Disney+ growing pains; Facebook lets you tweak UI; Microsoft all in on privacy; smart TV data; Google’s Project Nightingale; Apple Card sexism; YouTube owes you nothing; Instagram to hide likes; robot sneaker factories; Twitter drafts a new policy; anonymous Facebook memos; Westworld’s immersive promo; Dan Carlin & Bill Bryson books; Uber CEO’s whoopsie; feedback.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Facebook finally lets you banish nav bar tabs & red dots

Amazon to open its first non-Whole Foods grocery store in 2020

IN THE NEWS

Microsoft will honor California’s new privacy rights throughout the United States

Why Politicians Want Your Smart-TV Data

Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans

Viral Tweet About Apple Card Leads to Goldman Sachs Probe

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak says Apple Card offered his wife a lower credit limit

YouTube reinstates accounts of Markiplier fans banned for emote spam

YouTube says it has ‘no obligation’ to host anyone’s video

Instagram to test hiding Like counts in US, which could hurt influencers

Adidas abandons robot Speedfactories in Germany and the US

Twitter drafts a deepfake policy that would label and warn, but not always remove, manipulated media

An anonymous memo alleging ongoing racism at Facebook is circulating inside the company

Facebook Empowers Racism Against Its Employees of Color

Watch a herd of MIT’s Mini Cheetah robots frolic in the fall leaves

MEDIA CANDY

Disney+ says it’s working to ‘quickly resolve’ its launch day streaming issues

How to get a year of free Disney+ from Verizon

How do I activate my different subscriptions?

The End of the Fxxxing World Season 2

Westworld Season 3 Trailer: If You’re Going To Succumb To a Nefarious Tech Company, Make It Incite

Guests get more than they bargained for in trailer for Fantasy Island reboot

Sonic the Hedgehog’s movie look is fixed following fan outcry

Cold Pursuit

AT THE LIBRARY

The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses by Dan Carlin

F Dying: How Cheating Death Kicked My Ass Into Loving, Learning, and Living My Best Life by Dan “Nitro” Clark

Gladiator: A True Story of ‘Roids, Rage, and Redemption by Dan Clark

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

Darwin’s Cypher by MA Rothman

MORON OF THE WEEK

Uber C.E.O. Backtracks After Comparing Khashoggi’s Killing to an Accident

FEEDBACK LOOP

This Time, There Really Are NO IPv4 Internet Addresses Left

AI tech predicts time and place of lightning-strikes

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