The Re/code team went to the Internet for you and picked up a few things. Hope you don’t mind:
- BuzzFeed Senior Editor Katie Notopoulos convinced a 21-year-old woman to download a “teen-monitoring” app, designed to give parents control over their kids’ phones, to see how much of her life she could piece together from afar. Answer: If you can access someone’s phone from afar, you will know almost everything about them.
- There are many bad startups and bad ideas. One very bad idea is Suitsy, a prototype product from an SF-based Internet clothing company that is basically a ready-to-work onesie. Although it looks like normal clothing to the untrained eye, it has a sewn lining between the “pants” and the “shirt” and the “blazer.” The picture in this Los Angeles Times write-up makes Suitsy looks like it was cribbed from a 2005 J. Crew catalog.
- Derek Jeter is a baseball player who has played shortstop for the New York Yankees for the last two decades. He is set to retire from professional baseball in the coming days as the end of the season draws closer. Over the last couple weeks, Jeter’s been trotted out for all sorts of memorial activities and ceremonies (He met George Bush! He got a medal! Buy some souvenirs! No really, buy the souvenirs!) usually reserved for foreign dignitaries. Derek Jeter is a good baseball player, but not this good. Resident ESPN Outrage Machine Keith Olbermann took notice of the Jeterthon, and produced an excellent segment about it.
- Photographer Sandro Miller recreated a good number of famous photographs with the well-known character actor John Malkovich. Malkovich, whose credits include “Of Mice and Men” and “Burn After Reading,” is posed as Andy Warhol, Albert Einstein, John Lennon and a number of others. BoredPanda has the photos.
- Luke O’Neil is a freelance journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Vice, Mediaite and many others. His wheelhouse is writing the story that debunks whatever viral story is clogging up your Facebook. In Playboy, O’Neil criticizes the lack of standards in digital media by way of examining the psychology of how we tell lies — and why it’s easier to get away with spreading false information on social media.
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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.