Apple Music almost as broke as musicians; Google, sorry, ABC’s MusicKey MIA; rent explosions; Sesame Street for the privileged; CIA apology drafts; OverSuccess & Superheros; Blackberry Redux; Top Gear, Westworld & We Are Blood; turn on Ludicrous Speed!

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Show Notes

INTRO

Hollywood Docket: Musicians Guild Sues Major Labels Over Streaming Revenue

Did Google & YouTube just Scam The Entire Record Business into Free Streaming Licenses? MusicKey is MIA…

IN THE NEWS

G is for Google

Google Already Consulted With Top Geneticist on Mosquito Project, Hinting at Next Alphabet Moonshot

Google Gets an Extra Two Weeks to Respond to EU Charges

Could your credit score slip if your Facebook friends have crappy credit?

The San Francisco Rent Explosion Part III

Why Sesame Street’s Move to HBO Is Both Great and Extremely Depressing

Voters are fed up with American politics. But are they willing to do anything about it?

The Strangest Campaign Pledge

Study Credits Uber With Decline in California Drunk Driving Deaths

SECURITY? HAH!

Digital Orwellian nightmare: Are our smart devices really smart enough to spy on us?

SterlingBackcheck laptop stolen, contained data on about 100K individuals

About the security content of OS X Yosemite v10.10.5 and Security Update 2015-006

CIA Accidentally Releases Apology Letter It Wrote, But Never Sent To The Senate For Illegally Spying On It

Facebook awards Georgia Tech team $100K for security research

Harvard student loses Facebook internship after pointing out privacy flaws

AT THE LIBRARY

OverSuccess: Healing the American Obsession With Wealth, Fame, Power, and Perfection

The Art of Manliness Podcast #128: The Perils of OverSuccess With Jim Rubens

Peter Clines – Ex-Heros

brandon sanderson – steelheart

“Dune,” climate fiction pioneer: The ecological lessons of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi masterpiece were ahead of its time

Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

How a Physical Keyboard Could Help Samsung Sell More Smartphones

Samsung Pay to Launch September 28 in U.S. But Will Businesses Accept It?

MEDIA CANDY

Amazon reportedly paying $250M to snag former Top Gear stars

After “True Detective,” HBO needs a new hit: Here’s why “Westworld” could be their next great show

Rob Knight: How Our Microbes Make Us Who We Are

SpyCast

Seveneves SPOILERCAST – 8/11/2015

THE SEVENEVES NOTEBOOK

HBO Confirms Early Talks of ‘Deadwood’ Movie

MORON OF THE WEEK

Oddly-shaped weather map sends WGN Morning News into fits of laughter

Hillary Clinton on the Sanctity of Protecting Classified Information

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

Fastest Ship In The Universe: How Sci-Fi Ships Stack Up

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Primitivo Wine Bar

Snapchat is Being a Very Sore Winner About Taking Over Venice