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