This Show is Confidential – DTNS 3842

A scammer told Business Insider he cashed in selling millions of fake views for Instagram Reels just hours after it launched. Is the arrival and success of scammers a sign of a platform’s success?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Lamarr Wilson, Roger Chang, Joe

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Google Creating Android-Powered Global Earthquake Alert System – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Mozilla to lay off around 250 employees, Google brings new calendar app to Android Auto, Parallels Desktop 16 now available.

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The Tok is Tik’ing – DTNS 3841

Sources have said TikTok’s separation from ByteDance could take over a year. Well beyond Trump and Microsoft’s Sept. 15 timeline. What will happen next as Microsoft continues to negotiate a transition.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Rob DeMillo, Roger Chang, Joe

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Amazon Reportedly In Talks to Use Department Stores as Distribution Hubs – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Amazon is reportedly in talks to turn closed Sears and JC Penney stores into distribution hubs, Ming-Chi Kuo analyzes the impact of a WeChat ban on iPhone shipments, and E Ink Corporation shows off a foldable e-reader.

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Week in Review for the Week of 8/3/20 – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Microsoft is exploring buying TikTok from ByteDance, President Trump signs executive orders that will ban all transactions with ByteDance and WeChat, and Google announces the Pixel 4a.

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Tick Tock for TikTok – DTNS 3840

The POTUS signed two executive orders Thursday under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act forbidding transactions with TikTok owner Bytedance and any transactions with Tencent related to their super app WeChat. Are the orders legal and what will the repercussions be for the tech economy?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Annie Gaus, Roger Chang, Joe

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Executive Orders Ban US Transactions with ByteDance and WeChat – DTH

DTH-6-150x150President Trump signed two Executive Orders banning transactions with ByteDance and WeChat as of September 20th, the US Department of Justice files amended complaints seeking to overturn California’s net neutrality law, and Have I Been Pwned is going open source.

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Scorpion on the YouTube Turtle – DTNS 3839

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a five-pronged plan to curb national security risks from China called the “Clean Network.” What does that entail and what should you know about it?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe

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US Announces “Clean Network” App Initiative

DTH-6-150x150Microsoft ends xCloud game streaming test on iOS, Nintendo smashes expectations in latest quarter, Microsoft to buy all of TikTok’s global business?

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About MAC Addresses

KALM-150x150"Tom provides a brief explanation of what MAC addresses are and why your Windows computer, and all your wireless devices, has one.

Featuring Tom Merritt.

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This says you need a MAC address

But you have a PC

Wait that’s not what that means?

Are you confused?

Don’t be.

Let’s help you Know a Little more about MAC Addresses
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