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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 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.

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    • 4.0 • 61 Ratings

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 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.

    • video
    Alex Stamos - Is TikTok a threat, Twitter's Chinese porn spam, 2024 election disinformation

    Alex Stamos - Is TikTok a threat, Twitter's Chinese porn spam, 2024 election disinformation

    Introducing Alex Stamos.
    Twitter grapples with Chinese spam obscuring news of protests.
    How did Alex get into security?
    Alex's Joe Sullivan story.
    How COVID impacted teens and social interaction.
    The mechanics of Apple's CSAM scanning.
    How do we integrate security into basic education curriculum?
    How does Alex feel about the Fediverse?
    Advice for hosts of Mastodon instances.
    How is Google doing security-wise and for its users?
    What does Alex hear about Facebook these days?
    Will there be trouble on Twitter in the 2024 election?
    Who is responsible for keeping people protected from disinformation?
    Should TikTok be shut down?
    South Dakota bans TikTok from government-owned devices.
    Stanford Internet Observatory.
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt

    Guest: Alex Stamos

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    • 2 hr 12 min
    • video
    Maureen and Bab's Tea Room - Leap second, FTX deepfake, Musk vs Swisher, Post.news, Alexa struggling

    Maureen and Bab's Tea Room - Leap second, FTX deepfake, Musk vs Swisher, Post.news, Alexa struggling

    I Was the Head of Trust and Safety at Twitter. This Is What Could Become of It.
    Musk, journalist Kara Swisher trade barbs.
    Warner: Parents should be 'very concerned' about TikTok.
    Elon Musk and Twitter: a masterclass in moving fast and breaking things...
    Chaos on Twitter Leads a Group of Journalists to Start an Alternative.
    Post.news
    Amazon Alexa is a "colossal failure," on pace to lose $10 billion this year.
    How to Send Your Own Message to the iPad on Artemis 1 As It Orbits the Moon.
    Watch Howard Stern's Special Interview with Bruce Springsteen on HBO and HBO Max.
    The leap second's time is up: world votes to stop pausing clocks.
    Earth now weighs six ronnagrams: New metric prefixes voted in.
    Elizabeth Holmes' 11-year sentence explained by tech bubble.
    Lessons from a decade of 'Candy Crush'.
    FTX Founder Deepfake Offers Refund to Victims in Verified Twitter Account Scam.
    Movie theater stocks pop after report says Amazon plans to spend $1 billion on releases.
    Google Fi discounts Pixel 7 to $399 and offers $300 off 7 Pro for Black Friday.
    The best Black Friday Google deals you can get.
    Google launches new search, shopping and maps features.
    YouTube releases in-depth podcasting guide with best practices.
    You can now ask Google Assistant to search and play podcasts by guest, episode.
    Picks:

    Mathew - A plaque that shows you are verified on Twitter.
    Mathew - Bizarre study finds common parasite can make you more attractive.
    Mathew - Christie's Pulls T. Rex From Auction, Citing Need for 'Further Study'.
    Jeff - Pew teens and social media.
    Ant - Boris FX Black Friday Discount.
    Ant - Prep football: Campolindo edges Rancho Cotate in NCS semifinals.
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt

    Guest: Mathew Ingram

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    • 2 hr 15 min
    • video
    Search For Hardcore - FTX celebrity fallout, Musk's Twitter purge, goodbye Protocol, palette.fm

    Search For Hardcore - FTX celebrity fallout, Musk's Twitter purge, goodbye Protocol, palette.fm

    Larry David, Tom Brady, Stephen Curry, Other Celebs Sued Over FTX Crypto Exchange Collapse.
    Stars Likely to Be More Careful in Ads After Lloyd Bridges Case.
    Taylor Swift ticket meltdown sparks outrage about Ticketmaster's power.
    Elon Musk says the new Twitter Blue will relaunch on November 29th.
    Elon Musk ignored Twitter's internal warnings about paid verification.
    Mastodon Has Officially Retired the 'Toot,' Its Version of the Tweet.
    Substack isn't a social network. It's better.
    Proposal for quote-boost.
    Elon's paranoid purge.
    Musk issues ultimatum to staff: Commit to 'hardcore' Twitter or leave.
    Elon Musk delivers jaw-dropping, bold testimony at his Tesla trial over Twitter's issues with the FTC.
    Farewell from Protocol.
    Amazon begins layoffs as economic woes mount.
    With 10k layoffs looming, Jeff Bezos grants Dolly Parton millions and pledges his fortune to charity.
    Evernote's Next Move: Joining the Bending Spoons Suite of Apps.
    Twitter is Going Great!
    City birds are changing their tune.
    NASA's Modern Moon Program Is Finally off the Ground.
    Google Wallet arrives on Fitbit smartwatches, new countries.
    Android Auto beta program opens up to more users.
    Google Fi's throwing in a free year of YouTube Premium for Unlimited Plus subscribers.
    Google One VPN app rolls out for Mac and Windows.
    Facebook fact-checkers will stop checking Trump after presidential bid announcement.
    Picks:

    Mike - Debirdify
    Mike - palette.fm
    Jeff - Portable, off-grid hotels
    Ant - JAYEGT Motorized Rotating Display Stand
    Ant - I Thought #Hardhead Had 5 Of 'Em
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt

    Guest: Mike Elgan

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    • 2 hr 50 min
    • video
    Rusticated and Rectified - Blue vs grey checkmarks, Meta layoffs, FTX Binance collapse, Google One VPN

    Rusticated and Rectified - Blue vs grey checkmarks, Meta layoffs, FTX Binance collapse, Google One VPN

    Twitter vs Mastodon.
    Twitter begins to roll out, then kills, grey checkmarks for high-profile accounts.
    Here's how a Twitter engineer says it will break in the coming weeks.
    identi.ca
    Meta Lays Off More Than 11,000 Employees.
    Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX Empire Faces US Probe Into Client Funds, Lending.
    Robinhood Collapses Following Difficulties of Savior.
    Twitter Is Our Future - by James Fallows.
    SpaceX adds data restrictions for Starlink power users.
    On Twitter, Elon Musk Details His Plans for Twitter's Business.
    B******t Reporting: The Intercept's Story About Government Policing Disinfo Is Absolute Garbage.
    Matter launch event: Hands-on with the newest Matter devices.
    Google Messages tests redesigned photo picker.
    Stadia refunds start today as Google provides more details on what to expect.
    Google One VPN coming to desktop with Mac and Windows apps.
    First Pixel 7 update rolling out with three fixes for display and system.
    Optimized YouTube Shorts player for TVs rolling out.
    Google and Renault are developing a 'software-defined vehicle' together.
    Berkeley moves toward banning all right turns on red lights.
    Amazon's new electric vans will be making deliveries in over 100 U.S. cities this holiday season.
    TikTok slashes global revenue targets by at least $2bn.
    How online mobs act like flocks of birds.
    Zoomtopia.
    Picks:

    Glenn - Legal fund for Alex Norris "oh no" comics.
    Jeff - Dystopian Candy Crush Drone Fleet Unleashed Into Skies Above New York.
    Jeff - Drones complete incomplete monuments.
    Ant - LumaFusion available in Beta on Android and ChromeOS.
    Ant - Canon EOS Webcam Utility PRO Announced.
    Ant - There_I_Ruined_It on Instagram.
    Ant - Rancho Cotate Athlete of the week Jacob Pruitt.
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt

    Guest: Glenn Fleishman

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    • 2 hr 58 min
    • video
    Hundo Milo - Musk takes over Twitter, FCC says ban TikTok, Roblox virtual clothing class

    Hundo Milo - Musk takes over Twitter, FCC says ban TikTok, Roblox virtual clothing class

    Elon Musk is negotiating his new Twitter fees in real time with Stephen King.
    Ad giant IPG advises brands to pause Twitter spending after Musk takeover.
    Scoop: Musk team working to reboot Vine this year.
    Twitter discontinues ad-free articles for Blue subscribers.
    Welcome to hell, Elon.
    Elon discovers micropayments. Sigh.
    What kind of open networks are out there?
    Pixelfed - Federated Image Sharing.
    Interview: FCC commissioner says government should ban TikTok.
    US curbs on microchips could throttle China's ambitions and escalate the tech war.
    Italy to ban 'illegal' raves following Modena party.
    My tweet promoting our conversation with Rabble made Piers Morgan's show.
    Google Hangouts is dead, half-baked RCS is not a replacement.
    Roblox and Parsons School of Design are creating a digital fashion course.
    Google acquires Twitter-backed AI avatar startup Alter for $100 million.
    Amazon Music goes free for Prime members on Shuffle Mode.
    Amazon makes staff cuts at Amp, the app it launched this year to 'reimagine radio'.
    NASCAR: Ross Chastain's daring wall-riding move legal for now.
    Google's AI image model Imagen is getting a very limited public outing.
    Google's new prototype AI tool does the writing for you.
    Google is discontinuing support for the standalone Street View app and pulling it from app stores.
    Google One for Android gets slick homescreen redesign.
    Google expands flood and wildfire tracking.
    Google revamps Assistant parental controls and adds a kids' dictionary.
    Google's putting its Lens image search right on its home page.
    Google Play Android games now available on PC in beta.
    YouTube's new Primetime Channels puts 34 streaming services in one place.
    Google's building package tracking right into your Gmail inbox.
    How John Deere built its own cellular network for its factory.
    Picks:

    Stacey - Google Nest Wifi 6E review.
    Jeff - Twitter co-founder Dorsey holding onto stake in company.
    Jeff - Mastodon Patreon.
    Jeff - Infinite conversation.
    Ant - Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 Announced.
    Ant - Daniel Suarez's Critical Mass book is available.
    Ant - Family bragging moment: 20-Year Streak Broken.
    Ant - Thank you Press Democrat.
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

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    • 3 hr 1 min
    • video
    Rabble Rousing - Inside Planetary and Scuttlebutt, Mr. Beast, Shutterstock AI imagery, Chief TWiT

    Rabble Rousing - Inside Planetary and Scuttlebutt, Mr. Beast, Shutterstock AI imagery, Chief TWiT

    Interview with Rabble.
    How Odeo turned into Twitter.
    What did Rabble do before Odeo?
    What did Rabble learn at TXTmob that came over to Twitter?
    Why Jaiku was so cool.
    What did Rabble work on at Yahoo from Uruguay?
    What was the core mistake of Friendster?
    What is the Scuttlebutt protocol and how does it work with Planetary?
    How does Rabble feel about Bluesky?
    What should I be able to export from Twitter right now?
    What's coming soon on Planetary and Scuttlebutt?
    Elon Musk dubs himself 'Chief Twit,' visits Twitter HQ with deal set to close.
    Do you worry about taking money for Planetary?
    Some use cases for how to use Planetary.
    Goodbye to Rabble.
    Musk Tells Bankers He Plans to Close Twitter Deal on Friday.
    Spotify Wants to Get Into Audiobooks but Says Apple Is in the Way.
    Shutterstock will start selling AI-generated stock imagery with help from OpenAI.
    Study: Playing lots of video games may benefit kids' brains.
    The Wire Retracts Its Meta Stories.
    Why audio will never capture the hearts of social media users.
    The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World Hardcover by Jonathan - Freedland.
    Is MrBeast actually worth $1.5 billion?
    Uber will show ads now. But don't count on a lower fare.
    Marco Arment: "Now my app's product page shows gambling ads, which I'm really not OK with.
    Republicans sue Google claiming spam filter blocks email.
    Leo's Meta Quest Pro.
    The Real Chief TWiT: Comfort Tee.
    Texas Sues Google Over Use of Facial Images.
    Google Home web app starts rolling out to view live Nest feeds, older cameras supported.
    Google Maps has removed its COVID-19 layer.
    Google is giving Workspace Individual subscribers a big storage bump.
    YouTube's new design makes it easier to fast-forward or rewind to the right part.
    YouTube Premium is getting a price hike for family plans to $22.99/month.
    Google Messages tests new design for delivered and read indicators.
    New Google Messages and Contacts app icons rolling out, Phone left.
    Rabble returns!
    Picks:

    Rabble - Planetary
    Jeff - 76% trust the technology sector
    Rabble - Web3 is Self-Certifying
    Leo - The Crypto Story
    Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

    Guest: Evan Henshaw-Plath (Rabble)

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    • 2 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

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61 Ratings

61 Ratings

TouchOfGray ,

Political

This podcast is less and less about Google developments than the hosts’ pro stance on Big Tech fascism, pro authoritarian visions, and anti-Trump sentiments.

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Google?

Nothing but politics. Change the name of the show. It is a shame, used to be a good show.

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Boring left wing tech

This is another left wing racist tech show that does not allow differing opinions

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