Masks are the new masks; the C19 playlist; Zoombombing; Airbnb, Amazon step up a little; restrictions are slowing things, a little; will a recession mean more automation; DoorDash doesn’t know what’s open; tech giants giving away ad credits, not cash; pop-up experiences shut down; fired by Zoom meeting; we give up on security and reminisce about the old days; Americans are drinking tons; whiskey doesn’t protect you; Ina Garten, hero; dark humor is indicative of a high IQ.

Show Notes


Longtime Music Manager Gary Salzman Dies Due to Coronavirus

All Alone Together: #c19 Playlist

Zoom’s sudden spike in popularity is revealing its privacy (and porn) problems

Zoom freezes feature development to fix security and privacy issues

Airbnb will pay hosts $250 million to help cover cancellations due to COVID-19

After walkouts, Amazon pledges temperature checks and masks in all warehouses

Levandowski says Uber must pay his $179 million judgment to Google


Restrictions are slowing coronavirus infections, new data suggest

US Health Weather Map

China Concealed Extent of Virus Outbreak, U.S. Intelligence Says

A coronavirus recession will mean more robots and fewer jobs

DoorDash Doesn’t Know Which Restaurants Are Open, and Drivers Pay the Price

Tech giants should give away their money instead of their products

Instagram pop-up experiences lay off employees as the business tanks

Apple acquires popular weather app Dark Sky and will shut down the Android version

Apple May Introduce 1Password-Like Features to Keychain in iOS 14

Over 400 Bird Employees Were Laid Off in Two-Minute Zoom Webinar


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans


The Plan

The surveillance profiteers of COVID-19 are here

Snowden: Coronavirus pandemic could lead to extended government surveillance

Russia’s Planned Coronavirus App is a State-Run Security Nightmare

Phish of GoDaddy Employee Jeopardized, Among Others


LeVar Burton will read to you live on Twitter starting this week

Apple customers can now buy or rent titles directly in the Prime Video app

50 trackpad & mouse tips for iPad users in iPadOS 13.4 (getting started guide)


Americans are drinking a crazy amount of alcohol during coronavirus lockdown

Ina Garten is a national treasure.

Ina Garten’s Quarantine Playbook

German health expert claims drinking alcohol can protect against coronavirus

Dark Humor Is Indicative Of A High IQ, According To Study


Gasolina Cafe