Power surges; suing the government over the DMCA; storing biometrics; Musk’s Master Plan 2.0; mesh Guifi; the Disobedience Award; Pokeman robot societies; hacking the RNC; music rivalries; Stranger Things; winter is delaying; Bezos dons a redshirt.
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Why (and When) You Need to Replace Your Surge Protector
Belkin 8-Outlet Pivot Surge Protector with 6-Foot Cord, BP108000-06
What You Should Know If You Want to Work Remotely and Travel the World
Why I’m Suing the US Government
IN THE NEWS
More Copyright Law ≠ Less Copyright Infringement
A New Lawsuit Says Snapchat Is Illegally Collecting Biometric Data
Leslie Jones’ Tweets on Monday Night Were a Powerful Response to an Insane Torrent of Hate
Proposed German regulations could put damper on autonomous car innovations
Mercedes’ autonomous Future Bus just drove through Amsterdam
Tesla’s Insane, Magnificent New Master Plan
Master Plan, Part Deux
Taking a Glimpse Under the Hood
The Absurd Excuses Countries Give for Shutting Off Internet Access
Forget Comcast. Here’s The DIY Approach to Internet Access by Dan Gillmor
Countering Lawful Abuses of Digital Surveillance
Kickass Torrents owner arrested in Poland on U.S. charges
POKÉMON GO FUCK YOURSELF
Welp, Here’s Footage Of A ‘Pokémon Go’-Playing Driver Sideswiping A Cop Car
Cemeteries top the ‘weird places I found Pokémon’ charts
Director Oliver Stone Says Pokemon Go Will Bring On A ‘Robot Society’
What can you do when Pokémon Go decides your house is a gym?
Catch yourself a date on new ‘Pokémon Go’ dating site
The CyberWire Podcast (iTunes Link)
RNC attendees were hacked by security researchers to prove a point about Wi-Fi
Update now: Macs and iPhones have a Stagefright-style bug!
Snapchat turns facial recognition technology on its head
Feds shut down tech support scammers, freeze assets
New Delilah Trojan Used to Blackmail Employees, Recruit Insiders
Congresswoman introduces revenge porn bill, setting max penalty at 5 years
Police asked this 3D printing lab to recreate a dead man’s fingers to unlock his phone
AT THE LIBRARY
Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life by Steven Hayden
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
Bottle Cutting Inc.
Ergotron WorkFit-C Dual Sit-Stand Workstation
Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Is Coming in Summer 2017, Will Consist of Seven Episodes
Lucasfilm Is Making a NewStar Wars Movie Starring Darth Vader, and It’ll Be in Virtual Reality
Jeff Bezos appears in the new ‘Star Trek’ movie, playing a ‘Starfleet Official’
J.J. Abrams: Anton Yelchin will not be replaced in ‘Star Trek’ movies
MORON OF THE WEEK
RIP Taylor Swift (2009 – 2016)
A Playboy Playmate found this normal woman’s naked body gross. So she posted it online.
This Is What Happens When You Play ‘Star Wars’ Music Outside John Williams’ House
Juno, NASA’s Jupiter Probe, Just Returned Its First Image While Orbiting the Gas Giant