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

May 25th 2022

This Week in Google 665

Apes of Wrath

Missing Bored Apes, DuckDuckGo and MS trackers, Veecon, digital driver license
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Category: News
  • 21 killed in Texas elementary school shooting.
  • Beto O’Rourke disrupts news conference on shooting.
  • The Problem With The Otherwise Very Good And Very Important Eleventh Circuit Decision On The Florida Social Media Law.
  • And Now The Copia Institute Tells The US Supreme Court There’s A Big Problem With Texas’s Social Media Law.
  • Inside VeeCon: 4 Days of NFT Fanaticism at U.S. Bank Stadium.
  • Someone Stole Seth Green's Bored Ape And Star Of His New NFT Show.
  • Just after Texas shooting, California Senate passes Texas-style bill targeting assault weapons, ghost guns.
  • California Assembly Unanimously Passes Blatantly Unconstitutional Bill To Allow Parents To Sue Websites Because Their Kids Are Depressed.
  • Snap Sends Shiver Through Ad Stocks.
  • Big Tech Is Getting Clobbered on Wall Street. It’s a Good Time for Them.
  • Jack Dorsey leaves Twitter's board of directors.
  • Twitter shareholders vote to boot Silver Lake co-CEO Durban, a long-time Musk backer, from board.
  • Twitter jumps after Musk increases commitment in takeover bid to $33.5 billion, in talks for other funding.
  • Anna Lapwood ends up playing organ for Bonobo at Royal Albert Hall.
  • Ukrainian soldiers sing a tribute to their drones.
  • Cheap gel film pulls buckets of drinking water per day from thin air.
  • DuckDuckGo browser allows Microsoft trackers due to search agreement.
  • DOJ Announces It Won’t Prosecute White Hat Security Researchers.
  • Electrify America will be 100 percent solar-powered by 2023.
  • OpenAI: Look at our awesome image generator! Google: Hold my Shiba Inu.
  • @horsewizrd: (content warning: endless screaming) ok the AI refuses to give me a normal cat but when I ask for "a centaur except the man part is a jumbo shrimp.
  • @Thinkwert: Not as good as the viral tweet, I’m afraid. A centaur except the man part is a jumbo shrimp.
  • “Tough to forge” digital driver’s license is… easy to forge.
  • Sources: Pixel Watch boosts Exynos 9110 with co-processor, most RAM Wear OS has ever seen.
  • FB Is Paying Residents of Illinois $397 Each in Lawsuit Settlement.
  • Kellyanne Conway: ‘My husband George abandoned me for Twitter’.
  • ‘This can’t be real’: Grubhub promotion turns New York City restaurants into a ‘war zone’.
  • Introduction of MS Excel in 92.
  • Open call – your field recordings of obsolete sounds wanted!

Picks:

  • Cathy - @HueyLewisNews: Huey also stopped by the Andy Warhol Museum while he was in Pittsburgh
  • Cathy - @CathyGellis: I had a party yesterday to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day. Here was the cake...
  • Kevin - Obsolete Macs to run old software
  • Kevin - I don't care about your crypto boy
  • Jeff - Students create an edible tape to hold that messy burrito together

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