TNW 222: Android Privacy Sandbox Explained - Google Ad Privacy, Obsolete Bionic Eyes, DOJ Crypto, Printer DRM

02.17.2022 - By Tech News Weekly (Video)

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Google announces plans to bring its Privacy Sandbox to Android. Retinal implant patients are faced with obsolescence. The Department of Justice creates a cryptocurrency enforcement team. Dymo adds DRM to its thermal printers and paper.

First, Ryne Hager from Android Police stops by to explain Google's Privacy Sandbox. The company has announced plans to bring the privacy protections to Android, but it's taking time to get feedback from developers and ad tech experts.

Then, Mark Harris of IEEE Spectrum shares the tale of folks with retinal implants who have recently received notice that their bionic eyes are either obsolete or nearing obsolescence.

Then, Mikah shares news from the Department of Justice. The organization just announced a new National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team, which aims to "identify and dismantle the misuse of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets."

Lastly, Jason shares a story published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation about Dymo label printers. The company has added RFID tech to its thermal paper, thereby making it a requirement to use the company's own paper with Dymo label printers.
Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent
Guests: Ryne Hager and Mark Harris
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