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DevNews is the news show for developers by developers, hosted by Saron Yitbarek, founder of CodeNewbie and Disco, and Josh Puetz, principal engineer at Forem. Each season these experienced devs cover the latest in the world of tech, and speak with diverse guests from a variety of backgrounds to dig deep into meaty topics such as security, the pros and cons of outsourcing your authentication, and the latest bugs and hacks.

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S8:E9 - Diablo Immortal and Video Game Accessibility, The Challenges of Creating an AR System, The Recent Wave of Tech Layoffs, and More

S8:E9 - Diablo Immortal and Video Game Accessibility, The Challenges of Creating an AR System, The Recent Wave of Tech Layoffs, and More

This week we’re talking about the recent wave of tech layoffs, and React Eurasia’s controversial decision to locate this year's conference in Dubai. Then we speak with Steven Spohn, senior director of development at The AbleGamers Charity Foundation about Diablo Immortal’s native voice chat transcription and speech-to-text accessibility feature, and where we are in terms of accessible design in the video game industry as a whole. Finally, we speak with Jeri Ellsworth, co-founder and CEO of Tilt Five about what some of the inherent challenges are with creating AR devices that might be making it difficult for both Apple and Google to launch the glasses they’ve been talking about for years. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) React Eurasia's 2022 Location Twitter Announcement The Split-Screen Job Market: Low Unemployment, High Turnover, Plenty Of Openings—And More Layoff Headlines Diablo Immortal will launch with native voice chat transcription and speech-to-text The AbleGamers Charity accessible.games Tilt Five

9 June 2022


S8:E8 -  Can Open-Source Exist in China, Apple Unveils New Accessibility Features, Salesforce Employees vs. the NRA, and More

S8:E8 - Can Open-Source Exist in China, Apple Unveils New Accessibility Features, Salesforce Employees vs. the NRA, and More

In this episode, we talk about Salesforce employees calling for an end of the company working with the National Rifle Association. Then we speak with Zeyi Yang, reporter at the MIT Technology Review about a recent piece he wrote titled, "How censoring China’s open-source coders might backfire." Finally, we speak with Sarah Fossheim, independent accessibility engineer and creator and maintainer of the Ethical Design guide, about the new accessibility features Apple is bringing to its products. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) RailsConf 'Unconscionable': Thousands of workers at Salesforce, San Francisco’s biggest employer, demand company stop working with NRA How censoring China’s open-source coders might backfire Apple previews innovative accessibility features combining the power of hardware, software, and machine learning

2 June 2022


S8:E7 - Faking DEI Efforts, Ruby at Scale, and Diving Into PyScript

S8:E7 - Faking DEI Efforts, Ruby at Scale, and Diving Into PyScript

In this episode, we speak with Tara Robertson, a diversity and inclusion consultant about some of the ways the tech industry has continued to fail when it comes to DEI, which is a topic spurred by a recent piece in the New York Times titled, At Wells Fargo, a Quest to Increase Diversity Leads to Fake Job Interviews. Then we speak with Stefan Marr, researcher and Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent’s School of Computing about Shopify’s investment into Ruby at Scale, and the research he will be doing for them. And finally we speak with Fabio Pliger, Principal Software Architect at Anaconda, Inc. and creator of PyScript about, you guessed it, PyScript! Which was unveiled at PyCon US 2022. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) At Wells Fargo, a Quest to Increase Diversity Leads to Fake Job Interviews The Price of Wells Fargo’s Fake Account Scandal Grows by $3 Billion How to Talk to Your Boss About Race Shopify Invests in Research for Ruby at Scale PyScript: Python in the Browser

26 May 2022


S8:E6 - DevDiscuss: You Too Can Create Beautiful Data-Driven Essays Like The Pudding

S8:E6 - DevDiscuss: You Too Can Create Beautiful Data-Driven Essays Like The Pudding

This week, we feature one of our favorite episodes of our sister podcast, DevDiscuss, where hosts Ben Halpern and Julianna Tetreault talk about creating beautiful data-driven essays with Michelle McGhee and Russell Goldenberg, Journalist-Engineers at The Pudding. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) OpenAI Svelte The Pudding Polygraph Gabriel Florit - On Responsive Design and Data Visualization Who’s in the Crossword? The Birthday Paradox The Gyllenhaal Experiment Life After Death on Wikipedia We couldn’t get an artificial intelligence program to win the New Yorker Caption Contest Nothing Breaks Like A.I. Heart Human Terrain An Interactive Visualization of Every Line in Hamilton Reconstructing Seven Days of Protests How you play Spades is how you play life D3.js GitHub: The Pudding Datawrapper Flourish The Pudding: Our Resources We investigated 200 crackers to learn about food allergies and labelling. Warning: may contain troubling results

19 May 2022


S8:E5 - Big Tech Goes All-In On Passwordless Sign-In, Apple’s Gatekeeping of Web-Based AR, Apple Mail’s Nifty Email Tracking Blocker, and More

S8:E5 - Big Tech Goes All-In On Passwordless Sign-In, Apple’s Gatekeeping of Web-Based AR, Apple Mail’s Nifty Email Tracking Blocker, and More

In this episode, we talk about Apple's gatekeeping of web-based AR on the iPhone, a neat feature added to Apple Mail that blocks email tracking, and we say goodbye to the iPod. Then we talk about Apple, Google, and Microsoft’s plan to implement passwordless sign-in on all major platforms with Jackie Singh, former senior incident response and threat analyst at Biden For President, who currently is the director of an anti-surveillance nonprofit, which advocates and litigates against government use of mass surveillance. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Apple is a massive force in AR. It’s also been holding the technology back Apple Mail Now Blocks Email Tracking. Here’s What It Means for You The music lives on: iPod touch will be available while supplies last Apple, Google, and Microsoft commit to expanded support for FIDO standard to accelerate availability of passwordless sign‑ins

12 May 2022


S8:E4 - A Surge In Hacks Against Russia, Privacy Concerns With Mental Health Apps, and Lego’s Big Move Into the Digital Space

S8:E4 - A Surge In Hacks Against Russia, Privacy Concerns With Mental Health Apps, and Lego’s Big Move Into the Digital Space

In this episode, we talk about Lego expanding its online ambitions and its plans to triple the number of software engineers on staff. Then we’ll speak with Joseph Menn, author of the book, Cult of the Dead Cow, and technology reporter at The Washington Post, about a piece he wrote titled, “Hacking Russia was off-limits. The Ukraine war made it a free-for-all.” Finally, we’ll speak with Jen Caltrider, who leads Mozilla’s Privacy Not Included guide, about their research which found that the vast majority of mental health and prayer apps are severely lacking in privacy protections. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Lego to expand online ambitions by tripling total of software engineers Hacking Russia was off-limits. The Ukraine war made it a free-for-all. Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World *Privacy Not Included: Mental Health Apps

4 May 2022


S8:E3 -  Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover, Security Vulnerabilities in Web3, and Experimenting With the TikTok Algorithm

S8:E3 - Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover, Security Vulnerabilities in Web3, and Experimenting With the TikTok Algorithm

In this episode, we talk about Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover and the Twitter storm it created, especially amongst Twitter employees. Then we speak with Dipanjan Das, system security researcher at UC Santa Barbara, about various large scale hacks in the blockchain space, and how companies and individuals can better protect themselves in the growing Web3 space. Finally, we speak with senior software engineer and popular Tiktoker feleciaforthewin, about how she experimented with the TikTok algorithm and ended up gaining over 300-thousand followers. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) DevNews S8E1: Coding Under Bombing Elon Musk and Twitter Reach Deal for Sale Understanding Security Issues in the NFT Ecosystem Ethereum-based stablecoin protocol Beanstalk loses about $182 million to exploit US officials link North Korean Lazarus hackers to $625M Axie Infinity crypto theft North Korean hackers who stole $600M from Axie Infinity are still laundering their haul, recently moving $4.5M of ETH, after the US tried to freeze those assets Bored Ape Instagram account hacked: NFTs worth $2.8 million stolen A former software developer gained 245,000 TikTok followers by testing her theories about the app's algorithm feleciaforthewin

28 April 2022


S8:E2 - AI Regulation In Different Cities, A GitHub Snafu, and Crypto-Miners Wreck a Town’s Power

S8:E2 - AI Regulation In Different Cities, A GitHub Snafu, and Crypto-Miners Wreck a Town’s Power

In this episode, we talk about how a developer irreversibly lost a community of 54-thousand stars and watchers built up over the past 10 years on GitHub, and how unregulated crypto-mining wrecked the power of an entire New York town. Then we speak with Vidushi Marda, senior program officer at Article 19, where she leads the research and engagement on the human rights implications of machine learning, to get her perspective on the Artificial Intelligence regulations and systems different cities around the world are implementing. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) How we lost 54k GitHub stars How Bitcoin mining devastated this New York town Cities Take the Lead in Setting Rules Around How AI Is Used Vidushi Marda: Publications Dutch Comfort: The limits of AI governance through municipal registers Emotional Entanglement: China’s emotion recognition market and its implications for human rights Data in New Delhi’s Predictive Policing System

21 April 2022


S8:E1 - Coding Under Bombing

S8:E1 - Coding Under Bombing

In this episode, we talk about Elon Musk buying the largest share of Twitter and then flip flopping on being on the board. Then we speak with Alex Lebedev, software engineer at HotJar, about his experience living in Ukraine under the horrific conditions of its war with Russia, and about his blog post titled, “Coding Under Bombing.” Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Twitter Grapples With an Elon Musk Problem Elon Musk Deletes Tweets Criticizing Twitter After Deciding Against Joining Board Twitter Staff ‘Super Stressed’ Over Musk Board Chaos on Day Off Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal: Elon Musk Decides Not to Take Board Seat Coding Under Bombing: 5 Steps to Be Productive Under Stress National Bank of Ukraine NBU Opens Special Account to Raise Funds for Ukraine’s Armed Forces

14 April 2022


S7:E8 -  Battling Russian Disinformation, Big Tech Lends a Hand to Ukraine, and IBM's Persistent Ageism Problem

S7:E8 - Battling Russian Disinformation, Big Tech Lends a Hand to Ukraine, and IBM's Persistent Ageism Problem

In this episode, we talk about various ways in which big tech has lent a hand to Ukraine in their war with Russia. Then we talk about Russian disinformation efforts with Dr. Jeffery Blevins, professor in the Journalism Department at the University of Cincinnati and co-author of the book, Social Media, Social Justice and the Political Economy of Online Networks. Then we talk about leaked IBM documents that show the company’s persistent ageism problem with Peter Gosselin, former investigative reporter at ProPublica who co-penned the piece, Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Airbnb to Provide Housing for 100,000 Ukrainian Refugees Ukraine Gets $22 Million in Crypto Donations to Fight Invasion Meta rolls out encrypted Instagram DMs in Russia and Ukraine Social Media, Social Justice and the Political Economy of Online Networks Meta, YouTube, and TikTok block Russian state media in Europe Reddit has quarantined r/Russia due to misinformation Cutting 'Old Heads' at IBM Making ‘Dinobabies’ Extinct: IBM’s Push for a Younger Work Force

3 March 2022


S7:E7 - Lack of Foresight Leads to a Loss of Sight, Tech Recruitment Challenges, Which Vendors Are Fastest at Fixing Bugs, and More

S7:E7 - Lack of Foresight Leads to a Loss of Sight, Tech Recruitment Challenges, Which Vendors Are Fastest at Fixing Bugs, and More

In this episode, we talk about another major hack on Ukraine, a report from Google’s Project Zero about which tech vendors are the fastest at fixing security bugs, and we also chat about injecting old computers with Chrome OS Flex. Then we speak with Pariss Athena, founder and CEO of Black Tech Pipeline about the challenges that tech recruiters are having in the current job landscape. And finally, we speak with Dr. Calvin Roberts, president and CEO of Lighthouse Guild International and clinical professor of ophthalmology at Weill (While) Cornell Medical College, a charitable organization devoted to the visually impaired, about the issue of certain bionic eye technologies becoming obsolete and unsupported. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) A hack of the Defense Ministry, army and state banks was the largest of its kind in Ukraine’s history. A walk through Project Zero metrics The Great Resignation Black Tech Pipeline Their Bionic Eyes Are Now Obsolete and Unsupported

24 February 2022


S7:E6 - The Growth of Online Romance Scams, Facebook’s Content Moderation 'Sweatshop,’ and More

S7:E6 - The Growth of Online Romance Scams, Facebook’s Content Moderation 'Sweatshop,’ and More

In this episode, we talk about Google’s move to get your mobile apps to stream on their other devices. Then we speak with Aunshul Rege, associate professor with the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University, about the rise of online dating scams and the incredible amounts of money people get swindled out of. Then we speak with Billy Perrigo, Staff Writer for TIME, about his piece titled, "Inside Facebook's African Sweatshop." Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Exclusive: Pixel will be able to stream Android apps to your Chromebook/PC, here’s how it works [Video] Universal Control: Everything You Need to Know Reports of romance scams hit record highs in 2021 Inside Facebook's African Sweatshop

17 February 2022


S7:E5 - A German Court Rules Against Google Fonts, DeepMind’s AI Coding Engine, Raspberry Pi’s 64-bit OS, and Flutter for Windows

S7:E5 - A German Court Rules Against Google Fonts, DeepMind’s AI Coding Engine, Raspberry Pi’s 64-bit OS, and Flutter for Windows

In this episode, we talk about some hardware and some software that might be of interest to you, and DeepMind’s claims that their AI coding engine is on par with your average human developer. Then we speak with Giulia Gentile, fellow in law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, about Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation and a ruling by a German court saying that it found "no legitimate interest for using Google Fonts on its websites," and the legal precedent that it sets. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Raspberry Pi OS (64-bit) Announcing Flutter for Windows Competitive programming with AlphaCode No legitimate interest for using Google Fonts on websites, says German court

10 February 2022


S7:E4 - Potential Effects of a Cyberwar Between Russia and Ukraine, a Coding Bootcamp Stands Strong In Afghanistan, and More

S7:E4 - Potential Effects of a Cyberwar Between Russia and Ukraine, a Coding Bootcamp Stands Strong In Afghanistan, and More

In this episode, we talk about The New York Time’s Wordle acquisition, and Apple App Stores new unlisted apps option. Then we speak with Hector Monsegur, director of research at Alacrinet and former black hat hacker about what a cyberwar between Russia and Ukraine would look like and what its effects could be. Finally, we speak with Jamshid Hashimi, founder of CodeWeekend, a coding bootcamp that is still providing education and hope within the chaos caused by the US pullout from Afghanistan and the new Taliban regime. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Wordle Is Joining The New York Times Games Unlisted app distribution Destructive malware targeting Ukrainian organizations Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency CodeWeekend

3 February 2022


S7:E3 - Chatbots Could Help Mitigate Eating Disorders, Retro Slavic Adventure Games, NFT Twitter Profile Pictures, and More

S7:E3 - Chatbots Could Help Mitigate Eating Disorders, Retro Slavic Adventure Games, NFT Twitter Profile Pictures, and More

This week we talk about Twitter NFT profile pictures and some stories about US government versus big tech. Then we speak with Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, about a research paper she co-authored about how the use of chatbots could help prevent and mitigate eating disorders. Then we speak with Maroš Brojo, general manager at Slovak Game Developers Association, about a wealth of unearthed slavic text adventure games from the 80’s that he and his team have translated and featured at the Slovak Design Museum. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Twitter’s New NFT Feature is an Annoying Show-off of Crypto Wealth Senate Panel Approves Antitrust Bill Restricting Big Tech Platforms Google sued by DC and three states for ‘deceptive’ Android location tracking Effectiveness of a chatbot for eating disorders prevention: A randomized clinical trial Playable English Localizations of Slovak Digital Games From the Late 80s Period

27 January 2022


S7:E2 - Safari 15’s IndexedDB Vulnerability, An Attack of the Wordle Clones, Walmart Ponders NFTs, and More

S7:E2 - Safari 15’s IndexedDB Vulnerability, An Attack of the Wordle Clones, Walmart Ponders NFTs, and More

In this episode, we talk about Walmart’s plans to get into NFTs and cryptocurrency, telecom operators starting to block Apple’s iCloud Private Relay, and an attack of the Wordle clones. Then we speak with Valentin Vasilyev, co-Founder and CTO at FingerprintJS, whose team spotted a vulnerability in Safari 15’s IndexedDB API. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Walmart is quietly preparing to enter the metaverse Apple under fire over iPhone encryption tech The App Store clones are here to profit off Wordle’s success Exploiting IndexedDB API information leaks in Safari 15

20 January 2022


S7:E1 - The Pudgy Penguins NFT Debacle, a Dev Intentionally Breaks His Own Open Source Libraries, and Gen Z’s Distaste for Green Text Bubbles

S7:E1 - The Pudgy Penguins NFT Debacle, a Dev Intentionally Breaks His Own Open Source Libraries, and Gen Z’s Distaste for Green Text Bubbles

In this episode, we talk about a developer who broke around 19-thousand projects by intentionally corrupting his own open source libraries, and how iMessage won in the smartphone battle for favor amongst Gen Z. Then we speak with Dr. Merav Ozair, Leading Blockchain expert and FinTech Professor at Rutgers Business School, about NFTs and the turbulent removal of the founders of the Pudgy Penguins project. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Dev corrupts NPM libs 'colors' and 'faker' breaking thousands of apps Why Apple’s iMessage Is Winning: Teens Dread the Green Text Bubble Pudgy Penguins NFT Project Ousts Founders as Mood Turns Icy

13 January 2022


S6:E8 - The Web3 Debate and the World’s First Organic Reproducing Robots

S6:E8 - The Web3 Debate and the World’s First Organic Reproducing Robots

In this episode, we talk about some criticisms of web3, which Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey wrote this week, and then we’ll speak to Samina Kabir, developer advocate at Decentology and Niharika Singh, product manager at Decentology, a web3 company about what in the world web3 is and their perspectives on it. Then we’ll speak with Sam Kriegman, postdoctoral fellow at Harvard and Tufts about his research with the world’s first reproducing organic robots. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey are talking about ‘Web3’ – here’s what it is and why it matters The irrational exuberance of web3 Kinematic self-replication in reconfigurable organisms

23 December 2021


S6:E7 - An Intricate Job Recruitment Scam, a Law Against Some AI-Powered Recruitment Software, and We Give You Holiday Tech Support, Support

S6:E7 - An Intricate Job Recruitment Scam, a Law Against Some AI-Powered Recruitment Software, and We Give You Holiday Tech Support, Support

In this episode, we talk about a lawsuit filed by Riot Games against fraudsters of an intricate video game studio scam, and a New York City law that will ban employers from using potentially biased AI-driven recruitment software to screen candidates. Then we speak with Rob Frelow, co-founder & chief AI officer of The StoryGraph, who has 15 years of experience being a tech support engineer, to give you lifehacks for your holiday family tech support woes. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) They thought they got their dream job at Riot Games — but it was a scam New NYC law restricts hiring based on artificial intelligence The StoryGraph FaceTime Screen Share Jitsi Meet

15 December 2021


S6:E6 - TikTok’s Algorithm, JetBrain’s Fleet IDE, Timnit Gebru’s New Research Institution, and More

S6:E6 - TikTok’s Algorithm, JetBrain’s Fleet IDE, Timnit Gebru’s New Research Institution, and More

In this episode, we talk about Timnit Gebru’s new research institute, researcher’s contentious relationship with Facebook, and a company that has been secretly helping governments track people’s mobile phones. Then we chat with Dennis Ushakov, Fleet Developer at JetBrains, about Fleet, the company’s new IDE. Finally, we speak with Julian McAuley, computer science professor at the University of California San Diego, about an internal TikTok document the New York Times obtained titled, TikTok Algo 101. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Cyberpunk 2077, Timnit Gebru’s Firing, GitHub’s ‘State of the Octoverse,’ and Google’s New Chip Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR) Investigating Facebook: a fractious relationship with academia Swiss Firm Executive Operates Secret Surveillance Operation, Sources Say Fleet How TikTok Reads Your Mind

9 December 2021


S6:E5 - Jack Dorsey Resigns, Apple Self-Repair, and the Threat of Post-Quantum Cryptography

S6:E5 - Jack Dorsey Resigns, Apple Self-Repair, and the Threat of Post-Quantum Cryptography

In this episode, we talk about the resignation of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Apple’s new self-service repair announcement. Then we speak with Dustin Moody, a mathematician in the National Institute of Science and Technology’s Computer Security Division, about the looming threat of post-quantum cryptography. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Jack Dorsey Resignation Twitter Post Apple announces Self Service Repair The Future Is Now: Spreading the Word About Post-Quantum Cryptography DHS: Post-Quantum Cryptography

1 December 2021


S6:E4 - Trojan Source Attacks, Features in .NET 6, Another Apple Settlement, and No More Contacting Employees Off Hours...At Least in Portugal

S6:E4 - Trojan Source Attacks, Features in .NET 6, Another Apple Settlement, and No More Contacting Employees Off Hours...At Least in Portugal

In this episode, we talk about a new Apple settlement and a big win for workers in Portugal. Then we speak with Nicholas Boucher, PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge about new research into something they are calling a “Trojan Source” attack. And finally, we chat with Safia Abdalla, senior software engineer at Microsoft about new updates and features in the recently released .NET 6. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Apple to Pay $30 Million Over Store Workers’ Security Checks https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-13/apple-to-pay-30-million-over-security-checks-for-store-workers Trojan Source: Invisible Vulnerabilities Announcing .NET 6 — The Fastest .NET Yet

17 November 2021


S6:E3 - New CSS Features, a New Search Engine, and Facebook’s Facial Recognition System in the Metaverse

S6:E3 - New CSS Features, a New Search Engine, and Facebook’s Facial Recognition System in the Metaverse

In this episode, we have an update about Facebook’s Facial Recognition system, and then we get into You.com, which calls itself “the world’s first open search engine.” Then we speak with Stephanie Eckles, software engineer at Microsoft and author of ModernCSS.dev about exciting new CSS updates that were just announced at Chrome Dev Summit 2021. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Facebook is backing away from facial recognition. Meta isn’t. AI-driven search engine You.com takes on Google with $20M You Everything announced at Chrome Dev Summit 2021 Modern CSS Solutions

10 November 2021


S6:E2 - Software Complexity, Facebook’s Facial Recognition System, and the Use of AI in a Mass Layoff

S6:E2 - Software Complexity, Facebook’s Facial Recognition System, and the Use of AI in a Mass Layoff

In this episode, we talk about Facebook’s plan to shut down its Facial Recognition System, and a mass firing at a Russian payment services company fueled by AI productivity measurement tools. Then we speak with Scott Carey, enterprise technology journalists at InfoWorld, about how the growing complexity of modern software systems might be “killing” software developers. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) The Metaverse Is Mark Zuckerberg’s Escape Hatch An Update On Our Use of Face Recognition Xsolla fires 150 employees using big data and AI analysis, CEO’s letter causes controversy Xsolla founder on mass layoffs and AI-based employee appraisal system: “Stories of fear sell better than those of hope” Xsolla former employee on layoffs and Agapitov’s character: “It’s like a small cult of personality, Perm style” Complexity is killing software developers

4 November 2021


S6:E1 - VS Code in the Browser, Facebook Internal Documents, and Corporate Open Source

S6:E1 - VS Code in the Browser, Facebook Internal Documents, and Corporate Open Source

In this episode, we talk about the explosive Facebook internal documents, a merger between Ruby Central and Ruby Together, and the short lived removal of .NET’s Hot Reload feature, which had a lot of developers frustrated and confused by the decision. Then we speak with Brigit Murtaugh, Program Manager II at Microsoft, and João Moreno, Principal Software Engineer for VS Code about how they created a new lightweight version of VS Code that can run fully in the browser. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) The Facebook Files: A Wall Street Journal investigation Facebook's Lost Generation Facebook Wrestles With the Features It Used to Define Social Networking Facebook Failed the People Who Tried to Improve It DeepMind’s XLand, Android 12 Beta's Camera Switches, a Colorism Issue With Face Filters, and a Senior’s Robot Companion Ruby Together and Ruby Central, Coming Together Update on .NET Hot Reload progress and Visual Studio 2022 Highlights Microsoft angers the .NET open source community with a controversial decision Is There an Echo Chamber? vscode.dev(!)

28 October 2021


S5:E8 - WhatsApp: The Not-So-Private Privacy App, Prohibitory Automated Resume Filters, and Some Updates About Apple

S5:E8 - WhatsApp: The Not-So-Private Privacy App, Prohibitory Automated Resume Filters, and Some Updates About Apple

In this episode, we have updates about more Apple App Store drama, and Apple’s planned surveillance features to battle child sexual abuse material. Then we speak with Lydia X. Z. Brown, attorney, disability justice activist and policy counsel for the Center for Democracy and Technology, about a study that found that automated resume filter tools exclude millions from jobs, including those with disabilities. And then we speak with Craig Silverman, reporter at Propublica, about an investigative piece he co-authored that details how Facebook undermines its privacy promises on WhatsApp. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Japan Fair Trade Commission closes App Store investigation Apple: Expanded Protections for Children Hidden Workers: Untapped Talent How Opaque Personality Tests Can Stop Disabled People from Getting Hired Report – Algorithm-driven Hiring Tools: Innovative Recruitment or Expedited Disability Discrimination? How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users

9 September 2021


S5:E7 - Apple’s #SpyPhone, an Apple App Store Settlement, and the Expansion of Government Facial Recognition Software

S5:E7 - Apple’s #SpyPhone, an Apple App Store Settlement, and the Expansion of Government Facial Recognition Software

In this episode, we talk about an the expansion of government facial recognition software and an Apple App store settlement. Then we speak with Yafit Lev-Aretz, assistant professor of law at Baruch College and the Director of Tech Ethics program at the Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, about Apple scanning iCloud images and iMessages for child sexual abuse material. Then we speak with Anunay Kulshrestha, Princeton Computer Science doctoral candidate, whose team had built a similar child sexual abuse materal scanning system, about the potential privacy and cybersecurity risks that implementing such a system creates. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Facial Recognition Software: Current and Planned Uses by Federal Agencies System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot Apple Settles With App Developers Without Making Major Concessions The All-Seeing "i": Apple Just Declared War on Your Privacy Apple: Expanded Protections for Children Opinion: We built a system like Apple’s to flag child sexual abuse material — and concluded the tech was dangerous Identifying Harmful Media in End-to-End Encrypted Communication: Efficient Private Membership Computation

2 September 2021


S5:E6 - Apple Pay Transparency Survey, and the Battle Against Twitch Hate Raids

S5:E6 - Apple Pay Transparency Survey, and the Battle Against Twitch Hate Raids

In this episode, we speak with Cher Scarlett, software engineer at Apple, about her endeavor for salary transparency at Apple to battle pay disparity and the challenges she’s faced during this undertaking. And then we speak with Twitch streamer and moderator JustMeEmilyP, and Twitch moderator NLA about the proliferation of Twitch Hate Raids and the tools and resources they and others have built to fight against it. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Apple Pay Transparency Survey levels.fyi #ADayOffTwitch Hate Raid Response N_lasouris' Mass-Created Bots Detecting Program How to stop a hate raid

26 August 2021


S5:E5 - DeepMind’s XLand, Android 12 Beta's Camera Switches, a Colorism Issue With Face Filters, and a Senior’s Robot Companion

S5:E5 - DeepMind’s XLand, Android 12 Beta's Camera Switches, a Colorism Issue With Face Filters, and a Senior’s Robot Companion

In this episode, we talk about social media face filters perpetuating colorism, and about a new companion robot for the elderly. Then we talk about DeepMind’s new exciting AI training tool, XLand, with Max Jaderberg, senior staff research scientist at DeepMind. And then we speak with Suzanne Aitchison, software engineer and accessibility specialist here at Forem, about Android 12 beta’s “Camera Switches,” which lets users control their phone with facial expressions. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) How Digital Beauty Filters Perpetuate Colorism What beta testing a robot at age 81 taught me about friendship Open-Ended Learning Leads to Generally Capable Agents Android’s latest accessibility feature lets you control your phone with facial expressions

19 August 2021


S5:E4 -  Inside the Gpt-3-Powered Chatbot That Someone Used to Talk to Their Fiancé Who Passed

S5:E4 - Inside the Gpt-3-Powered Chatbot That Someone Used to Talk to Their Fiancé Who Passed

In this episode, we chat with Jason Rohrer, game designer and creator of Project December, whose GPT-3-powered chatbot has been used by people to talk to historical figures and personalities, and was even used by one person to talk to his late fiancé for closure. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Project December r/ProjectDecember1982 The Jessica Simulation: Love and loss in the age of A.I.

12 August 2021


S5:E3 - GitHub CoPilot, Oculus’ Passthrough API, Security Concerns About QR Codes, and Why Covid-19 AI Predictive Models Fell Short

S5:E3 - GitHub CoPilot, Oculus’ Passthrough API, Security Concerns About QR Codes, and Why Covid-19 AI Predictive Models Fell Short

In this episode, we talk about Oculus' new experimental API, which blends virtual reality with your real surroundings, and we get into the sudden boom of QR codes, and the security issues it brings. Then we talk about some potential ethical and legal issues regarding Github Copilot with Andres Guadamuz, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Sussex and the Editor in Chief of the Journal of World Intellectual Property. Then we speak with Laure Wynants, Assistant Professor at Maastricht University Department of Epidemiology about why hundreds of AI predictive models built aid in the covid-19 pandemic fell short. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Mixed Reality with Passthrough QR Codes Are Here to Stay. So Is the Tracking They Allow. GitHub CoPilot: Your AI Pair Programmer Prediction models for diagnosis and prognosis of covid-19: systematic review and critical appraisal

4 August 2021


S5:E2 - Activision Blizzard Discrimination and Harassment Suit, Security Issues With Some Independent Phone Producers, and the Incredible Gail.com

S5:E2 - Activision Blizzard Discrimination and Harassment Suit, Security Issues With Some Independent Phone Producers, and the Incredible Gail.com

In this episode we talk about a major sexism and harassment suit against Activision Blizzard, and what might be one of the best websites on the internet, gail.com. Then we speak with Kyle Rankin, Chief Security Officer at Purism, about their mission to make computers and phones focused on security and privacy, and what people should potentially beware of when using phones from independent phone producers such as the newly announced Freedom Phone. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Gail.com WIPO Case D2006-0655 Activision Blizzard Sued Over ‘Frat Boy’ Culture, Harassment (1) Calif. Dep’t of Fair Emp. & Housing v. Activision Blizzard Inc. Freedom Phone Announcement Purism Freedom Phone

28 July 2021


S5:E1 - Pegasus Cyber Espionage Tool, Steam’s New Console, Gunshot-Detecting Tech, and NATO Condemns a Cyberattack

S5:E1 - Pegasus Cyber Espionage Tool, Steam’s New Console, Gunshot-Detecting Tech, and NATO Condemns a Cyberattack

In this episode, we talk about a gunshot-detecting tech used by law enforcement, the new Steam Deck handheld gaming console, and an unprecedented move by NATO condemning China for a hack exploiting Microsoft's Exchange Server. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Gunshot-Detecting Tech Is Summoning Armed Police to Black Neighborhoods Nintendo Switch Gets New Rival With Valve’s Portable Steam Console U.S. and key allies accuse China of Microsoft Exchange cyberattacks ReliaQuest CodeNewbie: What is cryptography and how to get into it, with Marcus Carey Tribe of Hackers: Blue Team Israeli Spyware Maker Is in Spotlight Amid Reports of Wide Abuses Israeli Spyware Maker Is in Spotlight Amid Reports of Wide Abuses Amnesty International The Citizen Lab

22 July 2021


S4:E8 - An Elaborate Phishing Hack, Autonomous Lethal Drones, a Questionable m1 Security Flaw, and a Devnews Behind the Scenes

S4:E8 - An Elaborate Phishing Hack, Autonomous Lethal Drones, a Questionable m1 Security Flaw, and a Devnews Behind the Scenes

In this episode, we talk about an elaborate phishing hack, a questionable M1 security flaw, and the first autonomous lethal drones targeting humans. Then we chat with our producer, Levi Sharpe to give a behind the scenes look at how we make DevNews. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) BazaFlix: BazaLoader Fakes Movie Streaming Service M1ssing Register Access Controls Leak EL0 State Drones may have attacked humans fully autonomously for the first time One startup's quest to take on Chrome and reinvent the web browser

3 June 2021


S4:E7 - Freenode’s Mass Resignations, NVIDIA’s Less Crypto-Friendly Chips, Twitter’s Crop Algorithm Investigation, and Remote Employers Excluding Colorado

S4:E7 - Freenode’s Mass Resignations, NVIDIA’s Less Crypto-Friendly Chips, Twitter’s Crop Algorithm Investigation, and Remote Employers Excluding Colorado

In this episode, we talk about companies excluding the state of Colorado from remote opportunities due to the Equal Pay For Equal Work Act, NVIDIA making their graphics cards less desirable for cryptocurrency miners, and Twitters report on its investigation into its cropping algorithm, which many people criticized as having a racial and gender bias. Then we speak with James Eaton-Lee, former staff member at Freenode, and current staff member of Libera.Chat, which was created in response to entrepreneur and Crown Prince of Korea, Andrew Lee, taking control of Freenode, which led to a mass resignation of many of its staff developers. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Equal Pay For Equal Work Act Colorado Excluded NVIDIA cripples cryptocurrency mining on RTX cards Sharing learnings about our image cropping algorithm The Freenode resignation FAQ, or: "what the fuck is going on?" resigning from freenode Libera.Chat

27 May 2021


S4:E6 - Babel’s Money Challenges, What It's Like to Work on Rails, and Coinbase’s End to Salary Negotiations

S4:E6 - Babel’s Money Challenges, What It's Like to Work on Rails, and Coinbase’s End to Salary Negotiations

This week we’re talking about cryptocurrency company CoinBase refusing to negotiate job offers and a blog post by the Babel core team titled, “Babel is used by millions, so why are we running out of money?” which created a bit of a Twitter storm, and speak with Babel Core Maintainer Nicolò Ribaudo. Then we speak with Principal Engineer at Heroku and Rails Contributor Richard Schneeman, about what it’s like to work on Rails in the aftermath of Basecamp co-founders Jason Fried and Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson’s highly criticized blog post, which raised concerns about Rails' independence from its creator. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) How Coinbase is rethinking its approach to compensation Babel is used by millions, so why are we running out of money? Nicolò Ribaudo's Hacker News Post About Babel Running Out Of Money The room where it happens: How Rails gets made CodeTriage

20 May 2021


S4:E5 - Apple AirTag Security Concerns, a Deep Neural Network Hack, an Oil Pipeline Cyber Attack, and a Shortage of Semiconductors

S4:E5 - Apple AirTag Security Concerns, a Deep Neural Network Hack, an Oil Pipeline Cyber Attack, and a Shortage of Semiconductors

In this episode, we talk about Apple’s AirTag security concerns, a US oil pipeline cyber attack and shutdown, and a shortage in semiconductors. Then we chat with Sanghyun Hong and Yigitcan Kaya Ph.D. students in Computer Science at the University of Maryland College Park, and co-authors of a research paper about how hackers could make AI networks consume much more energy than they already do. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Review | Apple’s AirTag trackers made it frighteningly easy to ‘stalk’ me in a test A German security researcher claims he was able to break into the microcontroller of Apple's AirTag, allowing him to modify its NFC URL Here’s the hacking group responsible for the Colonial Pipeline shutdown Biden Plans an Order to Strengthen Cyberdefenses. Will It Be Enough? The Chip Shortage Keeps Getting Worse. Why Can’t We Just Make More? A Panda? No, It's a Sloth: Slowdown Attacks on Adaptive Multi-Exit Neural Network Inference

13 May 2021


S4:E4 - Video Game Studio Instability, Basecamp’s Mass Resignations, Apple’s Monopoly, and Donald Trump’s Facebook

S4:E4 - Video Game Studio Instability, Basecamp’s Mass Resignations, Apple’s Monopoly, and Donald Trump’s Facebook

In this episode, we talk about Basecamp’s mass resignations, the European Union saying Apple breaks antitrust laws, and Facebook's decision to continue the ban on Donald Trump's account. Then we chat with Jason Schreier, reporter at Bloomberg and the author of Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, and now Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry, coming out May 11, 2021. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Facebook Oversight Board: Case decision 2021-001-FB-FBR EU says Apple’s App Store breaks competition rules after Spotify complaint How Basecamp blew up Basecamp resignations Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent, Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made

6 May 2021


S4:E3 - Basecamp Backlash, Remote Work Harassment, Linux Kernel Submission Ban, and Crypto Miners Killing Free CI

S4:E3 - Basecamp Backlash, Remote Work Harassment, Linux Kernel Submission Ban, and Crypto Miners Killing Free CI

In this episode, we talk about the problematic blog post put out by Basecamp CEO and Co-founder Jason Fried, and we also get into how crypto currency miners are killing free CI. Then we chat with Hector Monsegur, security researcher and former blackhat hacker, about how University of Minnesota security researchers submitted security vulnerabilities to the Linux kernel to show flaws in the approval process leading to a call for a ban on anything submitted by umn.edu emails. Finally, we speak with McKensie Mack, founder & CEO of MMG and a co-author of a report put out by the non-profit, Project Include, about how remote work is leading to more gender and racial harassment at tech companies. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Changes at Basecamp What really happened at Basecamp An Open Letter To Jason and David Crypto miners are killing free CI Remote work since Covid-19 is exacerbating harm: What companies need to know and do University of Minnesota banned from contributing to Linux kernel

29 April 2021


S4:E2 - U.K. Central Bank Digital Currency, the Environmental Impact of Digital Currency, a Problematic Spotify Patent, and WordPress’ Google FLoC Block

S4:E2 - U.K. Central Bank Digital Currency, the Environmental Impact of Digital Currency, a Problematic Spotify Patent, and WordPress’ Google FLoC Block

In this episode, we talk about WordPress blocking Google’s Federated Learning of Cohorts tracking technology, a web app that received so much negative feedback from food bloggers it was taken down in less than a day, and The Bank of England and HM Treasury creating a joint task force to explore the possibility of creating a central bank digital currency in the U.K. Then we speak with Tim Swanson, founder and director of research at Post Oak Labs, and head of market intelligence at ClearMatics, as well as the author of the research paper, “Bitcoin and other PoW coins are an ESG nightmare,” about the environmental impact of digital currency. Then we chat with Isedua Oribhabor, U.S. policy analyst at Access Now about their letter to Spotify on why the company should abandon their recent speech-recognition patent of a technology to detect emotion, gender, and age. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Proposal: Treat FLoC like a security concern Tech keeps trying to ‘fix’ recipe sites. Food bloggers wish they’d stop. Bank of England statement on Central Bank Digital Currency Access Now Letter To Spotify (Axios) RightsCon 2021 Bitcoin and other PoW coins are an ESG nightmare

21 April 2021


S4:E1 - Platforms as Utilities, Archiving Yahoo Answers, and Companies Rescinding Accepted Offers

S4:E1 - Platforms as Utilities, Archiving Yahoo Answers, and Companies Rescinding Accepted Offers

In this episode, we talk about companies rescinding job offers after they have been accepted. Then we speak with Nikolas Guggenberger, executive director of the Yale Information Society Project, about Justice Clarence Thomas arguing for categorizing some digital platforms as utilities and why this is a huge deal for the tech world. Finally, we chat with Jason Scott, co-founder of Archive Team, about their efforts to archive Yahoo Answers which is shutting down after 16 years. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Blind: Rescind Justice Clarence Thomas' Argument For Regulating Some Digital Platforms As Utilities Yahoo Answers to shut down May 4, 2021 Archive Team ArchiveTeam Warrior

15 April 2021


S3:E8 - Microsoft Mesh, Accusations of Sexism and Racism at Mailchimp, France’s ‘Repairability Index,’ and Framework’s Modular Laptop

S3:E8 - Microsoft Mesh, Accusations of Sexism and Racism at Mailchimp, France’s ‘Repairability Index,’ and Framework’s Modular Laptop

In this episode, we talk about Microsoft Mesh, France’s ‘repairability index,’ and Framework’s 13.5 inch modular laptop and are then joined by Kerry Sheehan, US Policy Lead at iFixit, and Kevin Purdy, technology journalist at iFixit, the gadget teardown and repair guide site, whose CEO was consulted by the French government about the repairability index. Then we talk about a damning report from The Verge about rampant sexism and racism at Mailchimp, and are then joined by Jaime-Alexis Fowler, founder and executive director of Empower Work, a non-profit that connects you to professionals to help you handle workplace challenges. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) “You can actually feel like you’re in the same place”: Microsoft Mesh powers shared experiences in mixed reality Why France’s New Tech ‘Repairability Index’ Is a Big Deal Introducing the Framework Laptop Apple Is Using France’s New Repairability Scoring—Here’s How It Works Mailchimp Employees Have Complained About Inequality for Years - Is Anyone Listening? Empower Work

3 March 2021


S3:E7 - Google’s Termination of Dr. Mitchell, Clubhouse Security, Australia’s News Publisher Law, and Low-Code Tools

S3:E7 - Google’s Termination of Dr. Mitchell, Clubhouse Security, Australia’s News Publisher Law, and Low-Code Tools

In this episode, we talk about the termination of Dr. Margaret Mitchell, founder and lead of the Google Ethical AI team, Australia’s law requiring Google and Facebook to pay news publishers, and concerns over Clubhouse security. Then we are joined by Rahat Chowdhury, co-founder of Whimser, to chat about the large funding rounds low-code platforms have been receiving, what this means for developers, and where these tools might fit in our own development. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Google tweaks diversity, research policies following inquiry On the Firing of Dr. Timnit Gebru Facebook Blocks News in Australia, Diverging With Google on Proposed Law Facebook’s New Look in Australia: News and Hospitals Out, Aliens Still In Clubhouse Chats Are Breached, Raising Concerns Over Security Lets talk about the Clubhouse 'hack' which wasn't Creatio Looks To Go Big With Low-Code After $68M Raise

25 February 2021


S3:E6 - CD Projekt Red Hack, a Florida Water Supply Hack, and a Major ‘Dependency Confusion’ Hack

S3:E6 - CD Projekt Red Hack, a Florida Water Supply Hack, and a Major ‘Dependency Confusion’ Hack

In this episode, we talk about engineers unionizing with other workers at Medium, Epic’s MetaHuman Creator, a hacker who broke into a water system in Florida, and a security researcher who breached over 35 big tech companies leveraging something called dependency confusion. Then we are joined by Pierre Leclerc, co-founder of 6 Eyes Studio, and game developer of the tactical RPG, Fell Seal, to chat about the recent hack of the game studio CD Projekt Red, and what one can realistically do with stolen video game source code. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Medium Workers Union A sneak peek at MetaHuman Creator: high-fidelity digital humans made easy Hacker Tried to Poison Florida City's Water Supply, Police Say Dependency Confusion: How I Hacked Into Apple, Microsoft and Dozens of Other Companies Cyberpunk and Witcher hackers auction off stolen source code for millions of dollars 6 Eyes Studio

18 February 2021


S3:E5 - Developers' Place Within Clubhouse, Margaret Mitchell’s letter to Google, Apple’s App Tracking Transparency, and Tracking Capitol Rioters

S3:E5 - Developers' Place Within Clubhouse, Margaret Mitchell’s letter to Google, Apple’s App Tracking Transparency, and Tracking Capitol Rioters

In this episode, we talk about Google AI Researcher Margaret Mitchell’s letter to the company about the firing of former AI Researcher, Timnit Gebru, Apple’s App Tracking Transparency, and smartphone data that was given to The New York Times that was used to track Capitol rioters. Then we chat with Casey Lau, co-host of RISE, one of the Web Summit conferences, and host of the RISE Offstage podcast, to talk about how Clubhouse will impact the future of tech conferences, and what developers' place is within the Clubhouse ecosystem. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) On the Firing of Dr. Timnit Gebru They Stormed the Capitol. Their Apps Tracked Them. AppTrackingTransparency requirement update How will Clubhouse impact the future of tech conferences? RISE

11 February 2021


S3:E4 - Jeff Bezos Stepping Down, Independent COVID Vaccine Systems, Ford’s Android Integration, and Tech Pricing Models

S3:E4 - Jeff Bezos Stepping Down, Independent COVID Vaccine Systems, Ford’s Android Integration, and Tech Pricing Models

In this episode, we talk about Jeff Bezos transitioning from CEO of Amazon to executive chair of the Amazon board, Ford’s future Android integration, and what kinds of pricing models work for different tech products. Then we chat with Cameron Yick, software engineer at Datadog, and one of the creators of the NYC Vaccine List, a website with the aim of helping people find a COVID-19 vaccine in and around NYC. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Email from Jeff Bezos to employees Here’s Why We’re Co-Creating Our Future with Google Subscription-based pricing is dead: Smart SaaS companies are shifting to usage-based models What went wrong with America’s $44 million vaccine data system? NYC Vaccine List Find the COVID vaccine in your state Where can I get a vaccine?

4 February 2021


S3:E3 - Elasticsearch License Change, Alpha Global Union, A Cookie-tracking Alternative, and White House Website Accessibility Features

S3:E3 - Elasticsearch License Change, Alpha Global Union, A Cookie-tracking Alternative, and White House Website Accessibility Features

In this episode, we talk about International Google workers unionizing, a potentially more privacy-friendly alternative to Cookie tracking, and new web accessibility features on the White House website. Then we chat with Jacob Rogers, Senior Legal Manager at the Wikimedia Foundation, about what we need to know about upcoming licensing changes to Elasticsearch and Kibana. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Exclusive: Google workers across the globe announce international union alliance to hold Alphabet accountable Google says it may have found a privacy-friendly substitute to cookies Web Accessibility: Improvements on the White House Website Doubling down on open, Part II

28 January 2021


S3:E2 - GitHub’s Firing Backlash, Alphabet Workers Union, Mobile Data Security, and WebExtensions API

S3:E2 - GitHub’s Firing Backlash, Alphabet Workers Union, Mobile Data Security, and WebExtensions API

In this episode, we talk about Apple’s WebExtensions API, and GitHub’s firing of a Jewish worker for using the word Nazi in reference to some of the rioters who attacked the US Capitol building on January 6th. Then we chat with Alex Gorowara, senior software engineer at Google, and spokesperson for the Alphabet Workers Union, to talk about the hundreds of Alphabet workers who have chosen to unionize and their mission. Finally, we speak with Max Zinkus and Tushar Jois, Doctoral Students in Applied Cryptography and Security at Johns Hopkins University, whose recent research found major weaknesses in both iOS and Android security mechanisms. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Safari 14 added WebExtensions support. So where are the extensions? GitHub: Update on an employee matter EXCLUSIVE: GitHub is facing employee backlash after the firing of a Jewish employee who suggested 'Nazis are about' on the day of the US Capitol siege Alphabet Workers Union Data Security on Mobile Devices

21 January 2021


S3:E1 - Trump De-platformed, Parler Dropped, an ANTIFA Conspiracy, and Virtual CES

S3:E1 - Trump De-platformed, Parler Dropped, an ANTIFA Conspiracy, and Virtual CES

In this episode, we talk about the mass indefinite ban of Trump on social media platforms, and AWS and the Google and Apple App Stores dropping Parler in the aftermath of the US Capitol’s siege by Trump supporters. Then we chat with Dave Gershgorn, senior writer at OneZero at Medium, who covers AI and its effects on society, about the conspiracy theory that antifa were embedded in the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol building. Finally, we speak with Monica Chin, writer at the Verge, about this year’s virtual Consumer Electronics Show. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) All the platforms that have banned or restricted Trump so far Parler Is Gone, But Hackers Say They Downloaded Everything First Claims Antifa Embedded in Capitol Riots Come From a Deeply Unreliable Facial Recognition Company CES Platformer Gender Shades: Intersectional Accuracy Disparities in Commercial Gender Classification

13 January 2021


S2:E8 - Major Governmental Hack, Ruby 3.0, Oblivious DNS, and Facebook Antitrust Lawsuits

S2:E8 - Major Governmental Hack, Ruby 3.0, Oblivious DNS, and Facebook Antitrust Lawsuits

In this episode, we about federal and state antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, and a new DNS technique backed by Apple, Cloudflare, and Fastly called Oblivious DNS. Then we speak with Hector Monsegur, security researcher and former blackhat hacker, about a major hack against multiple government agencies. Then we chat with Penelope Phippen, tech lead at Stripe, and a Director at Ruby Central, about the release of Ruby 3.0. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Improving DNS Privacy with Oblivious DoH in 1.1.1.1 U.S. and States Say Facebook Illegally Crushed Competition U.S. Agencies Hacked in Foreign Cyber Espionage Campaign Linked to Russia Ruby 3.0.0 Preview 2 Released

16 December 2020


S2:E7 - Cyberpunk 2077, Timnit Gebru’s Firing, GitHub’s ‘State of the Octoverse,’ and Google’s New Chip

S2:E7 - Cyberpunk 2077, Timnit Gebru’s Firing, GitHub’s ‘State of the Octoverse,’ and Google’s New Chip

In this episode, we talk about Google’s move to put their own chips in Pixels and Chromebooks, and notable items in GitHub’s “State of the Octoverse.” Then we speak with Nathan Grayson, senior reporter at Kotaku and co-host of Kotaku’s Splitscreen, about crunch culture in game development and the differences between a company like Supergiant Games and CD Projekt Red, the maker of the newly released and highly anticipated RPG, Cyberpunk 2077. Finally, we chat with Julien Cornebise, an honorary associate professor at University College London and a former researcher with DeepMind, Google’s A.I. lab, about Google’s firing of Timnit Gebru, a co-leader of Google’s Ethical A.I. team, who said she was fired after she sent an email criticizing the company’s efforts to hire more minorities as well as biases in their A.I. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Scoop: Google readies its own chip for future Pixels, Chromebooks Apple Preps Next Mac Chips With Aim to Outclass Top-End PCs The 2020 State of the Octoverse The Secret To The Success Of Bastion, Pyre, And Hades: No Forced Crunch, Yes Forced Vacations Cyberpunk 2077 Publisher Orders 6-Day Weeks Ahead of Launch Google Researcher Says She Was Fired Over Paper Highlighting Bias in A.I. We read the paper that forced Timnit Gebru out of Google. Here’s what it says.

10 December 2020


S2:E6 - Salesforce’s Slackquisition, PHP 8.0, Amazon Sidewalk, and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

S2:E6 - Salesforce’s Slackquisition, PHP 8.0, Amazon Sidewalk, and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

In this episode, we talk about Amazon Sidewalk, and SaleForce’s acquisition of Slack. Then we speak with Jerry Gamblin, Manager of Security and Compliance at Kenna Security, about the U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments this week about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which has major implications for ethical hackers. Finally, we chat with Sara Golemon, Core Developer and Release Manager on the PHP team, about the new release of PHP 8.0. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Salesforce Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Slack Introducing Amazon Sidewalk Computer Fraud and Abuse Act PHP 8.0 Released!

3 December 2020


S2:E5 - COVID Tracking Project, Apple’s Reduced App Store Commission, Tesla Security Flaws, and Twitter Fleets

S2:E5 - COVID Tracking Project, Apple’s Reduced App Store Commission, Tesla Security Flaws, and Twitter Fleets

In this episode, we talk about a concerning security flaw in the Tesla Model X, and Twitter’s fleet rollout and subsequent rollback. Then we check back in with Sarah Maxwell, spokesperson for the Coalition on App Fairness, about Apple’s new reduced app store commission for certain developers. Finally, we chat with Kevin Miller, website lead at the COVID Tracking Project, about what has become one of the most trusted sources on the spread of the pandemic. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) This Bluetooth Attack Can Steal a Tesla Model X in Minutes Fleets: a new way to join the conversation Apple announces App Store Small Business Program Coalition for App Fairness The COVID Tracking Project RubyConf Tracking COVID with Ruby

26 November 2020


S2:E4 - U.S. Military Buying Location Data, GitHub Reinstating youtube-dl, Apple Server Problems, and School Ransomware Attacks

S2:E4 - U.S. Military Buying Location Data, GitHub Reinstating youtube-dl, Apple Server Problems, and School Ransomware Attacks

In this episode, we cover how Apple server problems caused slowdowns and crashes for app launching in all versions of MacOS, the rise of school districts being the targets of ransomware attacks, and GitHub reinstating youtube-dl, a program to download videos from YouTube and other video sites, after a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown. And then we chat with Senior Staff Writer at Motherboard, Joseph Cox, whose piece titled, “How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps,” shines a spotlight on the location data industry, and who is being targeted. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Apple Addresses Privacy Concerns Surrounding App Authentication in macOS Schools Struggling to Stay Open Get Hit by Ransomware Attacks Standing up for developers: youtube-dl is back How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps

19 November 2020


S2:E3 - Apple ARM-Macs, COVID-19 Vaccine, Privacy ‘Nutrition Labels,’ and Controlling Computers With Our Brains

S2:E3 - Apple ARM-Macs, COVID-19 Vaccine, Privacy ‘Nutrition Labels,’ and Controlling Computers With Our Brains

In this episode, we talk about about Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine’s effect on certain tech companies, and we get into Apple’s App privacy “nutrition labels.” Then we chat with Ish ShaBazz, iOS engineer and creator of Capsicum app about Apple's ARM-based Mac’s and other noteworthy announcements from this week's Apple event. Finally we speak with Peter Yoo, director of research at Synchron, Inc, about the first human trials of their Stentrode brain implant which allows users to control computers with their brain. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Zoom and other ‘stay-at-home’ stocks got crushed on the positive vaccine news App privacy details on the App Store Apple Event — November 10 Synchron Patients with Severe Paralysis Use Stentrode Brain-Computer Interface to Text, Email, Shop, Bank Online, First-in-human Study Reports Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery: Motor neuroprosthesis implanted with neurointerventional surgery improves capacity for activities of daily living tasks in severe paralysis: first in-human experience

12 November 2020


S2:E2 - iOS Accessibility Features, GraphQL Editor 3.0, Raspberry Pi 400, Stripe Climate, and CodeSandbox

S2:E2 - iOS Accessibility Features, GraphQL Editor 3.0, Raspberry Pi 400, Stripe Climate, and CodeSandbox

In this episode, we cover Raspberry Pi 400, Stripe Climate, and CodeSandbox's series A funding. Then we speak to Kaya Thomas, senior iOS engineer at Calm, about iOS’s new back tap feature, and other accessibility features on iOS that developers might not know about. Finally, we chat with CTO of GraphQL Editor, Artur Czemiel (Cha-mial), about the release of GraphQL Editor 3.0. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Raspberry Pi 400 Stripe Climate CodeSandbox Secures $12.7M Series A Funding Apple added a secret button to your iPhone, and you may not have even noticed Apple: Human Interface Guidelines GraphQL Editor 3.0 - new release

5 November 2020


S2:E1 - Hacktoberfest, Node v15, Edge, McBroken, and Tech-Related Issues on U.S. Ballots

S2:E1 - Hacktoberfest, Node v15, Edge, McBroken, and Tech-Related Issues on U.S. Ballots

In this episode, we talk about Oculus Quest 2 users being forced to link their account to a Facebook account, a fun use of the McDonald's API, Microsoft phasing out Internet Explorer with Edge, and some important tech-related issues on U.S. ballots. Then we be speak with Emily Kager, senior mobile android engineer at Mozilla, about a big controversy over Hacktoberfest. Finally, we chat with senior software engineer and Node.js TSC Member at Red Hat, Beth Griggs, and Michael Dawson, Node.js lead for Red Hat and IBM, about the release of Node v15. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Facebook’s Account Verification Leaves Some Quest 2 Buyers With ‘Paperweight Deleting Facebook Also Deletes Oculus Purchases And Account Information McBroken Microsoft will forcibly open some websites in Edge instead of Internet Explorer The Markup: Tech on the Ballot in November Hacktoberfest Dominic Denicola: DigitalOcean's Hacktoberfest is Hurting Open Source

29 October 2020


S1:E8 - Twitter’s Algorithmic Bias, Coalition for App Fairness, React 17 JSX Transform, and Strava's Data Share

S1:E8 - Twitter’s Algorithmic Bias, Coalition for App Fairness, React 17 JSX Transform, and Strava's Data Share

In this episode, we cover some updates about Ruby 3, OpenAI, and React 17's JSX Transform, and then a disconcerting data-sharing aspect from the exercise app, Strava. Then we chat with Alex Hanna, sociologist and research scientist working on machine learning fairness and ethical AI at Google, about Twitter’s algorithmic bias toward certain photos over others. And in light of all of the recent Apple app store battles with Epic Games, WordPress, and others, we speak with Sarah Maxwell, Coalition Spokesman for the Coalition for App Fairness, about the organization's efforts to make the app marketplace a more even playing field for developers. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Ruby 3 OpenAI Introducing the New JSX Transform Strava: The New Human-Powered Era Coalition for App Fairness

1 October 2020


S1:E7 - Google’s Carbon Footprint, NVIDIA’s Arm Acquisition, TikTok’s Algorithm, and C++20

S1:E7 - Google’s Carbon Footprint, NVIDIA’s Arm Acquisition, TikTok’s Algorithm, and C++20

In this episode, we talk about a huge update to C++, TikTok’s algorithm and Oracle partnership, and NVIDIA’s Arm acquisition. We then chat with senior engineer at Forem and rotating co-host of DevNews, Vaidehi Joshi, about Google’s carbon footprint, and the environmental impact of our data. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) C++20 Approved Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Oracle winning bid for TikTok’s U.S. assets Inside TikTok's killer algorithm It’s Official- NVIDIA Acquires Arm For $40 Billion To Create What Could Be A Computing Juggernaut Save Arm Our third decade of climate action: Realizing a carbon-free future The Cost of Data with Vaidehi Joshi Cloud Sustainability Console thecostofdata.dev The State of Data Center Energy Use in 2018

17 September 2020


S1:E6 - Chrome 86’s Focus Features, Microsoft’s Deepfake Verifier Tool, and Google’s Business Application Platform

S1:E6 - Chrome 86’s Focus Features, Microsoft’s Deepfake Verifier Tool, and Google’s Business Application Platform

In this episode, we talk about Microsoft’s new tech to combat deepfakes and Google’s Business Application Platform. We then chat with Fen Slattery, accessibility lead at Clique Studios, about Chrome 86, which has two new features that Chromium says will improve both the user and developer experience with the focus selector, and could be a big win for accessibility. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) New Steps to Combat Disinformation Google Business Application Platform Giving users and developers more control over focus Clique Studios Fenslattery.com Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview WebAIM Accessibility Insights

11 September 2020


S1:E5 - Neuralink, Nvidia , Samsung’s Mobile Memory Breakthrough, and a Terrible TikTok Trend

S1:E5 - Neuralink, Nvidia , Samsung’s Mobile Memory Breakthrough, and a Terrible TikTok Trend

In this episode, we talk about Nvidia new graphics cards, Samsung’s mobile memory breakthrough, and a terrible TikTok trend. And then we speak with AJ Keller, co-founder of Neurosity, about Elon Musk's Neuralink pig demo. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Neuralink Neuralink Pig Demo Nvidia Photolithography Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Nvidia GeForce Special Event Livestream On Fiction & Neuralink A Message To TikTok Parents Who Use My Face To Make Their Kids Cry

3 September 2020


S1:E4 - TypeScript 4.0, Gitee, Chromium, and Apple Drama

S1:E4 - TypeScript 4.0, Gitee, Chromium, and Apple Drama

In this episode, we talk more about Apple’s ongoing App Store drama, a proposal to let Chromium talk to your local network, and Gitee, the GitHub of China. We also speak with Nathan Shively-Sanders and Orta Therox, engineers on the TypeScript team, about the newest version of TypeScript, version 4.0. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) TypeScript 4.0 Gitee Chromium Raw Sockets API Intent to Prototype: Raw Sockets API WordPress Matt Mullenweg

27 August 2020


S1:E3 - Rust’s Future, Twitter’s New API, Fortnite’s Biggest Battle, and Atlassian’s Remote Work Policy

S1:E3 - Rust’s Future, Twitter’s New API, Fortnite’s Biggest Battle, and Atlassian’s Remote Work Policy

In this episode, we talk about Atlassian’s remote work policy, Fortnite’s battle with Google and Apple, and Twitter’s new API. We then speak with Ashley Williams and Steve Klabnik, engineers on the Rust core team, about how recent restructuring and layoffs at Mozilla impact the future of the Rust programming language. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) Atlassian Fortnite Fortnite Introducing a new and improved Twitter API Rust Laying the foundation for Rust's future RustConf

20 August 2020


S1:E2 - React 17, Ruby, Chrome DevTools, Mozilla Layoffs, and Hello Weather

S1:E2 - React 17, Ruby, Chrome DevTools, Mozilla Layoffs, and Hello Weather

In this episode, we cover Ruby 3 typing, GitHub running Ruby 2.7 in production, and Chrome DevTools CSS overview. We also speak with Jonas Downey, design lead at Basecamp, and co-creator of the Hello Weather app, about a Twitter thread he wrote titled, “Here’s a little tale about what it’s like to be an indie iOS developer working under Apple's 800-pound gorilla rule." Finally we chat with Dan Abramov, software engineer at Facebook, creator of Redux, and co-author of the Create React App. We’ll chat with Dan about React’s decision to release React 17 with no new features. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) GitHub React Basecamp The State of Ruby 3 Typing Ruby 2.7 GitHub running Ruby 2.7 in production New in Chrome: CSS Overview Changing World, Changing Mozilla Here’s a little tale about what it’s like to be an indie iOS developer working under Apple's 800-pound gorilla rule... Hello Weather

13 August 2020


S1:E1 -  GitHub Roadmap, Twitter Hack, TikTok Algorithm, and GPT-3

S1:E1 - GitHub Roadmap, Twitter Hack, TikTok Algorithm, and GPT-3

In this episode, we cover GitHub's new public roadmap, the hacker behind the recent Twitter hack that took control of a bunch of high profile accounts, and TikTok's plans to disclose their algorithm. We also speak with Pedro Cruz, developer advocate at IBM teaching, who is teaching developers how to use artificial intelligence and extended reality. He shares some reflections on whether OpenAI's powerful autocomplete program, GPT-3 is all it's cracked up to be, and more! Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor) For Stickers! GitHub Public Roadmap Florida Teenager Is Charged as ‘Mastermind’ of Twitter Hack TikTok open algorithm press release OpenAI GPT-3

6 August 2020


S1:E0 - Season 1 Trailer

S1:E0 - Season 1 Trailer

DevNews is the second original podcast by DEV, a global community of software developers of all backgrounds and experience levels. DevNews is the news show for developers by developers, hosted by Saron Yitbarek, founder of CodeNewbie, and DEV senior engineers Josh Puetz and Vaidehi Joshi. Each season these experienced devs cover the latest in the world of tech, and speak with diverse guests from a variety of backgrounds to dig deep into meaty topics such as security, the pros and cons of outsourcing your authentication, and the latest bugs and hacks. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Avalanche (sponsor)

29 July 2020

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