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Show Notes


Planned Gifts – NPR in your will

Wisdom Panel 3.0 Breed Identification DNA Test Kit

Bird Rides, Inc. takes plea deal and will pay $300,000


Alleged Florida Gunman Took an Uber to School Before Shooting

After Sandy Hook we said never again. And then we let 1,607 mass shootings happen.

‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

No, there haven’t been 18 school shootings in 2018. That number is flat wrong.

Trump’s Florida shooting speech was one giant lie by omission

Thoughts and Prayers by David J (Bauhaus / Love and Rockets)

Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse

Some ‘distracted’ Apple employees accidentally walking into Apple Park’s clear glass panes, claims report

The Robots Really Are Coming. But in the Meantime, Let’s Not Go Crazy

Salon Is Asking Readers to Mine Cryptocurrency if They Don’t Want to See Ads

Cryptocurrency mining is hampering the search for alien life

Berlin stops Airbnb renting apartments to tourists to protect affordable housing

Snapchat is finally giving influencers data about their posts and followers

Here’s what we just learned (and what we still don’t know) about Magic Leap

Amazon makes rare layoffs, cuts several hundred corporate jobs

SpaceX gets U.S. regulator to back satellite internet plan

Former Verizon lawyer now running the FCC under investigation for pro-industry bias

Judge Tosses Playboy’s Lawsuit Over Links to Centerfold Photos


Data Ethics Class

AI facial analysis demonstrates both racial and gender bias

German court rules Facebook use of personal data illegal

Bob Woodwardteaches Investigative Journalism


Why Star Trek: Discovery Needs to Evolve

Jane Wyatt

Majel Barrett

Cynthia Blaise

Winona Ryder

Mia Kirshner

Fake Research Paper Based on Star Trek: Voyager’s Worst Episode Was Published by a Scientific Journal

Get Out

What ever happened to torrenting?

Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reunion Tour With Three-Fourths of Original Lineup

Smashing Pumpkins Bassist D’arcy Holds Nothing Back In First Interview In 20 Years

YouTube’s Karate Kid reboot is like the original, except everyone’s way too old to be doing this


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner


Mueller Charges Russians With Pro-Trump, Anti-Clinton Meddling

Some background on these sorts of indictments –

Government websites hijacked by cryptomining plugin

How Mac Apps Can Spy On Your Computer

US intelligence agencies warn buyers to avoid Huawei smartphones

Mac malware OSX.Proton strikes again


“The Square and the Tower”.


Every Town for Gun Safety