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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.

Records live every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.
163 Episodes
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:
CES 2023, Lastpass hack, Meta's EU fine, FCC's robocall fine, Tesla autopilot Adorable Rice Balls Reimagine Japan's Cutest Bird as Anime-Style Delinquents. Yo-Kai To Debut Desktop Ramen Robot For Space-Constrained Retail Formats at CES 2023. Stacey sets the stage for CES 2022. CES 2023 kicks off with more than 112,000 attendees. There was a lot of pee on the CES 2023 show floor. The tech that went too far at CES 2023. Surprise: Samsung is making SmartThings hardware again! M-Pwr By Masonite. Podcast: CES has more Matter and many voices. Nanoleaf's latest smart lights boast Matter support and learning automation. GE Profile Smart Stand Mixer. Lastpass: Hackers stole customer vault data in cloud storage breach. Even the FBI says you should use an ad blocker. European regulators ruled Meta can't use its contracts with users to justify sending them ads based on their online activity, a blow to the digital advertising industry. FCC proposes record $300 million fine against auto warranty robocall campaign. Ana de Armas Fans Can Sue Over Deceptive Movie Trailer, Court Rules. Tesla on autopilot leads police on chase before driver finally wakes up. The importance of communite for creators. About the founder of Sound Blaster Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Stacey Higginbotham, Iain Thomson, and Doc Rock Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsor:
Highlights from throughout the year Remember SECOND LIFE? Its Founder is Back For The METAVERSE! Neil Young's Spotify Ultimatum. Fidonet vs. the Internet. Apple Studio Display Doesn't Cut It. How To Remove Personally Identifiable Info From Google Search. Apple Supports FIDO Passkey. Google's LAMDA AI "Sentient"? Attorney's iPhone Seized in January 6th Investigation. Audiophiles Fall For MoFi's Digital Tricks. Why Did Cable Lose Broadband Market Share? LastPass hack. How Do You Really Feel About the Dynamic Island?  Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: - use code: TWIT
2022 year in review, Crypto, Artificial Intelligence, Ukraine, Elon Musk Spotify Boycott War in Ukraine Crypto crash & FTX Acquisitions Twitter and Elon Musk The Metaverse Apple Tech worker revolt Hacking Government Passkeys Streaming Wars AI Revolution In Memoriam Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Paul Thurrott, Steve Gibson, Jeff Jarvis, and Doc Searls Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: or text twit to 500-500
Alex Barredo: @joinmastodon official account has been banned on Twitter. Impulsive and Unjustified: CNN Slams Twitter for Suspending Journalists – Including Its Own Donie O'Sullivan. Elon Musk Launches a Manhunt After Alarming Incident. Twitter dissolves Trust and Safety Council, Yoel Roth flees home. Elon Musk, Management Guru? Senate votes to ban TikTok use on government devices. What is TikTok & is TikTok Safe? TikTok may push potentially harmful content to teens within minutes, study finds. FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried Is Arrested in the Bahamas. FTX Investor Impact: Timeline of Realized Cryptocurrency Gains and Losses Shows FTX Hit Investor Wallets Less Than Previous Crises. Trump Sells a New Image as the Hero of $99 Trading Cards. Tesla Full Self-Driving data looks awful: We challenge Elon Musk to prove otherwise. Apple backs out of Sunday Ticket negotiations with NFL. Virtual Reality Pioneer John Carmack Is Leaving Meta. Instagram launches new tool to help hacked users regain account access. Netflix lets advertisers take their money back after missing viewership targets. ConnectSafely giving out $1K grants to schools & nonprofits. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Jason Hiner, Mike Elgan, and Larry Magid Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: promo code TWiT or text twit to 500-500
Microsoft's Activision deal, Esports fading, Twitter Files, Apple car delays Lina Khan, Aiming to Block Microsoft's Activision Deal, Faces a Challenge. TikTok National-Security Deal Faces More Delays as Worry Grows Over Risks. The Hype Around Esports Is Fading as Investors and Sponsors Dry Up. Musk calls to prosecute Fauci, drawing swift backlash. Twitter HQ is putting office supplies up for sale in a big auction. Musk's 'Twitter Files' offer a glimpse of the raw, complicated and thankless task of moderation. Tesla calls self-driving technology 'failure,' not fraud. 11 more crash deaths are linked to automated-tech vehicles. Elon Musk's Neuralink Is Under Federal Investigation for Animal Abuse. China Scraps Most Covid Testing, Quarantine Requirements in Policy Pivot. Apple Scales Back Self-Driving Car and Delays Debut Until 2026. Apple's Anti-Union Tactics in Atlanta Were Illegal, US Officials Say (AAPL). Apple is adding end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups. NASA Awards $57M Contract to Build Roads on the Moon. San Francisco terminates explosive killer cop bots. End of an era as the last 747 rolls off the production line. We're All Capable of Going 'Goblin Mode'. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Connie Guglielmo, Iain Thomson, and Alex Wilhelm Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
Musk and Ye, chatting with ChatGPT, SF killer robots, Apple China protests Elon Musk explains why Ye was suspended from Twitter. EU warns Musk that Twitter faces ban over content moderation. Twitter reinstates account of Daily Stormer's infamous neo-Nazi creator. Elon Musk's Boring Company Ghosts Cities Across America. Which VR headset does Georgia prefer? China pledges to slowly exit 'zero covid'. Apple to Lose 6 Million iPhone Pros From Tumult at China Plant. Inside the Covid revolt at the Zhengzhou 'iPhone City' plant. Apple Makes Plans to Move Production Out of China. Elon Musk Says 'Misunderstanding' With Apple Is Resolved. Apple limited a crucial AirDrop function in China just weeks before protests. Stable Diffusion with Core ML on Apple Silicon. @hankgreen: Someone suggested that I ask MidJourney to show me a cat but to keep adding "A"s until it wasn't a cat anymore. Here is "cat." Who Is the Woman Haunting A.I.-Generated Art? ChatGPT. @JoannaStern: HOLY #@*%!!!! The robots can indeed replace me. And they have a better handle on dash and comma usage. Jailbreaking ChatGPT on Release Day. Leo plays around with ChatGPT. Building A Virtual Machine inside ChatGPT. SF police killer robots could be approved. Here's what that means. U.S. Army Planned to Pay Streamers Millions to Reach Gen-Z Through Call of Duty. Feds likely to challenge Microsoft's $69 billion Activision takeover. Happy birthday and farewell, SMS! It's time for RCS. U.S Cable TV Companies Quietly Bled Another 785,000 Paying Customers Last Quarter. Smash World Tour organizers blame Nintendo for championship shutdown. Report: Lied About Pretty Much Everything While Providing Identification Services To The Government. Physicists Create 'the Smallest, Crummiest Wormhole You Can Imagine' Pantone's 2023 color of the year is 'Viva Magenta' Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Georgia Dow, Owen JJ Stone, and Rene Ritchie Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
Apple chaos in China, Robocall crackdown, NFT nightclubs, Black Friday slump The Top Tech and Tools You Need for Taking Digital Notes. Ford Mustang Mach-E loses its Consumer Reports recommendation. Musk will restore Twitter accounts banned for harassment, misinformation. Twitter new user signups at an 'all-time high,' says Elon Musk. Protests Erupting Across China. Mass resignations of iPhone workers; report of 30% production hit China Covid: Protests continue in major cities across the country. Apple hobbled a crucial tool of dissent in China weeks before widespread protests broke out. Censorship, Surveillance and Profits: A Hard Bargain for Apple in China. FCC cuts off a voice provider for failing to protect against robocalls. New York Imposes 2-Year Moratorium on New Proof-of-Work Mining After Gov. Hochul Signs Bill. El Salvador's $300 Million Bitcoin 'Revolution' Is Failing Miserably. Miami nightclub owners are struggling with slumping sales after losing top-spending crypto clientele in wake of FTX implosion and crypto downfall, report says. Restaurant and private members lounge to be built controversially in San Francisco's 'public' Salesforce Park. Amazon Alexa is a "colossal failure," on pace to lose $10 billion this year. Callisto - Lockheed Martin. Black Friday Lured Shoppers Back, in Early Test for Holiday Spending. The Best Cyber Monday Deals 2022: Laptops, Robot Vacuums, AirPods, More. French man wins right to not be 'fun' at work in wrongful termination case. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Nicholas De Leon, Jill Duffy, and Owen Thomas Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: or text twit to 500-500
Elon Musk restores Donald Trump's Twitter account. Twitter Locks Its Office and Suspends Badge Access. I Was the Head of Trust and Safety at Twitter. This Is What Could Become of It. Elizabeth Holmes Is Sentenced to More Than 11 Years for Theranos Fraud. Nigerian Man Sentenced to Over 11 Years in Federal Prison for Conspiring to Launder Tens of Millions of Dollars from Online Scams. How Much Trouble Is FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried In? Evernote's Next Move: Joining the Bending Spoons Suite of Apps. Ahead of Its Time, Behind the Curve: Why Evernote Failed to Realize Its Potential. Tom Brady and Larry David among those accused of defrauding investors in FTX collapse. H'wood FTX Frenzy as Michael Lewis Reveals He Spent 6 Months with Founder. Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wants us to 'ignore' Web3: 'Web3 is not the web at all' Leo talks about the road map for The Tech Guy. The long-awaited US broadband internet maps are here — for you to challenge. Earth now weighs six ronnagrams: New metric prefixes voted in. NASA's Modern Moon Program Is Finally off the Ground. Greg Bear (1951-2022). Fred Brooks Has Died. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Phil Libin, Dwight Silverman, and Glenn Fleishman Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
Twitter brand chaos, Meta job cuts, FTX fiasco, Apple sued, Kevin Conroy RIP Casey Newton on Twitter: "Update: company sources tell me that yesterday Twitter eliminated ~4,400 of its ~5,500 contract employees". Twitter CISO flies the coop. Elon Musk is putting Twitter at risk of billions in fines, warns company lawyer. Twitter Users Create Havoc by Impersonating Brands. What is Elon really up to in all of this? Is centralization good for end users? Nearly half of Meta job cuts were in tech, reorg underway - execs say. Render yourself invisible to AI with this adversarial sweater of doom. Sean Penn loans his Oscar to Ukraine's president Zelenskiy. Preliminary Audit Shows That 20% of Its Assets Are in Shiba Inu (SHIB) Coin. Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX Empire Faces US Probe Into Client Funds, Lending. Prosecutors push 15-year sentence for Theranos' CEO Holmes. Apple Sued for Allegedly Deceiving Users With Privacy Settings After Gizmodo Story. Apple Loses Web Search Technology Chief to Google. Celebrating the Life of Aaron Swartz: Nov. 12 and Nov. 13. Sadly, the Easiest Types of Cyberattacks Still Work. Kevin Conroy's Best Batman Moments, as Chosen by Fans. Two weeks of chaos: Inside Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: David Spark, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, and Amy Webb Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
Rocket takeover, Musk Lays Off Twitter, League of Legends Finals, FCC vs. TikTok Elon Musk's Twitter layoffs leave whole teams gutted. -2000 Lines Of Code. Twitter Now Asks Some Fired Workers to Please Come Back. What are the redeeming qualities of Twitter? @elonmusk: Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying "parody" will be permanently suspended. It's hard out here for a billionaire. League of Legends World Championship Finals. Quiz show! Twitter suspends Kathy Griffin's account for impersonating Elon Musk. Is Twitter good for brands? Facebook Parent Meta Is Preparing to Notify Employees of Large-Scale Layoffs This Week. Stripe cuts 14% of its workforce, CEO says they 'overhired for the world we're in' Finally, is this the end for the fax machine? Interview: FCC commissioner says government should ban TikTok. Github Universe. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Simone de Rochefort, Brianna Wu, and Christina Warren Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: promo code TWIT30
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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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