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#196: Quote Unquote

March 28th, 2019 · 84 minutes

Flo's out of town this week, but there's still plenty happening at and around Google. We'll discuss the new EU directive, which will change the way we use the internet and probably embolden copyright trolls. We'll also take a look at Google's Lookout app and how it works, and we'll wag our fingers at Google for downgrading Pinterest pages in its search engine.

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Links and Show Notes

  • The Verge: EU passes its new Copyright Directive

  • Google Blog: EU Copyright Directive: one step forward, two steps back

  • Fortune: Google Once Cited EU's Copyright Reforms as a Business Risk. Now They're a Reality

  • CNBC: Pinterest's IPO filing shows how powerful Google has become