Hot Apple OS update talk; Wells Fargo stablecoin; naruto run; Alexa crowd-sourcing; Facebook oversight board; Amazon pledges to combat climate change; AI stereotypes; Walmart takes on health care; Descript audio deep fakes; medical information out in the open; private surveillance networks; Fitbit; PortalTV; stand-up specials; Dark Tower, Battlestar Galactica return; oh, Elon.

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FOLLOW UP

iOS 13 with Apple Arcade and watchOS 6 are now available

How to speed up Apple Watch software updates dramatically

Wells Fargo to Pilot Dollar-Linked Stablecoin for Internal Settlement

It’s ‘Storm Area 51’ Day, And Yes, A News Camera Has Captured Someone Naruto Running

IN THE NEWS

Amazon’s crowdsourced Q&A community Alexa Answers goes live for all

Facebook unveils its plan for oversight board

Establishing Structure and Governance for an Independent Oversight Board

Jeff Bezos pledges that Amazon will swiftly combat climate change

Under pressure, The We Company now only says it expects to go public ‘by the end of the year’

Did a Jewish holiday kill the WeWork IPO?

See How AI Stereotypes You

Companies like Walmart, CVS, and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here are their plans to upend the $3.5 trillion industry.

Automattic raises $300 million at $3 billion valuation from Salesforce Ventures

Zume will provide food trucks for &pizza

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Introducing Descript Podcast Studio & Overdub

Overdub: Correct your voice recordings by typing. Powered by Lyrebird AI.

Descript Ethics Statement

Real time voice cloning – Clone a voice in 5 seconds to generate arbitrary speech in real-time

Real-Time Voice Cloning Toolbox

Real-Time-Voice-Cloning on Github

More followup – Joe Carrigan suggested we look into Differential Privacy.

Differential Privacy – Simply Explained

Millions of Americans’ medical images and data are available on the Internet

This Company Built a Private Surveillance Network. We Tracked Someone With It.

APPS & DOODADS

Fitbit Inspire

A Brutal Murder, a Wearable Witness, and an Unlikely Suspect

Facebook launches Portal TV, a $149 video chat set-top box

Can You Pet the Dog? – A catalog of pettable and non-pettable dogs in video games.

MEDIA CANDY

Dave Chappelle: Sticks and Stones

Bill Burr: Paper Tigers

Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State

The Chef Show Season 2

The Man Behind Mr. Robot Is Bringing Battlestar Galactica Back [Updated]

‘THE DARK TOWER’: AMAZON PILOT HELMED BY ‘24’ AND ‘PREDATOR 2’ DIRECTOR STEPHEN HOPKINS

Amazon Music rolls out a lossless streaming tier that Spotify and Apple can’t match

Shirley Manson Says Her Podcast The Jump Is ‘A Revelation In My Life’

AT THE LIBRARY

Eon by Greg Bear

Permanent Record by Edward Snowden

Feds seek to seize all profits from Snowden’s book over NDA violation

MORON OF THE WEEK

ELON MUSK’S LEGAL DEFENSE: “PEDO GUY” DOESN’T MEAN “PEDOPHILE”

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

MXV’s The Punk Vault