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TNT 1637: Web of Mistrust

November 8, 201641 min
Megan Morrone and Jason Howell discuss a browser extension called Web of Trust Services that allows users to rate sites on trustworthiness and child safety for other users, and how it was found to be selling data it collected on its users to third parties. 9 to 5 Mac reports that Apple is not in the business of selling refurbished iPhones in its store. If you wondered why this is news, well, it's because they've never done it before. Samsung says sorry. GoPro just announced a recall of its $800 Karma drone. Project Wing, Alphabet’s Drone project, may be delivering Chipotle burritos to students, but it's not keeping them caffeinated. Sources to Bloomberg say that Starbucks Corporation was to become a partner in drone delivery of coffee, but Project Wing cancelled that arrangement, as well as putting a freeze on hiring and even going so far as to ask some of its staff to look for other jobs within the company. And Prisma, the Russian app that lets you turn photos and videos into art using deep learning, is now available in Facebook Live. Mike Murphy, Reporter from Quartz, talks about Snap Spectacles and Snapchat world filters. Android will not get a fix for the Dirty Cow vulnerability this month.
Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell
Guest: Mike Murphy
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