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Amazon employees ask their company to address climate change
The US government's decisions are the result of an escalating trade war between the US and China. But they also tie into longstanding concerns about potential spying by Huawei and other national security threats:
Facebook’s latest defense against it being broken up: China. And COO Sheryl Sandberg’s explanation is conspicuously well timed.
Your 23andMe results will soon include vacation recommendations based on your ancestry:
The unchecked growth of technology is like climate change, tech ethics advocate and Time Well Spent co-creator Tristan Harris told @karaswisher:
Amazon shareholders voted down a proposal backed by more than 7,500 Amazon employees asking Jeff Bezos to create a comprehensive climate-change plan for the company.
What if the problem with capitalism wasn’t income inequality or an education gap but the stock market itself?
@karaswisher talks to former Defense Secretary Ash Carter about AI ethics, government surveillance, and how to regulate Google and Facebook on the Recode Decode podcast:
@AnandWrites says he wants to see Mark Zuckerberg cease and desist, rather than lobby against regulation: “I would love him to actually stop abusing our privacy, stop compromising our democracy, let government in to regulate what it needs to regulate.”
How a Silicon Valley startup is trying to rebrand payday loans
“Elizabeth Warren called me!” is turning into a meme
RT @karaswisher: What he said
8,000 Amazon employees asked the company to do more on climate change. Shareholders just said no.
America’s newest stock exchange wants to fix one of capitalism’s fundamental challenges
Recode Daily: Crowdpac was a Kickstarter for political candidates. Now it’s out of business.
Tech billionaires who donate millions are just “bribing society at large,” Anand Giridharadas says
Hackers have been holding the city of Baltimore’s computers hostage for 2 weeks
RT @teddyschleifer: Crowdpac’s biggest moments: 1. Raising $4 million to back Susan Collins’ prospective Democratic opponent after she vot…
Facebook's former chief security officer @alexstamos tells @karaswisher that Mark Zuckerberg should "give up some of [his] power" and hire a new CEO. Listen to the full interview from #CollisiionConf later this week on Recode Decode, subscribe here:
The Kickstarter for politics wanted to change how political fundraising worked. Now it’s dead.
Online ads can be targeted based on your emotions
Game of Thrones is over. Giant TV hits aren’t going anywhere.
Facebook’s latest reason it shouldn’t be broken up: Chinese companies will dominate
Recode Daily: The US government’s battle with Huawei, explained
Recode Daily: The US government’s battle with Huawei, explained
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse explains why big banks should get into cryptocurrencies
“This is not about neutrality”: Ron Wyden defends the law that built the internet:
Some 63 percent of people find connected devices “creepy,” and 75 percent don’t trust the way their data is shared by those devices. This hasn't stopped those same people from buying them.
President Trump requested $8.6 billion for a border wall in his 2020 budget. A set of new tech companies say they can secure the border with drones, AI, and sensors for far less" Both Democrats and Republicans are interested.
"Imagine you didn’t know about the Trump Tower meeting ... and all of a sudden one day there’s this report that lays all this out. Holy cow.” Former US Attorney @PreetBharara says good journalism may have undermined the Mueller report:
Here’s how AI researchers are making machines creative – just like human beings.
People say they care about privacy but buy devices that can spy on them anyway
San Francisco’s facial recognition technology ban, explained
There's a shakeup happening in streaming — and it's going to affect how you watch your favorite shows.
President Trump’s new immigration proposal would be terrible for tech
The White House’s social media bias tool is a ploy to get your email
The US government’s ongoing battle with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, explained
RT @ranimolla: Uber Eats has an Uber problem. That is: it's customers aren't loyal, leading Uber Eats and its deep-pocketed and numerous co…
“Section 230 is not about neutrality. Period. Full stop. 230 is all about letting private companies make their own decisions to leave up some content and take other content down.” — Sen. @RonWyden, who co-wrote the law that built the internet.
Former US Attorney @PreetBharara says good journalism may have undermined the Mueller report: What if the public did not already know all of what Robert Mueller put in the report until the day it came out? Listen to @karaswisher's interview with Bharara:
Recode Daily: Facebook struggles to hire top talent
RT @teddyschleifer: @Recode Here's a second Silicon Valley fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg in a few weeks -- this one in Hillsborough, per in…
Uber Eats is facing a price war — just like Uber
Self-driving cars have to be safer than regular cars. The question is how much.
How Amazon turned its darkest time into runaway riches
@PreetBharara says Donald Trump's cries of "fake news" saved him: “there’s an argument that it sort of saved him, because there’s nothing new. Things like impeachment need oxygen, and need new stuff." Listen to @karaswisher's interview with Bharara:
Quora is a decade old, but is still new to making money. It's still valued at $2 billion.
A “smart” border wall patrolled by drones and sensors is cheaper than a physical wall. But critics say it still won’t address the root of issues like mass migration and drug transportation.
“This is not about neutrality”: Ron Wyden defends the law that built the internet:
Happening now: @karaswisher sits down with @AnandWrites, Editor-at-Large of @TIME and then @yegg, founder of @DuckDuckGo for back-to-back #RecodeDecodeLive interviews. Get both conversations wherever you listen to podcasts, subscribe to Recode Decode:
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