Tech News Weekly

Jun 2nd 2022

Tech News Weekly 237

SCOTUS Tackles Texas Law

Hosted by Mikah Sargent

WWDC Preview, Crypto Regulation, Sheryl Sandberg, SCOTUS & Texas

Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.
Category: News

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a temporary hold for Texas's social media law. Apple's World Wide Developers Conference kicks off on June 6 and the company will announce the next iterations of its operating systems. Technologists have penned an open letter to U.S. lawmakers that encourages both understanding and regulation of cryptocurrency. Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg announces she will step down.

First, technology and internet lawyer Denise Howell stops by to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to put a hold on Texas's infamous social media law. Howell gives us a preview of what could happen next.

Then, journalist and YouTuber Rene Ritchie gives a preview of Apple's World Wide Developers Conference. The conference, which kicks off on June 6, is generally the time when Apple announces new features and updates to its various operating systems. Ritchie shares his thoughts on what we should — and shouldn't — expect on June 6.

Then, developer Tim Bray joins the show to share his thoughts on fintech in the United States. He and other technologists have penned an open letter to U.S. lawmakers urging them to do their due diligence regarding cryptocurrency. The letter suggests lawmakers "take a critical, skeptical approach" toward crypto.

Lastly, Mikah shares news that Sheryl Sandberg, Meta's/Facebook's COO, will step down next fall.

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