This Week in Google with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

Jul 15th 2020

This Week in Google 568

Double Your Bitcoin

Twitter Hack, Amazon Dash Cart
Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
Category: News
  •  Elon Musk, Obama, BillGates, and other verified Twitter accounts hacked in bitcoin scam
  •  All verified Twitter accounts shut down
  •  Zoom debuts a $600 all-in-one videoconference device
  • Alabama is the only state not investigating Google for antitrust
  • Twitter partner Dataminr sold Black Lives Matter protest surveillance to police
  •  Facebook might ban political ads - is this a good idea?
  • Amazon shows off Dash Cart, a smart shopping cart that automatically checks you out
  •  Google Ngram gets a huge upgrade
  •  Why Tik Tok is winning, and why it is dangerous
  •  US cyber attacked Russian trolls in 2018
  •  Google's ATAP invents a remote control for your smart home
  • Eric Schmitt's secret summer camp
  •  Apple wins $14.5 Billion Irish Tax battle on appeal
  •  Roman roads as a subway map
  •  The Google Changelog: Gmail integrates Meet, Chat, and Docs | Google Photos adds recent photos filter | Google Lens shortcut | Google Fit adds YouTube Playlists | 15 Years of Google Earth | Zoombombing protection for Google Meet


  •  Leo's Tool 1: WindowSwap
  • Leo's Tool 2: Leo's mask fitters arrived!
  •  Stacey's Thing: 9 Words Formed by Mistakes
  • Jeff's Number 1: Quibi lost 90% of free subscribers
  • Jeff's Number 2: Disney+ signups increased by 641% due to Hamilton
  •  Ant's Stuff: BTS Ant's COVID-19 Regs
  •  Karsten's Mask: Bluetooth-connected face mask that can record conversations, amplify the wearer’s voice, make phone calls, transcribe speech into texts and translate Japanese speech into 8 different languages.
  •  Leo's Mask: UVMask: Real-Time UV-C Filtration & Purification Face Mask
  •  Jeff's Mask: Martyn Percy shows off a mask by Cecilie Birk Dehli

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