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What Qualifies as Middle-Income in Each State By Nathan Yau
Lime scooter rider killed in Hollywood hit-and-run accident
Allegedly Intoxicated Driver Accused of Murder After Fatally Striking Scooter Rider in Hollywood: Police
Lyft Pulls E-Bikes From Service Amid Alarming Reports of Excessive Braking
Jack Ma Again Endorses Extreme Overtime as Furor Rages On
IN THE NEWS
Maya Rudolph Joins Vader Immortal, and More News from Star Wars Celebration Chicago!
FACEBOOK CAN MAKE VR AVATARS LOOK—AND MOVE—EXACTLY LIKE YOU
Facebook spent $20 million last year on Zuckerberg’s personal protection
The EU has officially passed its controversial copyright law
UK wants Facebook to remove its Like button for younger users
Where you can tour an Amazon Fulfillment Center in North America
Online drug dealers dumping cryptomarkets for WhatsApp and Telegram
Password manager Dashlane closes on $30M, adds former Spotify CMO to board
Apple Is the Real Winner in Spotify’s Battle Against Songwriters’ Rate Hike
Watch: Ministry delivers late-’80s, early-’90s ‘Wax Trax!-era’ set on Record Store Day
David Hasselhoff Covers Echo and The Bunnymen’s “Lips Like Sugar” and Plans to Follow up with The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Head On”
“Game of Thrones” in the year of the pop culture apocalypse: What happens next?
Spoiler Protection 2.0
Disney+ rolls out on November 12th for $6.99 a month
Star Trek Discovery
See Deep Space Nine in Glorious High Definition in the First Trailer for What We Left Behind
Love Death + Robots
You’re Wrong About… with Michael Hobbes & Sarah Marshall
Netflix wants to buy a landmark Hollywood movie theater
AT THE LIBRARY
Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising by Ryan Holiday
Under the Influence – How to Fake Your Way into Getting Rich on Instagram: Influencer Fraud, Selfies, Anxiety, Ego, and Mass Delusional Behavior by Trey Ratcliff
The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
MORON OF THE WEEK
Facebook accidentally prints ‘inappropriate’ hidden messages on thousands of VR controllers like ‘Big Brother is Watching’
A GUY GOT A QR CODE TATTOO AND THEN SOMEONE BROKE THE LINK
Forcing a smile for customers linked with more drinking after work
Electric scooter riders on roads and pavements in London targeted in police crackdown
The British, Australian, Ecuadorian and US Governments have made an ad about Julian Assange’s arrest and it’s surprisingly honest and informative
Amazon staff listen to Alexa recordings and put them in chat rooms
Flaws in WPA3 Wi-Fi Standard Allow Attackers To Crack Passwords And View Traffic
YouTube’s algorithm added 9/11 facts to a live stream of the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire