This Week in Google with Leo Laporte

Feb 12th 2020

This Week in Google 546

The Karsten Doctrine

MWC Cancelled, Galaxy Z Flip, Essential Flops
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Category: News

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  •  Mobile World Congress 2020 canceled due to Coronavirus fears
  •  Essential shuttered
  •  Google head of HR steps down
  •  The US charges Chinese military officials with hacking Equifax
  •  Huawei is "definitely spying on us" - US
  •  Sprint / T-Mobile merger passes another hurdle
  •  All the ways Coronavirus is affecting tech
  •  Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: the first great foldable, or the next big flop?
  •  FTC investigates Google acquisitions
  •  German Man's proposal shows up on Google Maps
  •  Epic Twitter thread: Amazon ships the wrong box, over and over
  •  Nest requires 2-factor for all accounts to satisfy California IoT law
  •  Facebook's Twitter account gets hacked
  •  Should Clearview AI be allowed to scrape your face?
  •  Wacom tablets track the applications you open - moral panic or privacy violation?
  •  Is Spotify going to destroy podcasting?
  •  Google files OS trademark "Pigweed"
  •  Google adblocker bans non-skippable preroll ads
  •  Google bans 3rd-Party cookies
  •  Bill Gates doesn't buy a hydrogen yacht
  •  Fill out the TWiT Survey!: twit.to/survey20

Picks of the Week:

  •  Leo's Tool: Justine Haupt’s Rotary Cellphone
  •  Ant's Good Stuff: Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story on Netflix
  •  Stacey's Thing 1: Tweet Cute
  •  Stacey's Thing 2: Slay
  •  Jeff's Number 1: Google finds 6 needs states in search
  •  Jeff's Number 2: Bezos buys Geffen mansion in LA for $165 million

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