Catalina; 23andMe making some guesses; Waymo comes to LA; Deepfakes laws; Russian hackers modify browsers; Picard & The Expanse; IT Chapter 2; Bill Gate’s brain; Dead Can Dance; Ali Wong; Han Solo Carbonite Roaster; Disney+ ruins childhood memories; Debbie Harry; Felicia Day; Apple turns someone gay; the origins of Sweden; feedback loop.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

MacBook Pro Diary: The upgrade to macOS Catalina is going to involve a lot of work

Opera’s desktop browser gets built-in tracking protection

Opera 64 is faster, more private, and more fun

More bad blood for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes — this time with her own attorneys

IN THE NEWS

Are You My Cousin or Half-Sibling?

Waymo is bringing its self-driving cars to map Los Angeles

App maker claims ‘Sign in with Apple’ copies anonymous email feature

California laws seek to crack down on deepfakes in politics and porn

Russian hackers modify Chrome and Firefox to track secure web traffic

MEDIA CANDY

Star Trek: Picard | NYCC Trailer | CBS All Access

The Expanse Season 4

IT Chapter 2

Navigating Bill Gates’ brain with Netflix filmmaker Davis Guggenheim

Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates

Dead Can Dance announces ‘A Celebration — Life & Works 1980-2020’ tour of North America

Ali Wong – The Milk and Money Tour

Baby Cobra

Hard Knock Wife

Le Creuset Announces STAR WARS Line of Cookware

Disney’s New Streaming Service Gets Favorable Reviews From the Dutch

AT THE LIBRARY

Face It: A Memoir by Debbie Harry

Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity by Felicia Day

MORON OF THE WEEK

Russian man sues Apple for ‘turning him gay’

FEEDBACK LOOP

Rivers of London (novel)

Deepfake videos ‘double in nine months’

Electric car owners to ‘choose’ engine sounds

Elon Musk wants his cars to fart and bleat in the name of safety

Disney Bans Netflix Ads as Streaming’s Marketing Wars Intensify

Hundreds lose their driving licenses during Oktoberfest e-scooter mayhem

Planet Money #943: Unicorn Cowboy

SimpliSafe Alarm Bypassed With a $2 Device From Amazon

Protocol of the SimpliSafe Sensors

Talking Flight Podcast

The Club for Podcasters

HK : wearable face projector to avoid face recognition

Controversy as Apple removes Hong Kong protest app, saying it is ‘illegal’

Alexa with 100 in welsh

Geoscience Australia to stop printing and selling topographic maps from December

Pigeons as Good as Radiologists at Spotting Breast Cancer, Scientists Say

Researchers completely made up claim about men’s drinking before conception

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Still Not Convinced You Need a Flu Shot? First, It’s Not All About You

Chicago Fire’s Bastian Schweinsteiger retires aged 35