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Engadget Podcast: Why the Biden admin wants Big Tech critics

Lina Khan and Tim Wu are joining the administration's efforts to hold tech accountable.

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This week, Cherlynn and Devindra chat with Engadget’s Karissa Bell about some surprising moves from the White House. President Biden plans to nominate antitrust scholar Lina Khan to the FTC, and he’s bringing on Tim Wu, the creator of the term “net neutrality,” as a special advisor. Is this a sign that this administration will take Big Tech to task? Also, we dive into the latest from OnePlus, why Microsoft is rebranding Xbox Live, and of course, the Snyder Cut of Justice League.

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Hosts: Devindra Hardawar and Cherlynn Low

Guest: Karissa Bell
Producer: Ben Ellman
Music: Dale North and Terrence O'Brien

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