Charles Darwin was a huge slacker.

Happy Saturday, y'all! This week we're covering how to protect your internet privacy now that Congres
Charles Darwin was a huge slacker.
By Daveslist • Issue #39
Happy Saturday, y'all! This week we’re covering how to protect your internet privacy now that Congress has given carte blanche to your ISP to collect and sell your private data. In addition to that, we’ve got a couple of dating horror stories, an evil alarm clock, pizza robots, and poverty porn.
Wow, that’s a lot to cover!
Let me extend a hearty Daveslist welcome to all our new subscribers. Here’s hoping you like what you see and you share it far and wide.
Let’s get it on…

That's actually solid advice.
That's actually solid advice.
How to set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free (and why you urgently need one)
By now you’ve probably heard that your internet privacy was sold out by the US Congress this week. Now everything you do online - which apps you use, which websites you visit (even in the various private browsing modes), everything - can now be tracked, packaged, and sold by your Internet Service Provider. 
The solution is to encrypt everything you do and to run it through a VPN (Virtual Private Network). That sounds really complicated, but fortunately it’s not. Follow these instructions to install the Opera browser, disable ad tracking, install the HTTPS EVERYWHERE encryption extension, and enable the free native VPN in Opera. Again, sounds complicated but it’s super easy. Go do it right now, I’ll wait. 
The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them
Keeping Daveslist apolitical is sometimes (often) a struggle for me, but you don’t read this because you’re interested in my political opinions. That said, when someone launches an attack on the very architecture of the Internet, they make an enemy of me and those like me. Here are their names, and how much money they took to sell you down the river. Hopefully you’ll afford the same level of consideration to their respective reelection campaigns as they did to your online privacy.
This 1950s game show profited from the poverty of a new woman every day
If you think reality shows are awful today, take a look at the super dark concept behind “Queen For A Day”. It was basically poverty porn.
A Serial Dine-And-Dasher Keeps Leaving Blind Dates with the Dinner Bill in LA
This adds a whole new dimension to the old “chew-and-screw” by pulling in an unwitting victim. This dirtbag is meeting women on Tinder, etc., taking them to an expensive dinner, excusing himself to go the restroom, and then bailing on them. As if dating weren’t hard enough as it is.
People Are Losing It Over #UberBae's Sordid Side-Chick Tale of Betrayal
Speaking of dirtbags, this is definitely not the way you want to find out your boyfriend is cheating on you. In today’s exploding gig economy this was bound to happen sooner or later.
Potent LastPass exploit underscores the dark side of password managers
I’ve recommended password managers here on Daveslist for a while now, and they’re an excellent way to take your password security up a notch. They’re not without their vulnerabilities, however. 
The bad news? Turns out there’s a major vulnerability in LastPass. The good news? It was discovered by the good guys, and LastPass is working on a fix as we speak. 
Domino’s Will Begin Using Robots to Deliver Pizzas in Europe
The robot revolution continues to displace human labor, but at least now it’s brining you pizza. Dominos is rolling this out in Germany and the Netherlands, for starters.
You Should Work Less Hours—Darwin Did
More work does not equal more productivity. In fact, the opposite is often true. If you’re looking for an excuse to cut back on your hours, here it is.
Who Has the Best (and Worst) LinkedIn Profile Photos?
Black belt-level LinkedFu starts with a solid, professional profile photo. But don’t take my word for it, look at this analysis of the world of LinkedIn profile photos and all the data that can be gleaned from them.
This Evil Alarm Clock App Is the Only Reason I’m Awake Right Now
I don’t suffer from snooze bar-itis like many people I know, but this hellish alarm clock is certainly a cure for it. Imagine an alarm you can’t shut off until you get out of bed, walk into the bathroom, and scan the bar code on your toothpaste tube…
That’s it for this week, y'all. Hit REPLY and let me know what you thought about this week’s links, and then hit FORWARD and send this to all your friends!
Have a tremendous weekend, stay safe, and I’ll see you next Saturday!
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