Automation; verified ass; Snap tank; Kodi non-pirates; Amazon rivets; blockchain & destroyed coin; iPhone glitch; Jason, enhanced; something is wrong on the Internet; Facebook wants your nudes; ransomware shame; Sorry app; arbitrary endpoint traps.

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Show Notes


Can You Bring A Razor On A Plane In Your Carry On?

The Real Story of Automation Beginning with One Simple Chart

Twitter suspends verification program after white supremacist rally organizer gets blue check


Facebook’s fake news experiment backfires

Airbnb taps San Francisco’s biggest landlord for short-term rentals

Snap stock is down big after reporting less revenue — and fewer users — than Wall Street expected

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel is redesigning Snapchat because it’s too hard to use

Self-driving shuttle bus crashes less than two hours after launch in Las Vegas

Japan Grants Residency to a 7-Year-Old AI ‘Boy’

VR developers pivot to location-based entertainment

MPAA: Almost 70% of 38 Million Kodi Users Are Pirates

Amazon’s new furniture line Rivet is here to compete with Ikea and West Elm

Tesla’s Director Of Battery Engineering Is Out

People Didn’t Need the Internet in 1993. Do They Need Blockchain Now?

A new layer of blockchain tech is emerging: inter-chain mediators

Bitcoin’s Coming Split: What You Need to Know

Poor Guy Accidentally Steals and Then Destroys $300 Million Worth of Ether Cryptocurrency


Evolution of blockchain technology


Apple’s iPhone ‘i’ glitch is driving texters crazy

This site uses machine learning to enhance your low-res photos for free

Let’s Enhance

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Original Enlarged vs. Enhanced – Click to see full res.

uBar 4

Oak Meditation

Honeywell HCM350W Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier, White

Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens


Fitness Tracker Hostate Waterproof Activity Health Tracker Pedometer Smartwatch Smart Bracelet with Heart Rate Monitor Step Calorie Counter for Android iOS

The iOS 11 camera “floor crosshair”


Something is wrong on the internet

ACLU scolds Taylor Swift for effort to protect reputation

Louis C.K.’s Movie Premiere Canceled in Advance of N.Y. Times Story


Starz Sets JK Simmons Starrer ‘Counterpart’ Premiere For Early 2018; Drops 1st Trailer

Ridley Scott Seems to Think the Alien Franchise Doesn’t Need an Alien Anymore

Hollywood Squares


Exit West by Moshin Hamid

Time Enough for Love by Robert A. Heinlein

Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain 2nd Edition by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree by A. J. Jacobs


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

This was pretty cool

Dave Kennedy (ReL1K)Verified account

The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET)


Facebook Isn’t Recording Your Conversations, But It May as Well Be

Shame and confusion lead to employees paying ransoms out of pocket

Facebook Fingerprinting Photos to Prevent Revenge Porn

Revenge porn: Facebook teaming up with Government to stop nude photos ending up on Messenger, Instagram

How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met

World’s Biggest Data Breaches

Logitech Will Intentionally Brick All Harmony Link Devices Next Year

The Infosec of Ready Player One – A Review


One More Level – The Arbitrary Endpoint Trap

7 Things You Peak at in Life After 50, According to Science

Listen to a 1993 PC Boot Up


Sean Parker slams Facebook and worries what it’s doing to our children

Dog Parker

Greta Van Susteren is releasing an apology app called Sorry


Everyone Hates E-Bikes

Bird scooters flying around town

Can’t Handle 280-Character Twitter? Download Our Chrome Extension, 140.


Alien Frontiers


John Hillerman, Snooty Sidekick on ‘Magnum, P.I.,’ Dies at 84