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Kade breaks down the news about the shady, alt-right connected and Peter Thiel funded Clearview AI, which has been amassing a giant database of our faces by scraping social media. We talk about the chaos of the Iowa Caucus and what it’s making us think about as the primary goes on, including the U.S’ worship of wealth, and how that informs the election (31:15). We discuss Warren vs. Sanders as the leftist candidate of choice (41:00). We remind everyone that the GOP had a shitshow of a primary back in 2016 and the candidate no one thought would win, won, so maybe nobody really knows what will happen (46:00). Alexis makes a pitch for the places where Warren is to the left of Sanders, such as on abolishing the filibuster and adding Supreme Court Justices, both of which Sanders opposes, and Warren’s commitment to using executive authority, not Congress, to cancel student debt on Day 1 (54:00). And we preview a TedX talk Kade did on facial surveillance that just went live (29:00)!
MENTIONED ON THE SHOW
Thread of video clips from the New Hampshire Democrat Dinner where Pete was booed and heckled
#NoTechForIce campaign by Mijente
Clearview AI may end privacy:
Mike Bloomberg’s Big Hedge – The New Republic