California vs Everyone; Presidential Texts; Coinbase; Ponzi schemes on the blockchain; Uber income; Path shuts down; the Mandalorian; forced face unlock; China’s chips & dips; Instagram location; Alexa audio hacks; Russians vs Star Wars; giant skull asteroids.

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Show Notes


11% Say “Fuck Off.” – Penn’s Sunday School


Entire broadband industry sues California to stop net neutrality law

The SEC’s “Punishment” of Elon Musk Is Exactly What Tesla Needed

AMC’s MoviePass competitor has 400,000 subscribers after 14 weeks


Do Not Be Alarmed by the Test of the Presidential Alert Text Message System

Why I’m Worried About Google

Coinbase, the startup at the core of the crypto craze, is now considered an $8 billion company

How A Hapless Bitcoin Entrepreneur Got Swept Up In The Crypto Craze And Started A Multimillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme

Half of U.S. Uber drivers make less than $10 an hour after vehicle expenses, according to a new study

Can it get any worse for Snapchat? Stock falls below $8 after analysts cut price target

The Last Goodbye – Path shuts it’s doors


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Jon Favreau’s Star Wars TV Show is The Mandalorian

Followup on the BlackVue dashcam story

Feds Force Suspect To Unlock An Apple iPhone X With Their Face

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

The Big Hack: Statements From Amazon, Apple, Supermicro, and the Chinese Government

Setting the Record Straight on Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Erroneous Article

The Risky Business podcast has a good interview on the Bloomberg piece. Worth a listen.

Instagram prototypes handing your location history to Facebook

Alexa can be hacked–by chirping birds


BAKblade 2.0 PLUS – Back Hair Removal and Body Shaver (DIY), Easy to Use Curved Handle for a Close, Pain-Free Shave Wet or Dry

Check out how much a computer cost the year you were born

iZotope RX 7 Advanced

RX 7 – The Unofficial Video Manual


Anthony Rossbach



Study Finds Russian Trolls Likely Meddled in Our Most Sacred American Institution: Star Wars Fandom

Researchers may have found the first signs of an exomoon

Astrophysicists Are Selling Lab-Made Martian Dirt to Researchers for $20 a Kilogram

Please Let the Giant Skull Asteroid End Us All