Who owns AI art; Disney+ & the Mandelorian; Google banking; YouTube kids content changes; Facebook’s internal report; PayPal cuts off Pornhub; Singles Day; border agents can’t randomly search phones; getting your big data; couple’s disconnect on surveillance; new MacBook Pros; Brave browser; retro Razr returns; wtf.social; Westworld creators take on Gibson; beautiful data.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

The USPTO wants to know if artificial intelligence can own the content it creates

Disney+ has already attracted over 10 million subscribers

You can share your Disney+ login with friends without repercussions

IN THE NEWS

Next in Google’s Quest for Consumer Dominance: Banking

YouTube’s new kids’ content system has creators scrambling

Facebook, Instagram Pulled Millions of Posts for Violations

NETFLIX AND NICKELODEON FORM MULTI-YEAR OUTPUT DEAL TO PRODUCE ORIGINAL ANIMATED FILMS AND SERIES FOR KIDS & FAMILIES AROUND THE WORLD

PayPal abruptly cuts off Pornhub’s payroll, leaving performers with few payment options

John Carmack steps down at Oculus to pursue AI passion project ‘before I get too old’

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales top $38 billion

Fourteen years after launching, 1Password takes a $200M Series A

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

U.S. Border Agents Can’t Randomly Search Phones, Judge Rules

Soldiers with top-secret clearances say they were forced to use an app that could endanger them

What Do You Know About Me?

When Couples Can’t Agree on Surveillance in the Home

8 Historical Things That Prove Privacy Issues Aren’t a Modern Problem

Inspired by the protests, I made a cap that blocks facial recognition when used. Plans are available for free to anyone that wants to use them.

APPS & DOODADS

Phil Schiller says SD card slot and other ports ‘probably not’ ever returning to MacBook Pro

Apple launches Research app, US users can enroll in three health studies

Brave 1.0 launches, bringing the privacy-first browser out of beta

Party like it’s 2004 with the new Motorola Razr’s secret ‘Retro Razr’ mode

Welcome to WT Social

List of defunct social networking websites

BRIC-A-BRAC

Best-Selling Music Artists 1969 – 2019

Data Is Beautiful

‘Westworld’ Creators’ Futuristic Drama ‘The Peripheral’ Gets Amazon Pickup

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

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