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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Show Notes

INTRO

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

Rewarding Disobedience

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

PokéDates

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

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

MEDIA CANDY

Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Is Coming in Summer 2017, Will Consist of Seven Episodes

Stranger Things

Lucasfilm Is Making a NewStar Wars Movie Starring Darth Vader, and It’ll Be in Virtual Reality

Animal Kingdom

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.

OOOH FANCY

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