Sept. 9, 2019

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Apple testily responds to Google's Project Zero discovery of China's iOS hack against Uyghur Muslims.
  • Avoiding FUD: how secure is too secure?
  • Facebook leaks 420 Million users' phone numbers. In a related story, until recently, AT&T stored users' phone numbers in unencrypted paper files and delivered them directly to all US citizens.
  • Apple Event this Tuesday! Which new phone will win the 2019 Fall Challenge?
  • Phone Photography of the Phuture!
  • Apple Watch 5 is all about sleep.
  • Apple Tile, Apple Glasses, Apple TV, Apple Arcade, what else will happen on Tuesday?
  • Harry is excited about the 16 Inch MacBook coming soon.
  • Samsung Fold released in South Korea. It's not perfect, but it is a necessary step towards a cyberpunk future.
  • An AI beat an 8th-grade science test. My 8th grader spends most of his time in the backyard blowing up stuff. Should we be scared?
  • Joi Ito resigns over Epstein ties. Let's make sure we punish all the tech people who worked with Epstein and ignore all the bankers and politicians.
  • Bill Gates has spent the past 10 years rehabilitating his image. Will his ties to Jeffrey Epstein remind everyone what a jerk he used to be?
  • Verizon's 5G rollout to NFL stadiums only covers some seats.
  • DOJ demands Apple and Google give them data on everyone who downloaded a gun scope tuning app.
  • Supermicro flaw - no, not that Supermicro flaw, the other one.
  • Huawei says the US is cyber-attacking it. Um, Duh.
  • Biohacking is here. Stick a server in your thigh!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Harry McCracken, Jason Hiner, and Seth Rosenblatt

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