This Week in Tech

May 8th 2022

This Week in Tech 874

Malicious Compliance

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Tech stocks are crumbling, NFTs losing steam, SafeGraph, Google IO preview
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Category: News

Tech stocks are crumbling, NFTs losing steam, SafeGraph, Google IO preview

  •  Elon Musk raises $7 billion in new funding for Twitter buyout.
  •  Evaluating Elon Musk’s Plan To Fix Twitter.
  •  Elon Musk Plans to Take Twitter Public a Few Years After Buyout.
  •  Why Tech Stocks Are Crashing and Burning.
  •  Bitcoin drops below $35,000 over the weekend, extending Friday’s losses.
  •  NFT Sales Are Flatlining.
  •  NFTs Are Legally Problematic ft. Steve Mould & Coffeezilla.
  •  Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment by David F. Swensen.
  •  Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.
  •  Vatican Offers, Mysteriously Rescinds Interview About Pope’s Metaverse Plans.
  •  Data Broker SafeGraph Stops Selling Location Data of People Who Visit Planned Parenthood.
  •  CDC Tracked Millions of Phones to See If Americans Followed COVID Lockdown Orders.
  •  Global Privacy Control (GPC).
  •  Google previews I/O 2022 schedule, ‘What’s new’ keynotes, and sessions.
  •  The latest Pixel Watch spec rumors show Google’s trying to make a flagship.
  • Ian Goodfellow, Apple’s director of machine learning, is leaving the company due to its return to work policy.
  •  AMD sales jump 71%, shrugging off concerns about PC slowdown.
  •  Salt_Hank on TikTok.
  •  Nvidia pays $5.5 million for allegedly hiding how many gaming GPUs were sold to crypto miners.
  •  Intuit to pay $141M settlement over ‘free’ TurboTax ads.
  •  Frontier lied about Internet speeds and “ripped off customers,” FTC says.
  •  New York City sues Activision, targeting CEO Bobby Kotick.
  •  Apple’s Self Service Repair now available.

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