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Get the latest in technology news for your weekday commute. The Wall Street Journal's reporters and editors highlight leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends and cyber issues. From San Francisco to New York to the hottest conferences, our journalists help you stay plugged in..

Get the latest in technology news for your weekday commute. The Wall Street Journal's reporters and editors highlight leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends and cyber issues. From San Francisco to New York to the hottest conferences, our journalists help you stay plugged in..

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Get the latest in technology news for your weekday commute. The Wall Street Journal's reporters and editors highlight leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends and cyber issues. From San Francisco to New York to the hottest conferences, our journalists help you stay plugged in..

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Episodes

What Scientists Uncovered About Earthquakes Using AI

7/6/2020
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 assistance from Nora Eckert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:08

What You Need to Know Before Buying Apple Products Right Now

7/2/2020
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

Duration:00:08:43

How Facebook Users Are Targeting Health Officials

7/1/2020
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. Jeffrey Horowitz explains. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Nora Eckert. Learn more about...

Duration:00:12:22

How eBay Tried to Crush a Blog Critic

6/30/2020
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. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Nora Eckert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:37

California City Bans Predictive Policing Software

6/29/2020
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

Duration:00:09:52

White House Considering Broad Intervention to Secure 5G Future

6/26/2020
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) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Nora Eckert. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:13:07

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

6/25/2020
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 tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314)...

Duration:00:11:44

How New Immigration Measures Could Impact Tech

6/24/2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:31

What Wirecard's Downfall Could Mean for Tech Investing

6/23/2020
A German fintech company announced last week that it's missing over $2 billion from its balance sheet. On Monday, the board said that money probably never existed in the first place. Our columnist Stephen Wilmot on what that could mean for tech investing in Europe. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:11:26

Our Guide to Apple's WWDC

6/22/2020
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off today - virtually, of course. As usual, it's a chance for Apple to unveil new products and strategy. But this year also marks a critical moment for Apple's relationship with developers. Our tech columnist Christopher Mims will join us to guide us through it. 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. Learn more about...

Duration:00:11:49

Why Hackers Are Targeting Companies You've Never Heard Of

6/19/2020
When cybercriminals go after big entities, they make headlines. So they've begun targeting more under-the-radar companies. Our reporter Jenny Strasburg joins us to explain the impact. 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. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:54

DOJ Proposes Limiting Protections for Internet Companies

6/18/2020
The Justice Department proposed a rollback of some of the rules that have protected tech companies for decades. Our reporter Brent Kendall explains. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:51

How Russian Misinformation Groups May Be Adapting Since 2016

6/17/2020
A new report gives us insight into how the Russian firm Secondary Infektion has been operating over the past few years. Our reporter Robert McMillan joins us to explain what they're doing, and what it could mean for Russian disinformation tactics in 2020. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:42

Why Police Could Still Be Using Facial Recognition, Despite Big Exits

6/16/2020
Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and others have said they won't sell facial recognition tech to police, and they've called on Congress to introduce national legislation. But other major players in the market aren't making the same commitments. Our reporter Jared Council explains. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:15:07

How Political Groups Harvest Data from Protesters

6/15/2020
For years, companies have used location data to market specific products and messages to individuals. Now, political groups are adopting the strategy. Our reporter Patience Haggin joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:35

Developer Conferences, Minus the Developers

6/12/2020
Normally, major tech companies launch new products and services at developer conferences - but the pandemic has made that near-impossible. Our Heard on the Street Columnist Dan Gallagher explains what that could mean for the industry. 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. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:10:49

Rivals Step Up to Take on Amazon Amid Pandemic

6/11/2020
Shutdowns around the world mean more shoppers are taking their carts digital. As even the biggest companies like Amazon and Walmart struggle to keep up - how are the little guys doing? Our reporter Sebastian Herrera joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:41

China's Tencent Holdings to Build a City

6/10/2020
Tencent Holdings - one of the world's most valuable tech companies - is known for its social media, videogame, and other Internet ventures. Now: it's adding 'city planner' to its portfolio. Our reporter Konrad Putzier explains. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:58

Kids Sneaking Online During the Pandemic

6/9/2020
Breaking rules is part of being a kid. Unfortunately for parents, that extends to screen time limits, too. Our Family Tech Columnist Julie Jargon joins to explain some of the ways the tech-savviest generation has been sneaking online - and what parents can do about it. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:14

Why You've Been "Doomscrolling"

6/8/2020
There's a reason you've been spending more time than usual scrolling through bad news lately. It has a lot to do with your fight-or-flight response. Our personal tech columnist Nicole Nguyen joins us to explain what's happening, and how to cut back. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:56