Legion of bugs mean a billion hackable IoT devices; United Airlines bumped out of NASDAQ by DocuSign; airport security theater; T-Mobile outage not huge DDoS, just incompetence; Germany contact tracing app; Facebook deplatforms anti-racists, thinking they’re racists; Instagram to pull back the curtain, maybe; Quibi is a failure; 6 Feet Apart; Knives Out & Clue; Roland’s 808; Dave Chappelle; IP Man, come to save the day; popcorn Sci-Fi; feedback.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Facebook Account Copying Trump’s Posts Word-for-Word Gets Flagged for Inciting Violence

US lets companies work with Huawei on 5G standards

Boston Dynamics starts selling its Spot robot — for $74,500

IN THE NEWS

A Legion of Bugs Puts Hundreds of Millions of IoT Devices at Risk

United Airlines just got kicked out of the NASDAQ 100 by a company that helps you sign PDFs

Airport Surveillance Is About to Reach a Whole New Level of Ridiculousness

T-Mobile outage cuts off users across the US

Android TV may soon recognize your exact voice

Germany’s COVID-19 contact tracing app arrives this week

Why We Should Care That Facebook Accidentally Deplatformed Hundreds of Users

Instagram will review how harassment and verification rules affect Black users

Quibi on Pace to Hit Less Than 30% of Year-One Paid Subscriber Goal (Report)

MEDIA CANDY

6 Feet Apart with Alex Wagner

Knives Out

Clue (1985)

808

[8:46] – Dave Chappelle

AT THE LIBRARY

CyberSpace: A CyberStorm Novel by Matthew Mather

MORON OF THE WEEK

Natick couple was targeted for months by 6 then-eBay employees. The employees face federal charges after an ‘extensive’ campaign of harassment.

FEEDBACK LOOP

City Enters Phase 4 Of Pretending Coronavirus Over

What is robodebt?

Microsoft’s robot editor confuses mixed-race Little Mix singers

Facebook says it doesn’t need news stories for its business and won’t pay to share them in Australia

Economist Tech Quarterly

Dad Who Lives With 5 Girls In The House Continues To Illustrate Their Never-Ending Adventures (30 New Pics)

What It’s Like to Get Doxed for Taking a Bike Ride