Hacking Netflix; Silicon Valley horsepuckey; Net Neutrality; Unuber.Me; Facebook’s malicious actors; retail apocalypse; Look, Amazon; You Are Not So Smart; shadowbanning; leaving Buzzfeed; Fyre Festival Fail; Doctor Who; Dog vs. Roomba; Tao Te Grump.
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The three hot trends in Silicon Valley horseshit
EU court rules selling pre-loaded pirate boxes is illegal
IN THE NEWS [00:04:53]
A hacker has leaked the upcoming fifth season of Orange is the New Black
Canada Just Took a Major Stand for Net Neutrality
STOP USING UNROLL.ME, RIGHT NOW. IT SOLD YOUR DATA TO UBER.
How to Secure Your Online Accounts By Revoking Access From Third-Party Apps
Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire
Apple threatened to drop Uber’s app over iPhone tagging (updated)
Here Are Some More Terrible Things Uber Has Been Doing
Uber Executive Steps Back From Self-Driving Cars During Waymo Legal Fight
Waymo to Offer Phoenix Area Access to Self-Driving Cars
Facebook admits ‘malicious actors’ spread misinformation during the 2016 U.S. election
Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?
Truck Drivers Can Now Control A Fleet of Vehicles From Over 3000 Miles Away
Amazon’s plan to dominate the shipping industry—with almost no humans involved—is taking shape
US retailers are on pace to close more stores in 2017 than in the 2008 Great Recession
ESPN fires 100 on-air personalities, will focus on apps w/ more live news & video streaming features
Google turns ‘Hamilton’ hype into a VR history lesson
SECURITY HAH! [00:22:54]
Cyberespionage, ransomware big gainers in new Verizon breach report
Amazon Wants to Put a Camera and Microphone in Your Bedroom
Fox News execs accused of hacking, social media harassment of former host
How What You Wear Can Help You Avoid Surveillance
How a Fitbit Helped Solve a Murder Case
AT THE LIBRARY [00:40:56]
You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself by David McRaney
You Are Not So Smart Podcast
The Survivor: A Mitch Rapp Novel by Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills
Order to Kill: A Novel A Mitch Rapp Novel by Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills
Tao Te Ching
Walkaway: A Novel by Cory Doctorow
APPS & DOODADS [00:45:21]
Google wants to take the ‘copy’ out of copy/pasting for Android users
The top 10 games in Apple’s U.S. App Store all saw a drop in sales
Apple cuts App Store affiliate commission from 7% to 2.5%
How to See If Your Instagram Posts Have Been Shadowbanned
Worried about the Instagram Shadowban?
IllumiBowl’s latest toilet light also kills germs
Charging Stand Turns Your iPhone Into a Mini Macintosh
MEDIA CANDY [00:52:32]
iHeartRadio parent warns it may not survive another year
Why You’re Seeing ‘Why I Left Buzzfeed’ Videos Everywhere
Being A Part Of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures
MORON OF THE WEEK [00:59:34]
Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival Was a Complete Fail, Dubbed the ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Lord of the Flies’ — See and Read the Best Reactions
How to Explain ‘Doctor Who’ to a Child
26 Mind-Blowing Psychology Facts That You Never Knew About People
FEEDBACK LOOP [01:06:20]
Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition announced for PS4, Xbox One
Malware Uses Apple Developer Certificate to Infect MacOS and Spy on HTTPS Traffic
The sex robots are here and they will set you back £12,000