This Week in Tech

Oct 13th 2019

This Week in Tech 740

Sex-Positive Currency

Hosted by Leo Laporte
China, Facebook, the Politics of Technology
Records live every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.
Category: News

This week's stories

  •  The Chinese propaganda app that spies on all Chinese citizens
  •  Chinese influence in video games, social media, and other industries - where do we draw the line?
  •  What is Tencent? How much influence do they have over the world? Here's how to keep them from watching your iPhone
  •  Can we still trust Apple? Can we trust anyone?
  •  At what point do we admit that we are in a multi-state information war?
  •  Is there any way to fine Facebook fairly? Bring back the Office of Technology Assesment!
  •  Remember: the answer to bad politics is not "no politics". It is good politics.
  •  Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency is falling apart
  •  There is a very good reason why politicians can lie on Facebook
  •  How Boris Johnson games Google
  •  There are no political ads in France. Could we do that in America?
  •  Which weird phone stands a better chance: the Essential Gem or Microsoft Duo?
  •  Apple Arcade is still wonderful.
  •  How much do Americans know about tech? Not a lot. What should we do about that?
  •  SCOTUS decides websites must be accessible to blind people
  •  Lithium-ion battery inventors win Nobel Prize 

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