Back in lockdown; AI is people; 2020, Bubonic plague, why not?; Coinbase selling blockchain analytics software; security whack-a-mole; divisions in Scrabble-land; older people & technology; Ubisoft gets “hands on”; Apple class-action lawsuit; security cams in San Fran; Pinterest needs moderators; podcast news; Peacock & streaming soccer; Hanna; Walter Mercado; Greyhound; Windows Swap; the Dickies; Disney re-opening; feedback.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Amazon Backtracks From Demand That Employees Delete TikTok

Prepare for Artificial Intelligence to Produce Less Wizardry

This self-driving startup built a “car without wheels” for remote driving

IN THE NEWS

Coinbase is selling blockchain analytics software to the US Secret Service

Authorities Seize Server Containing Leaked Police Info

D-R-A-M-A

Why Older People Really Eschew Technology

Ubisoft stock crashes after 3 top execs resign over toxic company culture

Ubisoft unveils Far Cry 6 for February 18 launch

You can now stake your claim in Apple’s $500 million iPhone slowdown settlement

Why Is a Tech Executive Installing Security Cameras Around San Francisco?

Pinterest Hosts Sexual Images of Young Girls, Anti-Vax Memes Despite Moderation Efforts

MEDIA CANDY

SiriusXM buys Stitcher for $325 million, steps up its march into podcasts

Gimlet Media Sued for Not Making Podcasts Accessible to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Peacock will stream over 175 Premier League matches next season

UEFA Champions League soccer moves to CBS All Access next month

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ shows what happens far below the bridge

Carl Reiner’s Fairy-Tale Ending

Hanna Season 2

Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado

Greyhound

Dan Carlin with Tom Hanks

Apple TV+ inks first-look agreement with Idris Elba for TV shows and movies

Window Swap

The Dickies Live @ Third Encore

MORON OF THE WEEK

Walt Disney World’s Re-Opening Video Didn’t Go Over So Well

FEEDBACK LOOP

How can a disease with 1% mortality shut down the United States?

Spectrum Asks FCC to Allow Data Caps on Broadband Plans

Here’s all the infosec career planning you need.

Lower Cognitive Ability

Key & Peele S01E01 – Medical Marijuana

Furries vs. Masks

Ikävä lokakuu

How Freedom Became Free-dumb in America

‘NeverEnding Story’ Queen Tami Stronach to Star in Fantasy Film With Sean Astin, Christopher Lloyd (Exclusive)

#73 Indie Talk… Childlike Empress Tami Stronach of Neverending Story

Quibi is flailing because no one at Quibi understands what Quibi is

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

One of Alamo Square’s famous Painted Ladies sold over asking price

Grant Imahara, Host of ‘MythBusters’ and ‘White Rabbit Project,’ Dies at 49