23andMe layoffs; surveillance capitalism; MoPub realtime data sharing; undermined trust in society & capitalism; Amazon employees speaking out; don’t trust the blockchain; facial recognition in London; Byte spammed; Patreon’s porn pirate problem; Amazon Prime Video by the people; Daniel Sloss; Elizabeth Wurtzel; Alice in Wonderland & Hitler; feedback.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

23andMe lays off 100 people as DNA test sales decline, CEO says she was ‘surprised’ to see market turn

Apple is offering free genetic tests to all its Silicon Valley employees

Susan Wojcicki Says Her Name

Top Away executives were blindsided by their CEO’s decision to backtrack on stepping down

IN THE NEWS

You Are Now Remotely Controlled

Grindr and OKCupid Sell Your Data, but Twitter’s MoPub Is the Real Problem

People no longer believe working hard will lead to a better life, survey shows

Edelman Trust Barometer 2020

Hundreds of Amazon employees plan to risk their jobs this week by violating company policy

Trust No One. Not Even a Blockchain.

London Police Are Taking Surveillance to a Whole New Level

It Took One Day for Byte to Be As Spammy As the Rest of the Internet

Patreon can’t solve its porn pirate problem

MEDIA CANDY

The dark underbelly of Amazon Prime Video

Daniel Sloss: Live Shows

Daniel Sloss: X

AT THE LIBRARY

More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction by Elizabeth Wurtzel

MORON OF THE WEEK

The Goop Lab review – so Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t know what a vagina is

FEEDBACK LOOP

Disney’s flying robot can perform stunts in the air like stunt doubles

US Town Rejects Solar Farm Amid Worries It Would “Suck Up All The Energy From The Sun“

IoT Trouble: The Sonos Example — And More

TED 2 all black cocks scene ( did you mean black cocks ? )

Facebook Picture rights

Paprika Recipe Manager

A group of ‘furries’ stopped a domestic violence assault and helped police make the arrest

Why I’m Not Giving Up My Landline

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

R.I.P. Kobe Bryant