California's AB-2408 aims to hold social media companies responsible for social media addiction. DuckDuckGo comes under scrutiny for its deal with Microsoft. Apple's Self-Service Repair Program leaves a lot to be desired. Researchers set their sites on social media dissociation.
First, Techdirt's Mike Masnick stops in to discuss California's AB-2408. The bill, if passed, would allow parents and guardians to sue social media companies for their kids' social media addiction. But does the bill go too far in limiting free speech? Masnick shares his thoughts.
Then, Tom Merritt of the Daily Tech News Show, discusses Bleeping Computer's recent report on DuckDuckGo. The company, which has a partnership with Microsoft, has been accused of allowing Microsoft trackers in its browser while still blocking other third-party trackers.
Then, Mikah regales listeners with the tumultuous tale of embarking on the quest to replace the battery in his iPhone 12 Pro Max by way of Apple's Self Service Repair Program.
Lastly, Jason shares a project from researchers at the University of Washington that looked at how social media design influences dissociation.
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