On Twitter, delete = set visibility to zero; Open Markets against monopolies; AI fake faces; Google’s shell corps; UK wants to regulate Facebook; don’t give Instagram your credit card; RIP Oppy the Mars Rover; Oscar screeners; Netflix completes Marvel purge; Darknet Diaries; hygiene guide; feedback loop; Disintegration is the best album ever.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

Even years later, Twitter doesn’t delete your direct messages

R. Kelly Grand Jury Reportedly Seated Amid New Evidence: Report

Open Markets Wants the FTC to Block the Spotify Deal

Open Markets

IN THE NEWS

ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com uses AI to generate endless fake faces

Chrome will make it harder to block incognito browsing

Google is reportedly hiding behind shell companies to scoop up tax breaks and land

The UK Parliament wants to regulate Facebook. So does everybody else.

FTC complaint accuses Facebook of revealing sensitive health data in groups

Instagram’s fundraiser stickers could lure credit card numbers

RIP, Oppy the Mars Rover

MEDIA CANDY

Bohemian Rhapsody

On the Basis of Sex

The Cure Announce Special 30th Anniversary of “Disintegration” Concerts

‘Jessica Jones,’ ‘Punisher’ Canceled as Netflix Completes Marvel Purge

Samsung stops releasing Blu-ray players in the US

Darknet Diaries Podcast

AT THE LIBRARY

Dead Moon By: Peter Clines

Seveneves

MORON OF THE WEEK

An Adult’s Guide to Hygiene (for Those Who Weren’t Taught Growing Up)

JUSSIE SMOLLETT ‘EMPIRE’ ROLE SLASHED … In Wake of ‘Attack’ Scandal

ABC staffers doubted Jussie Smollett’s attack story

Why Jussie Smollett may have staged his attack

FEEDBACK LOOP

Captain Marvel

Nerdherder Podcast

Fraudsters steal £74,000 from ex-nuclear scientist’s pension

Connected car data handover headache: There’s no quick fix… and it’s NOT just Land Rovers

Previous car on ConnectedDrive

Woman accused of dragging dog behind electric scooter now faces charges

Facebook reportedly demonstrated ‘informal interest’ in buying the company that made HQ Trivia but backed off after reports of ‘creepy’ behavior from its late co-founder

New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators

Scientists Developed an AI So Advanced They Say It’s Too Dangerous to Release

DON’T GET YOUR VALENTINE AN INTERNET-CONNECTED SEX TOY

Behold, the Facebook phishing scam that could dupe even vigilant users

Von Braun rotating space station

Ad code ‘slows down’ browsing speeds

CYLANCE

SECURITY ENGINEERING: INSIDE THE SCOOTER STARTUPS

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

I Had A New Wave Act

White Trash Wins Lotto on Conan

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