The coffee kicks in big time; tech billionaires like their own privacy; trucking a bellwether for the death of the middle class; here come the robots; who needs a Starbucks app; Barack twitter & crypto problems; Twin Peaks back on; we rock our Suitsy.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Self-Driving Trucks Are Going to Hit Us Like a Human-Driven Truck by Scott Santens

Santa Monica Will Patrol The Streets For Airbnb Lawbreakers

Tech billionaires are paying hundreds of millions to get their privacy back

IN THE NEWS

Robots are coming for your job: Amazon, McDonald’s and the next wave of dangerous capitalist “disruption”

President Obama just joined Twitter

Twitter responds to the president’s new account with stream of racist vitriol

Twitter opens $3 million tech skills center for SF poor, homeless

Brain technology patents soar as companies get inside people’s heads

AT&T is Moving Away From 2-Year Contracts Starting June 1

WHY STEALING JOKES ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS A BIGGER DEAL THAN YOU THINK

Uber Joins Baidu as Nokia’s Maps Unit Draws Multiple Bidders

RealNetworks enters the crowded photo backup market with a new app

This was Sony Music’s contract with Spotify

Google’s Tone Chrome Extension Lets You Share URLs By Sound

Should the Internet Trust You? This Browser Extension Will Be the Judge.

Automattic Buys WooCommerce, The Popular Plugin For Turning WordPress Into A Store

SECURITY? HAH!

St. Louis Federal Reserve Falls Victim to DNS Hijack

‘90s-style security flaw puts “millions” of routers at risk

Pretty Much Anyone With Any Understanding Of Crypto Tells President Obama That Backdooring Crypto Is Monumentally Stupid

Tech Giants Press Senate On NSA Reform

RadioShack Sold Your Data to Pay Off Its Debts. The FTC Isn’t Too Happy About It.

Starbucks Hack: A Great Example Why You Should Not Reuse Passwords by Stu Sjouwerman

Alleged plane hacker said he pierced Boeing jet’s firewall in 2012

Feds Say That Banned Researcher Commandeered a Plane

FBI and Homeland Security Respond to Shocking Goatse Bomb in Atlanta

How a drug dealer’s IP was found out by package tracking

UK government quietly rewrites hacking laws to give GCHQ immunity

The Untold Story of Silk Road Part, Part 1

The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 2: The Fall

Tomorrow with Joshua Topolsky

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Burner

AT THE LIBRARY

Seveneves: A Novel by Neal Stephenson

Apex: Nexus Arc Book 3 by Ramez Naam

MEDIA CANDY

Twin Peaks Revival Back On for ‘More Than’ 9 Episodes as David Lynch, Showtime Resolve Stalemate

Amazon’s Audible hires NPR VP of programming, signaling move into original podcasting

The Slack Variety Pack Podcast

OOOH FANCY

Lad Wears Suit Onesie To Work All Week And Nobody Notices

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

22 Cartoons That Show How Smartphones Are Killing Real Conversations

Time-lapse Mining from Internet Photos

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Zane Lamprey

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