Unintended consequences; targets & metrics; scooters & word salad; Google GDPR fine; DNS hijacking; resistance is futile agains social media; WhatsApp fights fake news; Facebook ethics; no escaping Amazon; Fyre fyre burning bright; new shows; YouTube channel mergers; check out the big hands on Brad.
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Reflections on Antarctica
Why decluttering and adopting the Marie Kondo method isn’t always a good thing
When targets and metrics are bad for business
How IoT-enabled scooters, bikes, and cars are making streets safe
IN THE NEWS
French data protection watchdog fines Google $57 million under the GDPR
DHS releases emergency order to prevent DNS hijacking
Staying off social media is not enough to protect your privacy, study says
Amazon built an electronic vest to improve worker/robot interactions
WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news
How WhatsApp helped turn an Indian village into a lynch mob
Popular WordPress plugin hacked by angry former employee
I Tried to Block Amazon From My Life. It Was Impossible.
Facebook Invests $7.5 Million to Launch AI Ethics Institute
The long history of people worrying about tech’s ill effects
Star Trek: Discovery
The Grand Tour
Grace and Frankie
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
R. Kelly Has Been Dropped by RCA
Spotify’s mobile app lets you block artists you can’t stand
‘The Expanse’ season three streams on Amazon Prime Video February 8th
Crazy Rich Asians
‘Nightline’ documentary, podcast: ‘The Dropout,’ the story of Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos
YouTube channels are selling for millions
AT THE LIBRARY
Bill Bryson returns with The Body: A Guide for Occupants
Cesar Millan’s Lessons From the Pack: Stories of the Dogs Who Changed My Life
MORON OF THE WEEK
This Runner Is a Hitman. His GPS Watch Tied Him to a Mob Boss Murder
Trump’s Social Media Photos Reportedly Altered to Make Him Look Thinner and His Hands Bigger
Which is more expensive?
Uber plans to develop self-driving electric scooters and bicycles
Oxford University bans Huawei from research funding over security concerns
Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test
Podcrypt: automatic, fair, peer-to-peer podcast donations with Ether
Stressed out and at risk: Inside Uber’s special investigations unit
Snapchat fires 2 execs after alleged sexual misconduct
Steve Carell is reuniting with the creator of The Office for Trump-inspired comedy Space Force
Space Force | Announcement [HD] | Netflix
AI Laptop – The WORST demo at CES