US Senator Josh Hawley Proposes FTC Overhaul – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500US Senator Josh Hawley published a plan to overhaul the Federal Trade Commission to provide more scrutiny of big tech, Sony and Amazon pull out of MWC over coronavirus concerns, and an app misconfiguration exposed information on 6.4 million eligible votes in Israel.

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Week in Review for the Week of 2/3/20- DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500West Virginia bill calls for the state to provide an online ballot marking device for all voters with physical disabilities, Alphabet reveals YouTube ad revenue numbers for the first time, and Nvidia’s GeForce Now game streaming service launches in Europe and North America.

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Which Laptop Should I Buy? – DTNS 3714

Looking to upgrade to a new laptop this year? Before you do listen to what Patrick Norton has to say about your options on today’s show.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Norton, Len Peralta, Roger Chang

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Instagram Prototyping Instagram Partner Program – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Instagram confirms it’s prototyping an Instagram Partner Program, the US Department of Homeland Security confirms it purchased access to a commercial database with location data on millions of phones in America, and the US FCC proposes paying nearly $15 billion to satellite companies to free up C-band spectrum for 5G.

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People Don’t Talk About Nuro Enough – DTNS 3713

Clearview AI, offers image recognition to law enforcement agencies based on a database of 3 billion images scraped from social media and online platforms. Clearview CEO Hoan Ton-That argued it had a “First Amendment” right to access data in the public domain. Is he right and just what are the legalities around harvesting images online?

Starring Tom Merritt, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang

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Xiaomi, Huawei, Vivo, and Oppo Reportedly Working on Global Developer Service Alliance – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Xiaomi, Huawei, Vivo, and Oppo are reportedly working together on the Global Developer Service Alliance, designed to allow developers to market apps overseas, iOS 13.4 beta shows CarKey API, and Facebook, Twitter, Google, and YouTube send image scraping cease-and-desist letters to Clearview AI.

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LG, ZTE Pull out of MWC – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500The coronoavirus reduces attendance at Mobile World Congress, why you should patch Philips Hue bulbs immediately and Google Glass goes on sale more widely.

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Zoom and Enhance on 1896 Film – DTNS 3712

Denis Shiryaev has upscaled the film classic “L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat: a 50-second silent movie of a train pulling into a station. Using DAIN and Topaz Labs’ Gigapixel AI, he has transformed the original blurry footage into a 4K 60FPS clip.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang

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The Iowa App Flap – DTNS 3711

Iowa’s Democratic Party App to tally votes crashes during the party’s caucus. Paper ballots saved the day but why did the App fail and what can be learned from this incident?

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

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Alphabet Finally Breaks Out YouTube Revenue – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500The semiconductor industry slumps, Google says Takeout may have sent videos to strangers, Facebook gives parents more control in its Messenger Kids app.

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