Input/Output Podcast

Why Facebook and Apple are feuding / Facebook wants to read your mind

On this episode, we talk about the garbage company known as Facebook.

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Facebook recently purchased a series of full-page newspaper advertisements directed at Apple — an attack on the iPhone maker's new ad-tracking policies. Facebook’s newspaper ads reiterate CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s claims that Apple’s tracking policies will hurt small businesses most. Input editor Ryan Houlihan and editor in chief Joshua Topolsky join us to discuss Facebook’s PR move.

And later: During Facebook’s recent end-of-the-year meeting, company executives revealed a number of plans for upcoming tech ventures, including a neural sensor designed to translate users’ thoughts into action. Much of the meeting was dedicated to re-upping Facebook’s commitment to artificial intelligence development. Ryan and Joshua talk about how this cannot be a good thing.

On this episode of Input/Output, we talk about the garbage company known as Facebook.

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All week long, our podcast Input/Output digs into the big ideas, fascinating personalities, and important stories from the pages of Input. You'll hear from the editors and writers behind the headlines, unpacking unseen context, sharing valuable insight, and giving voice to points of view that illuminate and enhance your understanding of a future that’s just up ahead. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoy making it.