Seamen & the Expanse; ad-targeting & unexpected consequences; online brands get on the shelves; YouTube is really, really going to do something about harassment; Twitter wants to go decentralized; losing landlines; DNA chimeras; Ring’s not entirely their fault bad week; 53k macs; SFTP on WordPress; Medieval Times; A Royale in a Tube with Cheese.

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Show Notes


400 Bad Request

The Grand Tour presents… Seamen

The Expanse


Apple’s Ad-Targeting Crackdown Shakes Up Ad Market

Big Brands, Online Startups Find Success Rests on Store Shelves

YouTube Takes Tougher Stance on Harassment

Twitter is funding research into a decentralized version of its platform


The robot revolution will be worse for men

How the Loss of the Landline Is Changing Family Life


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans


When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away

Reminds of the case where a Canadian woman gave birth to children with the DNA of her absorbed twin.

U.S. senators threaten Facebook, Apple with encryption regulation

How Hackers Are Breaking Into Ring Cameras

Inside the Podcast that Hacks Ring Camera Owners Live on Air

Ring hackers demand $350,000 in Bitcoin from Texas couple, but something so simple ruined their plot

Woman says stranger hacked Ring camera, spoke to her: ‘I can see you in bed’

Ring’s Hidden Data Let Us Map Amazon’s Sprawling Home Surveillance Network

If You Use a Doorbell Camera, You Should Have a Sign Saying So

FTC – What to ask before buying internet-connected toys

Protecting Kids Online

Suggested by listener and friend of the show @CoyZero, perhaps a new theme song for the Security Ha! segment.


I want to meet the person who buys the $53k Mac Pro

HitFilm VFX editor lets you create your own ‘Star Wars’ trailer

Rise of the Dark Side | Star Wars-inspired fan trailer | Made with HitFilm

You can now replace Alexa’s voice with Samuel L. Jackson’s

The Long Kiss Goodnight

Give CleanMyMac X as a Gift

SFTP on (


Calm the Beast with Dan “Nitro” Clark