Would you give up sex for cyber peace of mind? (The 3:59, Ep. 143)

We talk about the surprising results of a recent survey, explain why you should care about Qualcomm's next chip and discuss Firefox's new iPhone browser.

Roger Cheng Ben Fox Rubin
Roger Cheng Former Executive Editor / Head of News
Roger Cheng (he/him/his) was the executive editor in charge of CNET News, managing everything from daily breaking news to in-depth investigative packages. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade and got his start writing and laying out pages at a local paper in Southern California. He's a devoted Trojan alum and thinks sleep is the perfect -- if unattainable -- hobby for a parent.
Expertise Mobile, 5G, Big Tech, Social Media Credentials SABEW Best in Business 2011 Award for Breaking News Coverage, Eddie Award in 2020 for 5G coverage, runner-up National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for culture analysis.
Ben Fox Rubin Former senior reporter
Ben Fox Rubin was a senior reporter for CNET News in Manhattan, reporting on Amazon, e-commerce and mobile payments. He previously worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and got his start at newspapers in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

You'd be surprised by how many people would stay celibate for the sake of cybersecurity.

Nearly four out of 10 Americans would give up a year of sex in exchange for never fearing an online hack again, according a survey conducted by Harris Poll. While the question is ridiculous, it highlights just how much we worry about the safety of our digital identities. Given the fact that hacks seems to occur every week, we should be concerned.

Ben and I geek out over the fact that Qualcomm's newest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 835, will be made using a 10 nanometer manufacturing technique. (Quick translation: really small means really good for your phone.) We highlight the Quick Charge feature that lets you get five hours of battery life with only a five-minute charge.

Lastly, we talk about Mozilla's latest iPhone browser, the FireFox Focus, which vows to block ads from your tracking your web activities. Mozilla is marketing it as the privacy browser.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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