#MorningMonarchy: December 20, 2016


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A.I. awakenings, sex spies and the shortest solstice + this day in history w/“Funky Drummer” and our song of the day by Best Coast on your Morning Monarchy for December 20, 2016.

Notes/Links:

More states confirm suspected cyberattacks sourced to @DHSgov (Audio) 👾🇺🇸
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/809787508078743553

The Great #AI Awakening
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/810873677344481280

“We’re going to have a larger permanently unemployed class in a world with AI.” 🤖
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/808032909890187264

‘Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future’
https://www.media.mit.edu/publications/whiplash-how-to-survive-our-faster-future/

Congress Hands Government Authority to Microchip People with ‘Mental Disabilities’?
https://twitter.com/headisajar/status/808678944899796992

Snopes: House Passes Bill Allowing Government to Microchip Citizens with ‘Mental Disabilities’
http://www.snopes.com/government-to-microchip-citizens/

Smart Meter Data at Crux of Arkansas Murder Case
https://twitter.com/brocwest/status/811054402010128384

No Privacy with Smart Meters (Audio)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qrl1KSMr5M

New virtual ‘female companion’ offering more than just weather advice (Audio)
https://twitter.com/brocwest/status/810617999900151809

“Smart” Tech Sex Toy App Reports Back To Manufacturer How It’s Used
https://twitter.com/Apneac/status/810853037120126976

Filmmakers want cameras with encrypted storage 📸
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/810298259704950784

Evernote’s not-so-private privacy policy will let employees read your notes 📝
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/809516312816795648

Evernote Privacy Fiasco (Audio)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNY8UBWOrmU

How @CondeNast’s Food Innovation Group plans to take over the ‘food internet.’ 👾🍎
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/809534380427255808

Winter #Solstice2016 starts #December21 ❄️
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/810775453329784832

Solstice: The Earth is reaching the turning point (Audio)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt-5GWexHIA

It’s Official: Australian ISPs Will Be Forced To Block The Pirate Bay & Other Torrent Sites
https://twitter.com/brocwest/status/809529284712747008

‘Poppy Satellite’ from the NRO
https://twitter.com/Qainiratha/status/810292505577132032

You can’t trust news on Facebook – and (once again) you can’t trust its web ad metrics
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/810774017162346497

#ThisDayInHistory: #December20 w/#ItsAWonderfulLife, #Elvis drafted, #FunkyDrummer, #Noriega deposed, ‘Roger & Me’ + #PeterCriss, #UriGeller, @BillyBragg, @WattFromPedro, @TheCRB birthdays
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/811271846154932224

Flashback: Baby sent through x-ray machine at LAX (Dec. 20, 2006)
http://mediamonarchy.com/2006/12/baby-sent-through-x-ray-machine-at-lax/

Flashback: Bush can’t kick the war habit (Dec. 20, 2006)
http://mediamonarchy.com/2006/12/bush-cant-kick-habi/

#PumpUpThaVolume: Best Coast – “Christmas And Everyday” (Audio) 🎄🎶
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/811237060908490752