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TNT 1734: Own Your Apathy

March 28, 201749 min
Facebook is rolling out an update today that will make it look a lot like Snapchat. And Instagram. And What's App. The world's most popular social networking app now has what it calls "Stories," photos/videos that disappear after 24 hours and can be seen by all your Facebook friends. Like all those other apps, there are interactive filters, emoji, and text to add to what you share. Stories, of course, gives Facebook a new place to sell and insert ads.For the second time in only two weeks we're hearing that a security vulnerability in LastPass could allow for remote code execution or password theft. Tavis Ormandy from Google tweeted about the exploit a few days ago, which he said he worked out in his head, while taking a shower.Tinder wants you to give a swipe on your laptop. The popular dating app launched a desktop web version of its mobile app called Tinder Online. The company says the web version was built for singles in emerging markets who don't have enough storage on their phone for the app or a big enough data plan for Tinder, which relies on photos that users swipe and now click and drag left or right. The website only handles swiping and messaging, and so far none of Tinder's paid features like Tinder Boost or Super Like.We talk about the privacy failures of the FBI's facial recognition database and why one developer's app keeps getting rejected from Apple's app store. Plus, Iain Thomson is here to talk about what to do now that the Senate and the House have voted to overturn the broadband privacy rules.
Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell
Guest: Iain Thomson
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