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Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech news. Join the top tech journalists and pundits in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in tech.

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173 Episodes
AI Spoof, Twitter and DeSantis Twitter Cut Key Software Before DeSantis Audio Glitch Elon Musk's Neuralink says has FDA approval for study of brain implants in humans Here's What Happens When Your Lawyer Uses ChatGPT Just Calm Down About GPT-4 Already The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions 'Verified' Twitter accounts share fake image of 'explosion' near Pentagon, causing confusion An A.I.-Generated Spoof Rattles the Markets Politicians cheating (AI) Top 5 announcements from Microsoft Build 2023 Google or Bing for Search Results Why Google Search Is Getting Bad According to Marissa Mayer Stop being ridiculous: Microsoft is NOT building its own processor for Surface This ridiculous shoe PC went from a 10-week mod project to a $6,000 custom Cooler Master gaming PC you can actually buy Social Media is a 'Profound Risk' to Youth, Surgeon General Warns The Pessimists Archive Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Owen Thomas, Daniel Rubino, and Glenn Fleishman Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT
TikTok Montana ban, Instagram's Twitter clone, Tears of the Kingdom, and more. Everything we know about Instagram's Twitter clone, due this summer. How Apple's headset could be a $3,000 flop—and a success. Pixel Fold. TikTok Users Sue Montana, Calling State Ban Unconstitutional. Dear Section 230 Critics: When Senators Hawley And Cruz Are Your Biggest Allies, It's Time To Rethink. Tears of the Kingdom sold 10 million copies in just three days. Supreme Court sides against Andy Warhol Foundation in copyright infringement case. Supreme Court Leaves 230 Alone For Now, But Justice Thomas Gives A Pretty Good Explanation For Why It Exists In The First Place. Google reaches $39.9 million privacy settlement with Washington state. The government can't seize your data — but it can buy it. Apple created its new voice feature for—and with—people with ALS. CNET staff are unionizing, citing editorial independence and use of AI tools. AI-Generated 'Seinfeld' Show Banned on Twitch After Transphobic Standup Bit. Have we oversold the potential of AI? Bard vs ChatGPT. OpenAI chief concerned about AI being used to compromise elections. NASA picks Blue Origin to make a second human-crewed lunar lander. D&D streaming TV channel on the way, will include cartoons, actual play. Cord-Cutting Q1 2023: Pay-TV Ops Lose 2.3M Subs, Worst Quarter to Date. The triumph—yes, triumph—of BlackBerry. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Cathy Gellis, Harry McCracken, and Amanda Silberling Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
AI ethics, Google IO, Absci, Replika, AM radio in cars, Spotify rejects AI songs The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity by Amy Webb. Google IO saw the introduction of many of the company's AI efforts. A Charge of Bots — The Tech World As We Know It Is About To Be Rewritten. BS Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber. ChatGPT Plugins And Web Browsing Beta Rollout For Plus Users. What about "The Singularity"? Google is changing up Search. What does that mean for news publishers? What is the best-case scenario of where AI is headed in 5-10 years? Absci: Biologics Drug Discovery. Why Linda Yaccarino was picked as Twitter CEO by Elon Musk. Review: 'The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom' is video game bliss. An influencer's AI clone will be your girlfriend for $1 a minute. Replika: The AI companion who cares. Has Meta given up on the Metaverse? Checking in on some of the latest shows on Apple+ and HBO. End of a love affair: AM radio is being removed from many cars. Groundbreaking Pilot of New Friendly™ Mosquitoes Demonstrates 96% Suppression of Dengue-spreading Aedes aegypti in Urban Communities in Brazil. Spotify ejects thousands of AI-made songs in purge of fake streams. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb and Phil Libin Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: and use code twit16
AI chatbots, Writer's Guild strike, Pluto ad-supported TV AI is already writing books, websites, and online recipes. AI Chatbots Have Been Used to Create Dozens of News Content Farms. Google Adding AI Chatbot, More Video to Stay On Top of Search. Amnesty International criticized for using AI-generated images. I Cloned Myself With AI. She Fooled My Bank and My Family. Larry Magid: Voice cloning makes virtual kidnapping more convincing. DEF CON to set thousands of hackers loose on LLMs. Samsung Bans ChatGPT, Google Bard, and Other Generative AI Use by Staff After Leak. Writers Guild On Strike Against Hollywood Studios As Contract Talks With Fail. Warner Bros. Discovery CEO says writers' strike will be ended by 'love for the business and the love for working.' Pluto co-founder is building an ad-supported TV. Judge Dismisses F.T.C. Lawsuit Against Kochava, a Location Data Broker. Google accounts now support passkeys for password-free sign-in. Vice Is Said to Be Headed for Bankruptcy. The Morning After: Google officially reveals its first foldable phone: The Pixel Fold. 'The Godfather of AI' Quits Google and Warns of Danger Ahead. Tim Cook Just Was Asked About AI. His 3-Word Response Was the Best I've Heard Yet. Inside Amazon's canceled plan to make Halo a fitness success. Solidigm Synergy 2.0 SSD Software with benchmarks. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Louise Matsakis, Allyn Malventano, and Janko Roettgers Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
Bluesky, the end of Twitter, Flipper Zero, Supreme Court and AI Bluesky buzz: Why the social media platform is being called the next Twitter. Jack Dorsey says Elon Musk shouldn't have bought Twitter after all. More on moderation and security challenges of social media. What would Alex do if we were to start from scratch with social media? Nostr is a simple, open protocol that enables global, decentralized, and censorship-resistant social media. Alex talks about the WiFi Pineapple. Flipper Zero — Portable Multi-tool Device for Geeks. Wikipedia will not perform Online Safety Bill age checks. There Is No A.I. OpenAI: ChatGPT back in Italy after meeting watchdog demands. Watch an A.I. Learn to Write by Reading Nothing but... AI For Everyone Course. US Supreme Court rejects computer scientist's lawsuit over AI-generated inventions. U.S. Supreme Court to decide if public officials can block critics on social media. Twitter is complying with more government demands under Elon Musk. The web's most important decision. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Alex Stamos, Jeff Jarvis, and Brianna Wu Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT
Musk risk intensifies, UK emergency alert, Google AI panic, Parrots on Zoom Elon Musk Figured Out the Media's Biggest Weakness. In 24 Hours, Elon Musk Reignited His Reputation for Risk. Twitter Blue nets 28 signups so far since legacy checkmark purge. There Is No A.I. How My AI Image Won a Major Photography Competition. Emergency alert test fails to sound on some phones. School Chromebooks are creating huge amounts of e-waste. Can Parrots Talk Over Video Chat? Experiment Shows How They Adapt and Connect. Here's How You Can Get In On Facebook's $725 Million Class Action Settlement. Chip designer Arm makes its own advanced prototype semiconductor. Tesla wins lawsuit over Autopilot Model S crash. Google CEO Sundar Pichai's 2022 Compensation Valued at $226 Million. Google's AI panic forces merger of rival divisions, DeepMind and Brain. Alphabet's Google and DeepMind Pause Grudges, Join Forces to Chase OpenAI. Google's rush to win in AI led to ethical lapses, employees say. YouTube TV is testing significant picture quality improvements. Netflix's DVD Business: Redbox Owner Interested in Buying Division. Imgur will ban explicit images on its platform this month. When Apple Comes Calling, 'It's the Kiss of Death' Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Nate Lanxon, Mike Elgan, and Paris Martineau Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
Substack Notes, AI guardrails, WWDC, Meta morale, HBO Max, X Corp Substack unveils the product that got it banned from Twitter. Substack CEO Chris Best Doesn't Realize He's Just Become The Nazi Bar. Biden Administration Weighs Possible Rules for AI Tools Like ChatGPT. European privacy watchdog creates ChatGPT task force. China Mandates Security Reviews for AI Services Like ChatGPT. AI is already taking video game illustrators' jobs in China. Twitter Isn't a Company Anymore. Elon Musk Creates New Artificial Intelligence Company X.AI. Apple Plans to Launch More Than Just Its New Headset at WWDC. The Unexpected Reason Apple Is Dominating the U.S. Smartphone Market. Mass Layoffs and Absentee Bosses Create a Morale Crisis at Meta. Montana Lawmakers Approve Statewide Ban on TikTok. Why progressive lawmakers are fighting against a TikTok ban. Google confirms pricing plans for NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube TV. HBO Max to Be Renamed 'Max' With Addition of Discovery+ Content, Launch Date, and Pricing Revealed. The End of Computer Magazines in America. Host: Jason Howell Guests: Jason Hiner, Dan Patterson, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
Bloomberg's large language model, Twitter open source code, E3 Cancelled, Sony Q Lite Biden eyes AI dangers, says tech companies must ensure products are safe. A viral image of the Pope in a white coat was faked with AI. Bloomberg builds its own LLM, trained on financial data. What if ChatGPT was trained on decades of financial news and data? BloombergGPT aims to be a domain-specific AI for business news. Italian privacy regulator bans ChatGPT. Midjourney Ends Its Free Trial After Fake Images Go Viral. At Elon Musk's Twitter, speech is anything but free. What did Twitter's 'open source' algorithm actually reveal? Not a lot. Musk's Twitter Downranks Any Post Regarding the 'Ukraine Crisis'. Dogecoin jumps more than 30% after Musk changes Twitter logo to an image of Shiba inu. New Analysis Shows News Industry Reaps Considerable Economic Benefit from Facebook. Clearview AI scraped 30 billion images from Facebook and other social media sites and gave them to cops: it puts everyone into a 'perpetual police line-up'. Google Rescinds 5 Million Item Limit on Drive. Google to cut some of its perks to cut costs amid AI race. Google workers in London stage walkout over job cuts. Google issuing Chromebooks to employees as part of cost-cutting measures. E3 Cancelled After Big Tech Players Drop Out. Super Mario Bros. movie has the largest domestic opening of the year ($146M), the global debut is huge too ($377.5M). Sony is reportedly working on a remote play-only handheld, the Q Lite. Host: Devindra Hardawar Guests: Nicholas De Leon, Anthony Ha, and Doc Rock Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
Apple Pay Later, Twitter Alternative, April Fool's Best of April Fool's Pranks GM is cutting off access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for its future EVs The Open Letter to Stop 'Dangerous' AI Race Is a Huge Mess 3 things everyone's getting wrong about AI Apple announces WWDC 2023 for June 5-9 At Apple, Rare Dissent Over a New Product: Interactive Goggles Apple Releases iOS 16.4 With New Emoji, Safari Web Push Notifications, Beta Changes, Voice Isolation for Calls and More Apple Pay Later is finally launching E3 Cancelled After Big Tech Players Drop Out Microsoft Security Copilot is a new GPT-4 AI assistant for cybersecurity The secret list of Twitter VIPs getting boosted over everyone else T2 - Twitter Alternative Host: Mikah Sargent Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Abrar Al-Heeti, and Christina Warren Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
Cory Doctorow's Red Team Blues: Another audiobook that Amazon won't sell Red Team Blues The Internet Archive has lost its first fight to scan and lend e-books like a library Book Publishers Won't Stop Until Libraries Are Dead Gordon Moore, Intel Co-Founder, Dies at 94 Bill Gates: The Age of AI has begun Richard Stallman's thoughts on ChatGPT, Artificial Intelligence and their impact on humanity How Forcing TikTok To Completely Separate Its US Operations Could Actually Undermine National Security A TikTok ban would upend Hollywood Introducing Acropalypse: a serious privacy vulnerability in the Google Pixel's inbuilt screenshot editing tool At Apple, Rare Dissent Over a New Product: Interactive Goggles - The New York Times Part of Twitter Source Code Leaked The secret history of Elon Musk, Sam Altman, and OpenAI Elon Musk Offers Employees Stock Grants Valuing Twitter at About $20 Billion The FTC wants to ban those tough-to-cancel gym and cable subscriptions Man Loses Maine Vanity Plates Describing His Love For Bean Mush A 90-Year-Old Tortoise Named Mr. Pickles Is a New Dad of Three Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Cory Doctorow, Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Iain Thomson Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT
GPT-4, TikTok's looming fate, Internet Archive vs Libraries, Olympic Esports OpenAI announces GPT-4 AI language model. Librarians should stand with the Internet Archive. Here's how to participate in Monday's oral arguments. TikTok's plan to stave off government intervention: Flood D.C. with influencers. The FBI And DOJ Are Investigating ByteDance's Use Of TikTok To Spy On Journalists. Why are the Olympic Esports Series games so strange? We asked the IOC. Meta's place in the social media landscape. The Ugly Lessons of Silicon Valley Bank's Collapse. The Over-Financialization Of Tech And The SVB Backlash. Meta layoffs: Facebook owner to cut 10,000 staff. Dark Web 'BreachForums' Operator Charged With Computer Crime. FCC orders phone companies to block scam text messages. Carrot Weather gets snarky ChatGPT update. GM wants to bring ChatGPT-like assistant to drivers. Google is working on AI for ultrasound diagnosis and cancer therapy. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Alex Kantrowitz and Steven Levy Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
Silicon Valley Bank collapse, FCC nominee Gigi Sohn, Apple headset Hedge funds are offering to buy startups' deposits stuck at Silicon Valley Bank. Etsy is delaying seller payouts following Silicon Valley Bank's collapse. FDIC to Silicon Valley Bank workers. We'll give you a 50% raise or double-time OT, but you'll lose your job in 45 days. U.S. officials weigh protecting all deposits at Silicon Valley Bank. Silicon Valley Bank profit squeeze in tech downturn attracts short sellers. Meta to end Canadians' access to news on Facebook and Instagram if Bill C-18 becomes law. Joint Statement by Treasury, Federal Reserve, and FDIC. Report: Apple CEO Tim Cook Ordered Headset Launch Despite Designers Warning It Wasn't Ready. Daylight savings time change 2023 starts Sunday with "spring forward". Gigi Sohn, Biden FCC nominee withdraws, following bruising lobbying battle The privacy loophole in your doorbell. YouTubers can swear at the start of videos again without getting demonetized. Apple Music Classical app launching March 28. Chat with Jason Calacanis (post credits) Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Reed Albergotti, Glenn Fleishman, and Jason Calacanis Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
AI as parlor trick, LastPass hack detailed, Xerox Alto, TikTok ban, blogger registry Bing Chat has a secret 'Celebrity' mode to impersonate celebrities. @emollick: Bing, write the first chapter of Genesis as a corporate memo. CNET editor-in-chief Connie Guglielmo steps down for AI-generated content role. Father Robert defines the Singularity. LastPass: DevOps engineer hacked to steal password vault data in 2022 breach. Microsoft set to win EU nod on Activision with licensing offer, sources say. Amazon Illegally Fired NYC Union Organizer, Labor Board Says. 50 Years Later, We're Still Living in the Xerox Alto's World. Fumbling the Future: How Xerox Invented, then Ignored, the First Personal Computer. Biden's national cybersecurity strategy advocates tech regulation, software liability reform. Florida bill would require bloggers who write about governor to register with the state. U.S. House panel approves bill giving Biden power to ban TikTok. White House: Federal agencies have 30 days to remove TikTok from devices. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Louis Maresca, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, and Dan Moren Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
Section 230, NSA surveillance, Spotify podcasts flop, Apple Watch ban U.S. Supreme Court snubs Wikipedia bid to challenge NSA surveillance. Signal would 'walk' from UK if Online Safety Bill undermined encryption. Some Initial Thoughts On The Supreme Court Oral Arguments In Gonzalez: Non-Experts Might Still Make A Mess Of Things, But Without Understanding Why. It's Time to Tear Up Big Tech's Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card. Section 230 Won't Protect ChatGPT. Twitter lays off another 50 employees as cost cutting continues under Elon Musk: report. FreshRSS: A free, self-hostable feed aggregator. Tiny Tiny RSS is a free and open source web-based news feed (RSS/Atom) reader and aggregator. Calckey: A greatly enhanced fork of Misskey with better UI/UX, security, features, and more! Mammoth is a new free Mastodon client for iOS and macOS. Sci-fi becomes real as renowned magazine closes submissions due to AI writers. SF's new startup hotspot seen as the road to AI riches. Sometimes Open Systems Beat Those Who Try To Lock Them Up: Spotify's Podcast Colonization Flops. YouTube tests adding podcasts to 'Create' button alongside other new podcast tools & analytics. Spanish court authorises extradition of Briton who allegedly hacked Biden, Obama. Apple Orders Entire Supply of TSMC's 3nm Chips for iPhone 15 Pro and M3 Macs. Filmmakers Request Identities of Reddit Users to Aid Piracy Lawsuit. Apple Watch ban: Biden will make decision next week. OG sealed iPhone breaks record selling for almost 2x that of a recent auction. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mike Masnick, Alex Lindsay, and Owen Thomas Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT
AI explosion, what ails Google, Section 230, Susan Wojcicki, Twitter SMS 2FA Parallels Desktop for Mac: The Solution for Running Windows 11 on Apple M-series Macs. Microsoft will limit Bing chat to five replies to stop the AI from getting real weird. From Bing to Sydney. Eight Research Papers That Set Off the AI Boom. Introducing the AI Mirror Test, which very smart people keep failing. There's an AI for that. Is AI a commodity? Amateur balloonist group from Illinois says small balloon last reported over Alaska 'missing in action'. White Castle collecting burger slingers' fingerprints looks like a $17B mistake. Official: Twitter will now charge for SMS two-factor authentication. Meta verification, only $12 a month! The maze is in the mouse. What ails Google. And how it can turn... by Praveen Seshadri. First Look: New Emojis in iOS 16.4. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is leaving, replaced by Neal Mohan. Microsoft February 2023 Patch Tuesday fixes 3 exploited zero-days, 77 flaws. OPWNAI : Cybercriminals Starting to Use ChatGPT. Biden and Republican senators join forces in attack on Big Tech at Supreme Court. Hyundai and Kia forced to update software on millions of vehicles because of viral TikTok challenge. Sam Bankman-Fried's Prosecutors Raise New Concerns Over Internet Use. BuzzFeed launches Infinity Quizzes, creating personalized stories powered by OpenAI. Data brokers are now selling your mental health status. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Daniel Rubino, Owen JJ Stone, and Ben Parr Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
Microsoft AI Search, CPU Decline, Google Bard US downs Chinese balloon, drawing a threat from China U.S. adds six Chinese entities tied to balloon program to export blacklist Microsoft's New AI-Powered Bing-Google employees are apparently very unhappy with Bard and Sundar Pichai Google's AI chatbot Bard makes factual error in first demo Dan O'Dowd Funding Superbowl Ad Opposing Tesla Full Self Driving PC CPU Shipments See Steepest Decline in 30 Years The original startup behind Stable Diffusion has launched a generative AI for video iOS Access For All book 'Disrespectful to the Craft:' Actors Say They're Being Asked to Sign Away Their Voice to AI ChatGPT Can Be Broken by Entering These Strange Words, And Nobody Is Sure Why A Google Co-Founder Is Building a Massive 400-Foot Airship for Humanitarian Missions Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brian McCullough, Sam Abuelsamid, and Shelly Brisbin Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
Netflix password sharing, big tech earnings, Twitter API, Jony Ive Cain's Jawbone by Edward Powys Mathers. Safer Internet Day USA. Netflix Reveals How Password Sharing Crackdown Will Be Enforced. Alphabet Q4 Earnings Miss Estimates, YouTube Ad Revenue Down 8%. Facebook's VR Division Lost $13.72 Billion In 2022. Apple Sales Shrink as Pandemic Rally Ends for iPhone Maker, Other Tech Giants. Apple Decides to Drop Role of Industrial Design Chief in Post-Jony Ive Era. Jony Ive, designer of the iPhone and iPod, just designed a 'clown nose' for a British charity. Tesla increases Model Y, cuts Model 3 prices in the U.S. Twitter Is Killing Off The Fun Bots. Elon Musk Found Not Liable in Trial Over Tweets Proposing to Take Tesla Private. Amazon (AMZN) earnings Q4 2022. Pig-butchering scam apps sneak into Apple's App Store and Google Play. ChatGPT is about to get even better and Microsoft's Bing could win big. Google testing ChatGPT-like chatbot 'Apprentice Bard' with employees. CNET pushed reporters to be more favorable to advertisers, staffers say. Paradigm shifts of yesteryear, today and tomorrow.  Hogwarts Legacy releases this week for PS5 and Xbox Series X and S - but April for PS4 and XBO and June for Switch. Phoebe Waller-Bridge Prepping 'Tomb Raider' TV Series for Amazon. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Wil Harris, Denise Howell, and Larry Magid Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
AI everywhere, Hive hacked, Microsoft earnings, To Leslie, @ElonJet Pluralistic: Tiktok's enshittification (21 Jan 2023). Inside CNET's AI-powered SEO money machine. If ChatGPT doesn't get a better grasp of facts, nothing else matters. Move over ChatGPT, Microsoft's new AI tool is helping developers code faster. ChatGPT is enabling script kiddies to write functional malware. OPWNAI: Cybercriminals starting to use ChatGPT. MusicLM: Generating Music From Text. Wolfram|Alpha as the Way to Bring Computational Knowledge Superpowers to ChatGPT. AI-powered "robot" lawyer won't argue in court after jail threats. More on Google and AI; OpenAI, Integration, and Microsoft – Stratechery by Ben Thompson. Meta's AI chief Yann LeCun calls ChatGPT "not particularly innovative". Inside Neeva, the ad-free, privacy-first search engine from ex-Googlers. US hacks back against Hive ransomware crew. Microsoft Revenue Up 2 Percent, but Profit Drops 12 Percent. GitHub: 100 million developers and counting. To Leslie' and the word-of-mouth campaign that got Andrea Riseborough an Oscar nomination. The flight tracker that powered @ElonJet has taken a left turn. Why Taylor Swift Is Using Facial Recognition at Concerts. James Dolan gives fiery interview defending facial recognition tech at MSG. AI makes Ariana Grande sing a Billie Eilish song. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Harry McCracken, Tim Stevens, and Christina Warren Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT
Twitter API fallout, Section 230, TikTok ban, tech layoffs, AmazonSmile RIP Twitter's new developer terms ban third-party clients. Twitterrific: End of an Era. In Memory of Tweetbot. Extremely Hardcore. Looming Twitter interest payment leaves Elon Musk with unpalatable options. Google has been sued and is involved in a lawsuit over YouTube algorithms. Supreme Court allows Reddit mods to anonymously defend Section 230. R Street Institute signs onto amicus brief in Gonzalez v. Google. Supreme Court Poised to Reconsider Key Tenets of Online Speech. India blocks YouTube videos and Twitter posts on BBC Modi documentary. As states ban TikTok on government devices, evidence of harm is thin. TikTok confirms that its own employees can decide what goes viral. How Finland Is Teaching a Generation to Spot Misinformation. Google Parent Alphabet to Cut 12,000 Jobs. Microsoft set to lay off thousands of employees. Microsoft has laid off entire teams behind Virtual, Mixed Reality, and HoloLens. Apple Postpones AR/VR Glasses, Plans Cheaper Mixed-Reality Headset (AAPL). How Apple Has So Far Avoided Layoffs: Lean Hiring, No Free Lunches. Comixology hit hard by Amazon's massive layoffs. Inside CNET's AI-powered SEO money machine. CNET pauses publishing AI-written stories after disclosure controversy. The Lisa: Apple's Most Influential Failure. T-Mobile (TMUS) Says Hacker Stole Data for 37 Million Customers. AmazonSmile set to close, Amazon announces. Former Exec explains why on Reddit. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Patrick Beja, Brianna Wu, and Shoshana Weissmann Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
CES 2023 Recap, ChatGPT and Plagiarism, Twitter API, 2016 Election and Twitter CES 2023 Recap A government watchdog spent $15,000 to crack a federal agency's passwords in minutes Twitter is blocking third-party clients like Tweetbot and Twitterrific CNET Is Experimenting With an AI Assist. Here's Why A Writer Used AI To Plagiarize Me. Now What? Acer 516 Gaming Chromebook Neeva Ad-free Search Engine NFL Playoffs 2023: Fox Sports Details 1080p/HDR Production Efforts Apple rumored to be prepping bid for English Premier League football streaming rights YouTube is testing a hub of free, cable-style channels | Engadget Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) Lost $1.2 Billion in Just Nine Months in Newest Division - Bloomberg iPod Bootrom exploit 10 years too late YouTube may fix controversial policy to demonetize videos with swearing | Engadget New Study: No, Of Course Russian Twitter Trolls Didn't Impact The 2016 Election | Techdirt Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Paris Martineau, and Connie Guglielmo Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
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Feb 25th

Douglas Boyer

1:04 discussion of Palantir

Oct 4th


It was an ok episode

Jul 19th

J McClary

Adding jutices because you lost the majority is POLITICS and nothing principled. Unsubscribe

Apr 15th


owen dropping the truth about American manufacturing and labor markets as they relate to cost of goods.

Dec 7th


well, another one with an agenda, what a shame.

Jun 5th

Hien P

Elon is the master of marketing.

May 4th

Hien P

Animals are not trial period 🤦‍♂️. There will be a huge increase of animal abandonment or back to the shelter..

Apr 1st

Publius II

I've personally experienced the YouTube rabit hole. I started out as a vocal atheist (which I still am) that lead me to thunder foot who lead me to anti feminist videos which lead me to Sargon of ackad that lead me to sjw which than fed into teal dear and honey badger radio which had me fill blown mra and it wasn't till a friend asked me what I was doing (not like aggressive just genuine inquiry about my day) that I looked at what I was doing and the answer was brainwashing myself

Mar 17th

Ad Viswas

this is way too long to listen much less watch,. I know there is a lot of content but makers have to think about reducing the time.

Feb 21st



Feb 16th

Jason Adams

wow, Leo really has a problem talking over these guests. is it because their women?

Dec 9th

Chad Taylor

couldn't even finish listening. Everyone talking over eachother.

Nov 18th

Justin Rogers

for real that English guy should just leave.

Nov 15th

Evan Morgan

stop cutting each other off holy shit

Nov 11th
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Nonya Business

like, like.

Nov 2nd

Robert Fistler

long time listener tuning out. this show literally just turned into a political talk show. dont we get enough of this garbage all day from all corners of the internet. you can find better tech shows that actually talk about TECH. dont waste your time on this

Oct 14th

Joe Bobst

who's this pretentious aussie trying to take away the windows ive known for 20 years

Sep 3rd
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Mirko ERR

Another ruined episode with obnoxious shouting.Can't listem to them when O Doctor is in them

Aug 26th

Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings

Pro Gamergate people were NOT "hateful", tell your guest to shut the hell up with her lies. They were calling out blatant lies of reviewers sleeping with people and cheating on their SO to bribe reviewers for good reviews, and flat out lying and then trying to play the victim. Pro Gamer-gate people are against PC fucking nonsense. People are sick of being called racist sexist homophonic Nazis just for having a different opinion.

Jul 9th
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