This Week in Tech 590: The Lady in the Canister

We discuss the UK’s Investigatory Powers Act, which give sweeping new powers to British intelligence and law enforcement agencies. Will automation take all our jobs? What then? Black Friday sales online hit a new record, with a third of online sales happenning on mobile devices. Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

–Ian Thompson gives his unique perspective on the Snoopers Charter
–Jason Snell thinks that it is too early to judge the MacBook Pro Touch Bar
–Larry Magid knows how to keep kids safe online without abandoning democracy