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INTRO & IN THE NEWS
AT&T and DirecTV colluded in an illegal plot that kept Dodgers games off the air, DOJ lawsuit alleges
Cable prices have risen at more than double the rate of inflation for 20 years
Sad Face: Apple’s Peach-Butt Emoji Is Now Just a Peach
“I heart my beloved employer!”: Companies are turning to employees to promote them on social media
Instagram is finally going to make it easier to shop for the products you see in your feed
Airbnb Community Commitment
Google is scaling back its planned expansion of Fiber
Uber is partnering with GM’s mobility arm on a car rental program for drivers
Microsoft’s IFTTT alternative is now open to everyone
Why Slack may live to regret its smarmy letter to Microsoft
The iPhone 8 is coming — and it could make Apple CEO Tim Cook look like a genius
Obama Administration Allocates $2.2 Million to Teach Former Coal Workers to Fly Drones
Was a Trump Server Communicating With Russia?
HERE’S THE PROBLEM WITH THE STORY CONNECTING RUSSIA TO DONALD TRUMP’S EMAIL SERVER
The CyberWire Podcast (iTunes Link)
Google Publicly Discloses Security Flaw In Adobe Flash, Microsoft Windows
Beware! This Android banking trojan intercepts SMS messages and bypasses 2SV
This Evil Office Printer Hijacks Your Cellphone Connection
Security Now #584
AT THE LIBRARY
Lamb Special Gift Ed: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal Imitation Leather by Christopher Moore
Appetites by Anthony Bourdain
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
Instapaper drops monthly subscriptions
Having fun with Touch ID and the Touch Bar in 1Password
Werewolf Cards 2nd Edition by Corey Fields
Vimeo is planning to launch a subscription streaming service
MORON OF THE WEEK
Burning love: Loyal owners won’t return the Galaxy Note 7, so Samsung is making sure the phone sucks
Steven Seagal Is Now A Citizen Of Russia, Courtesy Of Putin
Californians should be embarrassed by how much they hype overrated In-N-Out Burger
A More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award
Magnificent Libraries around the World
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
MIT scientists have developed bomb-sniffing spinach
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
Microsoft Will Pay Consumers To Switch From Apple Devices
The Hustle Newsletter