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This Week in Tech (TWiT)

Guests: Wesley Faulkner, Dan Patterson, Owen JJ Stone

Colonial Pipeline ransom, Pixel 6 leaks, Biden's Venmo, Twitter Blue

  • Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers Nearly $5 Million in Ransom.
  • Elliptic Follows the Bitcoin Ransoms Paid by Colonial Pipeline and Other DarkSide Ransomware Victims.
  •  Old photos fuel misinformation around gas shortages.
  •  Apple robbed the mob's bank.
  •  More about Apple's walled garden.
  •  Amazon Sidewalk launches June 8 with support for Tile trackers.
  •  Dan talks about his experience covering Qanon for CBS News.
  •  What to expect from Google I/O 2021.
  •  Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro leak reveals a totally new look and hardware.
  •  Google Plans to Double AI Ethics Research Staff.
  •  Apple parts ways with employee amid backlash.
  •  As much as $365 billion wiped off the cryptocurrency market after Tesla stops car purchases with bitcoin.
  •  Private-equity firm revives zombie fossil-fuel power plant to mine bitcoin.
  •  ‘Twitter Blue’ subscription service to include undo tweets feature and ‘Collections,’ priced at $2.99.
  •  Bill Gates reportedly left Microsoft's board amid probe into relationship with staffer.
  •  We Found Joe Biden’s Secret Venmo. Here’s Why That’s A Privacy Nightmare For Everyone.