This Week in Google with Leo Laporte

Oct 21st 2020

This Week in Google 582

Hipster Antitrust

Section 230 Under Attack, DOJ vs Google, Zoomtopia
Records live every Wednesday at 4:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific / 20:00 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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