More tech unions; put your thinking caps on when you launch your browser; gig economy unintended consequences; Alexa Is A Human; checking in to butthole; the Good Place; Hardcore History; Mo Amer; Daniel Sloss; 2 billion hours of Sandler; Mumbai red lights; Google photos; bottle heads & coronavirus; feedback.

Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Instacart Workers Win Historic Union Election

Why Google Backtracked on Its New Search Results Look

Did BMI Give Radio The OK To Play Music in Podcasts?

IN THE NEWS

The Help

Leaked screenshots show Amazon is testing an online lending marketplace where sellers can choose loans from Goldman Sachs and other banks

Can we keep facial recognition from enabling a surveillance state?

Amazon Alexa is ruining the lives of children named Alexa and their parents can’t get Amazon to help them

‘The First Thing That Comes Up on Google’: The Nightmare of Facebook Listing Your Butthole as a Place

MEDIA CANDY

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History: Addendum EP9 Glimpses of Olympias

New Podcast From ‘The Onion’ Renders Eyeballs Obsolete

Mo Amer on Netflix

Bert Kreischer – Twitter

Bert Kreischer – Instagram

Imelda Staunton Will Play the Queen in ‘The Crown’ as It Ends in a Fifth Season

Daniel Sloss – X

Star Trek: Discovery

MORON OF THE WEEK

We’ve Watched Two Billion Hours Of Adam Sandler So Netflix Has Given Him Four More Movies

1 billion hours is a long time – but just exactly how long?

The Mumbai Police’s Solution To Get People To Stop Honking At Red Lights Is Absolutely Brilliant

FEEDBACK LOOP

Hiding in plain sight: activists don camouflage to beat Met surveillance

Google: Oops, we may have sent your private Google Photos videos to strangers

Google Maps Hacks

Berlin artist uses 99 phones to trick Google into traffic jam alert

Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

‘Bottle Heads’ People Resort to Desperate Measures To Combat Contracting Coronavirus

Health-Records Company Pushed Opioids to Doctors in Secret Deal With Drugmaker

Grumpy Old Geeks Unofficial Sub-reddit

Grumpy Old Geeks Official Sub-reddit

A Message for the Anti-Vaccine Movement

Penn & Teller’s Bullshit on Vaccinations

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Trump mistakenly congratulates Kansas after Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl win