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Will Apple's Echo killer feature an all-seeing eye? (The 3:59, Ep. 53)

We chat about CNET's latest scoop about Apple employing facial recognition for its smart speaker and dive into tech companies agreeing to combat hate speech.


Apple may try to one-up the Amazon Echo (and upcoming Google Home) by giving it sight.

Apple could put a camera with facial recognition into its smart speaker, which would allow it to recognize you and your preferences when you walk into the room. Creepy? Perhaps. We have special guest Shara Tibken, who broke the news, on today's podcast.

Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google's YouTube have agreed to a code of conduct to fight hate speech and terrorist propaganda. But how effective will they actually be?

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng, Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

Will Apple's Echo-killer feature an all-seeing eye? (The 3:59, Ep. 53)


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