Twitter is sorry; Google/Uber Goober, Lyft/Waymo Laymo; drones & robots; information does not want to be free; WannaCry; hacking Mar-a-Lago; Redshirts; Home vs Echo; Opera, reborn; YouTube TV; Star Trek: Discovery; paying for tap water; goodbye, MP3?

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Show Notes

INTRO [00:00:00]

Your First Podcast – From Zero to iTunes

Podcasting to Build Your Community

IN THE NEWS [00:07:23]

Ev Williams is sorry if Twitter is responsible for President Trump

‘The Internet Is Broken’: @ev Is Trying to Salvage It

Theresa May promises a British version of Iran’s Halal Internet


Uber Scores a Win, But Its Brawl With Waymo Ain’t Over Yet

Uber’s CTO and a board director are under pressure in its sexual harassment investigation

Daily Report: Remembering When Uber and Google Were Allies

Lyft and Waymo Reach Deal to Collaborate on Self-Driving Cars

You can now order McDonald’s from UberEats in more than 1,000 locations

Facebook adds food ordering so you never have to leave

Uber Freight

You don’t have to register personal drones with the FAA anymore

San Francisco to Delivery Robots: Get Off the Damn Sidewalk

Tesla’s solar roof is now available to order

Snap’s new AR ads are for overlaying objects onto stuff that isn’t your face

Facebook fined $122M in Europe over misleading WhatsApp filing

Facebook fights bogus live streams with stricter rules

Jessica Lessin built a business to prove information doesn’t have to be free

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation

SECURITY HAH! [00:30:18]

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

The WannaCry Ransomware Has a Link to Suspected North Korean Hackers

Hackers Are Trying to Reignite WannaCry With Nonstop Botnet Attacks

Disney CEO Says Hackers Have Stolen New Movie, Demand Ransom

Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago

Trump and his top aides met with Republican lawmakers to discuss ways to modernize government

Deep Science AI monitors security feeds for masks and guns to quicken response times

AT THE LIBRARY [00:53:02]

Read the Entire First Chapter of Charles Stross’ New Laundry Files Novel, The Delirium Brief, Right Here

Redshirts by John Scalzi

APPS & DOODADS [00:55:51]

Airmail 3

Things 3

Comment: Google Assistant’s arrival on the iPhone will put pressure on Apple to up Siri’s game

Google Home to the Amazon Echo: ‘Anything you can do…’

5 ways Google Home just got better

Friendship Ended With CHROME Now OPERA Is My Best Friend

Opera is Reborn

Flattr Lives!

MEDIA CANDY [01:09:40]


The Rant is Due with Lewis Black

Jo Koy: Live from Seattle

The ridiculous Not Hotdog app from ‘Silicon Valley’ is real

First Star Trek: Discovery trailer

Discovery Unveils First Look Trailer & Key Art

Blade Runner – Google Home Ad Mash-up

Say goodbye to the iconic MP3

MORON OF THE WEEK [01:23:34]

Lana Del Rey Works Through Some Complex Feelings in Her New Song “Coachella—Woodstock in My Mind”

The Startup That Wants to Sell You a Subscription to New York City Tap Water Explains Itself

FEEDBACK LOOP [01:25:53]

Lyft and Waymo Will Collaborate on Self-Driving Car Technology

Industrial robots will replace manufacturing jobs — and that’s a good thing