Episode 175 — The Abyss Stares Back


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By Ben Thompson / James Allworth. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Ben and James discuss the NBA and Apple in China and the long-term implications of doing business with authoritarian governments.


  • Ben Thompson: The China Cultural Clash — Stratechery
  • r/HongKong: List Of Companies Under China’s Censorship Orders (So Far). Credit To U/Lebe — Reddit
  • Sam Dastyari Quits As Labor Senator Over China Connections — The Guardian
  • Rejected three times due to fear of Beijing, controversial book on China’s secret influence will finally be published — Business Insider
  • Ethan Strauss: Can Steve Kerr and the NBA do better on China? — The Athletic
  • Ben Thompson: Apple Pulls Hong Kong App, Tim Cook’s Memo, Honesty and Control — Stratechery
  • A message about iOS security — Apple
  • Ben Thompson: Apple Versus Project Zero, Apple’s Poor Response, The China Paradox — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Privacy Fundamentalism — Stratechery


Podcast Information

180 episodes