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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

Is having the most popular photo on Instagram worth anything? We’re about to find out.

FACEBOOK’S ’10 YEAR CHALLENGE’ IS JUST A HARMLESS MEME—RIGHT?

Microsoft pledges $500 million to tackle housing crisis in Seattle, Eastside

YouTube Finally Explicitly Bans Dangerous Pranks and Challenges After Bird Box Fiasco

You Deserve Privacy Online. Here’s How You Could Actually Get It By Tim Cook

IN THE NEWS

Germany Has Ruled Amazon’s Dash Buttons Illegal, and So Should You

Tidal’s allegedly bogus streaming numbers are under investigation in Norway

Netflix is raising prices across of all of its tiers

Google Shows What Google News Looks Like If Article 11 Passes In The EU Copyright Directive

Snap Shares Fall 13% As Investors Weigh String Of Executive Exits

Streaming Service Roku Offers Alex Jones a Platform, Then Quickly Retreats

Not All Screen Time Is the Same

Slack has a new logo, and, umm, you be the judge

SECURITY HAH!

The Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute

Joe Carrigan

Hacking Humans

Amcrest ProHD 1080P WiFi Camera 2MP (1920TVL) Indoor Pan/Tilt Security Wireless IP Camera, Home Video Surveillance System with IR Night Vision, Two-Way Talk IP2M-841B (Black)

Amcrest Privacy Policy

The 773 Million Record “Collection #1” Data Breach

773M Password ‘Megabreach’ is Years Old

HACK BRIEF: AN ASTONISHING 773 MILLION RECORDS EXPOSED IN MONSTER BREACH

Oklahoma – NOT OK! Oklahoma Securities Commission leaves 3 TB of data exposed on an unprotected server including 7 years of FBI Investigations in the state.

Feds Can’t Force You To Unlock Your iPhone With Finger Or Face, Judge Rules

Feds forcing mass fingerprint unlocks is an “abuse of power,” judge rules

These are all the federal HTTPS domains that’ll expire soon because of the US government shutdown

THE MILLIONS SILICON VALLEY SPENDS ON SECURITY FOR EXECS

A Camera is Watching You in Your AirBnB: And, you consented to it.

APPS & DOODADS

GoodNotes 5 now available as a free update with redesigned interface, improved search, more

The future of voice assistants like Alexa and Siri isn’t just in homes — it’s in cars

Introducing Echo Auto – The first Echo for your car

Nike’s Adapt BB is an app-controlled, self-lacing basketball shoe

Teens launch Uber Eats for condoms in bid to beat ’embarrassment’

‘Fortnite’ Rakes In A Record $2.4 Billion

BRIC-A-BRAC

Life on Nearby Exoplanet Barnard’s Star B Might Be Possible, According to Astronomers

Japan’s robot hotel lays off half the robots after they created more work for humans

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

The Cranberries announce In The End, its final album with late singer Dolores O’Riordan