Billionaire’s relief funds; WhatsApp trying to stop spread of misinformation; weather prediction; the internet is stronger, scalable; we planted a flag in the moon, it’s ours; StageIt sees success after 11 years; we may not be epidemiologists, but; headphones, adapters, jump starters & lighters; HBO pulls app from older Apple TVs; TikTok influencer; parents aren’t alright; Disney shares recipes; Michael, the avid gamer.

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Show Notes


The Simple iPhone Cursor Hack That Will Make Texting Easier


Jack Dorsey creates $1B COVID-19 relief fund using Square equity

WhatsApp Limits Message Forwarding to Curb the Spread of Coronavirus Rumors

The COVID-19 shutdown is making weather prediction more difficult

Why the coronavirus lockdown is making the internet stronger than ever

Scalable Testing for Coronavirus

Trump signs executive order to support moon mining, tap asteroid resources

Stageit, the Music Live-Stream Platform, Finally Comes Into Its Own


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans


Research Tweet

I’ve read the plans to reopen the economy. They’re scary.

MIT develops privacy-preserving COVID-19 contact tracing inspired by Apple’s ‘Find My’ feature

Apple and Google are collaborating on COVID-19 contact tracing


Sennheiser HD1 Free Bluetooth Wireless Headphone, Bluetooth 4.2 with Qualcomm Apt-X and AAC, 6 hour battery life, 1.5 hour fast USB charging, multi-connection to 2 devices

Purgo USB C Hub Adapter for 2020/2019 MacBook Air, 2020/2019-2016 MacBook Pro 16”,15”,13”, Ultra Slim Type C Hub with 4K HDMI, 100W Power Delivery, 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 and 2xUSB 3.0 (Space Grey)

Car Battery Jump Starter, TrekPow G22 1500A Car Jump Starter Portable Jump Box(up to 8.0L Gas/6.5L Diesel Engine), Upgraded Jumper Cable with Voltmeter, 12V Auto Battery Booster with Smart Charging

Lighter 1000 Times per Full Charge with USB Rechargeable, 2600mAh-18650-Ion Battery Lithium Electric Candle Lighter, Windproof for BBQ,Fireworks

HBO Go and Now won’t work on older Apple TV models after April

Terrifying Model Shows What Avid Gamers Could Look Like In 20 Years

Our pups and the great cheese heist

Shaye on TikTok


The Parents Are Not All Right

Disney Shares Its Churro Recipe, Which You Definitely Need Right Now

Disney shares official Dole Whip recipe amid COVID-19 outbreak

Daryl Wilson from The Bollweevils Wants You to Stay Home

Time alone (chosen or not) can be a chance to hit the reset button

Do you speak corona? A guide to covid-19 slang


27-Year-Old Late Night Diner Legend Swingers Has Closed Permanently