TNT 1821: Ads in a Giphy

Aug 01, 2017, 12:41 AM

Back in March, the US Senate voted to overturn Broadband Privacy Rules that had prevented ISPs from selling our browsing information. A group at DefCon last week presented evidence of just how easy it is for someone to deanonymize that browsing data.

Apple released early firmware for Apple's Homepod speaker and an iOS developer analyzed the code to reveal that not only is the Homepod running a full iOS stack, but the firmware detailed a number of references to infrared FaceDetection. That gives further credence to rumors pointing to a replacement of Touch ID with face detection in the new iPhone

Get ready for ads in your GIFs. TechCrunch reports that Giphy will soon test sponsored gifs. Giphy has over 200 million daily active users across all platforms, so advertisers are understandably eager to scoop up this real estate.

Linden Labs is evolving from Second Life to Sansar, Niantic is canceling Pokemon Go Fests after its Fest fails a few weeks ago, and YouTuber Marques Brownlee was at Tesla's Model 3 event and he shares his thoughts on what its like in the driver's seat.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guest: Marques Brownlee

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.