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Facebook's news feed is revamped to include more local news outlets, much more of this week's tech news and Jeremy and Wiltz answer your tech questions on this week's Everyday Tech.
Everyday Tech - Terms and Conditions at Your Own Risk!
On this week's program, Jeremy and Wiltz talk about the price of lacking IT security, the slippery slope of employers buying your personal data and using it against you, Apple's scanning phones for child sexual abuse images and the odd way they are going about it, electric vehicles, and more! THE LINKS:Brokered cell location data led to the outing and resignation of a Catholic official - The VergeThe State Department and 3 other US agencies earn a D for cybersecurity | Ars TechnicaApple explains how iPhones will scan photos for child-sexual-abuse images | Ars TechnicaThe FCC finally made a new broadband map of the US - The VergeNorton and Avast are merging into an $8 billion antivirus empire - The VergeThe hacker behind a giant cryptocurrency heist is returning stolen funds | EngadgetSpotify calls off plans to support AirPlay 2, frustrating iPhone users [Updated] | Ars TechnicaXiaomi takes the smartphone sales crown, and Samsung seems unhappy about it | Ars TechnicaUnopened copy of Super Mario Bros. sells for a record $2 million - The VergeThe Amiga is the latest game system to get a mini retro remake - The VergeLow semiconductor supplies may not be the main reason for PS5 shortages | Ars TechnicaFacebook blocks research into political ads, falsely blames FTC privacy order | Ars Technica
Everyday Tech - Everyone Hates AT&T
The boys take several call from listeners about cloud storage, surface-like tablet or laptop options, and of course, everyone's distain for AT&T.Here are some tech headlines from the last week:YouTube’s “Premium Lite” trial offers ad-free YouTube for €7 a month | Ars TechnicaSpotify is testing whether free users will pay a dollar to skip tracks | EngadgetAmazon is offering $10 in credit for your palm print | EngadgetGoogle TV for Android gets new discovery features and morestreamingapps - The VergeValve issues scathing reply over the facts behind a Steam antitrust case | Ars TechnicaZoom to pay $85M for lying about encryption and sending data to Facebook and Google | Ars TechnicaAwful transaction and timing: AT&T finally ditches DirecTV | Ars TechnicaThe State Department and 3 other US agencies earn a D for cybersecurity | Ars TechnicaPutting the PS5’s 10 million sales in context | Ars TechnicaTwitter Spaces updates makes it easier to share and discover live audio | EngadgetHBO returns to Dish's lineup after a protracted absence | EngadgetNetflix thinks games matter more than buying movie studios - The VergeTwitter is testing upvote and downvote buttons on tweets - The VergeClubhouse is no longer invite-only - The VergeFacebook brings cloud games to iPhone, iPad via web app - The VergeTesla will pay $1.5 million to settle Model S battery throttling complaints | EngadgetAmazon handed record $888 million fine from EU data privacy watchdog | EngadgetSgt. Pepper’s to get new Atmos mix because current version ‘doesn’t sound quite right’ - The VergeSpotify’s paid subscribers hit 165M as podcast listening ‘improved modestly’ - The VergeFacebook upgrades Oculus Quest 2 storage and recalls foam face masks - The VergeAmazon reportedly has a ‘key’ to thousands of apartment buildings in US - The VergeMLB will try encrypted transmitters and bone conduction to stop sign stealing - The Verge
Everyday Tech - New TVs and Broken Laptops and Flip Phones! Oh my!!!
This week on Everyday Tech, our Skype call with Jeremy and Wiltz blows up....cause tech show, of course.The boys take calls about a dropped laptop, a new TV with the wrong connectors, Amazon sharing your wifi signal with all the neighbors "safely", where/how to get a non-contract flip phone, a laptop camera on the fritz, transferring info from one laptop to another and more. Also, we have dates for Amazon Prime Day for 2021.Send your tech questions to EverydayTech@MPBOnline.org!