Gig Economy Growing Pains – The Gig Economy; Apple, Google, & COVID-19; WFH

What you need to know about Apple & Google’s COVID-19 exposure tracking tech, the gig economy is in flux thanks to COVID-19, and some employers are trying to maintain employee productivity while they’re working from home.

• First, lead editor of 9to5Mac, Zac Hall, joins us to walk us through Apple & Google’s COVID-19 exposure logging APIs — does it require an app? What are the privacy implications? How does it all work? Hall answers all.
• Then, Jason and Mikah discuss COVID-19’s impact on the gig economy — ride-hailing services are floundering while delivery services seem to be thriving.
• Lastly, Drew Harwell from the Washington Post joins us to talk about the ways employers are keeping track of their employees who are working at home. Is it surveillance? Are there too many meetings? Harwell details the measures.

Hosts: Jason Howell, Mikah Sargent
Guests: Zac Hall, Drew Harwell
Tech News Weekly episode 132
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