Daily Tech News Show

by Tom Merritt

Keep up to date with independent, authoritative and trustworthy discussion of the tech news of the day. Tom Merritt and co-host's home for daily tech news.


Latest Episodes

DTNS 3245 – Too Big to Be Startups

Revelations of Facebook’s role in Cambridge Analytica’s data mining and analysis has raised new questions about the need to regulate large tech companies but also the need for more ethical decision making in management. Plus the Trump administration levies new tariffs on China’s tech exports what will this mean for consumers and Best Buy will … Continue reading DTNS 3245 – Too Big to Be Startups

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Posted on 22 March 2018 | 9:09 pm

DTNS 3244 – Bio-inspired Robots

Researchers at Columbia University are working to develop a polymer fingers and robot muscles in a drive to build a practical soft robot. But just what is a soft robot and how will it alter the way to interact with automation in the workplace and home. Plus WhatsApp co-founder says you should delete Facebook and … Continue reading DTNS 3244 – Bio-inspired Robots

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Posted on 21 March 2018 | 9:09 pm


Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR goes into effect May 25th. These new rules will dictate what user data can be held, where it can be held, what should be deleted, and sold. How will these changes effect the way tech companies will approach the same issues in areas outside the EU and what … Continue reading DTNS 3243 – GDPR > EULA

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Posted on 20 March 2018 | 9:14 pm

DTNS 3242 – Facebook: Get the Mops

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower spills the beans on how the company used profile data from millions Facebook users without permission and worked with political parties it to win elections. Is this behavior the result of criminal intent, un-ethical people, hazards of social networking, corporate ambivalence or all the above? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang … Continue reading DTNS 3242 – Facebook: Get the Mops

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Posted on 19 March 2018 | 9:16 pm

DTNS LABS – Mailbag Episode 2

Tom, Sarah, and esteemed guest Iyaz Akhtar tackle the latest emails from our mailbag! MP3 For all DTNS shows, please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are willing to support the show or give as little as 5 cents … Continue reading DTNS LABS – Mailbag Episode 2

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Posted on 18 March 2018 | 10:49 pm

DTNS 3241 – Lyfting Subscriptions

Lyft is trialling a subscription plans for high frequency users. Is this a potential model for other ride hailing services and could this be another alternative to private car ownership and public transit? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Iyaz Akhtar. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) … Continue reading DTNS 3241 – Lyfting Subscriptions

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Posted on 16 March 2018 | 9:17 pm

DTNS 3240 – A Decentralized Web 3.0

Say so long to Web 2.0 and make way for Web 3.0. It’s new, it’s fresh, and it’s already here. So what is it? Find out and what it means for your digital life. Linus Torvalds casts a critical eye on the CTS Labs security report on security flaws on AMD’s new processors and Fortune … Continue reading DTNS 3240 – A Decentralized Web 3.0

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Posted on 15 March 2018 | 9:15 pm

DTNS 3239a – Raspberry Pi Day

YouTube adjusts and expands its content moderation initiative including limiting the amount of time moderators look at objectionable content and linking Wikipedia content but is this really the best the company can do? Plus France aims its legal sights on Google and Apple over treatment of developers. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and … Continue reading DTNS 3239a – Raspberry Pi Day

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Posted on 14 March 2018 | 9:42 pm

DTNS 3238 – Cora in the Sky with VTOL

IKEA is making use of its TaskRabbit purchase by launching a furniture assembly service. Will this be a trend as retailers seek to expand their service offerings to compete? Plus CTS-Labs an Israeli security firm has found 13 vulnerabilities in AMD’s Ryzen chips and the ACLU has filed a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) against … Continue reading DTNS 3238 – Cora in the Sky with VTOL

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Posted on 13 March 2018 | 9:43 pm