Low pay & bad working conditions, yay gig economy; Alexa to get miniaturized; London boots Uber; California’s infrastructure problems; Internet kill-switches; we don’t have to reveal passwords; NYC creates algorithm czar position; Hail Satan?; Ray Donovan; Paul Rudd squared; the Sandman; Dig Me Out podcast; Musk returns to moron of the week; Baby Yoda do do do do do; feedback.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

REV TRANSCRIBERS HATE THE LOW PAY, BUT THE DISTURBING RECORDINGS ARE EVEN WORSE

Alexa is coming to low-spec devices like light switches and thermostats

IN THE NEWS

Uber Is Fighting to Survive in London After Losing Its License

California suffered widespread cellphone outages during fires. A big earthquake would be much worse

How Iran Turned Off the Internet

Suspect can’t be compelled to reveal “64-character” password, court rules

NYC creates a high-level position to oversee ethics in AI

MEDIA CANDY

Hail Satan?

Ray Donovan

Living with Yourself

CBS All Access launches kids’ programming, soon to include Nickelodeon shows

Sex Education Series Two Will Be Released On January 17 2020

With The Sandman set to hit Netflix, creator Neil Gaiman says it will stay true to the comics

Dig Me Out – the 90s Rock Podcast

MORON OF THE WEEK

Elon Musk explains why the Cybertruck’s windows shattered during Tesla’s embarrassing demo

The ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ script was leaked and sold on eBay

Baby Yoda memes return as Giphy stops pulling content over copyright concerns

FEEDBACK LOOP

‘Hyper-realistic’ masks fool a fifth of people, say researchers

Wish App Shipping Debacle

PortaPow 3rd Gen USB Data Blocker (Black 5 Pack)