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Don’t fear fake accounts on Facebook. Fear Facebook itself
The Expensive Education of Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley
Chris Hardwick To Serve As ‘America’s Got Talent’ Guest Judge As Scheduled, Set To Return As ‘The Wall’ Host
Guardians of the Galaxy cast pledges support for James Gunn
Cities crack down on electric scooter scofflaws, while trying to untangle the chaos of a new technology
So yeah… Bird and Lime scooter charging burned down a house!
“Scooter Charging Fire” on Google
DNA-testing company 23andMe has signed a $300 million deal with a drug giant. Here’s how to delete your data if that freaks you out.
23andMe and other DNA-testing firms promise not to share data without consent
Why 23andMe’s new venture scares me
A Major Drug Company Now Has Access to 23andMe’s Genetic Data. Should You Be Concerned?
Open thread: Should Twitter users automatically delete old tweets?
Updated: MoviePass to Raise Subscription Price Amid Service Outages
John Oliver fixes Facebook’s apology ad to remind you that the company still doesn’t care about you
IN THE NEWS
The U.S. government doesn’t know how big the gig economy is
It’s official: Apple is the first U.S. public company to reach a $1 trillion market value
Apple’s Value Hit $1 Trillion. Add Disney to Bank of America and … You’re Halfway There
Apple now worth $1 trillion thanks to tax cuts and tax aversion schemes
Apple can reportedly no longer recover data from MacBooks if the logic board fails
Jeff Bezos got his parents to invest nearly $250,000 in Amazon in 1995 — they might be worth $30 billion today
Uber ends autonomous truck program to focus on self-driving cars
Uber and Lyft are fighting a critical battle against New York City — and this time, they might not win
Artificial intelligence can predict your personality by scanning your eyes
The U.K. Wants to Become the World Leader in Ethical A.I.
Comcast to launch Amazon Prime Video on Xfinity X1 service later this year
This AI will slap a bikini on your naughty bits
Americans are now spending 11 hours each day consuming media
Researchers suspect digital media may be spurring rise in ADHD
Sonos redesigned the Nasdaq opening bell to mark IPO
APPS & DOODADS
LifeSpan TR800-DT3 Standing Desk Treadmill
Ficmax Ergonomic High-back Large Size Office Desk Chair Swivel Black PC Gaming Chair with Lumbar Massage Support and Retractible Footrest
Samsung U28E590D 28-Inch 4k UHD LED-Lit Monitor
Naked Labs raises $14M Series A led by Founders Fund for its 3D body scanning mirror
Mailist Is Instapaper for Email Addicts
Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown Will Air Its Final Seven-Episode Season This Fall
Remembering Anthony Bourdain, The Chef of Curiosity
The Cloverfield Paradox
Hardcore History – Supernova in the East Part 1
Will Arnett Teaches You Canadian Slang | Vanity Fair
Henry Cavill and Simon Pegg Teach You English Slang | Vanity Fair
HAN’S COAT, MCFLY’S HOVERBOARD… Other Props Up for Auction
REDDIT GOT HACKED THANKS TO A WOEFULLY INSECURE TWO-FACTOR SETUP
The Cybersecurity 202: Feds arrest three in global cybercrime ring linked to hacks on Chipotle, Arby’s and other U.S. chains
TSA’s ‘Quiet Skies’ Program Tracks, Observes Travelers In The Air
Facebook has discovered a ‘coordinated’ campaign of misinformation accounts ahead of the U.S. midterm elections
Data-centric security. — Special Edition
MORON OF THE WEEK
Fat tourists are crippling donkeys that carry them on holiday in Greece
Centers For Disease Control Reminds People Not To Wash Or Re-Use Their Condoms
After Bird electric scooters land, Cincinnati officials left scratching their heads
Get your own HAL-9000 replica with Bluetooth and voice command
E-scooters, bikes should be back in Denver by Friday