Amazon Sidewalk launching; Twitter unsurprisingly pauses verification program; invisible sculptures & fake NFT markets; AI takes on disinformation; Tweet labels based on how wrong you are; Lemonade’s bad week on Twitter; WhatsApp backtracks; Venmo to provide some privacy controls; Google buries tracking settings; Elon bores Vegas, Neuralink will end language in 10 years; Army of the Dead; Crime of the Century; Friends; Moby; Star Wars cartoons; Fire tablets; Zoom PodTrak; Drafts Pro; Cook Unity; transformers to the Moon; Muderbots; Code Girls; Have I Been Pwned; dreamy Troy Hunt.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors

Apple delays paid podcast subscription launch to June

Twitter pauses its new public verification program after just one week

IN THE NEWS

World’s First Invisible Sculpture Sells for a Whopping $18,000

Buying a pink NFT cat was a crypto nightmare

Artificial intelligence system could help counter the spread of disinformation

Twitter May Start Labeling Your Tweets Based on How Wrong You Are

A disturbing, viral Twitter thread reveals how AI-powered insurance can go wrong

WhatsApp won’t limit accounts for users who don’t accept its new privacy policy

Venmo now lets users hide their friends lists following Biden discovery

Google reportedly made it harder to find Android privacy settings

Watch Elon Musk’s Boring Company test its Tesla tunnel system in Las Vegas with members of the public

Tesla may have to ship Texas-made EVs out of state to sell them to Texans

MEDIA CANDY

Army of the Dead

The Crime of the Century

Friends: The Reunion

Moby: Reprise

Moby: Ambient (1993)

How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?

APPS & DOODADS

All-new Fire HD 10 tablet, 10.1″, 1080p Full HD, 32 GB, latest model (2021 release), Black, without lockscreen ads

Apple TV 4K review (2021): Finally, a Siri remote I don’t hate

Zoom PodTrak P8 Podcast Recorder – $499

Zoom BTA-2 Bluetooth Adapter for P4/P8 PodTrak Recorder – $49.99

Drafts Pro

CookUnity: A Chef Collective

Japan will send a transforming robot ball to the Moon

AT THE LIBRARY

Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries Book 6) by Martha Wells

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Recorded Future

Star Wars: Rebels

FBI to share compromised passwords with Have I Been Pwned

US soldiers accidentally leak nuclear secrets via study apps

Robert G. Reeve Twitter Thread

Robert G. Reeve Twitter Thread Reader version

motionEyeOS

MORON OF THE WEEK

Neuralink Brain Chip Will End Language in Five to 10 Years, Elon Musk Says

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Spark