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Tech News Briefing is your guide to what people in tech are talking about. Every weekday, we’ll bring you breaking tech news and scoops from the pros at the Wall Street Journal, insight into new innovations and policy debates, tips from our personal tech team, and exclusive interviews with movers and shakers in the industry.

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Tech News Briefing is your guide to what people in tech are talking about. Every weekday, we’ll bring you breaking tech news and scoops from the pros at the Wall Street Journal, insight into new innovations and policy debates, tips from our personal tech team, and exclusive interviews with movers and shakers in the industry.

    Amazon's Prime Day Begins Today. Here's What You Need to Know.

    Amazon's Prime Day Begins Today. Here's What You Need to Know.

    Amazon kicks off its annual Prime Day event today. Since it was started in 2015, the event has become hugely impactful for the company's bottom line-and for competitors'. WSJ's Amazon reporter Sebastian Herrera joins host Amanda Lewellyn with more on the event, and what you should know before you decide to shop.
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    • 12 min
    A Big Week for Global Tech Policy

    A Big Week for Global Tech Policy

    In the past week, there have been several major U.S. policy developments that could play a big role in the fate of tech companies. Reporter Ryan Tracy joins host Amanda Lewellyn to break down the changes. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ podcasts.
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    • 13 min
    New Deepfake Detection Technique Developed

    New Deepfake Detection Technique Developed

    A team of researchers from Facebook and Michigan State University say that even the sophisticated artificial-intelligence technology used to build deepfakes leaves "fingerprints." WSJ Pro Artificial Intelligence Deputy Editor John McCormick joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain their findings, and how they could be used to combat deepfakes online.
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    • 11 min
    Lina Khan, Critic of Big Tech, to Lead FTC

    Lina Khan, Critic of Big Tech, to Lead FTC

    President Biden is tapping Columbia University professor Lina Khan to lead the Federal Trade Commission. Ms. Khan has been a vocal critic of Big Tech and will be positioned to pursue sweeping changes to antitrust enforcement. Legal affairs reporter Brent Kendall joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss what it could mean for tech companies.
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    • 12 min
    New U.S. Strategy to Shut Out Chinese 5G Gear: More Carrot, Less Stick

    New U.S. Strategy to Shut Out Chinese 5G Gear: More Carrot, Less Stick

    As next-generation 5G networks are rolled out, the U.S. government is ramping up restrictions on Chinese-made telecom equipment, which it sees as potentially harmful to national security. Washington has mostly used a threat-based approach to try and get other countries to follow suit. But more recently it's been taking a new approach, one based on financial incentives. Reporter Stu Woo joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain what that entails, and what's behind the switch.
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    • 11 min
    How the FBI Got Colonial Pipeline's Ransom Back

    How the FBI Got Colonial Pipeline's Ransom Back

    Last week, law enforcement said it had retrieved 64 of the 75 bitcoin Colonial Pipeline paid to hackers after a ransomware attack. The announcement challenges the cryptocurrency's reputation as an untraceable form of payment. Cybersecurity reporter David Uberti joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain how the FBI got the money back, and what it means for the fight against ransomware. Correction: The hackers with the ransomware group DarkSide still have more than 11 bitcoin from Colonial Pipeline's ransom payment. The value of those bitcoin is currently equal to more than $400,000. An earlier version of this podcast incorrectly said hackers retained more than $2 million in bitcoin after the FBI's seizure.
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    • 11 min

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