Social network fails; your friends don’t like you; flawed design; FTC crackdown on sponsored posts; ad-block wars; data-fusion; Golden Key; read for health; Meat is Murder 8bit; Mr. Robot FTW; Stranger Things; WTF America; the other Solo; Electric Mayhem!

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Show Notes

INTRO

Up to Speed Podcast

Studies show people use only 5 apps on their smartphones

App Store to reach 5 million apps by 2020, with games leading the way

Vinyl buyers are lonely, middle-aged introverts, according to new study

Speaking of which, please buy my vinyl!

Death Waltz announces deluxe vinyl release of the Twin Peaks soundtrack

FOOD WARS: I tried a bunch of subscription meal services, and one is way better than the others

Hello

How not to respond to John Oliver’s ode to local newspapers

What Are the Keys to Happiness? Lessons from a 75-Year-Long Harvard Study

Only half of your friends actually like you, study reveals

IN THE NEWS

Apple releases iOS 10 public beta 4

Why This Latest Apple Rumor Makes Total Sense

Looks Can Kill: The Deadly Results of Flawed Design

FTC vows to crack down on sponsored internet posts

Walmart was the only bidder in $3 billion Jet.com acquisition

Google Fiber wants to start testing wireless internet to homes in over a dozen U.S. cities

Google Fiber re-thinks plans as it considers wireless alternative

Facebook has started bypassing your ad blocker

A New Way to Control the Ads You See on Facebook, and an Update on Ad Blocking

Adblock Plus has already defeated Facebook’s new ad blocking restrictions

This Ugandan village’s satirical videos of Silicon Valley raise a more complex issue

Communities for Development

Hulu Didn’t Fail at Free TV. It Succeeded in Weaning Us Off It.

Are Replicas Changing the Way We Experience Art?

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

The CyberWire Podcast (iTunes Link)

Microsoft’s Golden Key leak illustrates why governments should stop asking for backdoors

Secure Golden Key Boot

Data-fusion companies are making files on everyone — even you

A new flaw puts nearly a billion phones at risk and shows Android security is still a patchwork mess

Hackers show how they tricked a Tesla into hitting objects in its path

Almost every Volkswagen sold since 1995 can be unlocked with an Arduino

A New Wireless Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens

Got Ransomware? Negotiate.

Turn Off That iPhone, Commandant Tells Marines

Hackers Make the First-Ever Ransomware for Smart Thermostats

Hackers can remotely activate your smart vibrator and find out how often you use it

AT THE LIBRARY

People who read books may live longer: study

Necessary Evil (Milkweed #3) by Ian Tregillis

The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu

The Mirage by Matt Ruff

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Logitech Create Backlit Keyboard Case with Smart Connector for iPad Pro 9.7-Inch

Mossberg: The 9.7 inch iPad Pro might be your lightest laptop, thanks to Logitech

THE SMITHS AND PETA TEAM UP TO RELEASE 8-BIT ‘MEAT IS MURDER’-THEMED VIDEO GAME

PetChatz

MEDIA CANDY

Darth Vader returns in new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer

Who is Mr. Robot?

Revisionist History – Malcolm Gladwell Podcast

WERNER HERZOG ON VOLCANOES, NORTH KOREA, AND THE INTERNET

WERNER HERZOG ON THE BOOKS EVERY FILMMAKER SHOULD READ

STRANGER THINGS Showrunners Want An 8-Bit Video Game to Bridge The Gap To Season 2

Netflix Details ‘Stranger Things: Volume 1’ Score Release

Sony Has Likely Pulled the Plug on That Ghostbusters Sequel

The All-Female Ocean’s 11 Spinoff Just Got Some Serious Star Power. Here’s Who Else Should Join the Heist.

Watch Muppet Band Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Play Their First Human Music Festival

MORON OF THE WEEK

Man intends to sue Warner Bros. for misleading Suicide Squad trailer

22 People Who Traveled To The US Share Their Best ‘WTF America’ Moment.

OOOH FANCY

Darth Vader Toothpick Dispenser

Scientists Discovered a New Type of Fire

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

Take a Look Inside Bangkok’s Last Phone Booths

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Mini Fedoras For Man Buns Now Exist, Apparently

There’s a Show About Building IKEA Furniture on Drugs

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Brazil Fans Chant ‘Zika’ at USA Goalie Hope Solo After She Posted Repellent Pic