This Week in Google with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Paris Martineau

Jul 21st 2021

This Week in Google 621

Put Another Lettuce on the Barbie

NSO spyware, Jeff Bezos' rocket, Tweetdeck revamp, ASUS CX9

Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.
Category: News
  • Private Israeli spyware used to hack cellphones of journalists, activists worldwide
  • ‘Call Her Daddy’ Host Alex Cooper Wants to Have the Biggest Podcast in the World
  • Inside TikTok’s Algorithm: A WSJ Video Investigation
  • Love dark mode? Here’s why you may still want to avoid it
  • Twitter tests a TweetDeck revamp it hopes to make a subscription product
  • Retail stores are packed with unchecked facial recognition, civil rights organizations say
  • ‘Facebook isn’t killing people’ — Biden walks back attack over vaccine lies
  • The Anti-Vaccine Movement Is Much Bigger Than Facebook
  • Friend Nirit Weiss-Blatt: This Dichotomous Debate Sucks
  • Axios Parrots A Lot Of Dumb, Debunked Nonsense About Net Neutrality
  • Report Finds Big Telecom Spends $320,000 on Lobbying Every Day
  • Bezos Launches to Space, Aiming to Reignite His Rocket Company’s Ambitions
  • Why Does Jeff Bezos’ Rocket Look So Much Like a Penis? We Asked a Rocket Scientist
  • Soft porn Flesh Gordon's rocket ship
  • Tech Workers Who Swore Off the Bay Area Are Coming Back
  • DDoS: Google has a new tool to defend against attacks launched by botnets
  • Chrome 92 for iOS adds 'Full Page' screenshot support
  • A fix is coming for those locked out of their Chromebooks by Google’s update
  • Google Maps Now Helps You Avoid People On The Train
  • Google is ‘examining’ a Scottish route on Google Maps that’s been called ‘potentially fatal’
  • Google will shut down ‘Bookmarks’ in September, won’t affect Maps ‘starred’ locations
  • Google redesigns its emoji to be more universal and authentic
  • Google rolling out ‘delete last 15 min’ of Search history shortcut on iOS, coming to Android later
  • The controversy over Anthony Bourdain’s deep-faked voice is a reminder that documentaries aren’t journalism
  • Exclusive: Substack makes first major podcast investment


  • Stacey - The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • Jeff - Asus goes thin, light, and tough for CX9 business Chromebook
  • Ant - Adobe Announces July 2021 Update For Video Creators and More
  • Ant - Episode 3 of Chef's Table BBQ
  • A peaceful news feed

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