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Today's Fresh Hell Brings Us a Spotify Podcast From Mark Zuckerberg Today's Fresh Hell Brings Us a Spotify Podcast From Mark Zuckerberg

Because each new day delivers an increasingly unbelievable spin on reality, I’m here to report that Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg now has his very own podcast—one in which he will be “hosting discussions on the future of tech and society.” Feel free to take a deep breath before reading on.

Google Is Finally Rolling Out Chrome's Dark Mode for Windows 10 Google Is Finally Rolling Out Chrome's Dark Mode for Windows 10

Finally, Windows 10 users will have access to Chrome’s official Dark Mode.

Waymo Announces It's Opening an Autonomous Car Factory in Detroit Waymo Announces It's Opening an Autonomous Car Factory in Detroit

It’s official: Waymo is opening an autonomous vehicle factory in Motor City.

A 'Blockchain Bandit' Has Made Off With Millions Just By Guessing Private Keys A 'Blockchain Bandit' Has Made Off With Millions Just By Guessing Private Keys

So long as cryptocurrency exists, so too will the extraordinary lengths to which thieves will go to try to steal it. Unfortunately, that also includes preying on weak private keys, a method that has evidently made one crypto bandit filthy rich with millions in swiped Ethereum.

Say Cheese! The EU Is Set to Create One of Earth's Biggest Biometric Databases Say Cheese! The EU Is Set to Create One of Earth's Biggest Biometric Databases

The European Parliament has voted by a significant margin to streamline its systems for managing everything from travel to border security by amassing an enormous information database that will include biometric data and facial images—an issue that has raised significant alarm among privacy advocates.

Mental Health and Quitting-Smoking Apps Are Sharing Your Secrets Mental Health and Quitting-Smoking Apps Are Sharing Your Secrets

When it comes to subjects like mental health or addiction, one should be able to trust that an app designed to help you through such a difficult and personal problem would take your privacy seriously. But a new study suggests that not only is this not the case, but these apps are coughing over your data to tech giants…

Netflix Is Testing a Feature to Serve Up Random Episodes If You Don't Know What to Watch Netflix Is Testing a Feature to Serve Up Random Episodes If You Don't Know What to Watch

Many of us are by now familiar with the Browse Endlessly Plan, a system in which scrolling knows no end and absolutely nothing of interest populates no matter how many times you refresh or toggle between genres. Netflix may have something close to an answer for it.

Marcus Hutchins, Security Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry, Pleads Guilty to Malware Charges Marcus Hutchins, Security Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry, Pleads Guilty to Malware Charges

Marcus Hutchins, the security researcher best known for helping to stop the widespread WannaCry ransomware attack, has pleaded guilty to charges related to malware unconnected to the 2017 attack.

The Worst Thing About Instagram Might Be Going Away The Worst Thing About Instagram Might Be Going Away

The only good social network is evidently toying with the idea of purging the worst thing about social media—and I, for one, couldn’t be more on board.

Lyft's Messy IPO Gets More Complicated Thanks to Two Investor Class-Action Lawsuits Lyft's Messy IPO Gets More Complicated Thanks to Two Investor Class-Action Lawsuits

Lyft’s initial public offering headache just got worse.

Amazon Launches New Spotify Competitor With Ad-Supported Music Streaming for Echo Devices Amazon Launches New Spotify Competitor With Ad-Supported Music Streaming for Echo Devices

Following rumors earlier this week that such a service was forthcoming, Amazon has officially announced its spanking new ad-supported music streaming service—not to be confused with its other two music services—for Alexa-enabled devices.

YouTube's CEO Responds to Its Bad Content Problem, Exposes the Core of Its Platform Problem YouTube's CEO Responds to Its Bad Content Problem, Exposes the Core of Its Platform Problem

Seemingly with each passing week, YouTube faces another content moderation problem. And despite the company’s own efforts at moderating its platform, it can’t seem to get its hands around the problem.

Apple's Secretive Project Titan Is Reportedly on a Quest for a Better Self-Driving Car Sensor Apple's Secretive Project Titan Is Reportedly on a Quest for a Better Self-Driving Car Sensor

A fresh report has renewed rumors about Apple’s super-secretive autonomous car unit known as Project Titan.

You Could Be Looking at Huge Fines From the FCC for Your Bootleg Streaming Devices [Update] You Could Be Looking at Huge Fines From the FCC for Your Bootleg Streaming Devices [Update]

With ever more streaming options and set-top boxes than any one person could ever possibly need, it’s certainly much more convenient to cut the cord than ever before. But if you’re looking to cut corners with the devices you’re using for those services, you may want to reconsider.

Lyft and Uber Mayhem vs. Taxi Line Hell: Which Airport Nightmare Is Worse? Lyft and Uber Mayhem vs. Taxi Line Hell: Which Airport Nightmare Is Worse?

There are few things I dread more when getting off of a long-ass flight than getting back onto a train and waiting another hour or more to make it home—particularly when I fly a red-eye, which is often if I’m flying between the coasts.

I Have, Honest to God, Lost Track of Who Is Launching What Service I Have, Honest to God, Lost Track of Who Is Launching What Service

Have you heard the news? Someone is launching another goddamn service. This time, if I recall correctly, it’s Amazon.

Pepsi Mercifully Spares Humanity From Its Space Billboards—for Now Pepsi Mercifully Spares Humanity From Its Space Billboards—for Now

If there is one thing no one needs, it’s additional spaces for brands to overwhelm humanity with even more advertising. But thanks to capitalism, the sky is evidently the limit.

Lyft Pulls E-Bikes From Service Amid Alarming Reports of Excessive Braking Lyft Pulls E-Bikes From Service Amid Alarming Reports of Excessive Braking

Following reports of problematic braking that in some cases resulted in rider injury, Lyft is pulling its recently acquired network of e-bikes from service in three major cities. Those include Citi Bike in New York, GoBike in San Francisco, and Capital Bikeshare in Washington.

Source of Mystery E. Coli Outbreak That Sickened Over 100 May Be Ground Beef Source of Mystery E. Coli Outbreak That Sickened Over 100 May Be Ground Beef

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it was investigating a mysterious multistate E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 70 people. The outbreak has since been linked to more than 100 cases, but the CDC said information it has collected so far appears to point to a source: ground…

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