Week in Geek Podcast: What’s next for Facebook?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. (Screenshot via YouTube)

The fallout around data privacy scandals has put Facebook in a tough spot. After CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent two days testifying before Congress, what’s next? We dig into that question, and what the hearings really told us, on this episode of the Week in Geek — including how it may reshape the tech economy.

Plus, Uber is remaking its image after a scandal-filled year, thanks in no small part to its new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi. The company’s growing Seattle presence and its reaction to a fatal crash involving one of its autonomous vehicles are both topics of note this week.

On the Random Channel: The big Gmail redesign (it’s interesting, we promise!) and some heart-warming hopscotch.

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