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April Glaser and Will Oremus kick off the episode by talking about Apple’s plan to be the ultimate middleman—with new offerings announced this week around streaming video, games, and more. Then April offers an update on congressional efforts to restore net neutrality.
After that, Veena Dubal, a law professor at UC–Hastings, talks about worker strikes at Uber and Lyft, and sheds light on a California case that reclassifies most gig workers as employees rather than of contractors.
Stories discussed on the show:
Slate: “Apple Is Reinventing Itself as the Ultimate Middleman”
Don’t Close My Tabs:
Will: “We Might Be Reaching ‘Peak Indifference’ on Climate Change,” in Wired
April: “Joe Rogan’s Galaxy Brain,” in Slate
Podcast production by Cameron Drews.
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If Then is presented by Slate and Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, New America, and Slate. Future Tense explores the ways emerging technologies affect society, policy, and culture. To read more, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our weekly newsletter.