Vergecast: Hear what happened when big tech went to Capitol Hill this week

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Look, I’m going to be honest with you. We had so many topics we wanted to discuss on The Vergecast this week that we basically jammed two or three shows worth of material into one episode. You’ll see (or hear) why.

First, we had to talk about the big tech hearings in Congress this week with our reporters who watched them (policy reporter Makena Kelly and senior reporter Adi Robertson). Hear why some members of Congress think Facebook should not launch their cryptocurrency and what Senator Ted Cruz had to say to Google.

In the second half of the show, we talk to Verge deputy editor and Elon Musk expert Elizabeth Lopatto to help us figure out what his “brain machine interface” Neuralink is and how it can possibly work.

And of course, we…

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