Soylent but not deadly; YouTube Heroes; because science; Tesla for California; Amazon’s screw you algorithm; dark-web design; ransomware everywhere; Ello, Allo; Star Trek, Delayed; McAfee, Gringo; smart candles; 2 ferns and a candidate; Sullivan unplugs.

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Show Notes

INTRO

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

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

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

iSpy Keylogger

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

MEDIA CANDY

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

Daniel Dale on Twitter

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Control this smart candle’s real flame with your smartphone

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS