A farewell to COVID Corner; Apple takes on racial equity; IBM, Microsoft, Amazon halt facial recognition tech for police; Facebook chief diversity officer; disinformation mentors; Nextdoor has a Karen problem; Cox punishes neighborhood over one user; Stormtrooper news; Photoshop’s new camera app; the Winklevii make movie about themselves; Moons leave their planets; I hear the Tesla Coils echoing tonight.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

OpenAI to sell its headline-grabbing text generator as an API

Twitch will begin scanning and deleting clips that contain copyrighted music

IN THE NEWS

SARS-CoV-2 looks like a hybrid of viruses from two different species

New coronavirus cases reported at reopened Tesla factory. This doesn’t look great for Elon Musk.

Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

IBM Says It Will Stop Developing Facial Recognition Tech Due to Racial Bias

Microsoft Won’t Sell Face Recognition Software to Police

Amazon’s facial recognition moratorium has major loopholes

Facebook’s chief diversity officer will now report directly to Sheryl Sandberg

Confused About Screen Time and Disinformation? You Aren’t Alone.

The most urgent threat of deepfakes isn’t politics. It’s porn.

Nextdoor tells community leads to allow Black Lives Matter discussions after exposé

INSIDE NEXTDOOR’S ‘KAREN PROBLEM’

FCC proposes record-setting $225 million fine against robocallers

Cox slows an entire neighborhood’s internet after one person’s ‘excessive use’

Guy Whose Photo Broke Android Phones Just Wanted to Capture a Beautiful Sunset

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Star Wars – Imperial March on Eight Floppy Drives

Citizen App

Citizen Safe Trace

APPS & DOODADS

URL Tracking Stripper & Redirect Skipper

Photoshop’s New Camera App Makes Instagram’s Filters Look Hopelessly Outdated

BRIC-A-BRAC

The Winklevoss twins are making a movie about the Winklevoss twins

SATURN’S MOON TITAN IS DRIFTING OFF INTO SPACE, NASA SAYS

Enjoy Toto’s “Africa” Played Entirely on Tesla Coils

CLOSING SHOUT OUTS

Chris Lochhead