The USA takes first in Coronavirus infections; ambient music playlists; gig workers getting support; Amazon, Uber, Tesla cases; free media to keep you occupied; why do tech companies have stockpiles of masks; Airbnb doing good deeds but suffering; cybersecurity fallout; day drinking with Bittner; Golden Girls Tiki mugs; topless food delivery; Picard wrap-up.

Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

YouTuber Films Himself Licking The Handrail On New York Subway Train

Influencer reportedly hospitalized with coronavirus after licking toilet

Trump Wants to ‘Reopen America.’ Here’s What Happens if We Do.

How to properly wash your hands

Slack breaks user records as demand surges for remote working

Gig workers could get unemployment benefits under $2 trillion Senate stimulus bill

Brian Eno: Music for Airports

Moby: Ambient

Moby: Long Ambients 1: Calm, Sleep

Moby: Long Ambients 2

Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works Vol 1

Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works Vol 2

Underworld – playlist – ambientballadsandelectronicfolkman

Underworld – playlist – melodicgroovefortwistedfloorsman

Vapourspace – Gravitational Arch of 10

Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I-IV

Nine Inch Nails Combat Isolation With Two Free Instrumental Records

IN THE NEWS

Uber driver who stopped working to avoid coronavirus dies from disease

Amazon warehouse workers are outraged after a coworker tested positive for COVID-19 and they weren’t notified

Leaked email reveals 2 Tesla employees have tested positive for COVID-19

Comcast, Verizon make some on-demand viewing free

How to Get Your Data-Cap Fees Waived During the Pandemic

CBS All Access is offering a free one-month trial, just in time to binge Star Trek: Picard

CBS All Access – Use code GIFT before April 23rd

Neil Gaiman Gives LeVar Burton ‘Blanket Permission’ to Read His Stories Online

Netflix went down for an hour for some users

A Silicon Valley firm said it could help investors get expedited coronavirus tests — but then said it misspoke

Why Did Tech Companies Stockpile Millions of Medical Masks?

Airbnb Racks Up Hundreds of Millions in Losses Due to Coronavirus

Airbnb to provide free or subsidized housing for 100,000 COVID-19 healthcare workers

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Coronavirus Cybersecurity Fallout Might Not Be Felt for Weeks or Longer

EU Parliament Told Predictive Policing Software Relies On Dirty Data Generated By Corrupt Cops

Zoom iOS App Sends Data to Facebook Even if You Don’t Have a Facebook Account

Would You Exchange Your Security for a Gift Card?

APPS & DOODADS

Google Podcasts is finally available on iOS

Google Podcasts for iOS

These New ‘Golden Girls’ Tiki Mugs Are the Only Things We’re Sipping Out Of This Summer

GeekiTikis

BRIC-A-BRAC

How COVID-19 is changing public perception of big tech companies

NYC declares war on ‘rim jobs’ in graphic health department memo

A Southeast Portland Strip Club Has Given Out-of-Work Dancers a New Way to Make Money—Topless Food Delivery

You Won’t Believe My Morning By Tim Urban

The President Is Trapped

MYTHBUSTERS ‘CONTAMINATION’ EXPERIMENT PROVES WHY SOCIAL DISTANCING IS SO DAMN IMPORTANT