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Talking about what’s on the video game horizon, plus Apple’s anti-tech-addiction plans, on Texas Standard

It’s been too long since we checked in with the “Texas Standard” radio show, so this week, we’ve got a double feature: In case you missed it last week, we had a discussion on the new ways that Apple and Google are trying to get you to be a little...

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Friday Tech Crawl: GDPR Day is here; Alexa spills some beans; and buying used stuff online

Happy Friday, everybody! Hope you’ve got your Memorial Day weekend plans lined up and that you’ll take a moment Monday to remember our fallen veterans. Here are some of the tech stories we’re watching this morning: GDPR: it’s here! If you’ve noticed...

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Study: Americans worried about AI and its impact on data security  

You’ve heard it before. Artificial intelligence is here to take your jobs and steal your privacy. With the advent of facial recognition technology in products like iPhones, and recent data breaches at major companies such as Facebook, concern over...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Google’s ‘Um’ backlash, Russia-linked Facebook ads released and Spotify’s stand against R. Kelly

Happy Friday, Austin! And say hi to your mom for us this weekend. Here are a few of the tech stories we’re following right now: ‘Um... that’s a little creepy’ Google might be doing things a little too well, if the backlash over its newly announced “Duplex”...

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On Texas Standard: what to do with old gadgets and a segment on Facebook’s facial-recognition controversy

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, our tech segment is about all the ways you can re-use, resell or recycle your old tech gear. Inspired by our recent story about Apple’s new Daisy iPhone-recycling machine, we talked about what to do with...

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The reason for all those privacy policy and terms of service update emails

Glancing over my email inbox the last month or so, one thing is clear: a lot of tech companies are updating their Terms of Service and/or their Privacy Policy and letting us, the users, know about it. It’s not just social-media companies such as Facebook...

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Indiana-based mobile fundraiser OneCause acquires Austin’s Great Feats

Indiana-based mobile fundraising company OneCause has acquired Austin-based Great Feats, which provides a social engagement and fundraising platform. Financial terms were not disclosed. OneCause, based in Indianapolis, said Great Feats will allow...

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Friday Tech Crawl: more Facebook fallout, Trump’s Amazon grudge and ‘Legion’ stars on Tinder

Good Friday morning, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re reading this morning. Facebook keeps stepping in it Facebook has been on the ropes of late over its Cambridge Analytica data snafu, but that hasn’t kept it from making moves that...

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Talking about Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica crisis with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, our tech topic was the crisis at Facebook over data from millions of Facebook users apparently used by a company to aid the Donald Trump presidential campaign in 2016.  This week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg...

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks up new context tools amid SXSW 2018 interview grilling 

Maybe it was the body language, with the interviewer leaning forward, consulting a shiny notebook on occasion to draw upon for sharp points, and with the subject of the interview, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, sometimes squinting at the questions as...

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