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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
IN THE NEWS
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
APPS & DOODADS
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
Fake Research Paper Based on Star Trek: Voyager’s Worst Episode Was Published by a Scientific Journal
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
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