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

Mar 8th 2023

This Week in Google 706

What's This Dot Here?

Facebook AI model leak,YouTube swearing rules, Google IO 2023

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Category: News
  • Worker asks Elon Musk on Twitter: Have I been fired?
  • FTC Twitter Investigation Sought Elon Musk’s Internal Communications, Journalist Names.
  • Olauncher. Minimal AF Launcher.
  • YouTubers can swear at the start of videos again without getting demonetized.
  • Gigi Sohn, Biden FCC nominee withdraws, following bruising lobbying battle.
  • ‘Slavery was wrong’ and 5 other things some educators won’t teach anymore.
  • Google I/O 2023 takes place on May 10.
  • Facebook's Powerful Large Language Model Leaks Online.
  • How AI Generates New Images: GANs Put Simply.
  • The privacy loophole in your doorbell.
  • Rest of World receives a $200,000 grant from Ford Foundation to expand coverage of how tech is impacting workers.
  • Fitbit is getting rid of the best reasons to use a Fitbit, which is a big mistake.
  • Florida bill would require bloggers who write about the governor to register with the state.
  • Biden's national cybersecurity strategy advocates tech regulation, and software liability reform.
  • A New ‘M*A*S*H’ Scene: Written by ChatGPT, Read by Hawkeye and B.J.
  • 20% of YCombinator classes are built on machine learning.
  • ChatGPT enters slack; the machine plays office politics.
  • Prepare for the Textpocalypse by Matthew Kirschenbaum.
  • Farewell to a tech brand of which I’ll always be proud. Vox Media is “retiring the Recode branding” today.
  • CNET editor-in-chief Connie Guglielmo steps down for AI-generated content role.
  • March 2023 Pixel Feature Drop changelog leaks out.
  • Google rolling out Android 14 Developer Preview 2.
  • Blurry subway photos may offer our latest Pixel Fold leak.
  • Here’s everything new in Android 14 Developer Preview 2 [Gallery].
  • Google begins rolling out its new look for Docs and other Workspace apps.
  • Google One brings VPN to $1.99/month plan, adding dark web info monitoring.
  • Pixel Buds Pro spatial audio with head tracking update rolling out.
  • Android 15’s dessert is apparently ‘Vanilla Ice Cream’.
  • Google launches the new Google Trends portal.
  • Google Chrome is making it easier to delete autofill data.


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  • Jeff - The New Gatekeepers by Benedict Evans.
  • Ant - Peak Design TRAVEL BACKPACK 45L.
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