This week the guys go full Luddite and discuss the erosion of humanity from too much technology and the vapid obsessions of an always on society.

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Show Notes

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INTRO

The Khorasan Group: Anatomy Of A Fake Terror Threat To Justify Bombing Syria

Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

What Happens When The World Wakes Up By Alex Hawkinson

Antidisciplinary

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Rajiev Timal – programming, 3d, and everything else

Hello, Ello! What you need to know about the new social network stealing users from Facebook

Ello, what’s all this then? An ad-free social network

IN THE NEWS

The closing of the Yahoo directory

Why Amazon’s Fire phone failed

What Apple and Spotify still haven’t solved: Streaming doesn’t pay the bills

This Guy Is Launching 12 Startups in 12 Months

NomadList

Pieter Levels

Don’t believe the hype, the ‘sharing economy’ masks a failing economy

Retweet me or I might die! Email, smartphones and the eternal correctness of Louis C.K.

SECURITY? HAH!

Home Depot Hack Turns Into Criminal Negligence Scandal

Cyberattack Against JPMorgan Chase Affects 76 Million Households

Introducing Universal SSL

George Clooney issues burner phones to stop guests from leaking wedding photos

Apple patches OS X against Shellshock

New Mac OS X botnet discovered

Dr. Web announces new “iWorm” malware

WPScan Vulnerability Database

Researcher Takes Wraps off Two Undisclosed Shellshock Vulnerabilities in Bash

AT THE LIBRARY

A Dance at the Slaughterhouse By Lawrence Block

The Glass Cage: Automation and Us By Nicholas Carr

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Facebook Mentions

Navdy

MORON OF THE WEEK

Lena Dunham Will Pay Book Tour Warm-Up Acts

Anger Abounds Over Lena Dunham’s Book Tour Acts Not Getting Paid

Why stars like Lena Dunham ask aspiring performers to work for free

Is the ‘bundle’ the new record store?

Thom Yorke’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Hits 1 Million Downloads

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

A moral and physical thermometer

Oh Yes We Did! Pepperoni Pizza Cake

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Pandemics for fun and profit

Do I Have Ebola?