E-Scooter braking problems; Facebook’s clear history tool & “stablecoin”; FTC takes on tech, finally; Amazon pulls out of Seattle; government finally looking at “we’re just a platform”; get those lithium-ion batteries off of planes; some Star Wars tangents; what big data actually can predict; TikTok gets fined for the children; cooler tracking and a call to action; lint in your port; Luminar; BBQ Fyre.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Brake complaints accelerate for e-scooters

IN THE NEWS

Facebook Says a “Clear History” Tool Will Hurt Its Advertising Business. Good.

What we know about Facebook’s secretive cryptocurrency – and what we don’t

The Federal Trade Commission Is Starting a New Antitrust Task Force Looking at Big Tech

IT’S NOT JUST NEW YORK—AMAZON NIXES A SEATTLE EXPANSION TOO

FTC brings its first case against fake paid reviews on Amazon

The military wants to build a bullshit detector for social science studies

The President and Congress Are Thinking of Changing This Important Internet Law

US bans cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes

SECURITY HAH!

A Cam girl ruined my life – HUGE WARNING

Japanese Service Creates Wearable Super Realistic Replicas Of Your Pet’s Head

STAR WARS: ALWAYS

WATCH: Topher Grace Edits All 10 Star Wars Movies Into One Epic 5-Minute Trailer

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Most Americans don’t realize what companies can predict from their data

Owner of TikTok, an App You’re Probably Too Old to Know About, Fined $5.7 Million for Illegally Collecting Kids’ Data

Creeping on You in the Cold Drinks Aisle

CoolerScreens

APPS & DOODADS

Wait, Wait… It’s on My Smart Speaker!

Look How Disgusting Your iPhone’s Lightning Port Probably Is

Luminar 3

Feedly

How Not to Fall for Viral Scares

BRIC-A-BRAC

You Might Be Surprised at What Millennials Consider a ‘Life-changing’ Amount of Money

Disastrous LA Food Event Is Being Called the Fyre Festival of Barbecue

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Former Cure drummer Andy Anderson has reportedly passed away, aged 68

Luke Perry, 52, is sedated in hospital after suffering a ‘massive’ stroke at his LA home on the same day that a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot was announced