Yes, that again; mea culpa advertising; distracted parenting & gaming disorders; Amazon Show & Buttons; browser battles; the cyclical Internet; Hypernormalisation; Moviepass, hold my beer; a win for privacy; filtering AI out; we really do care.
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Microsoft Employees Up in Arms Over Cloud Contract With ICE
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IN THE NEWS
The Dangers of Distracted Parenting
Facebook Groups may soon charge monthly subscription fees for access
‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization
Barcelona Finds a Way to Control Its Airbnb Market
With influencer fraud on the rise, Unilever bans paid followers to cut down on bots
APPS & DOODADS
Apple’s New Guidelines for the iOS App Store Include a Total Ban on Crypto-Mining
It looks like Google’s going to launch a podcast app – The Verge
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Chris Hardwick’s Hard Times: The Silence From Those in His Orbit Is Deafening
Lydia Hearst Supports Husband Chris Hardwick After Abuse Allegation: ‘The Truth Will Always Win’
Co-Creator of ‘Juggy Dance Squad’ Defends Chris Hardwick, Says Everyone’s Making Too Many Allegations
Falling Out of Love With the Nerdist Podcast
Sounds Like We Won’t Be Getting More Star Wars Spin-Off Movies Anytime Soon
Adam Curtis continues search for the hidden forces behind a century of chaos
Why There’s Likely No ‘Good Ending’ In Sight For MoviePass
AMC’s new subscription service is a formidable competitor for MoviePass, analysts say
Supreme Court: Warrant generally needed to track cell phone location data
This Filter Makes Your Photos Indecipherable to Facial Recognition Software
Apple to Close iPhone Security Hole That Police Use to Crack Devices
Oops, a DNA Testing Company Accidentally Sent Strangers’ Spit to Five Customers
Smart lock can be hacked ‘in seconds’
ow to Shim Master Lock Anti-Shim Combination Lock
Your Phone Is Listening and it’s Not Paranoia
Interactive Map Shows Where Your House Would Have Been 750 Million Years Ago
MORON OF THE WEEK
Melania Trump Wears “I Really Don’t Care Jacket” to Visit Immigration Children’s Detention Facility
Deleting Your Online DNA Data Is Brutally Difficult
oBike to leave Melbourne after crackdown on bicycle share company
Putting Pokémon On The Blockchain Takes Microtransactions To Their Inevitable, Insufferable End
There’s Now A Religion Based On the Blockchain. Yes, Really.
Scoobi scooters a fun way to zip around the neighborhood
Ovis: 1st AI-Powered Suitcase Following by Side
Scooter startups helped solve Segway problem
Pure Purpose Life Coaching
Firefox makers working on voice-controlled web browser called Scout
Yellow oBikes leaving Melbourne in wake of crackdown
Tim Hortons drops even further in consumer trust rankings after introducing bitcoin donut
McDonald’s New Self-Ordering Kiosks Ring the Death Knell for Many Fast Food Jobs
Bicycle hire company oBikes pulls out of Melbourne
A possible Lightroom replacement is darktable. It is available for all platforms.
Here’s a creative use of the bikes you hate for a high school senior prank
Beer supply running low in Moscow during World Cup