TNW 97: The Devil is in the Defaults Aug. 29, 2019

from Tech News Weekly (Audio)· ·

Tech News Weekly (Audio) • (01:49) Alfred Ng from CNET talks about how Ring video doorbells are being used by police for surveillance. • (14:36) Credit cards might be old tech, but Geoffrey Fowler from the Washington Post shows how they can carry the same privacy burden as the phone in your pocket. • (31:22) Tech patents can be downright ridiculous, and Rose Eveleth from Slate reveals why companies have so many of them in their arsenal if they'll never become something real. • (44:18) Virtual Reality is being used to train would-be bosses in the art of firing employees. …



• (01:49) Alfred Ng from CNET talks about how Ring video doorbells are being used by police for surveillance.
• (14:36) Credit cards might be old tech, but Geoffrey Fowler from the Washington Post shows how they can carry the same privacy burden as the phone in your pocket.
• (31:22) Tech patents can be downright ridiculous, and Rose Eveleth from Slate reveals why companies have so many of them in their arsenal if they'll never become something real.
• (44:18) Virtual Reality is being used to train would-be bosses in the art of firing employees.
• (48:54) Apple announced its next iPhone announcement and is promising Innovation at the event.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Alfred Ng, Geoffrey Fowler, and Rose Eveleth

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