Working from home, out the window; Facebook hurting people at scale; Amazon home robot; Twitter cracks down on QAnon crackpots; Slack mad at Microsoft; Snap revenue is up but losses down; Twitter confirms some DMs accessed in hack, over 1000 people had access to tools to aid hack; GEDMatch confirms data breach to police; Apple provides hackable phones to researchers; drones phone home; the joy of driving & being tracked while you do; docking stations, TVs, Herman Miller gaming gear; we’re all losers in the streaming wars; south of the border.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Shirking from home

“HURTING PEOPLE AT SCALE” FACEBOOK’S EMPLOYEES RECKON WITH THE SOCIAL NETWORK THEY’VE BUILT

IN THE NEWS

Amazon insiders say it could charge more than $1,000 for the secretive Alexa home robot, code-named ‘Vesta,’ but question why the company is betting big on a niche device

Twitter bans 7,000 QAnon accounts, limits 150,000 others as part of broad crackdown

Slack says Microsoft is up to its old tricks, “browser-war” style

Snap net loss balloons from year ago, revenue up 17%

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Twitter confirms one elected official had DMs accessed in hack

Twitter admits hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts

Exclusive: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts

GEDmatch confirms data breach after users’ DNA profile data made available to police

Apple will provide ‘hacker-friendly’ phones to security researchers

Chinese-made drone app in Google Play spooks security researchers

Customs and Border Protection Can Track Cars Nationwide Via Commercial Database

South of the Border – World Famous Roadside Attraction

Summerville, South Carolina: World’s Largest Sweet Tea

APPS & DOODADS

Anker Docking Station, PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock for USB-C Laptops, 85W Charging for Laptop, 18W Charging for Phone, 4K HDMI, 1Gbps Ethernet, Audio, USB-A Gen 1, USB-C Gen 2, SD 4.0

TCL 50S425 50 inch 4K Smart LED Roku TV (2019)

Acer CB241HYK bmjdprx 23.8″ IPS Ultra HD 4K (3860 x 2160) 100% sRGB Monitor with Tilt/Swivel/Pivot/Height Adjustment and Built-in Speakers,Black

HBO Max reached 4.1M subscribers in first month, despite lack of distribution on Roku and Fire TV

Logitech and Herman Miller made a $1,495 gaming chair

MOTIA GAMING DESK – HERMAN MILLER X LOGITECH G

Under Desk Hammock by UPLIFT Desk

StarCraft II turns 10 this year, and Blizzard is celebrating with an anniversary update for the game

JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Red

Star Walk 2

Star Walk Kids

How to turn your home Wi-Fi password into a QR code for easy sharing

Who Loses Big in the Great Streaming Wars? The User

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Why we should mourn the loss of Q magazine