EVERYDAY TECH - Apple Watch or Fitbit
Here are some of the stories the guys have been looking at this week.
- Facebook says removing viral COVID-19 misinformation video ‘took longer than it should have’
- Spotify podcast consumption doubles as overall listening recovers
- Rite Aid used facial recognition in secret across hundreds of its stores
- Google reportedly negotiating with Samsung to push Assistant over Bixby
- AMC and Universal agree to let movies go from theaters to digital rentals much sooner
- Google Stadia tests 4G and 5G game streaming
- Discord’s mobile app is getting background noise suppression because life is noisy
- TikTok is opening up its algorithm and challenging competitors to do the same
Biden, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Section 230 & You
Let's discuss Section 230 this week! Ye olde Liability Shield Law!Should platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram be held accountable for irresponsible content created by it's independent users?Should they be held liable for damages regarding that content? Is there a difference between being liable and accountable?The recent change in the White House has brought with it new policy ideas regarding Section 230. But they may not be as different as you would think.Where's the line? Who decides what the line is? Who enforces it?Biden’s Commerce nominee backs changes to Section 230 - The VergeWhat is Section 230, the topic of the Congressional hearing? - The Washington PostFCC changes its stance on Section 230 policy after months of Trump tweets - The Washington Post
Everyday Tech Rewind - The Social Dilemma on Netflix
This week's episode of ET was washed out by the mess in DC. So, we've dug waaaaay back the archives to three months ago for this week's Everyday Tech.On this episode of Everyday Tech, the guys deep dive into the issue of addiction to technology and specifically, social media. The topic was spurned on by the Netflix docu-dramaThe Social Dilemma.According to the filmmakers, and their subjects, this isthe dilemma.Never before have a handful of tech designers had such control over the way billions of us think, act, and live our lives.From the official site of the doc:The Social Dilemmablends documentary investigation and narrative drama to disrupt the disrupters, unveiling the hidden machinations behind everyone’s favorite social media and search platforms.So, how stuck in your own tech rabbit-hole are you? Can you change? Do you feel you need to change?Watch the official trailer for the documentary by clicking the picture above.Also, you can visit the website for the productionhere.
Tech Byte - Do I HAVE to stream my TV viewing?
Jay and Wiltz take a call from a listener who's gotten the impression that if she doesn't convert to TV streaming, her favorite shows are going away. The guys point out that box-top cable is going nowhere, and that actually, as the cost of streaming soars, box-top cable companies (who also offer streaming and on-demand options) continue to add value back to their services. But, there are advantages either way you go. It all depends on how you consume television and how that fits into your daily routine.