WeAre8 takes on Facebook, eSafety tackles child safety, Apple teases Far Out new gadgets: Vertical Hold Ep 394

Can home-grown social media app WeAre8 – that pays you real money – beat out Facebook, Twitter and TikTok? Is big tech doing enough to keep kids safe online? Besides iPhone 14, what else
can we expect (or would we like) to see from Apple next week? Special guest News Corp Tech Editor Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson!



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You might think that BOSE is a speaker company, but in the context of the eSafety commissioner, it’s actually guidelines that should help keep our kids safe. But what are the implications for privacy and security if big tech shows how it’s monitoring for content — and will it work?

There’s a new kid on the social media scene, and it’s one that promises to give to charity and share its ad dollars with end users while only taking up 8 minutes per day. And it’s the brainchild of an Australian. But can WeAre8 succeed?

Apple’s Far Out event is next week, and while Tim Cook isn’t answering our calls (funny, that), it’s no secret that we’ll see an iPhone 14 or two next week. But what else is on tap? AR/VR Goggles? The Apple Car? A foldable iPhone? Apple spacecraft?

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