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Smartphone Tracking: ‘Apple vs Facebook’ (WSJ)

Big Tech Fight Night: Cook vs. Zuck A new privacy feature in Apple’s iOS 14.5 requires apps to request permission to track you. And Facebook isn’t happy about it. WSJ’s Joanna Stern put Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Tim Cook into the ring to explain why this software update has kicked off a tech slugfest. Photo illustration: Preston Jessee for The Wall Street Journal Personal Technology With Joanna Stern Technology is overwhelming and making decisions about what gadget to buy is harder than ever. WSJ personal tech columnist Joanna Stern makes it all a bit easier in her lively and informative videos.

Morning News Podcast: Big Tech CEO’s Testify, North Korea Missile Test

A.M. Edition for March 25. The heads of Facebook, Google and Twitter are set to appear in front of House lawmakers today.

North Korea launches ballistic missiles; WSJ Korea Bureau Chief Timothy W. Martin has the latest. The Olympic torch relay begins in Japan. Marc Stewart hosts.

Interview: ‘GENIUS MAKERS’ Author Cade Metz On Artificial Intelligence From A Human Perspective

How Cade got access to the stories behind some of the biggest advancements in AI, and the dynamic playing out between leaders at companies like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook.

Cade Metz is a New York Times reporter covering artificial intelligence, driverless cars, robotics, virtual reality, and other emerging areas. Previously, he was a senior staff writer with Wired magazine and the U.S. editor of The Register, one of Britain’s leading science and technology news sites. His first book, “Genius Makers”, tells the stories of the pioneers behind AI.

Topics discussed: 0:00​ Sneak peek, intro 3:25​ Who is “Genius Makers” for and about? 7:18​ *Spoiler alert!* Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) 11:01​ How the story continues after the book ends 17:31​ Overinflated claims in AGI 23:12​ Deep Mind, OpenAI, and AGI 29:02​ Outsider perspectives 34:35​ Early adopters of ML 38:34​ Who gets credit for what? 42:45​ Dealing with bias 46:38​ Aligning technology with nee

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Remote Work: ‘How Big Tech Is Revamping It’ (WSJ)

Prominent tech companies are embracing remote work amid an exodus of skilled labor from Silicon Valley. WSJ looks at what that could mean for innovation and productivity and what companies are doing to manage the impact.

Morning News Podcast: Climate Change Policies & Facebook’s Pullback

Yesterday, President Joe Biden signaled a new direction for the country when it comes to climate change. He said it should be considered an essential part of foreign policy and national security.

He signed an extremely wide ranging executive order that includes a number of new measures that could kick off the battle between the White House and the oil industry.

  • Plus, Facebook’s pull back from politics.
  • And, the second round of small business loans are off to a slow start.

Guests: Axios’ Ben Geman, Courtenay Brown, Sara Fischer and Joann Muller

Social Media: The Future Of Content Moderation

Big Tech’s deplatforming of former President Donald Trump has sparked a debate about the future of content moderation on social media. WSJ speaks with a disinformation and moderation expert about what comes next.

Analysis: ‘How Twitter & Facebook Will Change Post Rioting’ (Video)

On January 6th, Rioters stormed the U.S. capitol building to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. These events were inspired by President Trump and organized and promoted on the platforms of publicly traded companies, most notably Facebook and Twitter. To avoid further violence, those companies, and then many more thereafter including YouTube, banned or blocked President Trump’s access to the megaphone they provide. This exposed a major flaw in the business model of many social media platforms: share first, think later. Tech experts Chamath Palihapitiya, Roger McNamee, Chris Kelly and Dick Costolo all predict major changes coming in the social media landscape and Section 230. Watch the video to find out how big tech may be forced to change.

Morning News Podcast: FDA Covid Vaccine Review, Facebook Lawsuits

U.S. nears final vaccine review as daily national deaths top 3,250, Facebook hit with antitrust lawsuits, and Florida sheriff deputies deliver meals to kids doing virtual school.

Media: ‘The Law At The Center Of The Big Tech Debate In Congress’ (WSJ)

Leaders in government and tech want to rewrite a law that governs the internet. WSJ explains Section 230, how it shaped the modern internet, and what lawmakers and tech executives want to change.

Photo illustration: Carlos Waters/WSJ