We split this week’s Vergecast into two parts: one half focuses on privacy, and the other half covers the streaming wars between Netflix, HBO, Disney, and others.
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller bring Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton back to the show to answer questions regarding Mark Zuckerberg’s letter on Facebook’s privacy-focused future and how it can affect the company and its product.
In the second half of the show, the cast brings in Verge reporter Julia Alexander to explain why HBO may have some changes ahead after the acquisition by AT&T and how Disney will be a big player in the video streaming competition.
There’s a whole lot more in between that — like Paul’s segment “Robots dance while they die: A cloud computing murder tale brought to you by the same people who collectively write all the James Patterson novels” — so listen to it all to stay informed.
Stories from this episode:
- The president just called the CEO of Apple ‘Tim Apple’
- Read Mark Zuckerberg’s letter on Facebook’s privacy-focused future
- Mark Zuckerberg promises a newer, more private Facebook
- Facebook knows Facebook isn’t the future
- Facebook’s pivot to privacy has huge implications — if it’s real
- The messy details behind Facebook’s messaging plans
- HBO CEO Richard Plepler is leaving the company amid AT&T restructuring
- AT&T’s new HBO chief criticizes Netflix, says it ‘doesn’t have a brand’
- AT&T just made its first huge changes to HBO and the rest of WarnerMedia
- Game of Thrones’ final season trailer prepares us for the biggest fight yet
- Disney is ending its vault program, giving Disney+ a huge boost in the streaming wars
- How baseball’s tech team built the future of television
- Dying social robot Jibo goes out with a song and a dance
- YouTube is demonetizing all videos about Momo
- YouTube’s family vloggers worry about future amid comment section crackdown
- YouTube terminates more than 400 channels following controversy
- YouTube is ‘aggressively approaching’ solution to child exploitation controversy