlanta Were Illegal, US Officials Say (AAPL).
  • Apple is adding end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups.
  • NASA Awards $57M Contract to Build Roads on the Moon.
  • San Francisco terminates explosive killer cop bots.
  • End of an era as the last 747 rolls off the production line.
  • We're All Capable of Going 'Goblin Mode'.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Connie Guglielmo, Iain Thomson, and Alex Wilhelm

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Dec 12, 2022
TWiT 904: Bon Bons and Football - Musk and Ye, chatting with ChatGPT, SF killer robots, Apple China protests
2:45:22

Musk and Ye, chatting with ChatGPT, SF killer robots, Apple China protests

  • Elon Musk explains why Ye was suspended from Twitter.
  • EU warns Musk that Twitter faces ban over content moderation.
  • Twitter reinstates account of Daily Stormer's infamous neo-Nazi creator.
  • Elon Musk's Boring Company Ghosts Cities Across America.
  • Which VR headset does Georgia prefer?
  • China pledges to slowly exit 'zero covid'.
  • Apple to Lose 6 Million iPhone Pros From Tumult at China Plant.
  • Inside the Covid revolt at the Zhengzhou 'iPhone City' plant.
  • Apple Makes Plans to Move Production Out of China.
  • Elon Musk Says 'Misunderstanding' With Apple Is Resolved.
  • Apple limited a crucial AirDrop function in China just weeks before protests.
  • Stable Diffusion with Core ML on Apple Silicon.
  • @hankgreen: Someone suggested that I ask MidJourney to show me a cat but to keep adding "A"s until it wasn't a cat anymore. Here is "cat."
  • Who Is the Woman Haunting A.I.-Generated Art?
  • ChatGPT.
  • @JoannaStern: HOLY #@*%!!!! The robots can indeed replace me. And they have a better handle on dash and comma usage.
  • Jailbreaking ChatGPT on Release Day.
  • Leo plays around with ChatGPT.
  • Building A Virtual Machine inside ChatGPT.
  • SF police killer robots could be approved. Here's what that means.
  • U.S. Army Planned to Pay Streamers Millions to Reach Gen-Z Through Call of Duty.
  • Feds likely to challenge Microsoft's $69 billion Activision takeover.
  • Happy birthday and farewell, SMS! It's time for RCS.
  • U.S Cable TV Companies Quietly Bled Another 785,000 Paying Customers Last Quarter.
  • Smash World Tour organizers blame Nintendo for championship shutdown.
  • Report: ID.me Lied About Pretty Much Everything While Providing Identification Services To The Government.
  • Physicists Create 'the Smallest, Crummiest Wormhole You Can Imagine'
  • Pantone's 2023 color of the year is 'Viva Magenta'

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Georgia Dow, Owen JJ Stone, and Rene Ritchie

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Dec 05, 2022
TWiT 903: Opt In For Fun - Apple chaos in China, Robocall crackdown, NFT nightclubs, Black Friday slump
2:26:23

Apple chaos in China, Robocall crackdown, NFT nightclubs, Black Friday slump

  • The Top Tech and Tools You Need for Taking Digital Notes.
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E loses its Consumer Reports recommendation.
  • Musk will restore Twitter accounts banned for harassment, misinformation.
  • Twitter new user signups at an 'all-time high,' says Elon Musk.
  • Protests Erupting Across China.
  • Mass resignations of iPhone workers; report of 30% production hit
  • China Covid: Protests continue in major cities across the country.
  • Apple hobbled a crucial tool of dissent in China weeks before widespread protests broke out.
  • Censorship, Surveillance and Profits: A Hard Bargain for Apple in China.
  • FCC cuts off a voice provider for failing to protect against robocalls.
  • New York Imposes 2-Year Moratorium on New Proof-of-Work Mining After Gov. Hochul Signs Bill.
  • El Salvador's $300 Million Bitcoin 'Revolution' Is Failing Miserably.
  • Miami nightclub owners are struggling with slumping sales after losing top-spending crypto clientele in wake of FTX implosion and crypto downfall, report says.
  • Restaurant and private members lounge to be built controversially in San Francisco's 'public' Salesforce Park.
  • Amazon Alexa is a "colossal failure," on pace to lose $10 billion this year.
  • Callisto - Lockheed Martin.
  • Black Friday Lured Shoppers Back, in Early Test for Holiday Spending.
  • The Best Cyber Monday Deals 2022: Laptops, Robot Vacuums, AirPods, More.
  • French man wins right to not be 'fun' at work in wrongful termination case.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Nicholas De Leon, Jill Duffy, and Owen Thomas

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Nov 28, 2022