More Pixel 6 Leaks As Facebook Goes Dark
This week on The Chrome Cast, we begin the show by discussing the major outage that hit Facebook this week, causing all of their services to be taken down. For most of the working day on Monday, users were unable to send messages through Messenger or WhatsApp, post to Facebook or Instagram, or access Oculus VR services. It was a big deal that touched a ton of people and raises interesting questions about the pervasiveness of mega-businesses in our daily lives: at work and at play.
In a much lighter second half, we take a look at the Pixel 6 leaks and talk about the interesting situation Google finds itself in, where even a treasure trove of leaked photos and information doesn’t seem to really make much noise. With their marketing strategy for Pixel 6, it really feels like Google has stemmed the leakage wave and taken full control of the narrative surrounding their new phones.
Finally, we’re taking some time to discuss an important move in the Chrome OS gaming scene. Anti-cheat is a big hurdle for Linux games (which ‘Borealis’ – AKA Steam for Chromebooks will exploit) and it looks like all the major players are on board to set up their anti-cheat protocols for Steam on Linux. in the near future.
This episode is also brought to you by NordVPN. Get a VPN that takes your privacy seriously. NordVPN is our VPN of choice and will keep your browsing secure on your Chromebook or any device. Use NordVPN to keep your data private to you, whether you’re at home or on the go! CLICK HERE to try it out and get a 3 year deal for $ 3.49 / month.