We were just kidding, guys; Baader-Meinhof redux; Libra, paused; AI takes over poker, Rubik’s cube; Elon Musk wants braiiiins; Apple goes peak podcast; Netflix growth lower than expected; streaming TV costs are piling up; all finances of Bulgaria hacked; Faceapp tempest in a teapot; Dohm; Prime Day deals; Airmail, 1password go subscription; Brian gets DeepBeetlejuiced; Wiener gum.

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Show Notes


Baader–Meinhof effect

Area 51 Facebook Prankster Comes Forward For TV Interview, Claims It Was A Joke

Facebook is backpedaling from its ambitious vision for Libra


AI solves Rubik’s Cube in one second

Facebook’s new poker-playing AI could wreck the online poker industry—so it’s not being released

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Says It’s Ready for Brain Surgery

Congress Wants to Solve Deepfakes by 2020

Apple Plans to Bankroll Original Podcasts to Fend Off Rivals

Have We Hit Peak Podcast?

Morgan Mandriota’s post on Twitter – OUCH!

Netflix Q2 report points to price hikes for lower than expected growth

The Wild-West Era of Streaming TV Is Ending


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

A Hacker Just Stole the Personal Financial Data of an Entire Country

FaceApp gets federal attention as Sen. Schumer raises alarm on data use

FaceApp responds to privacy concerns

You downloaded FaceApp. Here’s what you’ve just done to your privacy.

A Bluetooth vulnerability could give hackers your location


Samsung T5 Portable SSD – 1TB – USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA1T0B/AM), Black

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, streaming media player

Airmail Users Frustrated About Sudden Switch to Subscription-Based Pricing on iPhone and iPad


1Password 7


BEETLEJUICE 2 Teaser Trailer

NASA just released gorgeous new panoramas from the Apollo missions

Crew Dragon Parachute Tests

Count Me In: Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Available For AirBnB Stay