Tech News Today

Feb 24th 2017

Tech News Today 1712

Life's a Switch

Waymo, Otto, RCS, Google, Nintendo Switch, Cloudflare
Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy previous episodes from the TWiT Archives.
Guests: Sam Machkovech
Category: News

Google’s Waymo is suing Uber's Otto for stealing 14,000 of its confidential secrets. Google says it has forensic evidence proving that Anthony Levandowski downloaded the cache of files mere weeks before his resignation that preceded his co-founding of Otto.

Web performance and security company Cloudflare has fixed a bug from September 2016 that leaked private user information, including encryption keys, private messages, and credentials. The security flaw, affectionately known as Codebleed, was caused by a coding error that was discovered by Google researcher Tavis Ormandy on February 17.

The FCC has plans to wipe out customer protections implemented last year by then-chairman Tom Wheeler that required ISPs to get customer consent before sharing their private information and browser history with third party advertisers.

We attempt to untangle the web of messaging on Android, and give you a preview of what to expect at Mobile World Congress this weekend. Plus, Sam Machkovech is here to talk about his hands-on with the Nintendo Switch, and we do not mourn the loss of Google Spaces.

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