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On this week’s If Then, Slate’s April Glaser and Will Oremus talk with the executive director of Mozilla about how Firefox competes with Chrome and the biggest threats to the open web. They break down the fallout from the FCC’s 3–2 vote to kill net neutrality and what it means for megamergers like Fox and Disney. And they speculate on the motivations behind Uber’s misdeeds, why Apple’s AirPods are sold out, and why the Koch brothers are trying to kill municipal broadband.
Stories discussed on the show:
- BuzzFeed: “Uber Accused of Espionage, Bribery, Hacking, and More in Bombshell Letter”
- Slate: “Here Are the Ways the FCC’s Move to Kill Net Neutrality Will Be Challenged in Court”
- Mozilla: “Privacy Not Included: A Guide to Make Shopping for Connected Gifts Safer, Easier, and Way More Fun”
If Then’s “Don’t Close My Tabs” recommendations:
- MacRumors: “Apple Is Currently Sold Out of AirPods Until January”
- Wired: “Koch Brothers Are Cities’ New Obstacle to Building Broadband”
Podcast production by Laura Flynn.
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