Regulating Big Tech; cost of an ad-free internet; Facebook class action continues; Amazon pays no taxes, AT&T gets tax breaks, no repercussions; Google’s Be Internet Awesome; gaming Maps; new Firefox; Spotify wants its money back; the Chef Show; Pessimists Podcast; Alien III; Vertigo Comics; Children of Time; can’t stop the CRISPR; all the beer; feedback.
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Cameo raises $50M to deliver personalized messages from celebrities & influencers
IN THE NEWS
Washington’s first attempt at regulating Big Tech is a joke
The cost of an ad-free internet: $35 more per month
Facebook fails to kill class-action lawsuit over data breach
Amazon in Its Prime: Doubles Profits, Pays $0 in Federal Income Taxes
AT&T promised 7,000 new jobs to get tax break—it cut 23,000 jobs instead
Google’s new media literacy program teaches kids how to spot disinformation and fake news
Google responds to a WSJ report that concluded there are millions of fake business listings on Maps
Firefox Now Available with Enhanced Tracking Protection by Default Plus Updates to Facebook Container, Firefox Monitor and Lockwise
Spotify claims it ‘overpaid’ songwriters and wants its money back
Pessimists Archive Podcast
AT THE LIBRARY
The Dead Drink First by Dale Maharidge
Alien III: An Audible Original Drama by William Gibson
DC Comics Just Killed Its Vertigo Imprint
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
MORON OF THE WEEK
SCIENCE LEADERS: WE CAN’T STOP RUSSIAN’S PLAN FOR CRISPR BABIES
‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’: Sony Feeling Samuel L. Jackson’s Fury
What In The Actual FUCK IS GOING ON HERE???!!!
GERMANY: Protesting Locals Buy Up All The Beer In Town So Nazi Music Festival Can’t Have Any
N-O-D-E Cyber Dump
We’re Now Realizing What Screen Use By Parents Is Doing to Kids, And It’s Troubling
Facebook Launches Own Currency, Military, Hospitals, Schools
The machines are turning – as you predicted…
Stealth Startup SpinLaunch Raises $40 Million for Radical New Launch Strategy
Developer Hegemony: The Future of Labor by Erik Dietrich
Neighbor – Store your stuff with a neighbor