This Week in Google (Audio)

Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, Ant Pruitt, and their guests talk about the latest Google and cloud computing news. Records live every Wednesday at 4:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific / 20:00 UTC.


episode 621: Put Another Lettuce on the Barbie - NSO spyware, Jeff Bezos' rocket, Tweetdeck revamp, ASUS CX9

  • 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

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

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 2021-07-22  2h32m