Dead mediums doing well; Paramount joins the pluses; TikTok, WeChat ban from US app stores; TikTok brain; Arizona goes after Uber safety driver, not Uber; Amazon e-bikes in NYC; Spotify defends Joe Rogan, sort of; Hamm’s Hog & internet freedom; don’t post pictures of anything with a barcode; Twitter security for politicians; fake data markets; Windows exploit; ransomware attack leads to a death; new Lady in the tubes; Sky Guide; Apple iOS 14; Apple vs everyone; Roam if you want to; the most important plug in ever.

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Show Notes


Vinyl Sales Surpass CD Sales for the First Time in 34 Years

ViacomCBS Confirms Paramount+ As New Streaming Name For CBS All Access

Wouldn’t It Be Nice to Get Knocked Out Cold With a Shovel for Exactly Six Weeks and Five Days?


Trump Administration to Ban TikTok and WeChat From U.S. App Stores

The Curse of TikTok Brain

Arizona prosecutes Uber safety driver—but not Uber—for fatal 2018 crash

Amazon poaches former Uber manager to grow its e-bike delivery team in New York City

Spotify CEO Defends Keeping Transphobic Joe Rogan Podcasts Online

Censoring Jon Hamm’s Penis Doesn’t Violate Copyright Law, Federal Judge Rules


Echo Plus (2nd Gen) – Premium sound with built-in smart home hub – Heather Gray

Amazon Trade In Program

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock with Mandalorian The Child stand

Disney Plus won its first Emmy awards last night, thanks to The Mandalorian

Sky Guide

Comment: Yesterday’s Apple event was a solid one

Apple burns developer goodwill with surprise release of iOS 14

Spotify has torn into Apple again, this time over the new Apple One subscription bundle

Spotify belatedly adds notifications for new podcast episodes

Now Apple wants to bulldoze the fitness app industry, even though many of these companies rely on the App Store and dutifully pay Apple its 30% cut

17 Things You Can Do in iOS 14 That You Couldn’t Do Before

The Apple Watch Won’t Come With a Charger Anymore. Are iPhones Next?

Roam Research

Recipe Filter


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans


Tony Abbott hacked after posting boarding pass on Instagram

Twitter steps up account security for politicians ahead of the election

Fake Data Could Help Solve Machine Learning’s Bias Problem—if We Let It

New Windows exploit lets you instantly become admin. Have you patched?

Hospital patient dies following botched ransomware attack