Weekly Memo

Weekly Memo

CIA & Wikileaks

How the CIA Can Hack Your Phone, PC, and TV - Wired

Latest Wikileaks Dump is "Worse than Snowden" - BuzzFeed

Wikileaks strikes again. 

How the CIA Forgot the Art of Spying - Politico

Politics (Trump)

Trump's Split Screen - Washington Post

Isn't it fabulous that we live in a world where the President of the United States sits in his PJs, watches click-bait TV and tweets erroneous hot-takes just like the half of the people who got him elected? 

A Conspiracy Theory's Journey From Talk Radio to Trump's Twitter - NY Times

Politics (Policy)

Five Ways Trump's New 'Travel Ban' is Different from the earlier 'Muslim Ban' - Quartz

It's funny how the White House hurriedly rolled out the first "Travel Ban" because "bad dudes" would "rush into our country" yet this executive order has a 10 day grace period. 

EPA Chief's Climate Change Denial is Easily Refuted by the EPA's Website - Washington Post

And then there's this guy...

GOP Repeal Bill Would Cut Funding For Poor and Taxes on Rich - NY Times Upshot

Overview of House Republican's Obamacare repeal bill. Can't imagine it passing muster, in both Congress and amongst their constituents. 

GOP's Obamacare Replacement Will Make Coverage Unaffordable for Millions -- Otherwise it's Great - Forbes

Some thoughts on the recent GOP healthcare bill by one of the staunchest opponents of Obamacare. 

Sports

Team Plagiarizes GS Warriors. Team is Undefeated - NY Times

I Got the Juice: Joel Embiid Interview - SLAM

Hope he can stay healthy because Embiid continues to show why he's one of the coolest players in the NBA.

The Inside Story on the Lakers' Buss Drama - ESPN

Drama that led to hiring Magic Johnson to run basketball operations. I'm not sure how that's going to work out given his history of talent evaluation

Inside the Race to Design World's Fastest Running Shoe - Outside

Tech

Can Uber Be Saved By Itself? - The Verge

Uber & AirBnB Are Not the Future of Capitalism - Vox

Snap Makes a Bet on the Cultural Supremacy of the Camera - NY Times

Wall Street doesn't seem to like the bet, at least for now. 

TV

John Oliver Takes on the Trump Era - Rollingstone

Every single one of his episodes is must watch, especially in the current "alternative fact" universe we live in.  

How "The Americans" Became the Most Relevant Drama on TV - The Vulture

The Mixed Bag

The Top 50 Fast Foods in America - The Ringer

Chick-Fil-A Chicken Biscuit at #30, and no inclusion of Zaxby's or Bojangle's are both criminal, but besides that not a whole lot to argue with.

You May Want To Marry My Husband - NY Times

Showing a soft(er) side here, but I thought this was one of the best things I've read this year.

How the World's Heaviest Man Lost It All - GQ

 Patagonia & North Face: Saving the World - One Puffer Jacket At a Time - Guardian

Two Sisters, One House and a Mystery - Boston Globe

25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going - NY Times Magazine

If you're a music fanatic you'll love this piece.

I'm Still Standing: Paddle-boarder makes world's first Atlantic crossing - Guardian

The most impressive part of this feat is that he somehow didn't die during a huge storm, while on his paddle-board. I can barely stand on one in the calm marsh at the beach. 

The Rise of the Useless Class - Ted

Universal income here we come!

ISIS Unveiled: Inside Indonesia's First Female Suicide Bomber - Time

Maybe You, Too, Could Become a Super Memorizer - NPR

 

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