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#17: Privacy and Coupons

August 17th, 2017 · 50 minutes

With smartphones and live streams, we can all watch the news unfold in real time, but at what cost? Insurance companies are offering discounts for data, and we all wonder what's going on with Facebook Marketplace.

Guest Starring: Alex Cox, Stephen Hackett, and Mikah Sargent

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Links and Show Notes

Violence On Facebook Live Is Worse Than You Thought

According to a new BuzzFeed News analysis, Facebook Live has a violence problem far greater than the one portrayed in national headlines.

Apple reportedly in talks with Aetna to bring the Apple Watch to millions of customers | TechCrunch

Apple and Aetna have held several secret meetings to discuss offering the Apple Watch to Aetna’s 23 million customers, according to CNBC.

Car Insurance Companies Want to Track Your Every Move |

Car insurance companies are offering customers discounts to let them track their driving habits.

FrontRow is another high-end take on the idea of a wearable camera - The Verge

FrontRow is meant to be worn around your neck, with the rear camera at or around chest height, facing out. This way, you can quickly grab it and snap a photo or video whenever you see something you deem picture-worthy.

Facebook Marketplace makes its way to 17 European countries

If you're looking for stuff to buy online, check out Facebook Marketplace -- it might now be available in your country.

Facebook adds new camera features in hopes that you’ll use Stories - The Verge

Facebook is rolling out a few camera features it began testing earlier this summer, and the most exciting one is the ability to create GIFs.

Alexandra Cox 🤖 (@AlexCox) | Twitter
Mikah Sargent (@mikahsargent) | Twitter — Mikah Sargent