Silicon Valley visionless; Samsung on fire; Comcast caught; Facebook’s Workplace; Inept IoT; social media surveillance; Airmail, Pzizz & Trumpwalling; Rogue One, Says You!, Fraggle Rock & the Grand Tour, your vacuum attachments; facepalm facecradle.

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Show Notes

INTRO & FOLLOW-UP

I’m done pretending that Silicon Valley tech is visionary

IN THE NEWS

Dennis Ritchie, Father of C and Co-Developer of Unix, Dies

Hillary Clinton Wikipedia Page Vandalized With Pornographic Images, Pro-Trump Message

Samsung Kills Off Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone

Samsung sending out fireproof return boxes for the Note 7

Samsung is offering Note 7 owners up to $100 credit to return their phones

Comcast hit with ‘largest civil penalty’ ever issued over shady billing practices

Amazon reportedly plans to open convenience stores

Actually, Facebook’s New Craigslist CompetitorShould Be a Little Debauched

Facebook’s Slack competitor, Workplace, is finally here

SeaBubbles wants to be the Uber for waterborne transportation

National power grid carries data to smart appliances in UK experiment

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

The CyberWire Podcast (iTunes Link)

We Need to Save the Internet from the Internet of Things

Microsoft: No More Pick-and-Choose Patching

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram surveillance tool was used to arrest Baltimore protestors

Can Facebook and Twitter stop social media surveillance?

NSA could put undetectable “trapdoors” in millions of crypto keys

Trump Seems to Believe Hillary Clinton Literally “Acid Washed” Her Emails

Ex-NSA Hacker Creates Tool To Warn You Of Webcam Spies

OverSight

Little Snitch 3

IoT WTF

AT THE LIBRARY

Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow

Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Mike Massimino

Daddy, Stop Talking!: And Other Things My Kids Want But Won’t Be Getting by Adam Carolla

Stars of the spoken word: Meet the audiobook narrators who are quietly saving book publishing

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Airmail

Pzizz

Firewall Trump

Overcast

Pocket Casts

Downcast

This app will notify your family members and the authorities if your phone detects you’re in an accident

Rock out to this fluffy floating cloud bluetooth speaker

Sound by Human

MEDIA CANDY

The latest Rogue One trailer: a breakdown of all its hidden clues

Says You!

Jim Henson’s ‘Fraggle Rock’ Returns To HBO

Clarkson, Hammond and May on Carolla

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

This Chart Explains Every Use for Every Vacuum Cleaner Attachment You Own

Disneyland’s Tower of Terror Is Closing. This Is a National Tragedy.

Haikus of CA State Propositions

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

FaceCradle

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

The President in Conversation With MIT’s Joi Ito and WIRED’s Scott Dadich