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Tech Companies Weigh Response to Hong Kong National-Security Law

China has imposed a new national-security law on Hong Kong, requiring authorities there to more closely supervise and control internet speech. Reporter Newley Purnell joins us from Hong Kong to explain the new law-and how tech companies are reacting. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Uber Buys Postmates in Play for Food-Delivery Dominance

The food-delivery market is heating up-and cooking down. As the sector's big players look to consolidate, Uber and Postmates have agreed to a $2.6 billion dollar all-stock deal. Our reporter Heather Haddon explains what the deal means for the sector. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What Scientists Uncovered About Earthquakes Using AI

Usually, big earthquakes are the ones that capture our attention. But scientists recently uncovered new details about a mysterious group of tremors-called swarms-that might be key to understanding all earthquakes. And they used artificial intelligence to do it. Daniela Hernandez explains. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production...

What You Need to Know Before Buying Apple Products Right Now

Apple has announced a flurry of new products and features - but our Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern says you should wait before you make any big purchases. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Nora Eckert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

How Facebook Users Are Targeting Health Officials

Protests against public health officials are ramping up from those who oppose social distancing measures or wearing masks. And Facebook has been a critical tool for them, as they organize their demonstrations and live-stream protests from outside officials' homes. But critics say it's also contributed to the misinformation that's stoking this movement....

How eBay Tried to Crush a Blog Critic

A pair of bloggers wrote some negative posts about eBay. Then, they started receiving ominous packages of cockroaches and funeral wreaths. Next, they realized they were being followed. A criminal investigation found that it was all part of an alleged harassment campaign that came from high within eBay's ranks. Kirsten Grind explains. Kateri Jochum hosts....

California City Bans Predictive Policing Software

Many governments are cracking down on policing tactics in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests. Now, a city in California is believed to be the first to ban predictive policing software. Our cybersecurity reporter David Uberti explains. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

White House Considering Broad Intervention to Secure 5G Future

Everyone wants in on the race to next-generation 5G networks. The Chinese telecom giant Huawei is leading the pack. And now, we report that the Trump Administration is considering sweeping measures to shut them out. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314)...

Why Trump's Campaign is Looking for Alternatives to Facebook, Twitter

The biggest social media platforms have been feeling pressure to moderate political content. In recent weeks, Facebook and Twitter have flagged or removed some of President Trump's posts and campaign ads. But as the campaign looks for other ways to connect with voters online - are there really other options? Our reporter Emily Glazer will explain. And...

How New Immigration Measures Could Impact Tech

Tech companies are pushing back against the Trump administration's temporary ban on H-1B and other immigrant work visas. Our reporter Asa Fitch will join us to break down the debate. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts....

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