This Week in Google with Leo Laporte

Mar 18th 2020

This Week in Google 551

Boomer Remover

Expert Coronavirus Advice, EARN-IT is EVIL
Records live every Wednesday at 4:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific / 20:00 UTC.
Category: News

Today's Stories:

  •  Jeff Jarvis' list of who to follow on Twitter for expert advice on coronavirus
  •  Zeynep Tufekci on masks - they are not perfect, but they help.
  •  Google under coronavirus: pausing chrome updates, security issues
  •  Musk defiant: Tesla factory stays open despite shelter-in-place orders
  •  Charter makes workers come in
  •  Coronavirus patent trolls vs open-source medical supplies
  •  NBCUniversal offers streaming first-run movies - from movies to diapers to toilet paper, direct-to-consumer industries are thriving
  •  Amazon hiring 100,000 workers, increasing pay, as all other industries collapse
  •  Facebook, Reddit, Google, Twitter, YouTube fight coronavirus misinformation
  •  The EARN-IT Act will kill encryption and Section 230
  •  Jeff Jarvis fixes Facebook's coronavirus spam filter
  •  Reporters Without Borders create the Uncensored Library in Minecraft
  •  Pixar founders win $1 million Turing prize

Picks of the Week:

  •  Jeff's Number: Virtual Choir x 3
  •  Stacey's Thing 1: Teach your kid science
  • Stacey's Thing 2: Sourdough: A Novel at https://amzn.to/2UgWVOm 
  •  Karsten's Quarantine Tip: Stuck at home? Take Harvard's FREE Intro to Computer Science course!
  •  Leo's Tool: Around Next-gen video calling

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