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 Jan 7, 2020

Al Dixon
 Jan 1, 2020
Saying that the blacks are not going to benefit from accurate facial recognition is absurd why should the blacks be mis-identified by a ubiquitous technology

Desert Dweller
 Nov 29, 2019
So much of this podcast content is relevant to today's world. Of course I'm not interested in all of it, but I've learned a lot of relevant stuff from listening to it


 Nov 23, 2019

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Every story is a tech story. We live in a world where algorithms drive our interests, scientists are re-engineering our food supply, and a robot may be your next boss. Host Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why–and how–tech is changing everything. Produced by Recode and Stitcher, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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Airborne, Explained
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What do we mean when we say “airborne?”; plus, the most important unanswered questions about how coronavirus is transmitted. FEATURING Roxanne Khamsi @rkhamsi Brian Resnick @B_resnick LINKS They Say Coronavirus Isn't Airborne—but It's Definitely Borne By Air The 9 most important unanswered questions about Covid-19 Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Mar 29, 2020
What this coronavirus does to your body
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Why does it spread so easily? And could it mutate into something worse? The Atlantic's Ed Yong explains the science so far. Featuring @edyong209 Links to resources discussed: vox.com/coronavirus  Why the Coronavirus Has Been So Successful Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Mar 26, 2020
Is Amazon primed for coronavirus?
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How the tech giant is responding to the pandemic, and what it says about Amazon as a company. FEATURING Jason Del Rey @DelRey LINKS Amazon reopened a NYC warehouse a day after a worker tested positive for coronavirus Amazon is banning its warehouses from stocking nonessential items during the coronavirus pandemic Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Mar 24, 2020
The biggest experiment in online learning, ever
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COVID-19 has shut schools all over the country, and millions of American students are now learning at home, online. Are online tools enough to make up for lost classroom time? Links to resources discussed: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/education/coronavirus-closes-schools-teachers-families-brace-massive-experiment-online-education-n1160966 Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Mar 22, 2020
How quickly can we treat covid-19?
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The scientific community is moving at unprecedented speed to develop a way to treat COVID-19. But how soon can a treatment or a vaccine be available to the public? Featuring @mslopatto Links to resources discussed: https://www.vox.com/2020/3/11/21163262/is-there-a-cure-for-coronavirus Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Mar 19, 2020
When your phone links you to a crime
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How law enforcement used a “geofence” warrant to identify a suspect of a crime he didn’t commit. Featuring Jon Schuppe (@jonschuppe) Links Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect. Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Mar 17, 2020
Fitbit for the faithful
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The 'Click to Pray eRosary' is a new wearable device from the Vatican. It tracks people’s steps, calories — and prayers. But can it bring young Catholics closer to the faith? LINKS “Click to Pray eRosary” – wearable smart device to pray the rosary for peace Does praying burn calories? Here’s the pope’s $110 e-rosary
Mar 15, 2020
Is our tech made by forced labor in China?
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Forced labor performed by Uighur Muslims in China may be in the tech products we use every day. Featuring Darren Byler @dtbyler Rushan Abbas @rushan614 Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian @BethanyAllenEbr   Links The report: https://www.aspi.org.au/report/uyghurs-sale NYT profile of Rushan Abbas: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/18/world/asia/uighur-muslims-china-detainment.html Axios: https://www.axios.com/uighur-forced-labor-us-companies-china-7d32a600-7561-45c8-9f19-37ee306c24cd.html  Host: SigalSamuel @sigalsamuel About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Mar 12, 2020
Does stopping coronavirus require more surveillance?
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The cost of China’s high-tech response to contain the coronavirus. Featuring Rebecca Heilweil @rebeccaheilweil Timothy Grose @GroseTimothy Links Coronavirus is the first big test for futuristic tech that can prevent pandemics  A surveillance net blankets China’s cities, giving police vast powers Host: Sigal Samuel @SigalSamuel About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Mar 10, 2020
How sample libraries are changing pop music
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Justin Bieber and two other artists used the same synth melody in three different songs. Switched On Pop's Charlie Harding explains how that's increasingly common in an industry where copyright has become so stringent. Featuring @charlieharding Links to resources discussed What Happens When Justin Bieber Samples Your Music Host: Allegra Frank @legsfrank About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Mar 08, 2020
The coronavirus rumor mill
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Can we stop the spread of coronavirus misinformation on social media? FEATURING Eater's Matthew Kang @mattatouille The Verge's Russell Brandom @russellbrandom LINKS Coronavirus Scare Rips Through LA’s Koreatown Amid False Social Media Rumors Trump’s reckless coronavirus statements put the entire US at risk Host: Allegra Frank @legsfrank About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Mar 05, 2020
Political Ads are on streaming apps now too
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Streaming services like Hulu and Roku are the newest platforms for political ads. WaPo’s Tony Romm explains why regulation still hasn’t caught up. Featuring @TonyRomm Links to resources discussed: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/02/20/hulu-roku-political-ads-streaming/ Host: Allegra Frank @LegsFrank About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Mar 03, 2020
This is your brain on TikTok
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How the app can turn teens into Internet stars and just as quickly forget them. Featuring Maia @mxmtoon Rebecca Jennings @rebexxxxa Links to resources discussed: Tikked off: What happens when TikTok fame fades On TikTok, who owns a viral dance? Host: Allegra Frank @LegsFrank About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Mar 01, 2020
2020’s political meme wars
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The New York Times' Taylor Lorenz explains Mike Bloomberg's Dank Meme Cash. Featuring @TaylorLorenz Links to resources discussed: Michael Bloomberg’s Campaign Suddenly Drops Memes Everywhere Host: Allegra Frank, associate culture editor at Vox.com @LegsFrank About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Feb 27, 2020
What's next for CRISPR
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Jennifer Doudna, co-developer of the revolutionary gene editing technology, reflects on CRISPR's past and its future. Links to resources discussed: @igisci (Innovative Genomics Institute) A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade Is the CRISPR baby controversy the start of a terrifying new chapter in gene editing? Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Feb 25, 2020
The Bachelor: here for the wrong reasons
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Is it better to have loved and influenced than never to have loved at all? Emma Gray, co-host of HuffPost’s Here to Make Friends podcast, explains how social media has reshaped the Bachelor. Featured Guests @emmaladyrose LINKS: If you’ve already listened to all of Emma’s podcast, Here to Make Friends, you can also check out Arielle’s other Bachelor binge, Game of Roses.  Alyssa Bereznak at The Ringer has a great read on how the Bachelor became an influencer launchpad And if you want to watch Jared and Ashley’s 44 minute long relationship video, nothing is stopping you. Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Feb 23, 2020
Bezos’ $10 billion climate change pledge
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Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, is donating $10 billion to stop climate change. But is this the best way to spend his money if he wants to tackle climate change? FEATURING @teddyschleifer @SigalSamuel LINKS Jeff Bezos donates $10 billion to fight climate change Jeff Bezos donated billions to fix climate change. Why not fix Amazon? Jeff Bezos is quietly letting his charities do something radical — whatever they want Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Feb 20, 2020
Pornhub’s content moderation problem
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A company called GirlsDoPorn uploaded videos to Pornhub and other sites without the consent of the women in them. VICE’s Samantha Cole explains why these videos are still all over the internet. Featuring @samleecole Links to resources discussed: Samantha Cole's reporting: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9393zp/how-pornhub-moderation-works-girls-do-porn https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mb8zjn/pornhub-doxing-and-harassment-girls-do-porn-lawsuit https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43kb5q/pornhub-finally-removes-girls-do-porn https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qvgxvw/girls-do-porn-employees-charged-with-sex-trafficking-potentially-face-life-in-prison Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Feb 18, 2020
Why video game actors are fighting to be seen
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How does a video game character get made? And how can the gaming industry improve its standards for the real humans behind its virtual characters? FEATURING Jessica Jefferies (@jessicajcasting) Allegra Frank (@LegsFrank) LINKS The hidden world and overlooked problems of acting in video games Video game voice actors end their yearlong strike Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Feb 16, 2020
Share your location with ICE?
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Private companies have long used your phone’s location data for advertising. Now we know the federal government is using it to enforce the border. Featuring @ByronTau @shiringhaffary Links to resources discussed: Federal Agencies Use Cellphone Location Data for Immigration Enforcement The “smarter” wall: How drones, sensors, and AI are patrolling the border Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Feb 13, 2020
The teens tricking Instagram
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How teenagers have created their own way to preserve their digital privacy...for the ‘gram. Featuring @Pr0d1g4 @alfredwkng Links Teens have figured out how to mess with Instagram's tracking algorithm Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Feb 11, 2020
The Iowa Caucus isn’t the only election with an app
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And it won’t be the last. Featuring @MilesParks Links to resources discussed: Technical Reporting Issue Delays Results From Iowa Caucuses Iowa Democrats Will Use A Smartphone App At Caucuses, Despite Cybersecurity Concerns Exclusive: Seattle-Area Voters To Vote By Smartphone In 1st For U.S. Elections Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Feb 09, 2020
Charlie bit my finger, now pay me!
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Google disclosed how much money YouTube makes in ads for the first time. How are its content creators feeling? Featuring @pkafka @loudmouthjulia Links YouTube makes $15 billion a year from ads — and pays more than half of that to video makers Creators finally know how much money YouTube makes, and they want more of it Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Feb 06, 2020
An AI Warned About Coronavirus Before the CDC
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How AI could predict the next big outbreak. Links to resources discussed: An AI Epidemiologist Sent the First Warnings of the Wuhan Virus How AI is battling the coronavirus outbreak Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Feb 04, 2020
A better approach to medical records?
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Taiwan’s system of electronic medical records lets them track diseases as they spread and makes healthcare more convenient for patients. So why isn’t the US system of medical records like this? Featured Guests @dylanscott LINKS: Listen to The Impact to hear more about Taiwan’s Medicare-for-All system. You can also read more of Dylan’s reporting from around the globe in his series, Everybody Covered.  For more on the history of electronic health records in the US, you can read Sarah Kliff’s deep dive into the subject, or listen to her Impact episode about it.  Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Feb 02, 2020
Can gaming solve its predator problem?
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The widespread problem of child predation and sexual abuse through online video games is a difficult issue to talk about, let alone fix. But there are some ways to take action to stop it. Featuring @NellieBowles @WillOremus Links Video Games and Online Chats Are ‘Hunting Grounds’ for Sexual Predators How to Keep Child Predators Out of Virtual Playgrounds Like ‘Fortnite’ and ‘Minecraft’ Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Jan 30, 2020
A startup, billions of images, and the end of anonymity
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Clearview AI says its facial recognition tool works with almost 100% accuracy. Buzzfeed's Ryan Mac explains how not all the company's claims withstand scrutiny. Featuring: @RMac18 Links to resources discussed: Clearview AI Says Its Facial Recognition Software Identified A Terrorism Suspect. The Cops Say That's Not True. The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It What facial recognition steals from us Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Jan 28, 2020
Students are being watched. Closely.
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As mass shootings at US schools increase in frequency, school administrators across the US are turning to artificially intelligent surveillance tools in an attempt to beef up school safety. Featured Guests @rebeccaheilweil LINKS: New surveillance AI can tell schools where students are and where they’ve been Barbara Fedders’ paper on surveillance tools in North Carolina schools. To hear more about Kai Koerber’s work on mental health access, listen to his conversation with Berkeley News.  Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Jan 26, 2020
Kashmir’s internet has been shut down for 5 months
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The Indian government shut the internet down in Kashmir in August last year: what this means for Kashmiris living without the internet - and what it says about the world’s largest democracy. Featuring @PranavDixit @mmehraj Links Kashmiris Are Disappearing From WhatsApp The latest crisis between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, explained in under 600 words Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Jan 23, 2020
The internet, from SpaceX
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Starlink, a constellation of satellites launched by SpaceX, has the ambitious goal of bringing internet connectivity to the globe. Featuring @lorengrush Links to resources discussed: SPACEX CONTINUES TO BLAST SATELLITES INTO ORBIT AS THE SPACE COMMUNITY WORRIES Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Jan 21, 2020
The YouTubers are freaked
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YouTube is finally being forced to follow a decades-old rule that protects kids’ privacy online. What does this mean for content creators? Featured Guests @kellymakena LINKS: Makena Kelly’s done a lot of COPPA coverage. Here’s her article from the original FTC announcement, and more about the possibility of an eraser button going forward.   The Goods by Vox did a deep dive on Ryan’s World last year.  We drew a lot from this video by The Game Theorists, if you’re inclined to watch it yourself. Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Jan 19, 2020
Facebook's fake deepfake problem
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The dark origins of deepfake videos and Facebook’s new policy explained. Featuring: @kellymakena @samleecole Links to resources discussed: Facebook’s deepfake ban isn’t winning over critics https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/7/21055283/facebook-deepfake-ban-political-ads-shallowfakes-rules-moderation Deepfakes Were Created As a Way to Own Women's Bodies—We Can't Forget That https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/nekqmd/deepfake-porn-origins-sexism-reddit-v25n2?utm_source=stylizedembed_vice.com&utm_campaign=939wxp&site=vice Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Jan 16, 2020
Mind the Gap
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The secretive group coordinating Silicon Valley's political donations. Featuring @teddyschleifer Links to resources discussed: https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/1/6/21046631/mind-the-gap-silicon-valley-democratic-donors-stanford Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Jan 14, 2020
The legal battle over who counts as an employee
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California’s landmark new gig work law, AB5, explained. And, the broader trend of states stepping in to regulate tech companies.  Featuring Carolyn Said: @CSaid Margaret Harding McGill: @margarethmcgill Links to resources discussed: Gig workers’ win in California is a victory for workers everywhere AB5, California’s landmark gig-work law, takes effect Jan. 1 amid controversy States will be the battlegrounds for 2020 tech policy fights The Rideshare guy podcast Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Jan 12, 2020
The other Iranian threat: cyberwarfare
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How much should we worry about Iranian hackers? Featuring: Wired's Andy Greenberg: @a_greenberg Links to resources discussed: How Iran's Hackers Might Strike Back After Soleimani's Assassination   The US is worried about Iran retaliating with a cyberattack The secret history of the Stuxnet | Recode Media | Alex Gibney Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Jan 08, 2020
What California's new data privacy law means for all of us
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The country's strongest data privacy law just went into effect in California. Featuring @SaraMorrison @caprivacyorg Links to resources discussed: California’s new privacy law, explained The Unlikely Activists Who Took on Silicon Valley—and Won Californians for Consumer Privacy Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Jan 07, 2020
Start calling scientists - how to get a treatment for your toddler’s rare disease
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The story of a mother's race against time to find a genetic treatment for her son, and the technology that's helping her do it - CRISPR mice from China. Correction - January 8th, 2020: An earlier version of this podcast episode stated that the gene therapy method that’s being developed to treat Maxwell would alter his genetic map. That is incorrect. The gene therapy method in question, which is called AAV9, won’t alter Maxwell’s mutation. We regret the error. Featuring Dan Vergano, BuzzFeed: @dvergano Amber Freed: @Maxs_Milestones Links to resources discussed: This Mom Is Buying Mutant Mice From China To Find A Cure For Her Son’s Rare Genetic Disease Milestones for Maxwell Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Jan 05, 2020
10 years of Elon Musk
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Elon Musk: a look at the tech billionaire who wants to start a colony on Mars, build a machine to control computers with just your brain, and who thinks we probably live in a simulation. Featuring Liz Lopatto: @mslopatto Links to resources discussed: This decade in Elon Musk Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Jan 02, 2020
Can Artificial Intelligence teach you to write better?
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Students across the country are graded by artificial intelligence. But can an algorithm really know how to write? If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to Reset for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or your favorite podcast app to get new episodes every week. Links to resources discussed: Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students’ Essays How I’m using AI to write my next novel Featuring: @SigalSamuel @ToddFeathers Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Dec 31, 2019
WeWork, China, and Silicon Valley activism: this year in tech
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Reset’s end-of-year tech episode, featuring Adrianne Jeffries from The Markup, and executive editor of The Verge, TC Sottek. Featuring @SeriousStoic @adrjeffries Links to resources discussed: Underunderstood podcast TC Sottek at The Verge Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Dec 29, 2019
Quantum Supremacy, WTF?
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Google says it's reached "quantum supremacy." We break down what that means for computing and why IBM is pushing back. Featuring: @KSHartnett Quantum Supremacy Is Coming: Here’s What You Should Know Google and IBM Clash Over Milestone Quantum Computing Experiment Quantum Supremacy Using a Programmable Superconducting Processor Leveraging Secondary Storage to Simulate Deep 54-qubit Sycamore Circuits Hosts: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Dec 26, 2019
Robot priests: the rise of A.I. in religion
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As new technology enters the religious domain, how might artificial intelligence play a role? Vox.com's Sigal Samuel guest-hosts this episode of Reset. Featuring: @SigalSamuel Links: Robot priests can bless you, advise you, and even perform your funeral “Computer Ethics” by Deborah Johnson About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Dec 24, 2019
When Big Tech calls 911
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In this episode, two stories on one theme: how tech companies interact with communities they're located in, and their impact on emergency services. Featuring Anjeanette Damon Sarah Emerson Links to resources discussed: West World: Anjeanette Damon's episode for The City The City Podcast How Facebook Bought a Police Force Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Dec 22, 2019
Maybe don't put a Ring on it?
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Amazon’s Ring has some safety issues. How secure are these home security systems? Featured Guests @Jessica_Holley @ranimolla LINKS: Family says hackers accessed a Ring camera in their 8-year-old daughter’s room   How Amazon’s Ring is creating a surveillance network with video doorbells The rise of fear-based social media like Nextdoor, Citizen, and now Amazon’s Neighbors Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Dec 19, 2019
Genealogists love DNA and so do the police
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The genetic genealogy website used to find the Golden State Killer has been sold to a DNA forensics company. Featuring: @MeganMolteni Peter Aldhous Links: 10 Years Ago, DNA Tests Were The Future Of Medicine. Now They’re A Social Network — And A Data Privacy Mess A DNA Firm That Caters to Police Just Bought a Genealogy Site Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Dec 17, 2019
How can I watch you today?
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When we shop online, we tend to think of it as a solitary experience free of sales associates and watchful eyes. But it turns out, some companies can see every move you make in their online stores, in real time. Featuring Jessica Testa: @jtes Hadar Paz: @hadarpaz Links to resources discussed: They see you when you're shopping Powerfront Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Dec 15, 2019
How safe is Uber?
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Uber released its first-ever safety report. How should we think about its numbers and what do they tell us about safety and sexual misconduct in the gig economy? GUESTS: @kateconger @AJRavenelleNYC LINKS:  Uber Says 3,045 Sexual Assaults Were Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/05/technology/uber-sexual-assaults-murders-deaths-safety.html Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy https://www.alexandreajravenelle.com/book Uber CEO Q&A: When rape happens in an Uber, who’s responsible? https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/12/06/uber-ceo-qa-when-rape-happens-an-uber-whos-responsible/
Dec 12, 2019
Did An Anti-Sex Trafficking Internet Law Put Even More People At Risk?
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A law called FOSTA-SESTA, and its unintended consequences. Featuring Aja Romano  Rep. Ro Khanna Links to resources discussed: RO KHANNA HOPES THIS BILL WILL PAVE THE WAY TO REPEALING FOSTA The LGBTQ rights issue 2020 Democrats still aren’t talking about Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Dec 10, 2019
Don't curl your lashes and talk about Uighurs on TikTok
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TikTok, the video sharing app that has taken the tweens and 2019 by storm, is now facing stiff competition, concerns over censorship, and a federal investigation. From our friends at Today, Explained.
Dec 08, 2019
You Are Being Microtargeted
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Why you should know about microtargeting, and how it works in political advertising. Featuring: @EmilyStewartM @davidkgoldstein Links to resources discussed: Why everybody is freaking out about political ads on Facebook and Google Campaigns Say  Google Ad Policy Sidesteps Problem of Disinformation Cambridge Analytica’s “psychographic microtargeting”: what’s bullshit and what’s legit Reset episode on Twitter banning political ads Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Dec 05, 2019
What the truck, Tesla?!
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Is Elon Musk's Cybertruck the future of electric vehicles? Featuring: Sean O'Kane - @sokane1 David Ferris - @DavidFerris Links to resources discussed: Tesla Cybertruck first ride: inside the electric pickup What we learned on the Electric Road Trip Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Dec 03, 2019
The tech behind ankle monitors
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Electronic monitoring, often in the form of ankle bands, is on the rise within the criminal justice system—it’s viewed by some as a simple alternative to incarceration, but what impact does this tech really have on people's lives? Featuring: @shubhabala Links: Use of Electronic Offender-Tracking Devices Expands Sharply Digital Jail: How Electronic Monitoring Drives Defendants Into Debt    Electronic Monitoring Technology Must Be Regulated Active electronic monitoring a viable alternative to pretrial detention What is E-Carceration?  The Newest Jim Crow: Recent criminal justice reforms contain the seeds of a frightening system of “e-carceration.”  Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Dec 01, 2019
Sharenting: how much should you share about your kids online?
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What's at risk when we share photos, videos or other kid content on social media? Arielle talks with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway about when and how they share their personal family life online. Plus, Leah Plunkett, author of a new book on the subject "Sharenthood: Why We Should Think Before We Talk about Our Kids Online." Featuring Kara Swisher  Scott Galloway Leah Plunkett Links to resources discussed: Pivot podcast Sharenthood: why we should think before we talk about our kids online Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Nov 26, 2019
Amazon's Middlewomen
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Why so many Amazon packages take a pitstop in the small town of Roundup, Montana. Featuring Josh Dzieza - @joshdzieza Jason Del Rey - @DelRey Links to resources discussed: The everything town in the middle of nowhere Land of the Giants: The Rise of Amazon Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Nov 24, 2019
Yes, a government can shut down the internet
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Iran's government shut down the internet, after widespread protests over the cost of fuel - how is that possible, and what does that mean for its people? Links to resources discussed: How the Iranian government shut off the internet Internet disrupted in Iran amid fuel protests in multiple cities Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Nov 21, 2019
Why Google Has Your Health Records
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Google has partnered with one of America's large hospital networks and gained access to millions of health records. CNBC's Christina Farr explains what it's doing with them. Links to resources discussed: Google’s hospital data-sharing deal raises privacy fears — here’s what’s really going on Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Nov 19, 2019
The Birds and the Bees ... and the bot
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A sex education chat bot answers questions from teens about sex and puberty. Links to resources discussed: Ask  Roo Advocates for Youth Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Nov 17, 2019
The Airbnb Scam
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An Airbnb scam exposed, and why Silicon Valley’s culture of growth-at-all-costs means safeguards are an afterthought. Links to resources discussed: I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb Brian Chesky on the Recode Decode podcast Super Pumped  Featuring: @allie_conti @MikeIsaac Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Nov 14, 2019
Thank you, Text
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SMS texting is a mess, but it still matters - so what's the fix? Featuring: Blair Hickman @amandablair Dieter Bohn @backlon Links to resources discussed:  SMS provider said 168,000 Valentine’s texts were delayed — now it says the number is higher AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standard Google is finally taking charge of the RCS Rollout  Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Nov 12, 2019
Can tech save California from wildfires?
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As climate change makes fires more intense, one solution is to put the forest under surveillance. Links to resources discussed: THE 1910 FIRES MarinaMarina Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Nov 10, 2019
The government has your face
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The U.S. government won’t release information about how it’s using facial recognition technology — so the ACLU is suing. Links to resources discussed: Electronic Frontier Foundation report on Facial Recognition technology ACLU Press release Facial Recognition technology explainer video from The Verge/Russell Brandom Featuring: @lynch_jen @russellbrandom Hosts: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Nov 07, 2019
Twitter gets rid of political ads
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The impact of Twitter's ban on political ads on the platform. Links Jack Dorsey’s Announcement on Twitter Was That the Best Subtweet Ever? “Daisy” Ad (1964) Guests: @karaswisher @zachbeauchamp Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Nov 05, 2019
If the shoe fits ... ban it?
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Eliud Kipchoge made history when he ran 26.22 miles in under 2 hours - a record breaking 'sub-two' run. He ran in Nike Vaporflies, a high-tech shoe that's helping runners break records, and causing debate over its use in races. Links Alex Hutchinson's book, Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance Nike Says Its $250 Running Shoes Will Make You Run Much Faster. What if That’s Actually True? A Tale of Two Marathon Records and Nike's Magic Shoes Featuring: @sweatscience @nxthompson Hosts: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Nov 02, 2019
The Google walkout, one year later
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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 trust Three Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in Tech Google walkout organizer quits company after alleged retaliation Google’s attempt to shut down a unionization meeting just riled up its employees Featuring: @shiringhaffary @lizthegrey Hosts: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Oct 31, 2019
Quantum Supremacy, WTF?
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Google says it's reached "quantum supremacy." We break down what that means for computing and why IBM is pushing back. Featuring: @KSHartnett Quantum Supremacy Is Coming: Here’s What You Should Know Google and IBM Clash Over Milestone Quantum Computing Experiment Quantum Supremacy Using a Programmable Superconducting Processor Leveraging Secondary Storage to Simulate Deep 54-qubit Sycamore Circuits Hosts: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Oct 29, 2019
Inside Instagram's Nipple Ban
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Instagram censors almost all photographs of female nipples on its platform. The impact of this policy is much larger than you might think, affecting both art and identity. Featuring: @raindovemodel @caseynewton @twofacedkitten @micolhebron Hosts: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Oct 27, 2019
Move Fast and Break Currency
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Facebook wants to start a currency. Congress has questions. Featuring: @KatharinaPistor @dseetharaman Hosts: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Oct 24, 2019
iSurrender
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Apple removed an app that had been used by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. Turns out that has broad implications for democracy globally. Links to resources discussed:  Apple bowed to China by removing a Hong Kong protest map from its app store Featuring: @maryhui @reckless Hosts: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Oct 22, 2019
Can AI Teach You To Write Better?
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Students across the country are graded by artificial intelligence. But does an algorithm really know how to write? If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to Reset for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or your favorite podcast app to get new episodes every week. Links to resources discussed: Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students’ Essays How I’m using AI to write my next novel Featuring: @SigalSamuel @ToddFeathers Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Oct 20, 2019
Hey Google: scan my race
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This week, Google announced its new Pixel 4 phone. One of the features it touted was Face Unlock, which uses facial recognition to unlock the phone. But the advancement came with a price - for black people. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to Reset for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or your favorite podcast app to get new episodes every week. Links to resources discussed:  From the New York Daily News https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-google-darker-skin-tones-facial-recognition-pixel-20191002-5vxpgowknffnvbmy5eg7epsf34-story.html From The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/29/8934804/google-pixel-4-face-scanning-data-collection Ruha Benjamin https://www.ruhabenjamin.com/race-after-technology Featuring: @GingerOtis @ruha9 Hosts: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode
Oct 17, 2019
Biohacking: Rules of Engagement
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Josiah Zayner is a biohacker who’s famous for, among other things, injecting himself with the gene-editing tool CRISPR. At a time when the technology exists for us to change, or hack, our own DNA, what are the ethics of experimenting on ourselves, and others at home? Arielle Duhaime-Ross has been following Zayner’s story and talks to him about how he’s thinking about human experimentation today. Plus: new efforts to come up with a code of conduct for biohackers, from legislation to self-regulation. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to Reset for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify,Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or your favorite podcast app to get new episodes every week.   Links to resources discussed:  From Arielle Duhaime-Ross’ original report for The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2016/5/4/11581994/fmt-fecal-matter-transplant-josiah-zayner-microbiome-ibs-c-diff From Vox.com: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/8/13/20802059/california-crispr-biohacking-illegal-josiah-zayner From The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/biohacking-stunts-crispr/553511/ Josiah Zayner’s company website http://www.the-odin.com/ Global Community BioSummit https://www.biosummit.org/ Featuring: Josiah Zayner @4LOVofScience Alex Pearlman @lexikon1 Senator Ling Ling Chang @L2ChangCA Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset Our theme music is by the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder. About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Twitter: @Recode Newsletter: Recode Daily
Oct 15, 2019
Introducing Reset
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Every story is a tech story. We live in a world where algorithms drive our interests, scientists are re-engineering our food supply, and a robot may be your next boss. Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why–and how–tech is changing everything. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays starting October 15th. From Recode by Vox. Subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or your favorite podcast app.
Oct 07, 2019