Social media can be good, really; music startup fails; brain pain via dyslexia & FBI; McAfee & idiots; drones in the USA; 8k/VR Olympics; Darth Maul; old school spying; printing Wikipedia; the trouble w/ popular music & transporters; Rugmpy Dlo Eegks FTW!

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Show Notes

INTRO

The Social Media Cure

The End of the News as We Know It: How Facebook Swallowed Journalism

Up to Speed podcast with Brian and Jason

IN THE NEWS

Click’d: Peeple is an app we neither need or want

Lyft Ridership Has Increased 500 Percent in NYC Since May

Our Phones Are Not Just Confessionals

The Instagram Effect: How the platform drives decisions at fashion brands

The Music Startup Meltdown

Breaking: Tidal, Microsoft, Google Play, Rhapsody, Slacker Now Facing Class Action Litigation

It Is Not the Greatest Time to Be a 30-Year-Old American, Financially Speaking

Target Is Getting Better at E-Commerce, and Walmart Is Getting Worse

This is what reading is like if you have dyslexia

Breaking the Code: Why Yuor Barin Can Raed Tihs

SECURITY HAH!

FBI confirms new rules for accessing Americans’ NSA spying data

It Took a FOIA Lawsuit to Uncover How the Obama Administration Killed FOIA Reform

Snowden: FBI Claim That Only Apple Can Unlock Phone Is “Bullshit”

John McAfee tells Ars he’s fighting a lonely battle, but that he’s not lying

Report: North Korea Hacked South Korean Officials’ Smartphones

The Stupidly Simple Spy Messages No Computer Could Decode

Why the connected car is one of this generation’s biggest security risks

How one man could have broken into any Facebook account

Pentagon has deployed military drones in the US

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

The Future Grind Podcast

David Bowie posters

AT THE LIBRARY

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

Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

This Is What Happens When You Try to Print Out the Entirety of Wikipedia

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

THE MUSIC (R)EVOLUTION IS HERE

Microsoft kills off Skype for TVs

MEDIA CANDY

Jessica Jones

Bosch Season 2

The Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer Is Here!

Some Olympic events will air in 8K and VR this year

how to be a woman (in a band) with lush’s miki berenyi

MORON OF THE WEEK

Gun-Rights Advocate Who Posed With Small Child and Gun Was Shot by Her 4-Year-Old on Tuesday

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD