FROM Xeni Jardin
Facebook wants to read your mind, and turn your thoughts into status updates Days after a man posted a video to Facebook of him randomly shooting and killing another man, Mark Zuckerberg said his company will keep doing all they can to prevent similar tragedies from happening again. He then talked about unveiling ambitious new features that will allow users to augment reality.
Uber reportedly gains advantage over Lyft through 'Hell' On our weekly web and tech segment...News surfaced this week that Uber may have engaged in unfair business practices to beat its biggest competitor, using software called “Hell.” The company has also faced allegations of systemic harassment and seen a number of executives resign.
With facial recognition tech, will it be impossible to be unrecognizable? Amazon will have to pay $70 million to parents for their kids buying extra goodies on free games without permission. Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 phone will let you scan your face to pay for things. Facebook is expanding its use of photo-matching technology to curb revenge porn.
Activists target Congressmen who repealed internet privacy rules Congressional Republicans voted to let internet service providers track you on the web and sell that information. Privacy advocates have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars so far to buy the web histories of Congress members who voted to repeal the protections. We get tips on how you can maintain your privacy now.
Political lines scrambled when it comes to surveillance and the NSA Rep. Devin Nunes says Trump’s campaign may have been caught up in foreign surveillance. There’s a provision in the FISA Act that allows communication between foreigners and Americans to be monitored. We talk about that provision and whether it’ll survive.
US to get more money to fight hackers President Trump’s budget proposes $1.5 billion for Homeland Security, specifically for cybersecurity. Two Russian intelligence officers are charged with hacking Yahoo. McDonald’s claims its official Twitter account was hacked as well.
Does antivirus software still work? New malware has adapted to antivirus software, so how do you protect your computers now? Also, Disney has cut ties with PewDiePie after an anti-semitic stunt, and YouTube has cut his channel from its premium advertising program.
Required for US entry: social media passwords? Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Congress that his department is getting more serious about the vetting process, which means travelers from certain countries might have to hand over their social media passwords before entering the US.
Does Twitter have what it takes against trolls? Twitter announced this week that they’ll implement a fix to combat repeat trolls. Reddit banned two subreddits yesterday. Snapchat, valued at $25 billion, is expected to publicly file its IPO next week.
Protecting your digital privacy during political protests Hundreds of thousands are expected to show up in cities across the nation to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration. Xeni Jardin shares tips for how to maintain your digital privacy.
Net neutrality under Donald Trump FCC chairman Tom Wheeler announced today that he’ll resign on the same day Donald Trump is sworn in as President. Wheeler helped push through rules last year that require internet service providers to treat all internet traffic equally. It’s a principle many tech companies have favored. Executives from those companies met with Trump in New York yesterday.
Why did Donald Trump call out Chuck Jones on Twitter? President-elect Donald Trump has been tweeting away again, and yesterday the president of the United Steelworkers Union became the target of his trolling. A spotlight has also been shined on a little girl who’s tweeting from Aleppo.
Trump cuts protections for ICE detainees, and Alaska saves Obamacare With the crackdown on illegal immigration, jail space is becoming harder to find. So the Trump administration is cutting back some of the regulations on immigrant detention centers. Also, when it comes to healthcare, Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion until the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.
'A Square Meal,' a kosher slaughter and Ukrainian Easter eggs Historian Andrew Coe explains how the Great Depression altered the 1930s’ food landscape, and contributor Sam Brasch witnesses a kosher slaughter. Artist Sofika Zielyk shows us how to decorate Ukrainian Easter eggs, Sandor Katz discusses his latest fermentation projects, and Dana Cree introduces her new book, “Hello, My Name is Ice Cream.” Plus: Laura Avery finds Swiss chard at the market, and Jonathan Gold dines at Kismet.
Cambodians and fried chicken, baby pureés, vegan baking tips Frank Shyong explains how Cambodians got into LA’s fried chicken game. Clara Polito shares vegan baking tips from her new book, and Leena Saini says boost the flavor of your baby’s food with spices. Martha Rose Shulman talks up a nifty kitchen gadget that will take your produce for a spin, and Jonathan Gold does lamb barbacoa at Maestro in Pasadena. Plus, a closer look at how bees make honey and wasps pollinate figs.