Tech News Weekly

May 7th 2020

Tech News Weekly 132

Gig Economy Growing Pains

The Gig Economy; Apple, Google, & COVID-19; WFH
Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
Category: News

What you need to know about Apple & Google's COVID-19 exposure tracking tech, the gig economy is in flux thanks to COVID-19, and some employers are trying to maintain employee productivity while they're working from home.

  • First, lead editor of 9to5Mac, Zac Hall, joins us to walk us through Apple & Google's COVID-19 exposure logging APIs — does it require an app? What are the privacy implications? How does it all work? Hall answers all.
  • Then, Jason and Mikah discuss COVID-19's impact on the gig economy — ride-hailing services are floundering while delivery services seem to be thriving.
  • Lastly, Drew Harwell from the Washington Post joins us to talk about the ways employers are keeping track of their employees who are working at home. Is it surveillance? Are there too many meetings? Harwell details the measures.

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