The week that lasted a year; 2021 has the worst 14 day trial period since Quibi, which Roku acquired; a plague still ravages the land; the good, the bad & the ugly of de-platforming; should all dictators be banned on Twitter; the big red button of treason; putting things in a little perspective; Area 41 alert; the week in escapism; Discovery ends; Discovery Plus had some ‘splaining to do; bye, Alex Trebek; Bean Dad; Tweet Delete; Echelon; docks with ports; more Big Sur update stories; cyberattack at Ben-Gurion; social media evidence, Clearview AI & stolen Parlor data; set visibility to zero; feedback.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Roku Acquires Rights to Quibi’s Content

They’re ‘Dreamers’ who left Trump’s America for life in Canada. And they say even Joe Biden won’t lure them back

IN THE NEWS

Reports: United States Essentially Leaderless as President Feuds With Twitter, PGA Tour

After Trump, Should Twitter Also Ban All the Dictators?

Jack Offs Trump

FBI warns ‘armed protests’ being planned at all 50 state capitols and in Washington DC

Area 51 Alert: U.S. Intelligence Agencies Have Been Given 180 Days to Disclose All UFO Information

An Astronomer Who Believes in Aliens Explains Why He’s Not Convinced by UFO Sightings

MEDIA CANDY

Star Trek: Discovery

Succession

Succession | Every F-OFF Supercut Edit

Billions

The Stand

Discovery Plus

Jeopardy! Ended Its Last Alex Trebek Episode With a Touching Tribute to the Longtime Host

What I learned playing 30+ years’ worth of Jeopardy! video games

Why Ken Jennings May Not Be Alex Trebek’s Permanent Jeopardy! Successor

The #BeanDad debacle explained — and how ‘Jeopardy!’ star Ken Jennings got involved

TweetDelete

The Security Pro Podcast

APPS & DOODADS

Echelon Smart Connect Fitness Bike

Kensington’s SD5700T Thunderbolt 4 dock has all the ports you could need

Brydge Stone Pro – Thunderbolt™ 3 Multiport Hub for MacOS and Windows

Brydge MacBook Vertical Dock

elago W3 Apple Watch Stand Compatible with Apple Watch Series 6/SE/5/4/3/2/1 (44mm, 42mm, 40mm, 38mm) (Classic White)

Presonus Eris E3.5-3.5″ Near Field Studio Monitor

Recipe Search

Pedometer++

AT THE LIBRARY

Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope by Una McCormack

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Ben-Gurion University targeted by cyberattack, extent of damage unclear

Use of Clearview AI facial recognition tech spiked as law enforcement seeks to identify Capitol mob

Social media and telco companies urged to preserve evidence from Capitol attack

70TB of Parler users’ messages, videos, and posts leaked by security researchers

MORON OF THE WEEK

This cancer doctor wiped out more than $600,000 in medical debt for his former patients

A Disgruntled Employee Changed The State Department’s Website To Say That Trump’s Term Ends Today, Sources Say

Superspreader ‘swinger’ party busted in South Central LA

BRIC-A-BRAC

How to Put Your Home Maintenance on Autopilot This Year

FEEDBACK LOOP

Somerset cattle grid mistaken for wall by car sensors

Danish kids’ show about man with magic penis is ‘innocent and goofy,’ says TV critic

Kontroll 2003 film HQ

Dell’s new monitors have a dedicated Microsoft Teams button

Subsonic – Your complete, personal media streamer.

Results of too much tech Johnny Mnemonic 1995

“WhatsApp: Share your data with Facebook or delete your account”

Self-driving pioneer Waymo dumps the term ‘self-driving’

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda dies at 93