Our TL;DR episode; smartphone dystopia; three claps; DNA testing’s privacy policies; AI vs machine learning, again; Facebook serves up food & elections; your memory slideshow; Uber’s fake city; Star Trek loses it’s heart & soul; Light Grey Web; Bigly FTW!
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‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia
One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end by Mike Monteiro
As the World Tweets, Social Media Chiefs Remain Tight-Lipped
Stephen Fry’s lecture on a hopeful, cautious, excited vision of a better technological world
What DNA Testing Companies’ Terrifying Privacy Policies Actually Mean
Synthesized DNA Malware with Peter Ney — Research Saturday
IN THE NEWS
2017: It’s the greatest time to be alive and simultaneously the worst
How “Big Data” Went Bust
Google Taught A.I. How to Program More A.I.
Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity
Facebook is swallowing up America’s food delivery businesses
Facebook Delivers Both Food and Elections Now
What Facebook Did to American Democracy
“Oh My God, What Have I Done”: Some Early Facebook Employees Regret The Monster They Created
The Times Issues Social Media Guidelines for the Newsroom
A Grand Bargain to Make Tech Companies Trustworthy
The Social Network Doling Out Millions in Ephemeral Money
Alphabet leads $1 billion Lyft investment
Self-driving cars are on a collision course with our crappy cities
Uber built a fake city in Pittsburgh with roaming mannequins to test its self-driving cars
A Small Drone Hits A Commercial Airliner … And Nothing Happens
APPS & DOODADS
Boomerang for iOS
Complaint against TickBox TV
DF YouTube (Distraction Free)
Moment for iOS
And Now Star Trek: Discovery Has Lost Its Soul
The Philosophy of Gene Roddenberry
New Star Trek series will abandon Gene Roddenberry’s cardinal rule
Does it Have Legs?
TV producers can now see how many people are watching Netflix shows
The Power of Outdoor Play and Play in Natural Environments
AT THE LIBRARY
Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter by Scott Adams
The Asshole Survival Guide by Robert I. Sutton
The WTF?! Economy by Tim O’Reilly
Federal watchdog tells Equifax—no $7.25 million IRS contract for you
Serious flaw in WPA2 protocol lets attackers intercept passwords and much more
Microsoft has already fixed the Wi-Fi attack vulnerability
Want to see something crazy? Open this link on your phone with WiFi turned off
Trump signs repeal of U.S. broadband privacy rules
HOW RUSSIAN FIRM MIGHT HAVE SIPHONED TOOLS FROM THE NSA
The Future of Cybersecurity Might Look a Lot Like Snapchat
Nude is a next-generation photo vault that uses AI to hide your sensitive photos
Famous Authors Reply To Your Unsolicited Dick Pic by JAMIE CRICKS
Home Depot teaches millennials to use tape measures
Dictionary of Ikea product name meanings
Pricey high-tech features define new smartphone wars
Don’t get too attached: Twitter ‘rival’ Mastodon will go extinct
These Runners Use Built-Out Vans to Sleep Close to the Trails
Creator of ‘Sh*t towns of NZ’ Facebook page gets death threats