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Free Speech & Algorithms: Twitter Claims They Don’t Shadowban – YMB Podcast E255

You, Me, and BTC Podcast E255
This is episode 255 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast. People have long accused Twitter of secretly hiding tweets and accounts that management didn't like. Users call the practice "shadowbanning" and often lament their victimhood. The left likes to claim that Twitter shadowbans the left, atheists like to claim that Twitter shadowbans atheists, and so on. So recently, Twitter tried to set the record straight. In a blog post, they ...

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Coinbase’s “Charity” Fund, Facebook Revives (Some) Crypto Ads, & More – YMB Podcast E248

You, Me, and BTC Podcast E248
This is episode 248 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast. We love charity, of course. But do we really want Coinbase in charge of it? The company is already notorious for mishandling customers and cash, so why would anyone trust them to give money away properly? Ok, maybe I'm being a bit harsh. Maybe they'll do some great things. Let's talk it over tonight. And later in the show, let's ...

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Mining Ban, Illegal Data on Blockchain, Facebook Data Wreckage, & More – YMB Podcast E234

You, Me, and BTC Podcast E234
This is episode 234 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast. It's been an absolutely crazy week. For starters, a city in New York banned Bitcoin mining. How can we tolerate this? Isn't computer code supposed to be free speech? How did authoritarian policies make this possible? Tune in for all the details and our opinions. A few days ago, we found out that if you keep a copy of the ...

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RIP BTC – YMB Podcast E224

You, Me, and BTC Podcast E224
This is episode 224 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast. She's dead, Jim. The Bitcoin price is well below $10,000 now and there's no way she's coming back. LOL. JK. Look, we've covered Bitcoin ups and downs countless times before. You know the deal. We love it when the price goes up but Bitcoin is about way more than just dollars. We'll try not to repeat that too much tonight, ...

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Cryptopias Compete in Mr. Roboto – YMB Podcast E141

Bitcoin vs eCoin in Mr. Robot
This is episode 141 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast! A recent episode of USA's Mr. Robot featured a tense battle between two dystopian crypto theologies. On one side, there was Bitcoin, with its privacy- and freedom-loving followers. And on the other side, corporate tycoons aimed to create a predatory cryptocurrency, eCoin. The TV show is fictional, of course, but could this scenario really happen? Today's podcast is all about ...

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The All-Seeing Facebook – YMB Podcast E130

Facebook's All-Seeing Eyes
This is episode 130 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast! As much as some people hate it, Facebook really can see just about everything. The social media giant knows your deepest secrets - at least it thinks it does. We recently discovered Facebook's ad preferences page, where it lists the criteria that is uses to target ads to us. It covers categories like "Hobbies and Activities" and "Shopping and Fashion" ...

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The Satoshi Roundtable – YMB Podcast E58

The Satoshi Roundtable
If you're about to listen to this show on release day, then an interesting event is scheduled to begin tomorrow. From February 6-8, some of the most influential names in Bitcoin will hold an exclusive conference on a Caribbean island. This meeting was organized by a member of the Bitcoin Association and will be called the Satoshi Roundtable. We'll chat about what these important Bitcoiners might have planned and whether or not it's wise for ...

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