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California Ex-Governor Further Debases Self, the Fall of Gamergate HQ and More #Mustreads

Also, "dark social" goes mobile.

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First, some housekeeping news. This will be the last #mustreads post, as I’ll be switching to writing up a morning email newsletter for Re/code instead. You can subscribe to the “beta” version, called Re/code Daily, here. With the newsletter, you’ll be able to get your fix of Internet errata as well as the biggest stories in tech. You should expect to see the new and improved version in a couple weeks.

Now, onto the links:

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has returned for another “Terminator” movie. Here’s the trailer for “Terminator Genisys.” The trailer is kind of strange: There are lots of insane-looking stunts and fresh faces. (Hello, Emilia Clarke from “Game of Thrones!”) It’s also tonally identical to the earlier “Terminator” movies, and it has Arnold Schwarzenegger. And who says Hollywood’s running out of new ideas?8chan, the social news board that took the place of 4chan as the center of Gamergate, has fallen prey to a harassment tactic it knows all too well — a horde of trolls posting so many graphic images that it effectively shut down the site. BuzzFeed has more.Previously for the Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal wrote about the phenomenon of “dark social” — unidentifiable means by which visitors arrived at a website, confusing people keeping track of page views. Now he has followed up that story with one at Fusion about mobile “dark social” traffic and the entirely new set of questions and challenges it poses.A truck full of copies of the New York Times crashed yesterday, giving us this perfect Gothamist headline: “Overturned NY Times Truck Spills Metaphor All Over Highway.”In an off-the-record “real talk”-style conversation with New York magazine, a New York Police Department officer gives a new angle on the Eric Garner story: He attributes the death of Garner (who was choked to death by an NYPD officer in Staten Island in July) to an institutional culture that began with Ray Kelly.Even though we’re stopping #mustreads, feel free to pester me with anything you think we should be linking to or writing about at

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