Thursday, May 10, 2018 - Sending Secret Messages to Siri

The suspected Russian Facebook ads are released, a new Apple credit card, why Roku is a quiet powerhouse, Robinhood raises a ton of money, and how your digital assistant might be susceptible to subliminal commands. Stories from: @jank0, @mattlynley  Tweets: @ByronTau, @anildash Links:Link to the Russian Facebook ads (House.gov)Goldman Sachs, Apple Team Up on New Credit Card (WSJ)Roku Earnings Beat Expectations as Ads, Services Surpass Hardware Revenue (Variety)Free stock trading app Robinhood rockets to a $5.6B valuation with new funding round (TechCrunch)Google Grapples With ‘Horrifying’ Reaction to Uncanny AI Tech (Bloomberg)Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried? (The Verge)Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t. (NYTimes)Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1 (The Flaming Lips) Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors Music by @jpschwinghamer This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

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