The suspense was killing us. After months of teasing, master hype-builder Julian Assange finally opened his chamber of secrets: Vault 7. Surely this would be an earth-shaking trove of revelations – the final word on alien life, the impending apocalypse, or, at the very least, “crooked Hilary.” Well, the cache was opened, its riches generously shared with the virtual unwashed.
And we all yawned.
Why? Have we grown so complacent that privacy is little more than a distant memory, a concept no more relevant to modern life than 8-track tapes and civics lessons? (Is it just me or is “public education” starting to sound like an oxymoron?)
We talk about other stuff, too (and bring you another exciting episode ofWhat’s the Word on the Street, Johnny?). But really, #Vault7 is the story of the week.
Listen to the show. Check out the links. See you on the other side.
- What Is WikiLeaks’ Vault 7? Photos & Clues
- Vault 7 image (enhanced)
- Pre-release #Vault7 conjecture at godlikeproductions.com
- Translation of Lingua “Prefecture 353” section
- Wikileaks #Vault7 announcement on Twitter
- The political concept of “Year Zero”
- NPR report on cell phone hack from day before #Vault7 release
- Did Obama spy on Trump? It isn’t out of the question. (USA Today)
- Lana Del Rey using witchcraft to rid the world of Donald Trump
- CloudPets stuffed toys leak details of half a million users
- Data from connected CloudPets teddy bears leaked and ransomed, exposing kids’ voice messages
- DID THE OSCARS JUST PROVE THAT WE ARE LIVING IN A COMPUTER SIMULATION? (New Yorker)
W. talks UFOs. Sort of: