Automation; verified ass; Snap tank; Kodi non-pirates; Amazon rivets; blockchain & destroyed coin; iPhone glitch; Jason, enhanced; something is wrong on the Internet; Facebook wants your nudes; ransomware shame; Sorry app; arbitrary endpoint traps.
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Can You Bring A Razor On A Plane In Your Carry On?
The Real Story of Automation Beginning with One Simple Chart
Twitter suspends verification program after white supremacist rally organizer gets blue check
IN THE NEWS
Facebook’s fake news experiment backfires
Airbnb taps San Francisco’s biggest landlord for short-term rentals
Snap stock is down big after reporting less revenue — and fewer users — than Wall Street expected
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel is redesigning Snapchat because it’s too hard to use
Self-driving shuttle bus crashes less than two hours after launch in Las Vegas
Japan Grants Residency to a 7-Year-Old AI ‘Boy’
VR developers pivot to location-based entertainment
MPAA: Almost 70% of 38 Million Kodi Users Are Pirates
Amazon’s new furniture line Rivet is here to compete with Ikea and West Elm
Tesla’s Director Of Battery Engineering Is Out
People Didn’t Need the Internet in 1993. Do They Need Blockchain Now?
A new layer of blockchain tech is emerging: inter-chain mediators
Bitcoin’s Coming Split: What You Need to Know
Poor Guy Accidentally Steals and Then Destroys $300 Million Worth of Ether Cryptocurrency
Evolution of blockchain technology
APPS & DOODADS
Apple’s iPhone ‘i’ glitch is driving texters crazy
This site uses machine learning to enhance your low-res photos for free
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Honeywell HCM350W Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier, White
Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens
Fitness Tracker Hostate Waterproof Activity Health Tracker Pedometer Smartwatch Smart Bracelet with Heart Rate Monitor Step Calorie Counter for Android iOS
The iOS 11 camera “floor crosshair”
Something is wrong on the internet
ACLU scolds Taylor Swift for effort to protect reputation
Louis C.K.’s Movie Premiere Canceled in Advance of N.Y. Times Story
Starz Sets JK Simmons Starrer ‘Counterpart’ Premiere For Early 2018; Drops 1st Trailer
Ridley Scott Seems to Think the Alien Franchise Doesn’t Need an Alien Anymore
AT THE LIBRARY
Exit West by Moshin Hamid
Time Enough for Love by Robert A. Heinlein
Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain 2nd Edition by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree by A. J. Jacobs
This was pretty cool
Dave Kennedy (ReL1K)Verified account
The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET)
Facebook Isn’t Recording Your Conversations, But It May as Well Be
Shame and confusion lead to employees paying ransoms out of pocket
Facebook Fingerprinting Photos to Prevent Revenge Porn
Revenge porn: Facebook teaming up with Government to stop nude photos ending up on Messenger, Instagram
How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met
World’s Biggest Data Breaches
Logitech Will Intentionally Brick All Harmony Link Devices Next Year
The Infosec of Ready Player One – A Review
One More Level – The Arbitrary Endpoint Trap
7 Things You Peak at in Life After 50, According to Science
Listen to a 1993 PC Boot Up
MORON OF THE WEEK
Sean Parker slams Facebook and worries what it’s doing to our children
Greta Van Susteren is releasing an apology app called Sorry
Everyone Hates E-Bikes
Bird scooters flying around town
Can’t Handle 280-Character Twitter? Download Our Chrome Extension, 140.
LAPTOP VS THERMITE: SLOW MOTION DESTRUCTION
John Hillerman, Snooty Sidekick on ‘Magnum, P.I.,’ Dies at 84