Brian’s no longer 404; new year, new grump; YouTube treats us all as kids; digital hygiene; time not well spent; Facebook & deepfakes; Google cafeteria workers, unite; fake news: bias in media; Amazon’s employee policies; Lost in Space; Don’t F**k with Cats; Messiah; buzzed on a plane movie reviews; Loserthink; how not to keep a secret; feedback loop.
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IN THE NEWS
YouTube decides it’s easier to treat all watchers of kids’ content as kids
What the Death of iTunes Says About Our Digital Habits
Tech companies tried to help us spend less time on our phones. It didn’t work.
Facebook bans deepfakes, but new policy may not cover controversial Pelosi video
Amazon employees say they were threatened for climate change criticism
Thousands of Google’s cafeteria workers have unionized
Not fake news: Major study finds no “liberal bias”in media — but there are other problems
Lost in Space Season 2
Don’t Fk with Cats
Netflix Has Dropped The Trailer For Season Two Of Sex Education
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Spider Man: Far From Home
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
AT THE LIBRARY
The Ankh-Morpork Archives: Volume One
Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America by Scott Adams
MORON OF THE WEEK
Lulu Wang’s Grandmother Learned That She Has Cancer From The Farewell, Lulu Wang’s Film About Not Telling Her Grandmother That She Has Cancer
South Jersey’s Mid-Century Modern Motels, in All Their Neon Glory
Ten Years Away …and Always Will Be
Cyberattack update: New Orleans police, court systems to be restored by Monday, officials say
Bird ES1-300 Electric Scooter-300 Watt Motor, Ground Effect Lights, Front Shock Absorption, UL-2272 Approved, 15.5 MPH and 15.5 Mile Range, Ultra-Lightweight, Electric Scooter for Adults at Amazon
Bird ES1-300 Electric Scooter-300 Watt Motor, Ground Effect Lights, Front Shock Absorption, UL-2272 Approved, 15.5 MPH and 15.5 Mile Range, Ultra-Lightweight, Electric Scooter for Adults at Walmart
Bird wants $1,299 for an electric scooter you won’t have to share
Kohler puts an Alexa-enabled smart speaker in a showerhead
Guy Illustrates How Stupid Technology Can Get
How to Track President Trump By Stuart A. Thompson and Charlie Warzel
Why Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger’s Wedding Was Catnip for Queer Fans