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Welcome to Saturday's weekend format Big Revolution. Why not start your weekend by browsing this litt
 
September 8 · Issue #195 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Saturday’s weekend format Big Revolution. Why not start your weekend by browsing this little lot?
Martin

Big things you need to know today
  • Apple has banned InfoWars from the App Store. The latest blow to the conspiracy theory outlet comes after Twitter finally banned it yesterday. Aside from its own website, there are increasingly few routes to Alex Jones’ toxic ideas.
  • Apple wants big American newspapers to join the magazine subscription service it acquired earlier this year. The news makes it increasingly likely that Texture will be fully transformed into an Apple News subscription service at some point.
Big weekend reads
As Germans Seek News, YouTube Delivers Far-Right Tirades As Germans Seek News, YouTube Delivers Far-Right Tirades
This article explores the latest example of how YouTube can lead users in completely the wrong direction, into some very dark places.
Silicon Valley Wants to Use Algorithms for Debt Collection
How tech wants to disrupt debt collection agencies.
San Francisco, rich and poor, turns to simple street solutions that underscore the city’s complexities
I talk a lot about San Francisco in this newsletter, but unless you’ve been there it’s hard to appreciate the stark divide between the haves and have-nots. This piece look at what the city’s new mayor wants to do about its huge problems with drug use on the streets. (Thanks to BR reader Dave Thackeray for the tip)
I'm sorry for intrusive ads
Good on VentureBeat for letting Emil publish this rant about the site’s in-your-face video module that earns it a lot of cash
One big tweet
KNK (AND OTHER MISERIES)
do I *like* Elon musk and Alex Jones? no. But can i relate to them as people who are slowly ruining their lives by being too online? Yes
2:08 PM - 7 Sep 2018
That’s all for today...
Back tomorrow for more good reads to help fill your weekend.
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