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IN THE NEWS
After Las Vegas shooting, Facebook and Google get the news wrong again
“Look we’re just an (AI) Platform”…
AIM will shut down after 20 years
Thank you for being an AIM user – we loved working on this product for you.
Feel Tired All the Time? “Social Jet Lag” May be to Blame
The Threat of Big Tech Is Real
How Strava is building a niche social network for athletes — without ads
Jack Dorsey returned to Twitter two years ago — but he still hasn’t saved the company
Google Will No Longer Allow Users to Skirt Paywalls Using Its Search Engine
AAA: Distracted Driving Now Standard in New Cars, Thanks to In-Dash Devices
Researchers: Uber’s iOS App Had Secret Permissions That Allowed It to Copy Your Phone Screen
Blockchains: How They Work and Why They’ll Change the World
APPS & DOODADS
The Universal Translator is Real Now, Get Ready to Make Alien Friends
[Upgraded Version] AhaStyle AirPods Silicone Case Shock Proof Protective Cover for Apple AirPods (Midnight Blue)
Star Trek: Discovery (or as we now call it, Star Trek: Upptäckt
How Blade Runner’s Different Cuts Change the Movie: a Visual Explainer
Netflix Raises U.S. Subscription Prices for New and Existing Customers
Nearly four million people in the U.S. still subscribe to Netflix DVDs by mail
‘The Worst Kickstarter Movie Campaign in History’ Finally Got Made
Microsoft gives up on Groove Music, switches customers to Spotify
Get an Eerily Well-Personalized Throwback Playlist on Spotify
‘Boil the Frog’ creates a seamless playlist between any two musical artists
Rock Hall of Fame 2018 Nominees Revealed: Vote for Your Top 5 Now
Decades of Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein
AT THE LIBRARY
Paradox Bound by Peter Clines
Yahoo says all 3 billion accounts hacked in 2013 data theft
Is It Lights Out For Kaspersky After Latest NSA Disaster?
Crazy but true – Apple’s “show hint” button reveals your actual password
What You Should Know About the Sonic Credit Card Hack
There’s no law they can pass against stupid, House committee tells ex Equifax CEO
Someone dressed like the Monopoly guy is photobombing the Senate’s Equifax hearing
IRS awards multimillion-dollar fraud-prevention contract to Equifax
Airport Face Scans Could Be a Dry Run for a National Surveillance System
Russians took a page from corporate America by using Facebook tool to ID and influence voters
Suspected Dark Web drug dealer undone by his own beard
Ryan Gosling Is Obsessed With the Avatar Font in the Funniest Sketch of Saturday Night Live’s Season Premiere
Eight Uniquely Los Angeles Experiences That There Should Be A German Word For
Physicists find we’re not living in a computer simulation
The Plate Show
MORON OF THE WEEK
Financial Firm Behind ‘Fearless Girl’ Will Pay $5 Million for Allegedly Underpaying Women and Minorities
The Millennial Walt Disney
Logarithmic Graph Paper
Nearly half of America doesn’t benefit from Dow 22,000
Interesing Youtube video by Dustin from SmarterEveryDay on the 23andMe security.
Google Clips camera lays the groundwork for our AI-powered future
Amazon Echo Silver
The Big Problem With Self-Driving Cars Is People
“Non Je Ne Regrette Rien” (Edith Piaf)” on YouTube
The 99 Critical Shots in Quiz Bowl
Comment: Wake up, Sonia Kruger! There are real risks to a national facial recognition database
Turn off Auto-play in Chrome
RIP Tom Petty