The tech revolt; Netflix stats; Buzzfeed, HuffPo, Gannett lay off journalists; flagging fake news; Moviepass is back; Rekognition is biased; Pledge Music out of other people’s money; Facebook’s “facts”; the Cyber Diplomacy Act; Facebook

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

The Tech Revolt

Under Pressure (A-Capella) – Only Vocals

Dancing in the Street // Silent Music Video

IN THE NEWS

Netflix, You, and the Hits No One Knows Are Hits

BuzzFeed is laying off more than 200 people, its second round of cuts in 14 months

Layoffs Hit HuffPost After $4.6 Billion Verizon Media Write-Down

Gannett lays off journalists across the country

Just Trust Us

MoviePass is planning to relaunch an unlimited movie plan

MIT researchers claim Amazon’s Rekognition is susceptible to bias

Amazon has 10,000 employees dedicated to Alexa — here are some of the areas they’re working on

Amazon Beta Testing Program

Pledge Music

Fastball – The Way

The Facts About Facebook

I Cut Facebook Out of My Life. Surprisingly, I Missed It

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

In the Rush to Join the Smart Home Crowd, Buyers Should Beware

PIA Appoint the Notorious Ex CEO of Mt. Gox Mark Karpeles as CTO

Massive mortgage and loan data leak gets worse as original documents also exposed

McCaul & Engel Introduce Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2019

Facebook knowingly duped game-playing kids and their parents out of money

APPS & DOODADS

Don’t Reply to Your Emails

Hands-On With Dell’s Massive 49-Inch 5K Ultrawide Display

DeepMind’s AlphaStar AI sweeps StarCraft II pros in head-to-head match

BRIC-A-BRAC

The Dude returns! Jeff Bridges teases return of The Big Lebowski character: Watch

Vintage Yugoslavian Computer Magazine Cover Girls Of The 1980s-90s

Hattip to Jenny Dreadful for the link

Be still my eating heart: Sweethearts won’t be on sale this Valentine’s Day

Relax, Your Shitty Valentine’s Day Candy Hearts Are Still Around

David Tennant launches new interview podcast

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Cesar’s Way