Facebook’s bad policies continue, but hey, blockchain; Russian social media influence; Wikipedia’s “nuclear option”; Verizon writes off Oath; Grumpy Old Birds; secondhand MP3s; Alexa Guard; teasers & trailers; 2010; WallCoin; glitter bombs & Bambi.
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IN THE NEWS
As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants
Facebook still hasn’t launched a big privacy feature that Mark Zuckerberg promised more than seven months ago
Walt Mossberg, Veteran Technology Journalist, Quits Facebook
Facebook’s Blockchain Group Is on a Hiring Spree to Reinvent Money
Russian Effort to Influence 2016 Election Targeted African-Americans
Instagram Was Bigger Russian Election Tool Than Facebook, Senate Report Says
Why Wikipedia’s “Nuclear Option” Is the Right Call
Snap has a new Spectacles boss, its third in the past six months
Verizon Admits Defeat With $4.6 Billion AOL-Yahoo Writedown
Bird to Sell Scooters to Independent Operators
You Can’t Buy the “Raspberry Beret” MP3 at the Secondhand Store
The 2-year-old Instagram influencers who make more than you
Millennials are making more money than earlier generations did at the same age
Alexa Guard goes live, lets your Echo speakers listen for trouble
The Good Place
The first Downton Abbey movie teaser trailer is here!
The First ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Trailer Is Here, And It’s Glorious
‘The Grand Tour’ confirmed for Season 4 and ‘years to come’
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ season two trailer shows plenty of Spock
Near Perfect Pitch
Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe
LAFD YouTube Channel
AT THE LIBRARY
2010 (Space Odyssey Book 2) by Arthur C. Clarke
The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline by Dale Bredesen
MORON OF THE WEEK
Congressman Says a “WallCoin” Could Fund Trump’s Border Wall
Twitter Has Finally Made It Easy to Set Your Timeline to Reverse-Chronological
NASA engineer creates glitter bomb package to thwart parcel thieves
Deer Poacher Is Ordered to Repeatedly Watch Bambi in Missouri Jail
Hollywood (and Major League Baseball!) Pays Tribute to A League of Her Own Director Penny Marshall