Tech News Weekly

Aug 29th 2019

Tech News Weekly 97

The Devil is in the Defaults

Ring Surveillance, Tech Patents
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Category: News

• (01:49) Alfred Ng from CNET talks about how Ring video doorbells are being used by police for surveillance.
• (14:36) Credit cards might be old tech, but Geoffrey Fowler from the Washington Post shows how they can carry the same privacy burden as the phone in your pocket.
• (31:22) Tech patents can be downright ridiculous, and Rose Eveleth from Slate reveals why companies have so many of them in their arsenal if they'll never become something real.
• (44:18) Virtual Reality is being used to train would-be bosses in the art of firing employees.
• (48:54) Apple announced its next iPhone announcement and is promising Innovation at the event.

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