CDC studying e-scooters; Warren’s Tech Antitrust Plan; Facebook fighting on all fronts now; Apple’s video service; Lucky Palmer Luckey; inside Twitter’s health plan; Amazon ousts merchants, caught selling counterfeits of books, again; Shockwave gone; cash in stores; Carolla; Umbrella Academy; the Spy & the Traitor; hipster fail; Tim/Apple double & triple down.

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Show Notes


New Zealand measles outbreak worst ‘in years’ with 22 cases confirmed

It Cost Nearly a Million Dollars to Treat an Unvaccinated Kid With Tetanus

CDC, city of Austin partner to study spike in e-scooter related accidents, injuries

The CDC is studying the rise in e-scooter injuries for the first time as start-ups expand to more cities


How Silicon Valley Will Try to Kneecap Elizabeth Warren’s Antitrust Plan Before It Has Legs

Here’s how we can break up Big Tech

Where Warren’s Wrong

Facebook backtracks after removing Warren ads calling for Facebook breakup

Facebook vs. Apple

Apple will finally unveil its streaming video service on March 25th

Palmer Luckey’s company earned a contract for the Pentagon’s Project Maven AI program

Inside Twitter’s ambitious plan to change the way we tweet

Amazon ousted thousands of merchants with no notice — showing the danger of relying on the shopping platform

Amazon caught selling counterfeits of publisher’s computer books—again

Amazon lifts restriction on sellers criticized as anti-competitive: source

Adobe Shockwave will be discontinued on April 9th

Sinemia is terminating accounts and users don’t know why

Philadelphia is the first US city to ban cashless stores


Adam Carolla – Not Taco Bell Material

The Umbrella Academy

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley


Taika Waititi Just Gave Apple’s Time Bandits TV Series a Huge Boost

Hunt for the Wilderpeople


The Spy and the Traitor – The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War by Ben Macintyre

Messing with the Enemy – Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News by Clint Watts


Man angry his photo was used to prove all hipsters look alike — then learns it wasn’t him

Trump Rolls Out New Explanation for Calling Tim Cook “Tim Apple,” Which Contradicts His First Explanation

Record-Setting 5,000 People Stand in the Rain for Hours to See if They Are a Stem Cell Match for 5-Year-Old Battling Cancer


The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi

The Privacy, Security, & OSINT Show – 113-The Creepy Things Apple Knows About You (and Me)

From hard drive to over-heard drive: Boffins convert spinning rust into eavesdropping mic

UK’s ICO event on targeted ads opens floor to the adtech industry: Anybody? No? Speak for 10 minutes. Hello?

On Disability and on Facebook? Uncle Sam Wants to Watch What You Post

Car alarms with security flaws put 3 million vehicles at risk of hijack

U.S. users are leaving Facebook by the millions, Edison Research says

The ‘Xbox Maverick’ console will be named ‘Xbox One S All-Digital Edition,’ preorders in April 2019

Amazon S3 Glacier pricing


Linux Academy

SANS Institute

SANS Cyber Aces


Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew Drummer and Rock Hall of Fame Member, Dies at 90

Unstructured 132 – Jason DeFillippo: podcaster, producer, and programmer extraordinaire

Unstructured Podcast