You have a moral obligation to claim your Equifax money; Uber layoffs; Facebook lied, shocking; Github blocks some foreign developers; Bird loses money, wants more; mobile consolidation; YouTubers unionizing; Tesla streams; anonymizing data does nothing; robotic hands; Sony crowdfunds; Amazon cancels Lore, renews Expanse for season 5; Another Life; Japan approves animal-human hybrids; entitled Tesla owners; feedback loop.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

You Have a Moral Obligation to Claim Your $125 From Equifax.

Why you probably won’t actually get $125 from the Equifax settlement.

Swiss Post Suspends Drone Delivery Service After Second Crash.

IN THE NEWS

Uber Lays Off 400 as Profitability Doubts Linger After I.P.O..

FACEBOOK MISLED JOURNALISTS ABOUT HOW BAD THE CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA SCANDAL WAS.

GitHub confirms it has blocked developers in Iran, Syria and Crimea.

Bird Seeking 1/4 Billion From Investors After Losing $100 Million.

Universal Music Group H1 revenue: 60% streaming.

The T-Mobile + Sprint deal is good for you if you like paying more for your wireless plan.

YouTubers are unionizing, and the site has 24 days to respond.

Tesla will add Netflix and YouTube streaming to its cars.

Anonymized data does little to protect user privacy.

How the West Got China’s Social Credit System Wrong

APPS & DOODADS

This Robotic Arm Inspired by Luke Skywalker Has Allowed an Amputee to Feel Again.

Sony’s making a silent, wearable air conditioner that will launch next year.

O.C. White ProBoom® Ultima™.

Rode PSA1.

BRIC-A-BRAC

Amazon cancels podcast-inspired ‘Lore’ after two seasons.

Amazon renews rescued sci-fi series ‘The Expanse’ for fifth season.

Another Life Is a Clumsy Muddle of Superior Science-Fiction Stories.

Japan Approves Groundbreaking Experiment Bringing Human-Animal Hybrids to Term.

Entitled Tesla Jackass Parks on Stranger’s Lawn, Steals Electricity for 12 Hours.

FEEDBACK LOOP

Fiverr still owes me THOUSANDS of dollars and won’t respond.

TurboJet Powered Scooter-IT’S ALIVE.

The JET Bicycle – The most dangerous unsafe bike EVER.

Star Trek App-Enabled Interactive Tribble.

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

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