Warning, this one went long: Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet discuss what Apple’s share buybacks say about Apple’s future. They also weigh WhatsApp’s founder leaving Facebook, and what it says about Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. They go over when diving into Google Duplex, a demonstration that was as awesome as it was devoid of real value.
There was a time when our computing lives basically revolved around the jazz of cool hardware. Nowadays, it’s all about the social impact of the software we use.
Facebook is launching its own dating service some time this year so you’ll soon have a new way to find Mr. or Mrs. Right and share more personal information with the social network.
You’ll need a laptop or desktop to download your data; it’s not possible with the Instagram app.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what Jan Koum leaving Facebook means for WhatsApp, plus they look at when we can expect Apple’s unified Apple app development platform.
WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum is leaving Facebook over concerns about how the social network giant wants to weaken the messaging app’s encryption and use personal data.
Check out these resources to know what to do if you see suicide or self harm-threatening messages on social network services.
In this episode, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about how Amazon has quietly become the Cyberpunk king. They also discuss Tim Cook’s choice of dinner companions for the White House’s state dinner, and how Grayshift’s data breach is the proof in the pudding that backdoors and cracks get mishandled.
So far, the tool is available only on the browser version of Instagram, with the company working on deploying it on iOS and Android.
The Accord has gotten some positive headlines, but Bryan Chaffin doesn’t think the announcement stands up to logical scrutiny.
In this episode, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dissect the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a pledge by 34 tech companies to do something vague and unlikely. The timing for the announcement is somewhat interesting because we are in the middle of an undeclared shadow cyberwar. They cap the show analyzing what it might take for any new social network to supplant Facebook.
And yeah, sure, you’re thinking so what, and you’re right.
Apple, as it always does, created a unique vision for the HomePod. The device is cool, but the product concept may have been off the mark. Now, Apple will adjust.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet take a look at Facebook’s shadow profiles on people who don’t have accounts, and how those accounts may impact online privacy legislation.
You don’t need a Facebook account for the social network service to have a profile on you, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that under oath during a Congressional hearing.
In this episode, Bryan and Jeff discuss Mac keyboards, and what they like about clicky, long-throw keyboards, including the Azio Classic Retro BT keyboard Bryan just reviewed. They also go through a thought experiment on whether Facebook could ever earn our trust on privacy by radically reshaping their policies. They cap the show with a look at how Apple manages to be profitable and green, both.
The argument is: Does Apple actually care about your privacy? Mr. Zuckerberg would like you to believe that Apple’s privacy stance is just a marketing tactic. I don’t agree.
If you’re worried that Facebook isn’t stripping away every last shred of your privacy, don’t be because the company confirmed it scans the conversations you have in its Messenger private messaging platform.
There is much research on how the exploitation of basic human behavior has led to the success of Facebook. John explores three major factors.