Too little, too late, Zuck, Wylie & Jack; Bird Wrangling; folding socks; you agreed to this; Trump vs Amazon; the Americans; X-Files; Ready Player Dumb; Vezt; Assange offline; Under Armor breach; privacy & death; oldest sites online; SpaceX; Marlon Bundo.

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Show Notes


Bird Charger

The Bike-Share Oversupply in China: Huge Piles of Abandoned and Broken Bicycles

Mail-Order Genetic Tests May Turn Up a Lot of False Positives

The Best Way to Fold Your Socks

The right way to fold socks!

5 AMAZINGLY Compact Ways to Fold Clothes for Packing

The Best Way to Fold Socks – Fast

Starbucks coffee in California must have cancer warning, judge says


Can Social Media Be Saved?

Snapchat is building the same kind of data-sharing API that just got Facebook into trouble

Facebook Admits It May Collect Data About Your Calls and Text Messages. Here’s How to Turn It Off

Fact Check: Your Call and SMS History

Facebook is defending itself again after an internal memo suggested growth was more important than user safety

Growth At Any Cost: Top Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo And Warned That Facebook Could Get People Killed


Statement by the Acting Director of FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection Regarding Reported Concerns about Facebook Privacy Practices

Facebook data scandal widens as Canadian company accused of helping target U.S. voters

AggregateIQ Created Cambridge Analytica’s Election Software, and Here’s the Proof

What #DeleteFacebook tech bros don’t get: Without viable alternatives, walking away is still a privilege

Trump hates Amazon, not Facebook

Amazon shares fall after report Trump wants to curb its power

What To Read About Uber’s ‘Unquestionable Failure’ In Arizona

Uber blocked from testing self-driving cars on Arizona roads

Uber driver takes stairway to exit parking lot

Craigslist shuts down personals

Craigslist axes its”personals” section in response to new sex trafficking legislation

Spotify told Wall Street it is going to have a very good year in 2018


See Which of Your WhatsApp Contacts Have Been Chatting With This Creepy New App

Amazon’s new GameOn API helps developers add eSports competitions to their games

HQ trivia disappeared from Apple’s App Store, but it’ll be back soon

Futuristic camera company Lytro shuts down, despite promising tech and $216m in funding



The Night Manager

The Americans is back for their final season

The X-Files Finale Was So Horrible I Completely Understand Why Gillian Anderson Isn’t Coming Back

‘Ready Player One’ And Carl’s, Jr. Try A Fake Feud Viral Marketing Stunt, Fail Miserably

Ready Player One Is a Feat of State-of-the-Art Pop Culture Navel-Gazing

Amazon’s Reportedly Dropping $1 Billion for a TV Show to Rival Game of Thrones

Frank Miller’s New Take on the Arthurian Legend Is Already Headed to Netflix

Today’s Special

Geeks & Beats – A Piece O’ Drake


Exclusive Report: Spotify Artist Payments Are Declining In 2017, Data Shows

U.S. Music Streaming Royalties Explained

Trailer for Elevation, a film on how drones will change cities

Dezeen – Elevation

Goth Lyrics with Murray Lachlan Young


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Wylie: It’s possible that the Facebook app is listening to you

Facebook starts fact checking photos/videos, blocks millions of fake accounts per day

Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, but says attack caused little damage

Julian Assange Just Got His Internet Privileges Revoked

Under Armour data breach affects 150 million MyFitnessPal users

FOIA and the Privacy Rights of the Deceased

You can’t hide from this top trend at RSA Conference, no matter where you operate


Top 12 Oldest Websites Still Online Today

Homepage image from Spewww in 1994 which was Jason’s first website. Created with Photoshop 3.0 and Kai’s Power Tools 1.0.

Prosthetic memory system successful in humans

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

Amazon Charts

How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation

The FCC Just Gave SpaceX the Go-Ahead to Build a Space Internet

#BestSchoolDay 2018: Every Project Funded!