Slow week in tech news; another Tesla autopilot crash; Ladies in a Tube in your hotel rooms; Facebook apologizes for Apple’s attempts to protect privacy; gaming Instagram; the pandemic devastated Instacart workers; too fast mopeds in NYC; the ongoing TikTok saga; Star Wars 4K77; busting the Swedish movie pipeline; Tesla targeted for ransomware attack; let’s get US tech production back; Amazon fitness tracker; what boredom does for us; build your own air purifier; Jason gets a bike!

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Show Notes


Tesla with Autopilot hits cop car—driver admits he was watching a movie


Google’s Nest Hub could be your next hotel concierge

Many Canon cameras can now automatically back up pictures to Google Photos

Facebook apologizes to users, businesses for Apple’s monstrous efforts to protect its customers’ privacy

Facebook sues man who sold fake Instagram likes

‘You Couldn’t Swipe Fast Enough’: How the Pandemic Devastated Instacart Workers

Revel’s electric mopeds return to NYC with new in-app safety test and mandatory helmet selfies

TikTok likely to announce sale of U.S. operations in the coming days; Walmart has expressed interest

Walmart says it’s partnering with Microsoft on a TikTok deal

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigns after 100 days


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans


Three men have been charged with leaking movies for nearly a decade

Tesla worked with the FBI to block a million dollar ransomware attack

Pentagon’s acquisition chief wants microelectronics production to return to the US

Fall Of The Behemoth: Cybercriminal Underground Rocked By Empire’s Apparent Exit Scam


Spotify is developing a ‘virtual events’ feature

Amazon Halo fitness tracker arrives with support for sleep data, requires monthly service

Sena R1 Smart Cycling Helmet

Rad Rover 5


What Does Boredom Do to Us—and for Us?

The mathematics of mind-time

Better Box Fan Air Purifier

How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, a New Book by Cory Doctorow