Questions about Facebook crypto Libra; going low tech to fight surveillance; photoshopping women into tech; Meeker’s trends; Jessica Jones; lyric battles; the reality of being a musician; CDs are back; Huawei; Fall, or Dodge in Hell; the impossible whopper; Musk quits Twitter, not really; feedback loop, we killed ThinkGeek.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

House Intel chair sounds alarm in Congress’ first hearing on deepfake videos

BuzzFeed journalists just walked off the job in 4 cities. Here’s why.

Disconnecting to spend time with your kids could sabotage your career

IN THE NEWS

Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency: All you need to know

Welcome to Libra

Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ is missing one thing: monetary policy

Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency Libra in Bid to Reshape Finance

Masks, cash and apps: How Hong Kong’s protesters find ways to outwit the surveillance state

Hundreds of active and former police officers are part of extremist Facebook groups

Why women in tech are being Photoshopped in instead of hired

Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internet

MEDIA CANDY

Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin set to return for ‘9 to 5’ sequel

On the peaks and pitfalls of being a songwriter in a band

The Youths Are Bringing CDs Back

AT THE LIBRARY

Fall, or Dodge in Hell

MORON OF THE WEEK

Brooklyn Burger King Delivered Beef Whoppers to Customers Expecting ‘Impossible’

FEEDBACK LOOP

This deepfake video of a megalomaniac ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ is testing Facebook

1979 Milton Bradley Big Trak video classic fun

Lyrics Site Accuses Google of Lifting Its Content

Google search results will show where song lyrics come from

Parents’ anger as child sex change charity puts private emails online.

ThinkGeek.com is shutting down and that’s a damn shame

Pakistani Government Officials Accidentally Turn On Cat Filter During Facebook Live, Hilarity Ensues

Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says

Scooter Madness

Huawei Expects $30 Billion Revenue Hit From U.S. Clampdown

The Dead Mall Series by Dan Bell

IN COURT, FACEBOOK BLAMES USERS FOR DESTROYING THEIR OWN RIGHT TO PRIVACY

SetApp

FC Dallas under-15 boys squad beat the U.S. Women’s National Team in a scrimmage

Is U.S. women’s soccer getting shortchanged?

U.S. Women’s Soccer Games Outearned Men’s Games

Uber Air announces Melbourne as trial city for flying taxi service

Chicago Debuts Shareable Electric Scooter Program

WideProtect Spam Call Blocker

The Day the Music Burned

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

World’s last Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour closes