Facebook Loses Monthly Snickers Budget

Episode 55 · October 29th, 2018 · 36 mins 16 secs

About this Episode

In this Episode:

  • Facebook investors co-sign plan to fire Mark Zuckerberg as chairman (1:34)
  • Facebook gets maximum fine for the catastrophic Cambridge Analytica data breach (2:25)
  • It turns out that Facebook could in fact use data collected from its Portal in-home video device to target you with ads (3:45)
  • Apple launched a new privacy website that lets you find all the data the company has on you (6:50)
  • How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’ (7:28)
  • Netflix is fueling its ballooning cash burn with $2 billion in new debt (9:25)
  • MoviePass' parent doesn't want it anymore (13:18)
  • YouTube CEO urges creators to protest EU copyright rule (15:40)
  • Musk to buy $20 million in Tesla stock (17:04)
  • Copyright Office Ruling Imposes Sweeping Right to Repair Reforms (18:26)
  • Orkney islands could get first electric plane service (21:00)

Weird & Wacky Tech:

  • Banksy says self-destructing painting didn't go as planned (21:54)
  • This Weirdly Geometric Iceberg Is Freaking Us Out (24:33)
  • World’s Longest Sea Bridge Brings China Closer to Hong Kong (24:50)
  • An oil spill you've never heard of could become one of the biggest environmental disasters in the US (26:05)
  • Hubble Telescope’s Broken Gyroscope Seemingly Fixed After Engineers Try Turning It Off and On Again (27:34)

Tech Recommendations (30:10):
Sanjay - Life360
Adam - Liftmaster Garage Door
Shannon - Google Voice

Ad music is from "Partly Cloudy" by A Tape Full of Mistakes
Weird & Wacky theme music is from "Brainwavves" by Strong Suit

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