Tech in 2018 – the highs and many lows: Chips with Everything podcast | Technology

This year has been an interesting one. Tech CEOs were brought in front of Congress; GDPR came into effect in June and our inboxes were never the same; Cambridge Analytica was accused of harvesting personal data without permission and using it to influence voting in the US election; Julian Assange is still in the Ecuadorian embassy, so no real change there, but he is apparently in hot water for not looking after his cat properly.

The past 12 months have also been filled with tech highs and lows, so it is fitting that we end the year by reminiscing, laughing and perhaps trying not to cry over some of the biggest stories that we have seen in 2018.

Jordan Erica Webber and Alex Hern, in the run-up to that awkward period where you habitually write an eight at the end of the date and then scribble a nine over the top, reflect on 2018 and look forward to what we hope and, perhaps, dread to see happen in 2019.

Mark Zuckerberg testifies to Congress

Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

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