WeWork overvalued; scraping isn’t hacking; Milo & Ryan; Uber layoffs; California disrupts the gig economy, Uber says see you in court; Kickstarter fires union organizers; Facebook warns uses may be unsettled by iPhone privacy change; Replica; stingrays & the White House; simjackers; Jeremy Renner; WeWALK; Spotify acquires Soundbetter; drone coasters; Mountweazels.

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Milo Yiannopoulos Says He’s Broke

Kids YouTube Channel Ryan ToysReview Has Been Slapped With An FTC Complaint

Ryan ToysReview Accused of Lying to Its Preschool Audience in FTC Complaint

WeWork’s shrinking IPO will erase billions from CEO Adam Neumann’s payday, but he’ll still likely come out a multibillionaire

Court Rules That ‘Scraping’ Public Website Data Isn’t Hacking


Huawei boss is willing to license 5G tech to ease spying fears

Uber lays off 435 people across engineering and product teams

California just passed a landmark law to regulate Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft say they don’t plan to reclassify their drivers as employees

Uber plans to keep defending independent contractor model for drivers

Kickstarter Has Fired Two Union Organizers in Eight Days

Google’s search results will highlight original reporting

Facebook warns about iPhone privacy change that could unsettle Facebook users


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Follow Up – My suspicion of the Deep Fake AI voice was justified.

Sidewalk Labs’ controversial data collection project is now a company

Israel Reportedly Known to Be Spying on White House Cell Phones, but Trump Didn’t Do Anything About It

Russian Hackers Behind Ukraine Power Outage May Have Sought More Damage

Simjacker attack exploited in the wild to track users for at least two years


Jeremy Renner Has Shut Down the Official Jeremy Renner App

MacBook Pro 15″ Retina (Late 2013-Mid 2014) Battery

Blind man helps develop smart cane that uses Google Maps and sensors to navigate the world

Spotify acquires SoundBetter, a music production marketplace, for an undisclosed sum

Spotify: The Future Is Content Creation



Copyrighting Cartography with Fictional Places

Pay to Play by Jessica Baldanza – Sex-robot technology will draw on tactics that have driven “engagement” on other apps

How Much Does It Cost to Produce an Episode of Your Favourite TV Show?


EDDIE MONEY DEAD AT 70 After Cancer Complications

The Impromptu

The Club for podcasters