🎧 This Week in Google 489 I'm An Engineer, Darn It! | TWiT.TV

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  • Facebook hopes for a better 2019 after a public image drubbing in 2018.
  • Google's Waymo Under Fire in Arizona - Literally.
  • Your cell phone has a huge security flaw, and there is no plan to fix it.
  • How much of the internet is made of bots? And how soon will people be the exception, not the rule?
  • Copyright expires for all works created in 1923 - the 1st time this has happened in 20 years. Is Mickey Mouse next?
  • One Oregon man takes his fight to call himself an engineer all the way to federal court.
  • Who owns your tattoo? Not you!
  • What will happen if the US tries to ban exports of AI tech?
  • A cafe in Tokyo where the staff is all robots controlled remotely by paralyzed workers.

Picks of the Week

🎧 This Week in Google 487 You're Filling It Wrong | TWiT.TV

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  • Google takes Manhattan
  •  Almost 50% of Google's workers are temps, contractors, or vendors.
  •  Facebook vs New York Times
  •  Harassment on Twitter
  •  Jack Dorsey's beard shavings, Azalia Banks, and ISIS
  •  A very Google holiday season
  •  RIP Oath
  • Tesla fart app
  •  Peter Jackson restores WWI footage

Picks of the Week

  •  Leo's Tool: NexJack DeX Station
  •  Jeff's Number: Chartbeat's 2018 Most Engaged Stories

🎧 This Week in Google 484 We're All Post-Natal Now | TWiT.TV

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  • At their re:Invent conference, Amazon makes dozens of announcements about AWS, machine learning, the blockchain, ARM chips, and more.
  • Big Mouth Billy Bass is now compatible with Alexa.
  • Cyber Monday was Amazon's biggest sales day ever, but it still can't hold a candle to Alibaba and Singles Day.
  • Google Duplex is coming to a Pixel near you
  • Pixel Slate review
  • Google Fi now available on most iPhones and Android phones.
  • Disney + Google =?
  • Possibly the biggest story of the decade: CRISPR babies!

Picks of the Week

  • Stacey's Thing: Starbucks Juniper Latte
  • Jeff's Number: Taylor Swift is the most influential Tweeter of 2018, plus: how big is the big cow?

Advent Calendar Picks

  • Stacey's Pick: Ginvent Advent Calendar
  • Jeff's Pick: Beef! Advent Calendar
  • Leo's Pick: Advent of Code Calendar

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Started this episode yesterday afternoon and finished it up this morning.

🎧 This Week in Google 482 Queso Morphines | TWIT.tv

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Google NHS Data, Amazon HQ2 & HQ3

  • Google ends forced arbitration for sexual harassment claims
  • The woman behind Google design
  • Waymo will launch driverless car service
  • Google AI helps New York Times get a handle on its vast photo archive
  • Amazon's HQ 2 and HQ 3: NYC and DC
  • Google will double its NYC staff
  • New Google LA HQ: Spruce Goose hangar
  • Controversy over Google's NHS kidney data
  • Night Sight comes to all Pixels
  • Squoosh your pictures
  • Pandora's new podcast recommendations
  • The new kilogram

Picks of the Week

  • Stacey's Thing: Notify Me skill on Alexa
  • Jeff's Numbers: $1 billion of charitable donations on Facebook, $699 Pixelbook at Best Buy on Black Friday
  • Leo's Tool: Mozilla Shop Safe This Holiday Season

🎧 This Week in Google 481 Stoned on Cheese | TWIG.tv

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Foldable Phone, Online Civility

  • The Samsung Developers Conference Keynote features a foldable phone, SmartThings IoT, and Bixby innovations.
  • Android will support foldable phones.
  • Google employees stage a walkout over sexual harassment
  • Tim Berners-Lee's Contract for the Web
  • How to encourage civility online
  • YouTube Content ID
  • Facebook and "White Genocide"
  • Young people are deleting Facebook in droves
  • Facebook's holiday pop-up store
  • Everybody gets free Amazon shipping
  • Amazon's new HQ2(s)
  • 8 new Chromebook features
  • Google Home Hub teams up with Sephora
  • Ajit Pai's FCC is hopping mad about robocalls

Picks of the Week

  • Jeff's Number: Black Friday home tech deals
  • Stacey's Thing: Extinct cables, Alexa Christmas Lights

Leo Laporte doesn’t talk about it directly within an IndieWeb specific framework, but he’s got an interesting discussion about YouTube Content ID that touches on the ideas of Journalism and IndieWeb and particularly as they relate to video, streaming video, and YouTube Live.

While most people are forced to rely on Google as their silo of choice for video and specifically live streaming video, he points out a painful single point of failure in their system with regard to copyright rules and Google’s automatic filters that could get a user/content creator permanently banned. Worse, as Leo indicates, this ban could also extend to related Google accounts (YouTube, Gmail, etc.) One is thus open to potential chilling effects of intimidation, censorship, and deplatforming.

Leo discusses the fact that he’s not as beholden to YouTube because he streams and hosts all of his content on his own website and only utilizes silos like YouTube as ancillary distribution. In IndieWeb parlance what he does is known as POSSE or Post to your Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere and this prevents his journalism, commentary, and even his business from being ravaged by the whims of corporate entities whose rules he can’t control directly.

The discussion starts at 1:05:11 into the episode and goes for about 10 minutes for those who are interested in this particular sub-topic.

This idea also impinges on Cal Newport’s recent article Is YouTube Fundamental or Trivial? which I read the other day.

 

🎧 This Week in Google 471 Twitch Slap | TWiT.TV

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Trump vs Google, Au Revoir G+
  • Trump says Google is unfair, warns that tech companies "better be careful"
  • FCC can legally redefine competitive broadband markets to include services you can't actually get
  • Google France Surrenders its Google+ Page
  • Want to Buy a Black Market Ukranian Pixel 3 XL?
  • Fortnite Creator Angry that Google Blabbed About Security Flaw
  • IGTV Struggles to Grow
  • CHANGELOG: Doodle 4 Google winner, helping vets find jobs, Google Go can read text out loud, Mini stickers for Gboard
Picks of the Week
  • Stacey's Thing: Smart Olive Bottle
  • Leo's Tool: Dumb Squeeze Bottles
  • Jeff's Number: LTE for Pixelbook 2

🎧 This Week in Google 470 Sparkle Vamps | TWiT.TV

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Social Media Bad, Hot Chips Good
  • Data and Society's Joan Donovan tells us how to stop online hate.
  • Leo explains why Google's location history tracking policy is a big deal.
  • Google is working on its own Amazon Show competitor.
  • NYU is giving Facebook 10,000 anonymized MRI scans to help train its AI systems.
  • At the Hot Chips conference, Google's Pixel Visual Core and AMD's chip roadmap are all the rage.
  • Facebook wants to rate how trustworthy you are to fight fake news
  • Changelog: new Google Fit and some good news
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about the Pixel 3 XL - in Russian!
  • Google's Shortwave could change podcasting forever.
Picks of the Week:
  • Joan's Stuff: Antisocial Media by Siva Vaidhanathan and Custodians of the Internet by Tarleton Gillespie
  • Stacey's Thing: Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy by Jonathan Haskel
  • Leo's Pick: Apple History on Triangulation

🎧 This Week in Google 469 The Brooklyn Hello | TWiT.TV

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Twitter v InfoWars, Vote Hacks, 5G
  • Twitter gives Alex Jones a Time Out.
  • Keeping Google from tracking your location is more complicated than you'd think.
  • The return of the Google Changelog!
  • Samsung's Galaxy Home smart speaker is also a Weber grill SmartThings hub
  • 8.8.8.8 is 8.
  • Fortnite is on Android, but not on the Play Store: how not to download malware.
  • Facebook lays out the new media reality.
  • Black Hat and DEF CON show just how easy it is to hack voting machines.
  • Verizon will debut 5G home internet in 4 cities while thumbing their nose at Net Neutrality.
  • Windows 10 may be coming to Chromebooks.
Picks of the Week:
  • Stacey's Thing: The Feather Thief
  • Jeff's Numbers: FB raised $300m for 750k charities with birthday fundraising, and $999 for Rotimatic
  • Leo's new TWiG theme: Tiger Rag by Lous Armstrong and The Mills Brothers

🎧 This Week in Google 468 Extra Stolen Privacy | TWiT.TV

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Android Pie, Pixel 3, Google China

  •  Android Pie hits Pixels and Essential Phone.
  •  New Pixel 3 images and video leak.
  •  Google's China dilemma.
  •  Should Leo buy the Magic Leap?
  •  Does Facebook want your bank info?
  •  Silicon Valley's war on Alex Jones.
  •  Is Ajit Pai still evil?
  •  Stacey's Things: June Oven and Anki Vector.
  •  Jeff's Number: Your baby's first words could be "OK Google."

🎧 This Week in Google 467 Techno Tragicomedy | TWiT.TV

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Lenovo Smart Display, Pixel Rumors.
  • Jeff unboxes his new Lenovo Smart Display. Our live Duo demo goes about as well as you'd expect.
  • Facebook finds more political shenanigans.
  • Google's Censored Search in China.
  • Stacey has all the news from Google Cloud Next.
  • Amazon's facial recognition software outs 28 US lawmakers as crooks.
  • All the Pixel 3, Pixelbook, Pixel Watch, and Pixel Stand rumors we know.
  • You want a notch on your phone? Fine. Two notches? Sure, why not? Three notches? HOLD UP THERE, BUDDY!
Picks of the Week
  • Jeff's Number: 5 years of Chromecast
  • Stacey's Thing: OSRAM SMART+ Outdoor Flex RGBW
  • Jason's Tool: Fighting Spam Calls with Android

🎧 This Week in Google 466 Ich Bin Nicht Einverstanden! | TWiT.TV

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News from Google Cloud Next 2018
  • AI takes to the cloud at Google Cloud Next 2018
  • Despite Facebook's inability to deal with controversy, Facebook stock is fine. Oh wait, no - they just reported disappointing earnings and now it's down 20 percent.
  • Google earnings: doing peachy, despite that pesky $5 billion fine.
  • Google employees are unphishable, and now you can be, too. But cover your webcam just in case.
  • Orrin Hatch still isn't dead; Abe Vigoda still is.
Picks of the Week:
  • Jeff's Pick: GDPR at a German Bakery
  • Kevin's Picks: IndieWeb.org, Kill Sticky, and Contrast Widget

🎧 This Week in Google 465 Cindy and Dindy | TWiT.TV

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Linux on Chrome OS, AT&T & HBO
  • YouTube TV Crashes during the World Cup
  • AT&T's Ultimatum for HBO
  • Google may face record EU fines for Android
  • Google and Walmart take on Amazon Prime Day
  • How to get Linux on your Chromebook with Project Crostini
  • WSJ vs Google
  • FCC will charge you $225 to complain
  • Google gets into console gaming?
Tips and Picks
  • Stacey's Thing: Delta's Alexa Enabled Touch Faucet
  • Kevin's Stuff: Android app shortcuts arrive on Chrome OS
  • Leo's Tool: JMP.chat

🎧 This Week in Google 464 There’s a Flag for That | TWiT.TV

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Linux on Chrome OS, AT&T & HBO
  • YouTube TV Crashes during the World Cup
  • AT&T's Ultimatum for HBO
  • Google may face record EU fines for Android
  • Google and Walmart take on Amazon Prime Day
  • How to get Linux on your Chromebook with Project Crostini
  • WSJ vs Google
  • FCC will charge you $225 to complain
  • Google gets into console gaming?
Tips and Picks
  • Stacey's Thing: Delta's Alexa Enabled Touch Faucet
  • Kevin's Stuff: Android app shortcuts arrive on Chrome OS
  • Leo's Tool: JMP.chat

🎧 This Week in Google 463 The Final Nail in the Snap Coffin | TWiT.TV

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Apple Vs Samsung Finally Settled
  • After 7 long years, Apple vs Samsung is finally over.
  • How many cameras is too many on one phone? Five? Sixteen?
  • Facial recognition is not ready for law enforcement prime-time.
  • How can Facebook, Twitter, etc. defend against foreign interference if the US government won't help them?
  • Zero rating trumps net neutrality in California just in time for AT&T Watch TV
  • Pictures of Tweets take over Instagram
  • Adobe Project Rush will revolutionize video editing this year
Picks of the Week:
  • Jeff's Number: $117,000/year is the new poverty line in San Francisco
  • Mathew's Stuff: get your Mt Gox Bitcoin refund!
  • Ant's Things: Amazon Smile and Geek Questioner

🎧 This Week in Google 462 The People Formerly Known as the Audience | TWiT.TV

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The Future of Media, Gaming, and Bezels
  • As Instagram launches IGTV, the future of broadcasting is rapidly evolving. We explore Skam Austin, a new Facebook/Instagram show/experience/new media experiment.
  • Fortnight is bringing eSports into the mainstream at last.
  • Meanwhile, a new European copyright law will make memes illegal.
  • Disney fights back against Comcast in the battle for Fox.
  • Android Messenger might finally be the Google messaging platform we've been waiting for.
  • The Oppo Find X solves the all screen, no notch problem with a pop-up camera.
  • How to get your money back if you've been scammed by a Nigerian prince.
  • Sell your CryptoKitties now! Leo and Stacey explain blockchain and ICOs.
  • Picks of the Week:
    • Stacey's Thing 1: SYLVANIA LIGHTIFY ZigBee Outdoor Colored Gardenspot Starter Kit
    • Stacey's Thing 2: Delta Voice Activated Faucet with Alexa
    • Jeff's Number 1: Facebook RAICES campaign raises over $13 million, $3 million during this show alone.
    • Jeff's Number 2: Facebook stock at all-time high
    • Jeff's Number 3: Twitter and Square on the verge of doubling
    • Leo's Tool: Google Podcasts App