The Tech Playlist: Nov. 1, 2019

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Edward Snowden denies he's a "traitor," explains the reason behind his leak of highly classified information and why Facebook is equally as untrustworthy as the NSA. Plus, reviewing Apple's Airpods Pro, the Google walkout one year later, and Elon Musk's quest to control computers using our thoughts. Here are this week's list of tech podcasts you should check out.

The Tech Playlist: Nov. 1, 2019
    Edward Snowden on surveillance capitalism, the threats facing democracy, and why he doesn't want you to trust him

    Edward Snowden on surveillance capitalism, the threats facing democracy, and why he doesn't want you to trust him

    spotify.com - By Recode

    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why he leaked highly classified information in 2013, why that doesn't make him a "traitor," and his new book, Permanent Record. Snowden also talks about how his youthful love of the US government and the early internet turned into skepticism; how his life has changed since going to Moscow; and why he believes Facebook is as untrustworthy as the NSA. Plus: Why people who say they have "nothing to ...

    It's not HBO... It's HBO Max. Plus Steve Swartz, CEO of Hearst on turning a magazine publisher into a diversified media company

    It's not HBO... It's HBO Max. Plus Steve Swartz, CEO of Hearst on turning a magazine publisher into a diversified media company

    spotify.com - By Recode

    Recode’s Peter Kafka covers the latest in the Streaming Wars as Warner Media unveiled new details about its upcoming streaming service HBO Max. How will this new streaming service stack up against other newcomers like Apple TV Plus and and Disney Plus in the race to take on Netflix? And later, Hearst President & CEO, Steve Swartz talks about his journey from reporter for the Wall Street Journal, to becoming the head of one of the top media and news brands in the ...

    Make it epic — with will.i.am

    Make it epic — with

    spotify.com - By WaitWhat

    What can entrepreneurs learn from a genre-crossing, multi-platinum musician? How to take a big opportunity — and leverage it into something epic. From his earliest days as a founding member of the Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am learned from mentors how to not only identify big opportunities but compound them. From the Super Bowl to the first iTunes commercial; from the founding of Beats and his tech company i.am+ to a song beamed back from Mars — his ability to ...

    The Google walkout, one year later

    The Google walkout, one year later

    spotify.com - By Recode

    A year ago, a reported 20,000 Google employees walked off the job in protest. Has employee activism changed one of the biggest companies in tech?Links to resources discussed:Google CEO, in leaked video, says company is ‘genuinely struggling’ with employee trustThree Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in TechGoogle walkout organizer quits company after alleged retaliationGoogle’s attempt to shut down a unionization meeting just riled up its ...

    What is the difference between 'Stalker'-ware and regular old... 'creepy'-ware?

    What is the difference between 'Stalker'-ware and regular old... 'creepy'-ware?

    spotify.com - By CNET

    And who's side of the political ad-fence are you on? Twitter or Facebook?  Articles: Like Patrol: https://cnet.co/2pvHpm7 Twitter political ads: https://cnet.co/2ptckzD Facebook political ads: https://cnet.co/34g2orW Follow us: twitter.com/thedailycharge Homepage: cnet.com/daily-charge Watch more episodes of The Daily Charge on Youtube (current): https://bit.ly/2LXZYbx Youtube (3:59 RIP): https://bit.ly/2IP2GOs Youtube (3:59 legacy): https://bit.ly/29LVP7F Periscope: ...

    Zombie apocalypse!? Here’s the tech you’ll want on hand.

    Zombie apocalypse!? Here’s the tech you’ll want on hand.

    spotify.com - By Marketplace

    Molly Wood speaks with Max Brooks about what kind of tech can save us during a zombie apocalypse. He wrote “The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From the Living Dead.” But this isn’t just metaphorical planning, in some ways. Brooks is also a fellow at the Modern War Institute and advises the military on how his fictional ideas translate into real-world readiness for whatever form the zombie apocalypse actually takes.

    Elon Musk’s Quest to Control Computers With Our Thoughts

    Elon Musk’s Quest to Control Computers With Our Thoughts

    spotify.com - By Bloomberg

    Over the summer, Elon Musk unveiled the details of his secretive startup Neuralink. Its goal, he said, is to place electrodes in our brains so we can control a computer with our thoughts. Its experiments have so far been limited to rodents and monkeys, but Neuralink builds on strides already made in medicine, where doctors have successfully placed implants into human brains to treat a variety of illnesses. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology’s Sarah McBride ...

    Deep Listening

    Deep Listening

    spotify.com - By WIRED

    The way we listen to audio has evolved with technology. Headphones, once bulky skull-huggers that kept us plugged into a device, are going increasingly wireless. The simplicity makes it easy to wear your AirPods for hours at a time, and with the noise-canceling feature of the newly released Pro model, you can block out even more of the outside world. Inside our homes, smart assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant sit ready and waiting to listen and record ...

    Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington: with John Stanton and Farhad Manjoo

    Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington: with John Stanton and Farhad Manjoo

    spotify.com - By CNBC

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington this week arguing for Libra, the digital currency his company created and wants to build around. This after he last week made the case in front of an audience at Georgetown University that Facebook’s future, its past, its reason for being are all tied up in free speech. With me this week for another bite out of this Facebook and free speech debate: John Stanton, the cofounder of the Save Journalism Project, and Farhad Manjoo, ...

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