TWiT 774: The Mafia is Zooming - Big Tech and Racism, Trump and Biden Phished June 8, 2020

from This Week in Tech (Video)· ·

This Week in Tech (Video) * Tim Cook and Satya Nadella speaking up on racism - what should Big Tech do? * Amazon says they are against racism, but sells racist facial recognition tech to police * Can tech improve policing? * Social and Organizational barriers to change * Should social networks fact-check Trump? * James Bennet resigns as Opinion Editor of NYT after letting Tom Cotton post-inflammatory editorial * YouTube is a bigger problem than Facebook and Twitter * How do we fix Google, Facebook, and Twitter without losing more jobs? Creativity, transparency, and incentives * Synthetic biology, synthetic …



  • Tim Cook and Satya Nadella speaking up on racism - what should Big Tech do?
    • Amazon says they are against racism, but sells racist facial recognition tech to police
    • Can tech improve policing?
    • Social and Organizational barriers to change
    • Should social networks fact-check Trump?
    • James Bennet resigns as Opinion Editor of NYT after letting Tom Cotton post-inflammatory editorial
    • YouTube is a bigger problem than Facebook and Twitter
    • How do we fix Google, Facebook, and Twitter without losing more jobs? Creativity, transparency, and incentives
    • Synthetic biology, synthetic marketplaces, synthetic people
    • Reddit founder quits and asks to be replaced by a black person
    • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admits they were wrong about Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protest
    • Minneapolis will dismantle their police department
    • Zoom won't encrypt free tier so they can help the cops
    • Russian GRU exploiting Exim Mail Transfer Agent
    • Trump and Biden campaigns being phished by China and Iran
    • Project Gutenberg is now illegal in Italy
    • HBO Max will not apply to AT&T data caps, but you can't play it on Roku or Amazon devices

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