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Photo: Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, introduces the iPhone x during a launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Should you be worried about Apple's facial recognition tech? 9 MIN, 49 SEC

Apple has announced its latest slate of new products, including a phone with facial recognition software. Facial recognition is already being used a lot more widely than you’d think. The FBI has photos of half of all Americans in its database. The Europeans and the Chinese use it all the time.

Guests:
Hal Hodson, The Economist (@halhod)

More:
What machines can tell from your face

Zoë Quinn still fights hate after Gamergate 16 MIN, 13 SEC

Three years ago, video game developer Zoë Quinn broke up with her boyfriend. He retaliated by posting an angry online diatribe against her that caused an internet firestorm, which still hasn’t ended. But Quinn has fought back, and even created an organization to help others that are targets of online harassment. Now she’s written a book about her experiences.

Guests:
Zoë Quinn, video game developer, and author of “Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate” (@UnburntWitch)

Crash Override

Zoe Quinn

Lessons for the next presidential election -- from Hillary Clinton's new book 7 MIN, 57 SEC

Hillary Clinton is trying to defend herself and apportion blame for her presidential election loss in a new book titled “What Happened.” We get reaction from a political writer who’s read it.

Guests:
Erin Gloria Ryan, The Daily Beast (@morninggloria)

More:
Hillary Clinton’s ‘What Happened’: A National Monument to Getting It Wrong

Announcing the winners of KCRW’s 24-hour Radio Race 8 MIN, 33 SEC

At 10 a.m. August 19, more than 400 aspiring and experienced radio producers from around the world took part in KCRW’s fifth annual 24-hour Radio Race. In the end, they delivered 136 short stories in a single day. The pieces were judged on creativity, storytelling, technical skill and incorporation of the theme: “Down For Whatever.” Here are the winners.

Guests:
Bob Carlson, host and producer, 'UnFictional'

More:
KCRW’s 24-hour radio race winners!

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