Rise of the techno-libertarians; Jason says he’s not getting an Apple Watch, so next week he’ll be reviewing one; Tidal streamlines, Yahoo remixes pink slips; mobilegeddon is upon us; the return of Uber; makers vs Silicon Valley fakers; you own NOTHING.

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Show Notes


The Morning Dump


The Star Wars Teaser Trailer Has Added $2 Billion to Disney’s Value

Can We Guess Your Age Based On The Year You Were Born?

Rise of the techno-Libertarians: The 5 most socially destructive aspects of Silicon Valley

The numbers don’t lie: Jay-Z’s Tidal music service is already a spectacular flop

Data Kills Tidal


The Tide Is Turning Against Comcast’s Proposal To Buy Time Warner Cable

Comcast Plans to Drop Time Warner Cable Deal

Marissa Mayer makes 1,100 Yahooers jobless, calls it a “remix”

Mobile Friendly?

Why ‘Do It For Me’ Is The Next Big Thing

Amazon wants to deliver packages to the trunk of your car

We Can’t Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership

Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars

Twitter’s new Highlights service gives you a daily digest of curated tweets

Twitter’s crusade against online abuse: Now updated to make trolling even easier!

How Click Farms Have Inflated Social Media Currency

How The Facebook Bubble Is Driving Online Startups Into The Arms Of Offline Advertising

Introducing Matched content: a new way to help your visitors discover content on your site

Facebook, eBay, Vice News And Others First To Support Chrome’s New Push Notifications

‘415’ Area Code Phone Numbers Selling For Thousands Of Dollars As Supply Runs Short

Amazon Web Services is now a $5 billion business

Pro/Con: Why Google’s Fi Could Be Awesome and Terrible

Uber must face lawsuit claiming bias against blind riders

Uber driver, licensed to carry gun, shoots gunman in Logan Square

An Uber driver with a concealed handgun prevented a mass shooting in Chicago

Heal Wants To Be The ‘Uber’ For Doctors Making House Calls


Petraeus receives no jail time for leaking. Whistleblowers face decades in jail.

Fight 215

FBI can’t cut Internet and pose as cable guy to search property, judge says

Researcher who joked about hacking a jet plane barred from United flight

You can now download your Google search history, warning: may contain embarrassment

Google Account History

Google History

PayPal Wants To Integrate Password with Human Body

Critical Vulnerability Found in Magento eCommerce Platform


Vapid 0039 – The Pirate in the High Castle


The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

God Emperor of Dune – Frank Herbert


The New Screen Savers

Netflix Orders a Second Season of ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’

Vice on HBO

The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy

The Prodigy bide their time to create latest album

The Prodigy – The Fat of the Land

Ex Machina

Canadians Are Leading ‘Game Of Thrones’ Pirates, And HBO Is Cracking Down


Gwyneth Paltrow Tried To Live Like A Poor Person, Gave Up After Four Days

Kanye reveals what’s really behind his “crazy person” rants

Ben Affleck Says He Was ‘Embarrassed’ To Discover His Ancestor Owned Slaves


Take a Deep Breath if You Want to Try Competitive Vaping


Internet Outrage Machine 18: #BabyGotCat