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The Jordan Harbinger Show
Bitcoin could face new regulations in the U.S. after top financial cops and lawmakers raise new fears about virtual currency
Bird lovers tweet as tickets ruffle feathers
Twitter made a profit by cutting costs, not by growing its business
Why Reddit’s face-swapping celebrity porn craze is a harbinger of dystopia
Keanu on Squarespace
IN THE NEWS
Former Facebook and Google employees fight tech ‘addiction’
Seattle says Facebook is violating city campaign finance law
How Facebook Is Killing Comedy
Facebook patents tech to determine social class
Jim Carrey Is Deleting His Facebook Page and He Wants You to Do the Same
As Facebook stumbles, Twitter and Snapchat show new life
The Mobile Apps That People Regret Using
What’s the difference between apps we cherish vs. regret?
Yes, I Will Let Amazon Deliver My Whole Foods Produce Even Though I Know It’s Bad for the Country
Paywalls make content better, Wired editor Nick Thompson says
The New York Times digital paywall business is growing as fast as Facebook and faster than Google
Oh, Great. Ford Patents Autonomous Police Car That can Issue Tickets
The Alphabet-Uber trial over the alleged theft of self-driving car trade secrets has begun
Drivers don’t trust Uber. This is how it’s trying to win them back.
Behind the math of MoviePass, the $10-a-month movie subscription service that sounds too good to be true
Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong reaches deal to buy L.A. Times and San Diego Union-Tribune
Elon Musk’s Tesla overshot Mars’ orbit and is headed to the asteroid belt
APPS & DOODADS
COLLECTABLE HIERONYMUS BOSCH FIGURINES
BLADE STUNNERS Inside the Chinese sex doll factory making ‘smart’ robots that can also talk, play music and even do the dishes
ASUS GR8 II-T069Z VR Ready Mini PC Gaming Desktop with Intel Core i5-7400 and GeForce GTX 1060
A Very Fatal Murder
I’ll Have What Phil’s Having
Star Trek: Voyager
GAME OF THRONES CREATORS DAVID BENIOFF AND D.B. WEISS TO WRITE AND PRODUCE A NEW SERIES OF STAR WARS FILMS
Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Trailer
ER doc & CPS principal perform with their band The Bollweevils
X-Files Gillian Anderson strips naked for new PETA campaign
Chris Hardwick Talks Nerdist, ID10T, And The Future Of Podcasting
The Cure‘s Robert Smith is set to curate the 25th edition of Meltdown
Should Data Scientists Adhere to a Hippocratic Oath?
This phishing trick steals your email and then fools your friends into downloading malware
‘Minecraft’ Data Mining Reveals Players’ Darkest Secrets
The Brute Force Of IBM Deep Blue And Google DeepMind
Bluetooth ‘Panty Buster’ ‘smart’ sex toy fails penetration test
MIND THE GAP: THIS RESEARCHER STEALS DATA WITH NOISE, LIGHT, AND MAGNETS
MORON OF THE WEEK
No, McDonald’s French Fries Will Not Cure Baldness
New York Lawmakers Want Tide to Stop Making Its Pods Look So Tasty
A self-driving semi truck just made its first cross-country trip
Here’s the Solution to the 3-Year-Old, $50,000 Bitcoin Puzzle
Bitcoin and Your Security Clearance
The EU Suppressed a 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesn’t Harm Sales
John Mahoney, the Cantankerous Dad on ‘Frasier,’ Dies at 77
John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018
A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
UNIDOS – Hispanic Federation – Puerto Rico Disaster Relief