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

Oct 21st 2020

This Week in Google 582

Hipster Antitrust

Section 230 Under Attack, DOJ vs Google, Zoomtopia
Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
Guests: Mike Masnick
Category: News

Section 230 Under Attack, DOJ vs Google, Zoomtopia

  •  Section 230 is still under attack. Jeffrey Toobin is a perfect example of why we need it.
  •  Is there any way we could improve Section 230?
  •  Five Eyes and Japan want to end encryption. What other ideas do we need to fight against?
  •  Oh, Quibi, we hardly knew ye!
  •  Netflix is the new Hollywood
  •  Prime Day was bad, but Stacey still bought an Alexa-enabled faucet.
  •  23 and Me was on sale on Prime Day. Anyone find anything interesting about their family tree?
  •  San Francisco passes the Caren Act against Racist 911 calls
  •  Department of Justice vs Google is clearly a Repubican charade. It is weak. It will fail.
  •  In a perfect world, how would we break up Google?
  •  The Google Changelog: hum to Google Assistant | Google kills Trusted Contact and Nest Secure | Google Discover Heart | Chrome OS screen recorder | Parallels adds Windows apps on Chromebooks | Alphabet crop-watching robot | Google Chat goes free | Google Assistant might get G Suite | Portrait Light coming to all Pixel Phones | Google tells you where to vote | Free Stadia games
  •  AOC on Twitch Playing Among Us
  •  Biden Island in Animal Crossing
  •  Zoomtopia brings end to end encryption and more
  •  There are many wonderful alternatives to Zoom
  •  How Zoom will define the new office
  •  Jeff Jarvis' Sanitized Office
  •  All the upcoming conferences will be virtual
  •  Zoom towns growing across the country and the world - where would you move?

Picks of the Week

  •  Leo's Tool: Hank Laporte's Drone Instagram
  • Leo's Tool 2: TSA checkpoint travel numbers for 2020 and 2019
  •  Stacey's Thing: Amazon Dot: We don't love the sound or the buttons
  •  Stacey's Thing 2: June Oven V3
  •  Jeff's Number: 1.3b parcels shipped last year
  • Mike's Stuff: Mover Erase - Mini Whiteboard on the Palm

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