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

Jan 4th 2023

This Week in Google 697

Don't Track Me, Bro

CES 2022, Meta EU mega-fine, facial recognition arrest, Shift Happens

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Guests: Glenn Fleishman
Category: News
  • This Device Will Not Let You LOL Unless You Mean It.
  • The Mutalk Microphone Seals Your Voice In Virtual Reality.
  • Bird Buddy’s new smart hummingbird feeder can photograph and identify 350 different bird species.
  • Roku Is Now Making Its Own TVs.
  • Sony breaks from tradition and won’t announce new TVs at CES 2023.
  • This Virtual Twitch Streamer is Controlled Entirely By AI.
  • Bills safety Damar Hamlin in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest.
  • YouTube TV lands Sunday Ticket with deal between Google, NFL.
  • European regulators ruled Meta can’t use its contracts with users to justify sending them ads based on their online activity, a blow to the digital advertising industry.
  • Shift Happens.
  • Typewriter art.
  • Public Domain Expansion 2022: Highlights of the Harlem Renaissance and Modernist Writers in HathiTrust’s Newly Opened Volumes.
  • False Match That Led to Arrest Highlights Danger of Facial Recognition.
  • Even the FBI says you should use an ad blocker.
  • Ana de Armas Fans’ Lawsuit Puts Studios at Risk Over Deceptive Trailers.
  • ByteDance Inquiry Finds Employees Obtained User Data of 2 Journalists.
  • Google and Meta’s Advertising Dominance Fades as TikTok, Streamers Emerge.
  • Elon Musk Becomes First Person Ever to Lose $200 Billion.
  • Twitter's San Francisco HQ reportedly a hub of stinky smells.
  • Mastodon 9 million: growth continues in fits and starts (but not all millions are the same).
  • Eugen turns down VC investment; vows to stay nonprofit.
  • friendica – A Decentralized Social Network.


  • Jeff - Golden Gate gets $400 million for earthquake retrofit.
  • Leo - Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works by Erik Spiekermann.
  • Ant - Coach Prime on Amazon.
  • Glenn - Robert Garcia plans swearing in on part on a Superman comic.
  • Jeff - George Santos humor.

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