Well, that was a pleasant surprise: Google has formally endorsed right to repair! Jason not only broke this news but then had a long conversation with Google about why it made the change (spoiler: it was the concerted effort of consumers, activists, and journalists). Jason explains why this change matters in the first part of the show. After the break, Sam takes us through a pretty unusual court case and what it means for online dating. Then in the subscribers-only section, Joseph talks about a new map we just published showing which local police departments and public agencies have invested in the AI surveillance platform Fusus. Is your police department one of them? Take a look.
Listen to the weekly podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. A video version of this week’s episode will be available on our YouTube channel. Become a paid subscriber for access to this episode's bonus content and to power our journalism. If you are a paid subscriber, check your inbox for an email from our podcast host Transistor for a link to the subscribers-only version! You can also add that subscribers feed to your podcast app of choice and never miss an episode that way.
- Google Formally Endorses Right to Repair, Will Lobby to Pass Repair Laws
- YouTube Commenters and the Grassroots Movement Pushed Google to Support Right to Repair
- Man Sues 27 Women After Facebook Users Call Him ‘Clingy’ and ‘Psycho’
- Is Your Local Police Department Using Fusus AI-Enabled Cameras? Find Out Here