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Show Notes


‘It Keeps Getting Uglier’: As True Costs of HQ2 Scam Emerge, Public Housing and School Offices Getting the Boot to Make Room for Amazon

The human costs of Black Friday, explained by a former Amazon warehouse manager

The kilogram is forever changed. Here’s why that matters.

Anti-vaccine community behind North Carolina chickenpox outbreak


Massive Data Leaks Keep Happening Because Big Companies Can Afford to Lose Your Data

Who’s Behind That Beard?

Instagram is cracking down on services that sell ‘Likes’ and followers

Instagram Accidentally Exposed Some Users’ Passwords In Plaintext

Facebook’s top execs ‘make tobacco executives look like Mister Rogers’

Internal Facebook memo sees outgoing VP of comms Schrage take blame for hiring Definers

Alexa can now make Skype calls

Apple Maps Collecting Pedestrian Data Starting in California, Likely to Improve Walking Directions

Google, Apple, and Uber must share mapping data with rivals, says UK data group

Snap To Release New Spectacles With Two Cameras For $350

Bitcoin hits new 2018 low, dropping 25% in a week


Amazon Prime members can watch ‘Aquaman’ a week early

The KLF Are Making a Pyramid Out of Dead People

Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

Taylor Swift ensures UMG artists will profit from Spotify shares

Star Trek animated comedy ‘Lower Decks’ is coming to CBS All Access

Patriot Season 2

Narcos: Mexico

What Did ‘Pod Save America’ Expect?

Read the mud-slinging pitches Facebook’s PR firm sent us


Live Work Work Work Die A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley by Corey Pein

Red War A Mitch Rapp Novel, Book 17 by Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills

The Labyrinth Index (Laundry Files Book 9) by Charles Stross

Big Damn Hero is a familiar trip back to Joss Whedon’s Firefly universe


Bill Mahr – ADULTING

STAN LEE – BILL MAHER IS ‘DISGUSTING’ … Ripped by Stan’s Co. for Trump Remark

Japan Airlines tightens alcohol rules for pilots

Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email Account to Conduct Official White House Business

Amazon Day


Startup Offers To Sequence Your Genome Free Of Charge, Then Let You Profit From It

The End of Trust

Scumbags cram Make-A-Wish website with coin-mining malware Faster Internet by Cloudflare

Minister apologises for inventing Brexit stat on air

Boeing and SparkCognition to Launch Joint Venture SkyGrid

Collaborate with others and keep track of to-dos with new AI features in Word

A pail of air

Google’s Inbox by Gmail app will go away forever March 2019

Warning about electric scooters after 15-year-old caught speeding gets points on future license.

Darknet Diaries Podcast

Driverless cars could be used as mobile-brothels

Operation Infektion

AI toilets will scan your poop to diagnose your ailments


Report: Uber self-driving team was preparing for CEO demo before fatal crash

How to switch to list view or grid view on Apple Watch

Facebook used to auction off a teenage girl for marriage in South Sudan

NASA Is Reviewing Safety at SpaceX And Boeing, Reportedly Thanks to Musk’s Pot Smoking Episode

Apple pulls the Tumblr app after images of child sexual abuse allegedly surface on the site

Special Thanksgiving presents from 1Password

Job Insecurity: Forklift Operator Knocks Down Shelf After Shelf Of Goods Dominos Style

Holding Down Any iOS Keyboard Button Turns It Into a Mouse

America’s nuclear arsenal relies on this brand-new supercomputer

Amazon Transcribe gains live audio transcription feature

WTF is happening to crypto?

Couple Who Ran ROM Site to Pay Nintendo $12 Million

Does cutting carbs really help keep weight off? The big new diet study, explained.

Chuck Schumer Caved to Facebook and Donald Trump. He Shouldn’t Lead Senate Democrats.

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