Tech News Weekly

Feb 4th 2021

Tech News Weekly 169

So Who Is Andy Jassy?

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, Goldeneye 007, Apple App Privacy Labels

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Category: News

Amazon's Jeff Bezos announced he's stepping away from the CEO role, but who's the guy replacing him? (It's Andy Jassy.) There may be a remake of Goldeneye 007 on the horizon! Apple's new App Privacy labels may have an accuracy problem.

First, Fast Company's Harry McCracken stops in to discuss the news out of Amazon — Jeff Bezos recently announced he's stepping away from the CEO role and Andy Jassy will be taking his place. McCracken tells us about Jassy and what a Jassy-lead Amazon may look like.

Then, Sam Machkovech of Ars Technica talks about his time playing the ever-elusive, ever-asked-for remaster of Goldeneye 007. What's it like? Are there big heads? Machkovech waxes ecstatic about the game.

Then Geoffrey Fowler from The Washington Post joins us to share his findings regarding Apple's new App Privacy Labels for apps in the App Store. Despite the outward appearance that apps are accurately reporting their data-collection practices, Fowler discovered otherwise.

Lastly, Jason shares a feel-good story about meme stonks and Mikah gets all excited about Apple's rumored mixed-reality headset.

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