The dark of war; unionization efforts in tech; Facebook’s new push to “privacy” & problems with “AI”; Google’s voodoo doll avatars; bored lonely angry stupid; conspiracy correlation matrix; Latch problems; no more getting lost; respect my authority!; what does delete & privacy mean; Apple iPad & pencil; sound machines; the case against dark mode; wood wide web.

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Show Notes


‘Game of Thrones’ cinematographer says the Battle of Winterfell looked so dark on purpose

Software engineers at prominent tech firm say they were fired for trying to unionize: Report


The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff


Facebook Is Launching a Redesigned App and Website

The 5 biggest announcements from Facebook’s F8 developer conference keynote

F8 2019: all the announcements from Facebook’s developer conference


Zuckerberg Says ‘The Future Is Private’, But That Doesn’t Mean What We Think


Your phone isn’t spying on you – it’s listening to your ‘voodoo doll’

Town Hall | Will Technology Save or Subvert Civility and Society?

Bored and lonely? Blame your phone.

Facebook Building Cryptocurrency-Based Payments System

Amazon Managed Blockchain hits general availability

Ford’s connected cars now link with Amazon Key for in-car delivery

Why you don’t want Tumblr sold to exploitative Pornhub


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Google will soon allow users to auto-delete location history and search data

Google unveils auto-delete for location, Web activity, and app usage data

America’s Favorite Door-Locking App Has a Data Privacy Problem

Why You Can No Longer Get Lost in the Crowd

Would You Let the Police Search Your Phone?

Facebook is trying to make the word “private” meaningless


Apple iPad Air (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) – Space Gray

Apple Pencil

ESR Rebound Slim Smart Case Specially Designed for iPad air 3 10.5″ 2019, Flexible TPU Back Cover with Rubberized Coating, Auto Sleep/Wake and Viewing/Typing Stand for iPad Air (3RD Gen) 2019, Black

Logitech iPad Pro 10.5 inch Keyboard Case | SLIM COMBO with Detachable, Backlit, Wireless Keyboard and Smart Connector (Black)

Adaptive Sound Technologies LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Sound Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer

LectroFan Micro Wireless Sleep Sound Machine and Bluetooth Speaker with Fan Sounds, White Noise, and Ocean Sounds for Sleep and Sound Masking

Marpac Dohm Classic (White) | White noise machine | 101 Night Trial & 1 Year Warranty | Soothing sounds from a real fan helps cancel noise while you sleep | For adults & children


The Case Against Dark Mode

A Scientology Cruise Ship And 100s of Passengers Have Been Quarantined Due to Measles

Scientology Freewinds Tour

Plants Talk to Each Other Using an Internet of Fungus


Peter Mayhew Remembered: Mark Hamill, Bob Iger & Others Mourn Chewbacca Actor As “Big Man With Even Bigger Heart”

Andy Stochansky’s new single, Revolution Superstar

Fireside 2018 | A Recap

Fireside Conference