TWiT 764: Tech Support in Tights

Released Monday, 30th March 2020
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  • Fever tracking maps show the spread of coronavirus
  • Instacart workers will go on strike on Monday
  • Hackers are sending out malicious teddy bears and Best Buy rewards cards
  • Snopes has had to scale back fact-checking in the age of coronavirus misinformation
  • China and Russia sending waves of coronavirus misinformation and phishing attacks
  • Zeynep Tufecki is a light of reason in the fog of coronavirus information
  • US Government is using cell phone location data to track coronavirus
  • Is Big Tech our coronavirus saviors, or are they taking advantage of the situation?
  • How should we cover tech while the world is collapsing?
  • Notes from the final CanSec security conference
  • Corporate layoffs, bailouts, and cancellations
  • E-sports fill the void for car racing aficionados
  • PwnToOwn 2020 highlights
  • GM is offering unlimited internet in its cars, Yale is offering a free course on happiness, and other happy news
  • China wants to re-invent the internet. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Help track which coronavirus sites are malicious
  • Free e-books from the Library of Congress
  • Internet Archive under fire for lending too many e-books
  • Elizabeth Warren open-sources all her campaign tech

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Seth Rosenblatt, Lexy Savvides, and Ed Bott

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2h 17m

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