The American dream; Google raking it in; self-aware robot overlords; Snopes checks out of Facebook; your brain off social media; Slack goes public; Russia outlaws fake news; the end of crypto; self-driving parking; Gotti; Jim Jefferies; Sex Education; Russian Doll; Crash test girl; Load of Goop; feedback loop.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

Net Neutrality’s Day in Court

Why are millennials burned out? Capitalism.

American Dream

Google’s tumultuous year didn’t stop it from making more money than ever

IN THE NEWS

A step closer to self-aware machines—engineers create a robot that can imagine itself

The Jordan Harbinger Show 156: Jaron Lanier | Why You Should Unplug from Social Media for Good

Snopes ends fact-checking partnership with Facebook

Meet the Creator of the Egg That Broke Instagram

Facebook warned over privacy risks of merging messaging platforms

This Is Your Brain Off Facebook

Slack Announces Confidential Submission of Draft Registration Statement for Proposed Public Listing

Russia Wants to Outlaw Fake News

Crypto Is Over: Paris Fintech Summit Returns to Disrupting Banks

Crypto Exchange Says It Can’t Repay $190 Million to Clients After Founder Dies With Only Password

QuadrigaCX Never Held $100M In Bitcoin, Says Crypto Researcher

Say it ain’t slow: Are self-driving cars going to make traffic worse?

The autonomous vehicle parking problem

MEDIA CANDY

Netflix Cancels Travelers

Gotti

Jim Jefferies Signs First-Look Deal With Comedy Central

Music + Audio Production in Logic Pro X – The Complete Guide

The Matrix Built Our Reality-Denying World

Russian Doll

The Most and Least Awful Commercials of This Year’s Super Bowl

AT THE LIBRARY

Crash Test Girl: An Unlikely Experiment in Using the Scientific Method to Answer Life’s Toughest Questions by Kari Byron

Power Moves – Lessons from Davos by Adam Grant

MORON OF THE WEEK

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop is coming to Netflix

FEEDBACK LOOP

Children’s smartwatch recalled over data fears

Google Chrome will warn you of lookalike URLs

Patreon CEO says the company’s generous business model is not sustainable as it sees rapid growth

Spotify is in talks to buy Gimlet for more than $200 million. That’s a big deal for the podcasting world.

Major DNA Testing Company Sharing Genetic Data With the FBI

What are the best alternatives to Facebook?

John Twelve Hawks

YouTube Strikes Now Being Used as Scammers’ Extortion Tool