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Show Notes

INTRO

Life of Layoff

1,000 True Fans

The billionaire’s typewriter by Matthew Butterick

Hattip to @rohan_21awake

IN THE NEWS

Amazon Goes After Dropbox, Google, Microsoft With Unlimited Cloud Drive Storage

Apple and Beats Music Developing New Streaming Service, Trent Reznor Redesigning iOS Music App

Longer-Lasting Batteries Are Almost Here (Really!)

Whiskas Australia Tests Out a Wearable Camera for Cats That Automatically Posts Pictures to Instagram

Everything announced at the Facebook Conference

Facebook May Host News Sites’ Content

Square Launches Cashtags

BOEING JUST PATENTED A FORCE FIELD MADE OF LASERS

Twitter’s New “Quality Filter” Starts Rolling Out To Verified iOS Users

Twitter Teaming With Foursquare For Location Tagging In Tweets

Amazon ‘Unlocked’ Will Give Away Paid Apps For Free

Brands swoop in to buy .porn and .sucks before the trolls do

|LIVE NOW| Meerkat Raises $12M From Greylock At A $40M Valuation

Disney’s $1 Billion Bet On A Magical Wristband

‘Netflix for Magazines’ Services Explain Why They’re Not Doomed

Mesmerizing Photos of People Lying in a Week’s Worth of Their Trash

An exercise in futility By Charlie Stross

FUCK YOU, CLEAN READER: AUTHORIAL CONSENT MATTERS

Google Sends Reporter a GIF Instead of a ‘No Comment’

SECURITY? HAH!

EXCLUSIVE: TSA’S SECRET BEHAVIOR CHECKLIST TO SPOT TERRORISTS

Bankrupt Radio Shack will sell the customer data they promised to keep private

A brilliant Tinder hack made hundreds of bros unwittingly flirt with each other

Stealing Data From Computers Using Heat

How social media makes us feel less upset about surveillance

THE PRIVACY REVOLT: THE GROWING DEMAND FOR PRIVACY-AS-A-SERVICE

Google Glass isn’t dead. It’s being fine-tuned for the masses

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

What happened, and what’s going on

AT THE LIBRARY

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

How to Mess With Surveillance

Surveillance-based manipulation: How Facebook or Google could tilt elections

The Pact by Robert Patrick Lewis

Man School with Caleb Bacon

MEDIA CANDY

BBC releases statement on Clarkson

‘The X-Files’ Revival Nears Greenlight At Fox; Network Eyes Short Order, Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny To Return

X-Files Revival Officially Ordered at Fox, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson Back for 6 New Episodes

Steven Spielberg To Direct Sci-Fi Cult Favorite ‘Ready Player One’

Tataouine, Star Wars town in Tunisia, becomes Isis waypoint

The end of the trail is the beginning of the story.

MORON OF THE WEEK

‘Most Interesting Man in World’ fails as carpool lane ruse

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