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IN THE NEWS
AI helps track down mysterious cosmic radio bursts
This Is How It Starts: FBI Suspiciously Locks Down, Evacuates Solar Observatory in New Mexico
EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, including internet ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’
Google, Facebook, Twitter face EU fines over extremist posts
Marshall Islands warned against adopting digital currency
Crypto’s 80% Plunge Is Now Worse Than the Dot-Com Crash
It’s the End of Crypto and I Feel Fine
Bird Scooters Causing Problems
It’s Not Been a Great Day of News for Tesla’s Autopilot
Tesla drops color options to speed up production
Snapchat, which needs a business boost, is creating a new revenue stream with help from some publishers
Amazon is stuffing its search results pages with ads
You Don’t Own the Music, Movies or Ebooks You ‘Buy’ on Amazon or iTunes
Windows 10 test ‘warns’ users against installing Chrome or Firefox
The JPEG Committee is “exploring Blockchain” — to put DRM into JPEG
What We Know About the Three New iPhones
Fitbit shares got crushed by the Apple Watch Series 4 announcement
Trend Micro blames data collection issue on code library re-use
Apple Has Started Paying Hackers for iPhone Exploits
GCHQ data collection regime violated human rights, court rules
IN CYBERWAR, THERE ARE NO RULES
The Tallinn Manual is probably the closest thing we’ve got these days.
HACKERS CAN STEAL A TESLA MODEL S IN SECONDS BY CLONING ITS KEY FOB
For 2nd Time in 3 Years, Mobile Spyware Maker mSpy Leaks Millions of Sensitive Records
Keybase: “Our browser extension subverts our encryption, but why should we care?”
The World’s Largest Biometric ID System Keeps Getting Hacked
Don’t buy a used personal assistant device on Craigslist.
APPS & DOODADS
Amazon will sell full-size, live Christmas trees this holiday season
Logic Pro X Keyboard Backlit Mac
Contour Shuttle Pro V.2
Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse
The Box That AI Lives In
The Secret History of the Future podcast
You Really Can Charge Your Phone With a 9 Volt Battery
Paul McCartney and John Lennon masturbated together to Brigitte Bardot