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What Qualifies as Middle-Income in Each State By Nathan Yau

Lime scooter rider killed in Hollywood hit-and-run accident

Allegedly Intoxicated Driver Accused of Murder After Fatally Striking Scooter Rider in Hollywood: Police

Lyft Pulls E-Bikes From Service Amid Alarming Reports of Excessive Braking

Jack Ma Again Endorses Extreme Overtime as Furor Rages On

IN THE NEWS

Maya Rudolph Joins Vader Immortal, and More News from Star Wars Celebration Chicago!

FACEBOOK CAN MAKE VR AVATARS LOOK—AND MOVE—EXACTLY LIKE YOU

Facebook spent $20 million last year on Zuckerberg’s personal protection

The EU has officially passed its controversial copyright law

UK wants Facebook to remove its Like button for younger users

Where you can tour an Amazon Fulfillment Center in North America

Online drug dealers dumping cryptomarkets for WhatsApp and Telegram

Password manager Dashlane closes on $30M, adds former Spotify CMO to board

Apple Is the Real Winner in Spotify’s Battle Against Songwriters’ Rate Hike

MEDIA CANDY

Watch: Ministry delivers late-’80s, early-’90s ‘Wax Trax!-era’ set on Record Store Day

David Hasselhoff Covers Echo and The Bunnymen’s “Lips Like Sugar” and Plans to Follow up with The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Head On”

“Game of Thrones” in the year of the pop culture apocalypse: What happens next?

Spoiler Protection 2.0

Disney+ rolls out on November 12th for $6.99 a month

Star Trek Discovery

See Deep Space Nine in Glorious High Definition in the First Trailer for What We Left Behind

Love Death + Robots

You’re Wrong About… with Michael Hobbes & Sarah Marshall

Netflix wants to buy a landmark Hollywood movie theater

AT THE LIBRARY

Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising by Ryan Holiday

Under the Influence – How to Fake Your Way into Getting Rich on Instagram: Influencer Fraud, Selfies, Anxiety, Ego, and Mass Delusional Behavior by Trey Ratcliff

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

MORON OF THE WEEK

Facebook accidentally prints ‘inappropriate’ hidden messages on thousands of VR controllers like ‘Big Brother is Watching’

A GUY GOT A QR CODE TATTOO AND THEN SOMEONE BROKE THE LINK

Forcing a smile for customers linked with more drinking after work

FEEDBACK LOOP

Electric scooter riders on roads and pavements in London targeted in police crackdown

The British, Australian, Ecuadorian and US Governments have made an ad about Julian Assange’s arrest and it’s surprisingly honest and informative

Amazon staff listen to Alexa recordings and put them in chat rooms

Flaws in WPA3 Wi-Fi Standard Allow Attackers To Crack Passwords And View Traffic

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

YouTube’s algorithm added 9/11 facts to a live stream of the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire