This Week in Tech

Oct 8th 2017

This Week in Tech 635

Benji's Bag of Dongles

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Addictive algorithms, filter bubbles, voice assistant war, Kaspersky spying, and more.
Records live every Sunday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 23:00 UTC.
Category: News

The guy who created the like button now says it's dangerously addictive. Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos says press doesn't understand how hard it is to prevent voter manipulation. Yahoo admits that hack perpetrated under Yahoo Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos impacted all 3 billion Yahoo users. Google heats up the home voice assistant war, but can it catch up with Alexa? And does Apple even have a chance as Siri turns 6? Google puts another stake in the headphone jack. Equifax gets a $7.5 million contract with the IRS. Kaspersky antivirus, the NSA, and the Russian government. Slashdot turns 20. AOL Instant Messenger is finally dead.

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