Fitbit is doomed; Airbnb not a platform in New Jersey anymore; Uber Ads; Bitcoin price manipulation; misleading ads; Coalfire arrests; TikTok and national security; idiot problems; Trend Micro data sales; secret consumer scores; Ring problems; Another Life; skip politics button; the Morning Show; our insider trading policy; magento lemonade; feedback.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

The Adults In The Room

Google says it won’t use your Fitbit data to target you with ads. But what else will it do?

Fitbit is doomed: Why everything Google buys turns to garbage

Why $4.5 Billion From Big Tech Won’t End California Housing Crisis

IN THE NEWS

Airbnb Suffered a Big Defeat in Jersey City. Here’s What That Means.

Uber is entering the ads business

Large Bitcoin Player Manipulated Price Sharply Higher, Study Says

THE BIG BITCOIN HEIST

Sandra Bullock and Ellen DeGeneres Sue Pop-Up Websites Over Misleading Ads

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Coalfire CEO says Dallas County Courthouse doors were unlocked

TikTok Said to Be Under National Security Review

Trend Micro employee sold criminals data that fueled targeted scams

I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can Get Yours, Too.

Ring watched your kids trick or treat and then bragged about it

Ring-a-ding: IoT doorbell exposed customer Wi-Fi passwords to eavesdroppers

APPS & DOODADS

Adobe Photoshop arrives on the iPad

MEDIA CANDY

Netflix renews ‘Another Life’ for a second season despite lousy reviews

The End of the Fxxxing World Season 2

Netflix built a new tool for those of you burned out on politics and Trump

The Morning Show

MORON OF THE WEEK

Apple’s former insider trading watchdog indicted for… insider trading

THE UNBELIEVABLE STORY OF THREATIN: HEAVY METAL’S FYRE FESTIVAL MOMENT

Lemonade gets a nastygram from Deutsche Telekom over its use of magenta, says it will fight

She Stole Something While Struggling With Heroin Addiction. Cops Turned Her Into A Facebook Meme.

Freddie Freeman Trick or Treater Barely Recognizes Real Freddie Freeman

BRIC-A-BRAC

Why The Largest Commercial Plane In The World Failed

THIS AI DECODES YOUR BRAINWAVES AND DRAWS WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT

Inside the BBC Disinformation Group: THE FAKE NEWS HUNTERS

“HE’S F–KING DESTROYED THIS TOWN”: HOW MARK ZUCKERBERG BECAME THE MOST REVILED MAN IN TECH

FEEDBACK LOOP

Amazon blames ‘error’ for blocking Nintendo resellers from listing products

School Ordered To Ax Brainwave-Detecting Headgear for Students

BrainCo Focus EDU Video

Amazon Prime | Realistic Marketing, Inc.

Scooter Safety/Accident Video

Biggest Dot-com Companies 1998 – 2019

Concord Mills mall in Concord NC is making it even easier for you to give up your money.

Illegal drones ground water-dropping helicopters at critical moment in Maria fire battle

Dutch police will stop using drone-hunting eagles since they weren’t doing what they’re told

TRIPADVISOR – Skip the first leg of a flight?

Video Speed Controller

How Facebook helps an abusive ex-partner find out your new identity, even after you’ve blocked them

New gadget asks: what if Juicero squeezed bags of soap instead?

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

“Hollywood Superman” Christopher Dennis Dies at 52

Episode 180 – Brian Schulmeister – From the Music Industry to Grumpy Old Geeks