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.

  

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DuckDuckGo Surpasses 100M Daily Search Queries - DTH

DuckDuckGo sees a new peak in daily search queries following 62% annual growth in 2020, Grab considers a US IPO, and researchers find smartwatches can detect COVID-19 before its detectable is tests.

 

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Posted on 18 January 2021 | 7:30 pm


ROUND TABLE - What Section 230 Actually Does

Are Facebook and Twitter protected by a shield that stops them from being responsible for any of their content? We bring on Mike Masnick from TechDirt and Shoshana Weissman from the R Street Institute to talk about what Section 230 is, what it isn’t, and whether it needs to be changed. 


SHOW NOTES:


Shoshana Weissmann, Senior Manager of Digital Media and a policy Fellow at the R Street Institute.

https://senatorshoshana.medium.com/who-am-i-ff164b02707e


Mike Masnick, founder and CEO of the Copia Institute and editor of the Techdirt blog.

https://www.techdirt.com/user/mmasnick


Our discussion isn't a substitute for, nor does it constitute, legal advice. The goal of this discussion is to explore some of the legal issues surrounding CDA 230.


The central text of Section 230

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/47/230


(1) Treatment of publisher or speaker

No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.


There is also a section right after that on Civil Liability that offers further protections for taking certain moderation actions. 


-- What is Section 230 designed to do?


-- What are some of the major misconceptions about Section 230?


-- If section 230 were repealed with no replacement, what do you think the effect would be?


-- Do you believe Congress should replace 230? If so, with what? If not, why?


Mike:

-Fix a typo

-Reverse FOSTA

-Remove intellectual exemption property


 

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Posted on 16 January 2021 | 4:31 pm


CES 2021 Interview with the CTA - DTNS Special

We interview the CTA's Senior Manager, Industry Communications Danielle Cassagnol on the challenges the organization faced moving the tradeshow online.

 

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Posted on 15 January 2021 | 11:00 pm


Google Taunts Australia - DTNS 3948

Allison Sheridan is back with her take on the rest of CES 2021, plus we talk about the future of Podcast Media LLC as it goes up for potential sale.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Allison Sheridan, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe.

Link to the Show Notes.

 

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Posted on 15 January 2021 | 10:47 pm


AMD Rises to the Top of CES - DTNS 3947

It’s the final day at CES 2021. We take a look at the winners of Engadget’s Best of CES and the highlights from Samsung’s announcements.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe.

Link to Show Notes.

 

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Posted on 14 January 2021 | 10:29 pm


Touch is so 2019 - DTNS 3946

CES 2021 wraps up as we talk home automation trends, a new heads-up-display for cars and a new open world Star Wars game.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Richard Gunther, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Posted on 13 January 2021 | 10:24 pm


Virtually Filled With TVs - DTNS 3945

It's Day 2 of CES 2021. We discuss the latest developments in High and Ultra Definition TV and Home Theater technology with Robert Heron and Patrick Norton. Plus all the chip announcements from AMD, Intel and Nvidia.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Norton, Robert Heron, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Posted on 12 January 2021 | 10:27 pm


Unrolling CES 2021 - DTNS 3944

CES 2021 has arrived. We sort through all the press releases and discuss all the gadgets, hardware and services announced at the first day of the trade show.

Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Chris Ashley, Peter Wells, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Posted on 11 January 2021 | 10:39 pm


Twitter Suspends US president - DTNS Headline UPDATE

Twitter permanently suspended the president of the United States from its platform, Apple warns Parler to improve moderation and Google delists Parler from Play store.

 

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Posted on 9 January 2021 | 2:03 am