Leo Laporte: This Week in Tech

May 9th 2021

This Week in Tech 822

Five Pounds of Mortadella

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Facebook Oversight Board, Google vs. Roku, Epic vs. Apple, Musk on SNL
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Category: News

Facebook Oversight Board, Google vs. Roku, Epic vs. Apple, Musk on SNL

  •  SNL and Elon Musk: Dogecoin takes center stage.
  •  What's wrong with Doge?
  •  ‘Tiger King’ star Carole Baskin explains why she’s releasing a ‘purr-ency’ crypto coin.
  •  Oversight Board upholds former President Trump’s suspension, finds Facebook failed to impose a proper penalty.
  •  Twitter account sharing posts from Trump's new blog is already banned.
  •  Fortnite made more than $9 billion in revenue in its first two years.
  •  Apple’s App Store Had 78% Margin in 2019, Epic Expert Says.
  •  App Store review process has over 500 human experts; less than 1% of rejections are appealed.
  •  Emails reveal 128 million iOS users were affected by ‘XcodeGhost’ malware.
  •  96% of US users opt-out of app tracking in iOS 14.5, analytics find.
  •  Signal Tries to Run the Most Honest Facebook Ad Campaign Ever, Immediately Gets Banned.
  •  Google goes nuclear against Roku by adding YouTube TV to the main YouTube app.
  •  Google Wants to Make Everyone Use Two Factor Authentication.
  • Introducing Tip Jar.
  • Twitter is buying Scroll, the subscription service that removes ads from news sites.
  • IBM Creates First 2nm Chip.
  • What a Crossword AI Reveals About Humans' Way With Words.
  • Digging in the dust of AOL and Yahoo's lost internet empires.
  • Biggest ISPs paid for 8.5 million fake FCC comments opposing net neutrality.
  • Study Finds No Link Between Time Teens’ Spend On Tech Devices And Mental Health Problems.
  • Noah Bought $2,619 Worth of SpongeBob Popsicles.

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