Rearranging the Alphabet – DTNS 3670

Tuesday Alphabet announced that Google co-founders Larry page and Sergey Brin will step away from their duties as CEO and President and Google CEO Sundar Pichai will take on the additional role of CEO of Alphabet. Is this a sign of rougher waters for Google and Alphabet or just the normal evolution of the company?

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Larry and Sergei Step Down from Alphabet Roles – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Big changes as Sundar Pichai takes over Alphabet CEO position, Amazon annoucnes a new portable Echo smart speaker, and four Avast extensions get kicked out of Mozilla’s store.

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Are You Outraged? Citation Needed – DTNS 3669

Adi Robertson has a thoughtful article on The Verge today called “How to fight lies, tricks, and chaos online.” We break down the recommendations and add our own suggestions.

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Ring Says Customer Heat Map Used By Authorities No Longer Exists – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Cyber Monday sets new spending record, Google Photos gets more social, DNA phenotyping raises concerns.

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Someone Please Build A Machine Lawyer! – DTNS 3668

Chris Mancini from Comedy Film Nerds joins us to explain how the blurring of the lines between VFX in movies and fully rendered CGI cutscenes can lead to audience detachment from the content.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Chris Mancini.

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Facebook Testing Tool to Transfer Images to Google Photos – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Facebook is testing a tool in Ireland that lets users transfer images to Google Photos, a new report looks at how Match Group screens sex offenders across its dating brands, and the first esports team prepares to go public.

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Week in Review for the Week of 11/25/19 – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Transport for London doesn’t renew Uber’s license in the city, the California DMV is reportedly selling driver data, and Twitter tests threaded messaging on Twitter.com.

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LG Electronics Announces CEO Change – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500LG Electronics announces a change in CEO following its earnings report, the EU data regulator sanctions the EU parliament, and researchers demonstrate using undersea fiber optic cables as seismographs.

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Twitter Testing Threaded Messages – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Twitter confirms it’s testing threaded messages on Twitter.com with a potential release in 2020, TikTok unblocks account and apologies to teen with viral video critical of Chinese policy, and a US District Judge rules users impacted by Facebook’s 2018 data breach can sue as a class, but not for damages.

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VR is Milking It – DTNS 3667

For the second year Mozilla has published its “Privacy not included gift guide” rating gifts on a scale of Not creepy, a little creepy, somewhat creepy, very creepy and super creepy. For instance, Facebook Portal is super creepy, the Nintendo Switch, not creepy. We take a look at this gift guide and share out thoughts on effectiveness of it.

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

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