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Myspace Looked Like It Was Back. Actually, It Was A Pawn In An Ad Fraud Scheme
We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads.
Ambitious augmented reality earbud startup Doppler Labs shuts down
IN THE NEWS
Twitter employee on last day of job deactivated Trump’s account, company says
A rogue Twitter employee shut down Donald Trump’s account
Google is locking people out of documents, and you should be worried
Only Buy Bitcoin If You’re Ready to Lose It
Bitcoin is too big to ignore, so exchanges are coming up with new ways to trade it
One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week
Uber Might Make More Money This Year Selling Real Estate in Oakland Than Actually Selling Rides
Live updates: Facebook, Google and Twitter are testifying before Congress again now
Al Franken Tears Into Facebook Counsel at Senate Hearing
Why Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is not testifying before Congress
Senators blast tech companies over Russian meddling: ‘Do something about it — or we will’
Twitter Offered Russian TV Network 15% Of Its Total Share Of US Elections Advertising
DNAinfo and Gothamist Are Shut Down After Vote to Unionize
Dear DNAinfo and Gothamist Readers
Toothbrush subscription service Quip raises $10 million
Amazon adds an AR shopping feature to its iOS app
What it’s like to live in Phoenix? “Waymo units all over the damn place”
Colorado Is Moving Forward With Plans for a $24 Billion Hyperloop
APPS & DOODADS
Watching This Neural Network Render Truly Photorealistic Faces Is Creepy and Mesmerizing
But what *is* a Neural Network? | Deep learning, Part 1
Gradient descent, how neural networks learn | Deep learning, part 2
GOOGLE’S AI WIZARD UNVEILS A NEW TWIST ON NEURAL NETWORKS
Sony Wants to Sell You a Subscription to a Robot Dog
IKEA’s smart lighting officially supports HomeKit
Audible’s new romance audiobooks service uses machine learning to jump to the sex scenes
Controlling your Sonos with Amazon Alexa
How to enjoy my Synology NAS music on iTunes (Mac)
Toilet paper roll takes down drone during soccer match
Apple isn’t saving bra photos — but your iPhone is looking at boobs
Netflix Cancels ‘House Of Cards’, Says It’s “Deeply Troubled” Over Kevin Spacey Claims
Netflix Suspends Production on House of Cards Indefinitely Amid Kevin Spacey Scandal
The Grand Tour Season 2 – Dec 8th
The Grand Tour: Season 2 Trailer
Vintage Video: Watch 3 of Oingo Boingo’s epic Halloween concerts from 1987 and 1990
Stranger Things 2
Whisper – Horror short
New My Bloody Valentine album and tour confirmed by Kevin Shields
AT THE LIBRARY
Relic – 1996 by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
What Does This Button Do? An Autobiography By: Bruce Dickinson
Time Enough for Love: The Lives of Lazarus Long by Robert A. Heinlein
Borderlands Books Buys Permanent Home Thanks to Patrons’ Sponsorship
Fear the Reaper, or Reaper Madness?
ReplyAll #109 Is Facebook Spying on You?
Ep 226: A Badder Meinhof – September 11, 2017
Facebook swears they aren’t recording your conversations
Does Facebook Use Your Phone’s Microphone To Eavesdrop On Your Conversations?
All websites running WordPress urged to update NOW
Apple Warned About Evil Wi-Fi Attack That Installs Malware On iPhones
Researcher: ‘We Should Be Worried’ This Computer Thought a Turtle Was a Gun
Signal launches true desktop app, giving you zero excuse to not use it
MORON OF THE WEEK
German railway wants to name a train after Anne Frank—and the internet is outraged
Google CEO addresses hamburger emoji debate
Visual Studio Code
X1 Social Discovery