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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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
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
Little Snitch 3
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
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
The latest Rogue One trailer: a breakdown of all its hidden clues
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?
The President in Conversation With MIT’s Joi Ito and WIRED’s Scott Dadich