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Why did Uber's IPO flop?

Is WhatsApp safe?

WhatsApp had a crazy hack! Hackers were able to get on your phone just by calling it. That's been patched but it's a reminder nothing is ever completely safe in 2019.

Why didn't Uber's IPO perform as promised?

Because they're losing tons of money. Because Lyft didn't do that well. Because their expansion into international markets, where they planned to go, has been harder than expected. Tough times at Uber.

Will cutting Huawei off from American technology hurt?

Trick question! Will it hurt Huawei? Yes, definitely. Will it hurt the American companiesthat supply Huawei? Yes definitely. Will it hurt consumers everywhere? Probably. Unless it changes the dynamics of the U.S. - China trade relationship in such a way that helps everybody, which is possible.

Should more cities ban facial recognition technology?

There's a tradeoff between privacy and safety. San Francisco just blocked facial recognition technology to help privacy but I think most cities are going to care more about their police departments being maximally effective and will choose safety.

Should Facebook be broken up?

Should Facebook be broken up?

I think Facebook is too big. I think it's too powerful. I wish there was more competition in tech. But I lean towards thinking our current Department of Justice wouldn't do a great job breaking it up.

What was the coolest thing Google announced at its keynote?

I think probably the high-end phone for $400. To have a competitive high-end smartphone and for half the price - pretty neat!

Was the strike against Uber and Lyft successful?

Probably not. I mean by their very nature, because anybody can join or almost anybody can become an Uber and Lyft driver, it is very hard to organize a strike. I think that's what we saw over the last few days.

What should we all learn from Theranos?

Well, don't trust magical unicorns. But also if you're a journalist, there are amazing stories out there. Go find them.

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