Brian’s no longer 404; new year, new grump; YouTube treats us all as kids; digital hygiene; time not well spent; Facebook & deepfakes; Google cafeteria workers, unite; fake news: bias in media; Amazon’s employee policies; Lost in Space; Don’t F**k with Cats; Messiah; buzzed on a plane movie reviews; Loserthink; how not to keep a secret; feedback loop.

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Show Notes

IN THE NEWS

YouTube decides it’s easier to treat all watchers of kids’ content as kids

What the Death of iTunes Says About Our Digital Habits

Tech companies tried to help us spend less time on our phones. It didn’t work.

Facebook bans deepfakes, but new policy may not cover controversial Pelosi video

Amazon employees say they were threatened for climate change criticism

Thousands of Google’s cafeteria workers have unionized

Not fake news: Major study finds no “liberal bias”in media — but there are other problems

MEDIA CANDY

Lost in Space Season 2

Don’t Fk with Cats

The Mandalorian

Messiah

Netflix Has Dropped The Trailer For Season Two Of Sex Education

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Spider Man: Far From Home

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

AT THE LIBRARY

The Ankh-Morpork Archives: Volume One

Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America by Scott Adams

MORON OF THE WEEK

Lulu Wang’s Grandmother Learned That She Has Cancer From The Farewell, Lulu Wang’s Film About Not Telling Her Grandmother That She Has Cancer

FEEDBACK LOOP

South Jersey’s Mid-Century Modern Motels, in All Their Neon Glory

Ten Years Away …and Always Will Be

Cyberattack update: New Orleans police, court systems to be restored by Monday, officials say

Bird ES1-300 Electric Scooter-300 Watt Motor, Ground Effect Lights, Front Shock Absorption, UL-2272 Approved, 15.5 MPH and 15.5 Mile Range, Ultra-Lightweight, Electric Scooter for Adults at Amazon

Bird ES1-300 Electric Scooter-300 Watt Motor, Ground Effect Lights, Front Shock Absorption, UL-2272 Approved, 15.5 MPH and 15.5 Mile Range, Ultra-Lightweight, Electric Scooter for Adults at Walmart

Bird wants $1,299 for an electric scooter you won’t have to share

Bird One

Kohler puts an Alexa-enabled smart speaker in a showerhead

Guy Illustrates How Stupid Technology Can Get

How to Track President Trump By Stuart A. Thompson and Charlie Warzel

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Why Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger’s Wedding Was Catnip for Queer Fans