Uber’s not to blame; don’t write open letters to your boss; more journalism woes; Facebook emojis; Team Apple; Project Shield; Shatner & Nimoy; apps for everything; Vinyl, AbFab, Massive Attack & the Cure; where to live; the contest winner!

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Show Notes

INTRO

GOG On Instagram!

IN THE NEWS

Kalamazoo Uber driver picked up fares between killings, source says

What the Michigan shooting spree reveals about Uber’s background checks

Uber says it won’t return to Calgary after council passes new bylaw

An Open Letter To My CEO

Yelp Customer Service Employee Protests Low Pay in Medium Post, Is Promptly Fired

The Morning Dump – Life Isn’t Fair

Journalists under threat, from within

Why BuzzFeed Is ‘All-In’ on Facebook Instant Articles, and Why the New York Times Is Not

Dr. Luke Speaks Out

Kesha vs. Dr. Luke

Facebook rolls out expanded Like button reactions around the world

Facebook is Looking to Make Virtual Reality the Future of Social Media

SECURITY HAH!

Apple’s lawyer: If we lose, it will lead to a ‘police state’

Apple takes its case to Capitol Hill

Apple’s battle with the FBI is going straight to Congress

Microsoft backs Apple in FBI case

FBI director says Apple case ‘hardest question I’ve seen in government’

I got hacked mid-air while writing an Apple-FBI story

Apple Is Said to Be Trying to Make It Harder to Hack iPhones

Feeble Noise Pollution

Watch Tim Cook’s full 30-minute interview on Apple’s fight with the FBI

Narrow Focus May Aid F.B.I. in Apple Case

Hackers Use Mobile Phone To Hack Into A Computer Not Connected To The Web

What You Need To Know About Predictive Policing

I bought some awful light bulbs so you don’t have to

Google launches Project Shield, to protect news sites from DDoS attacks

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Nissan Leaf electric cars hack vulnerability disclosed

AT THE LIBRARY

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man by William Shatner

Ex-Isle: A Novel (Ex-Heroes) by Peter Clines

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Talkspace – Online Counseling & Therapy

Magical Eco-Friendly Hobbit Homes Can Be Buried In Your Backyard

Autonomous Standing Desk

MEDIA CANDY

Vinyl

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie gets July release date

FCC PROPOSAL WOULD LET YOU GET CABLE THROUGH APPLE, GOOGLE, AMAZON, AND ANDROID

Massive Attack, Young Fathers – Voodoo In My Blood

The Cure live in New York City in April 1980

OOOH FANCY

Weird ‘Outer-Space Type Music’ Heard On Far Side Of Moon Released By NASA

NASA thinks there’s a way to get to Mars in three days

The 23 cities with the best quality of life in the world

101 things you thought were true, but have actually been debunked by science

Explorations

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

Claimdog

California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

40 Words Turning 40 In 2016