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2019-11-07: No-one cares about the cool bands you like Chris Ott: Recommendation engines, play-ola and “platform capitalism” (please stop with this shit) …

2019-11-07: "A global startup aims to exploit the underground music scene" Liz Pelly for The Baffler: Everything about Sofar Sounds is a data-driven simulacrum: a performance …

2019-11-04: Twitter's feel-good move against political ads is already a mess Will Oremus: In short, a ban on political ads implies that advertisers can use Twitter to promote …

2019-11-03: The death of local media and close-to-home accountability Ranjan Roy: The rise of Big Tech was nearly unchecked in the early 2010s. While Big Media was …

2019-11-03: Kindle hackers and resistance via submission Melanie Ehrenkranz, for One Zero, writing a community of people hacking Kindles: Now when he looks …

2019-09-09: Cool it with the air conditioning Stephen Buranyi for The Guardian: This summer, the publication of a New York Times article asking …

2019-08-31: All videogame music this week, starting with a thumper from Hotline Miami and ending with the …

2019-08-29: Stratechery on privacy fundamentalism Ben Thompson: It is disappointing, though, that the maker of one of the most important and the most …

2019-08-25: SuperKnova drops a queer pop banger, Curren$y continues to be one of the smoothest rappers around, …

2019-08-11: Focus in style with a smattering of tracks to inspire but not distract. Start with some low-fi …

2019-08-09: The Cook Doctrine comes for your iPhone battery Craig Lloyd for iFixit: Apple is locking batteries to their iPhones at the factory, so whenever you …

2019-08-02: Australia is going to police tech companies' algorithms The BBC: Both firms said they would engage with regulators. Problem solved.

2019-08-02: Angie McMahon’s debut album is one of the best of the year, Emma Ruth Rundle tears the world …

2019-08-02: Your wearable might be prejudiced Ruth Hailu for Stat News: Fitbits, Samsung watches, and several other brands rely on only green …

2019-07-26: Aesop Rock dropped a collab with Tobacco in back January and I missed it. So we’re going …

2019-07-25: Craigslists' founder is committed to helping the newspaper industry Jessica Dolcount for CNET: Newmark’s dedication to journalism is another one of his seeming …

2019-07-23: How a trade dispute in Asia could affect Apple Virginia Harrison for the BBC: In July, Tokyo imposed export controls targeting South Korea’s …

2019-07-23: Jeremy Renner has an official app (and a song) Danny Heifetz, doing the lord’s work for The Ringer: Whether these accounts belong to devoted …

2019-07-19: Tycho dropped a new album and Yuno has a new single so it’s time for some blissed out, summer …

2019-07-18: The problems facing tech journalism Brian Merchant on the trend of tech companies briefing journalists “on background” for …

2019-07-18: Everyone owns your face Brad Esposito, writing about FaceApp and the hubbub about it being owned by a Russian company, for …

2019-07-15: Find out who's uploading your info to Facebook Want to know who’s uploaded your details to Facebook to serve you ads in the past week? You …

2019-07-14: Flight Control was one of the reasons I got an iPhone Flight Control was one of the reasons I got an iPhone. Getting an expensive phone I could barely …

2019-07-12: Briggs satirises white privilege, Mojo Juju shuts everyone up and Gurrumul stirs the heart in this …

2019-07-11: How to regulate the internet Karen Kornbluh and Ellen P. Goodman for Project Syndicate: The Digital Democracy Agency would limit …

2019-07-10: Microsoft's hypocrisy Maciej Cegłowski: In the dissonance between his words and actions, Mr. Smith resembles another …

2019-07-09: The App Store's search is a disappointment The App Store’s search needs some love. Right now, it favours people acting in bad faith who …

2019-07-05: Netflix isn't a storytelling company Jessica Toonkel, Tom Dotan and Beejoli Shah for The Information: [Netflix] now routinely ends shows …

2019-07-02: Jony Ive and the Apple Watch compromise Much is being said about Jony Ive leaving Apple, from the Wall Street Journal’s reporting to …

2019-06-28: Sampa the Great continues her reign as Australia’s best hip-hop artist, things get dreamy with …

2019-06-27: 9 million people play Candy Crush for 3+ hours a day, but there's no "addiction problem" Alan Dale, a senior executive at King, put on a masterclass in disingenuousness while talking to a …

2019-06-26: Finally getting Siri Shortcuts I’d like to be the type of person who gets Siri Shortcuts. iOS 13’s automation options – …

2019-06-25: When complaints about censorship are about protecting the status quo Whenever I hear someone talk about the importance of political neutrality online, part of me assumes …

2019-06-24: Media organisations liable for Facebook comments An Australian judge has ruled that three media organisations “could be considered …

2019-06-24: The internet's right to partiality Jeff Kosseff, in interview with Adi Robertson: > Then we get to these early internet services …

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