May the 4th; Chia plotting; Facebook Oversight Board; Florida bill will fine social media for banning politicians; Elon vs Bezos; gig workers; NFT news; fungible houses; Epic vs Apple; Verizon sells AOL & Yahoo at bargain prices; EU proposed AI laws; Ted Lasso; Lovecraft Country; Godfather of Harlem; the Great Food Truck Race; pushing to Kindle; Apple Watch health tech; Apple’s iOS 14.5 update & privacy; Irish history; Amazon & Ring cameras; wild college Ham radio parties; Robodog put out to pasture.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Chia on Coin Market Cap

A new green cryptocurrency called Chia uses a less energy-intensive method of minting new coins. Here are 6 things to know about the digital asset before it starts trading on Monday.

Charlie Munger calls bitcoin ‘disgusting and contrary to the interests of civilization’

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IN THE NEWS

Facebook’s Oversight Board will issue its ruling on Trump’s ban this week

Florida bill would fine social media platforms for banning politicians— with exemption for Disney

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are at odds again over a $2.9 billion NASA contract. It’s the latest development in a 15-year feud between 2 of the world’s most powerful CEOs.

Inside $59 billion Atlassian’s sweeping new remote work policy, which lets employees work from almost anywhere without needing managerial approval

Biden’s labor secretary says gig workers should be considered employees

Zoë Roth sells ‘Disaster Girl’ meme as NFT for $500,000

He tried to cash in on the NFT craze by auctioning a house. It didn’t work

As Epic case begins, senior Google engineer undermines one of Apple’s arguments

Verizon sells AOL and Yahoo for about half of what it paid

The EU’s proposed AI laws would regulate robot surgeons but not the military

The EU’s New Proposed Rules on A.I. Are Missing Something

MEDIA CANDY

Ted Lasso

Lovecraft Country

Godfather of Harlem

The Great Food Truck Race

APPS & DOODADS

Push to Kindle

Apple Watch could get blood sugar monitoring thanks to a UK tech deal

Facebook and Instagram use iOS notices to sell you on app tracking

The Problem With Apple’s Plan to Stop Facebook’s Data Collection

AT THE LIBRARY

In Search of the Irish Dreamtime: Archaeology and Early Irish Literature by J.P. Mallory

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Recorded Future

New York Returns Its Police ‘Robodog’ After a Public Outcry

Former Sen. Harry Reid: I was told Lockheed Martin had UFO crash fragments

YOUR CAR IS SPYING ON YOU, AND A CBP CONTRACT SHOWS THE RISKS

The Air and Space Museum is getting a freakin’ X-Wing.

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CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

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