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Joss Whedon returns with star-studded, anti-Trump video to get out the vote
YouTube’s new plan to deal with awful comments: have commenters help moderate
Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Has a Unique Reason for Shrugging Off Climate Change
IN THE NEWS
An Important Message to Yahoo Users on Security
Tesla Wins Massive Contract to Help Power the California Grid
Amazon Says It Puts Customers First. But Its Pricing Algorithm Doesn’t.
The five issues holding Uber and Lyft back in big states
Lyft says robots will drive most of its cars in five years
Here are the best new features coming to Tesla cars
Tesla just added a feature specifically for horrible people
Self-driving boats will be tested on Amsterdam’s canals next year
The Underworlds Project
Most GoPro footage never goes anywhere. Its new software could finally change that.
It took a couple decades, but the music business looks like it’s okay again
Twitter Streamed Thursday’s NFL Game and No One Had Anything Bad to Say About It
The Dark Web Is Mostly Full of Garbage
I Used to Be a Human Being
The CyberWire Podcast (iTunes Link)
Researchers wirelessly hit the brakes in a Model S, Tesla patches quickly
Researcher Bypasses iPhone Passcode Using the Technique the FBI Said Doesn’t Work
Ransomware up 3000% since first recorded, now targeting hospitals
Education Now Suffers The Most Ransomware Attacks
MAMBA RANSOMWARE ENCRYPTS HARD DRIVES RATHER THAN FILES
RANSOMWARE VICTIMS URGED TO REPORT INFECTIONS TO FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
Someone Is Putting Malicious USB Sticks in Australian Mailboxes
Is Your Printer About To Launch A Cyber Attack?
AT THE LIBRARY
Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi
The Rhesus Chart by Charles Stross
Death’s End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past) by Cixin Liu
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
Pupper™ helps you find adoptable pups nearby, using a familiar and fun interface!
‘Grammar Snob’ is the perfect app for people who are objectively the worst
CompuLab Display Emulator (fit-Headless)
Google’s New Messaging App Is “Smart.” But Should You Use It?
Snowden on Allo: It’s “Google Surveillance,” so “Don’t use” messaging and personal assistant app
Star Trek: Discovery Has Been Delayed Until May 2017
The Dark Tower TV series will adapt Stephen King’sWizard and Glass
The Toxic Charisma of John McAfee
WATCH: Hillary Clinton goes “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis, immediately regrets it
40 Years of Siouxsie and the Banshees
Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated – Twin Peaks references
Mr. Robot Season 2 Could Have Been a Breakthrough in Auteurist TV, But it Ended Up a Cautionary Tale
Monty Python star Terry Jones reveals dementia diagnosis
MORON OF THE WEEK
Donald Trump Jr tweet: ‘I’m a refugee’ says Skittles photographer
Daniel Dale on Twitter
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Control this smart candle’s real flame with your smartphone