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A union drive at Amazon fails

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, voted overwhelmingly not to form a union. But as Recode's Jason Del Rey (@DelRey) explains, union organizers believe their fight isn't over. References: Read Jason’s story here Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn about on...

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Dark patterns, the design tricks websites and apps use to get you to click “yes,” are all over the digital world. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) explains the movement to regulate them. You can read Sara’s story on dark patterns here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want...

Back to the movies?

As we inch closer towards a post-pandemic world, will everyone go back to watching movies in theaters? Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson talks with Peter Kafka about her observations and predictions as movie theaters start to open back up.References:  Listen and subscribe to Recode Media with Peter Kafka Listen and subscribe to What to Watch with...

Supreme code

For years, two tech giants have been locked in a legal battle over lines of code. When Google built the Android operating system, it used software created and copyrighted by Oracle. So, Oracle sued Google. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court sided with Google, ruling that it counts as lawful fair use. But how can computer code be fair use, and what...

Vaccine passports, explained

One way that America can get “back to normal” is through what's called a digital vaccine passport. America is well underway with its covid vaccination rollout and while we still have a long way to go, more and more people are getting vaccinated. But while carrying a digital vaccine record sounds like a useful idea, experts warn of privacy issues and...

Why Covid-19 tests aren’t going away

The FDA recently authorized at-home Covid-19 tests that are available without a prescription. Recode’s Sara Morrison explains why these kinds of tests remain important even as more people get vaccinated.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Should you buy your grandma a robot?

From the Recode Daily archives (Sept. 21, 2020) :The pandemic has made robot caregivers a popular way to keep elderly people company. But as Vox's Sigal Samuel explains, they're not for everyone.Read Sigal's story here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate us ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the...

Don't get duped by these vaccine scams

From the Recode Daily archives (Feb. 8, 2021): The latest innovation in pandemic scamming is fake vaccine doses and vaccine cards. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains the tactics and how to avoid getting scammed.Read Rebecca's story here. Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) Enjoyed this episode? Rate us ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐and leave a review on Apple...

The Internet, From Space

From the Recode Daily archives (Oct. 5, 2020): The pandemic has boosted demand for satellite Internet connections. Recode's Adam Clark Estes explains why companies like SpaceX and Amazon are racing to build a new broadband network among the stars. Read Adam's story here. Host: Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) Enjoyed this episode? Rate us...

How the pandemic broke Nextdoor

From the Recode Daily archives (Feb. 19, 2021): The platform, which calls itself the social network for neighborhoods, was once used for things like selling used bikes, asking neighbors for an extra stick of butter, or passive aggressive complaints about street parking etiquette. Now, Nextdoor is overrun with misinformation and false theories about...

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