Best Tech Podcasts This Week – 08/08/22

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled a list of the best new tech podcasts released in the last week (as of the time of writing):

“Amazon buys iRobot, Mofi vinyl controversy, Cybertruck cost increase”

“My guest on today’s podcast is Olivier Briggs from the GET Protocol, an innovative company that aims to solve the problem of ticket fraud and scalping using blockchain technology.

In this episode, you will learn about smart tickets and how they can revolutionise the way tickets get into the hands of fans and benefit the artists and performers while minimising the need for intermediaries.”

“A Tehran-linked hack of a NATO member marks a significant escalation against the backdrop of US-Iran nuclear talks.”

“In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about the various web browers that might show up in your analytics and whether you need to worry about supporting them or not.”

“Many machine learning practitioners dedicate most of their attention to creating and deploying models that solve business problems. However, what happens post-deployment? And how should data teams go about monitoring models in production?”

“Last week saw multiple major cryptocurrency hacks, one affecting wallets mostly linked to solana coins. Another hit Nomad, a blockchain bridge where users exchange assets on different blockchains. The losses totaled about $200 million. And these are just the latest hacks. So far this year, there’s been more than $1 billion stolen. So, why is this industry such a target? Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino speaks with Josephine Wolff, associate professor of cybersecurity policy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University.”

“In 2021, Facebook and Twitter employees spent 99% of their political donations on Democrats. Could that impact Big Tech bias? Here’s my take. Plus, I’ll tell you which jobs are most likely to be taken over by robots. If I mention your job, it’s time to update your resume! Also, here’s how you can make millions from the metaverse. Spoiler alert: You can buy digital real estate! Best of all, I’ve got a trick for whenever you have some free time: Open your browser and type these words to play famous games for free!”

“To avoid harassment and greater oversight on social-media platforms, some users in China are leaving the country’s dominant sites for under-the-radar options. WSJ China technology reporter Shen Lu joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss what led them to this point and where they are moving.”

“We diagnosed and fixed performance problems in the wild and we break down how we did it and what you need to know.”

“Why your phone number is becoming a popular way to identify you, our advise on how to best protect your privacy at hacker summer camp in Las Vegas (BSides, BlackHat, DEF CON), and details on Samsung’s new repair mode which will protect your private data on your smartphone when you take it in for repairs.”