TikTok’s Spying Scandal and ChatGPT’s Challenge to Google


Calls to ban TikTok or force its sell-off from its parent company ByteDance are gaining momentum, especially after reports of ByteDance’s surveillance of several US journalists. And could Microsoft’s investment in OpenAI mark the end of Google’s search monopoly?

Also, New Year’s resolutions, including locking up your phone.

“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton and produced by Davis Land. The show is edited by Paula Schuchman. Engineering by Alyssa Moxley and original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop, Marion Lozano and Rowan Niemisto. Fact-checking by Caitlin Love.

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