AI in music; Amazon upskill training; Microsoft vs Slack; running your home like a business; Tesla code stealer; T-Mobile arbitration terms of service; be a plumber; the internet cops are here; Zoom; license plate readers; satellite surveillance; Google recordings leaked; flying cars & hair straighteners; Marpac sound machines; Firefox; investing in Lego.

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Show Notes


Man Wants Court to Get E-Scooter Data to ID the Hit-and-Run Rider Who Put Him in the Hospital

Venice ‘vanlord’ rents minivan with mattress inside for $450 per month


Will Artificial Intelligence Screw Musicians the Way the Phonograph Screwed John Philip Sousa?

Amazon plans to retrain one-third of US employees as automation looms

Microsoft might crush Slack like Facebook crushed Snapchat

The Slackification of the American Home

Former Tesla employee admits to storing Autopilot source code on his own iCloud

T-Mobile Says That Getting Sued for Selling Users’ Location Data Violates Its Terms of Service


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

After a Data Breach, British Airways Faces a Record Fine

Marriott fined $123m for 2018 data breach that hit 339m customers

Apple pushes silent update to remove hidden Zoom web server

License Plate Readers Are Creeping Into Neighborhoods Across the Country

More than 1,000 Google Assistant recordings leaked, and oh boy

Soon, satellites will be able to watch you everywhere all the time

Bug in Anesthesia Machines Allows Changing Gas Mix Levels

Apple aims privacy billboard at Google’s controversial smart-city

‘World’s first Bluetooth hair straighteners’ can be easily hacked


Interval Timer – HIIT Workouts

Marpac Dohm

Marpac Go

Kindle Paperwhite

Logitech Slim Folio Pro for 12.9“ iPad Pro

Breville the Barista Express Espresso Machine, BES870XL

LEGO Sets Might Be a Better Investment Than Stocks, Bonds, or Gold

A Japanese hotel has built a lifesize flight simulator into one of its rooms

Marvel is auctioning props from its Netflix shows


Award Winning Actor Rip Torn Has Died, Age 88