- China hacked a US Navy contractor and stole a trove of secrets on submarine warfare, including plans for a secret new anti-ship missile, the Washington Post reports.
- Spotify is signing independent artists up for direct deals, cutting out middlemen. The non-exclusive arrangements mean artists get a much bigger cut of streaming revenues. In some cases, they’ll even get huge advances. This is different to Spotify ‘signing’ artists, though – something it’s not done yet.
- A new EU copyright directive could destroy meme culture, campaigners have warned. I reckon memes will be just fine, even if it might look a bit hairy for a while.
Tech’s well-documented gender diversity problem is only the tip of the iceberg. “Among eight large firms, the portion of black employees in technical roles has risen less than a percentage point since 2014.”