This Week in Google with Leo Laporte

Sep 8th 2021

This Week in Google 628

The Queen of Consent

YouTube Music subs, Zoom dismorphia, ProtonMail changes course
Records live every Wednesday at 4:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific / 20:00 UTC.
Category: News
  • ProtonMail deletes 'we don't log your IP' boast from website after French climate activist reportedly arrested.
  • The Strange Tale of the Freedom Phone, a Smartphone for Conservatives.
  • How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users.
  • German police secretly bought NSO Pegasus spyware.
  • Amazon brings its cashierless tech to two Whole Foods stores.
  • What the Hole Is Going On? The very real, totally bizarre bucatini shortage of 2020.
  • ‘I believe it’s a mental health issue’: the rise of Zoom dysmorphia.
  • Revealed: LAPD officers told to collect social media data on every civilian they stop.
  • Official Emails Show That LAPD Worked With a Controversial Social media Surveillance Company During George Floyd Protests.
  • Australia’s Top Court Finds Media Companies Liable for Other People’s Facebook Comments.
  • Yahoo is Yahoo once more after new owners complete acquisition.
  • House Republicans wrote a letter to Yahoo 'Chief Executive Officer' Marissa Mayer, but she hasn't been CEO since 2017.
  • Elizabeth Holmes' trial begins with opening statements.
  • Twitter rolls out first public test of Communities.
  • Twitter testing feature to remove followers without blocking them.
  • Twitter Plans New Privacy Tools to Get More People Tweeting.
  • YouTube reports having 50 million Premium and Music subscribers.
  • TikTok overtakes YouTube for average watch time in US and UK.
  • Amazon Driver Warns New Homeowners Their House Is Not Safe in Video.
  • Alligator eats drone.
  • Google Rooms is now Spaces, and it's integrated into all of your favorite apps.
  • Google Meet gets new videoconference hardware with interactive displays.
  • Google debuts Meet features, including ‘Companion mode’.
  • Google Workspace acquires Playspace, a video, screenshare, & whiteboard collaboration tool.
  • Chrome OS 93 is heading to your Chromebook today, and it's all about the details.
  • Google rolling out Android 12 Beta 5 ‘release candidate’ for Pixel as final update.
  • September security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live.
  • Google Clock scheduled alarms broken for many, leading to a flurry of 1-star Play Store reviews.

Picks:

  • Stacey - Swarm Eval Kit.
  • Jeff - Tom Eveslin tests Starlink.
  • Jeff - Amazon slams SpaceX, tells FCC that Musk-led companies are rule-breakers.
  • Ant - Another Starlink reference on FLOSS.
  • Ant - World Travel Man: 48 Hours in....

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