Brian hammers home some more bad news about the sharing economy and Uber. Many people are in search of the elusive Ubercorn. Why is hash-tagging done so poorly. Anonymity online is a fools errand. More books, podcasts, and even an app!

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Show Notes

INTRO

The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed

Ello makes a bold promise for an ad-free social network, but omits key details

The Search for the Anti-Facebook – Why rival social networks keep emerging—and keep failing.

The ride-sharing service says its median driver makes close to six figures. But the math just doesn’t add up.

Silicon Valley will destroy your job: Amazon, Facebook and our sick new economy

UberX, Spotify, and America’s slow devaluation of work

The Secret Behind Internet Mega-Hit Popsugar? Forget About Work-Life Balance

IN THE NEWS

FTC Sues AT&T Over ‘Misleading’ Unlimited Data Throttling Practices

Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700 terabytes of data into a single gram

Parachutist’s Record-Breaking Fall: 26 Miles, 15 Minutes – Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner’s World Record

SECURITY? HAH!

Wal-Mart’s Answer To Apple Pay Has Already Been Hacked

CurrentC Is The Big Retailers’ Clunky Attempt To Kill Apple Pay And Credit Card Fees

A Malicious Del.icio.us?

Laura Poitras on the Crypto Tools That Made Her Snowden Film Possible

The Pirate Bay Arranges Its Servers In An Ingenious Way To Avoid The Police

Whisper, Secret, and Snapchat leaks show that fake privacy is almost worse than no privacy at all

The Future of Anonymity on the Internet Is Facebook Rooms

Mobile Carriers Are Officially Out of Control, but Congress Won’t Rein Them In

AT THE LIBRARY

Necessary Evil (Milkweed Triptych) – Ian Tregillis

The Eiger Sanction – Trevanian

Never-before-published Isaac Asimov essay reveals the secret to true creativity

The Peripheral by William Gibson

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Amazon Kindle Voyage, a High-End E-Reader That Beats Hardcovers

Buy a Kindle Voyage at Amazon

RGB Express – Mini Truck Puzzle

MEDIA CANDY

Freakonomics Radio – “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know”

NPR: Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me

Says You!

This is Supposedly a List of the 100 Greatest Albums of All Time. How Many Do You Own?

Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

And here’s a bunch of videos of birds attacking drones.

10 MYSTERIOUS PHOTOS THAT ARE SURE TO CREEP YOU OUT

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Does It Have Legs

Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God isn’t ‘a magician with a magic wand’

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Giants Fans Trash San Francisco, Two People Shot, After World Series Win

Chevy Executive Blows His World Series Presentation. Chevy Social Media Turns It Into a Hashtag.

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