According to BadCyber.com, which first blogged about the emergence of the new Mirai variant, part of the problem is that Deutsche Telekom does not appear to have followed the best practice of blocking the rest of the world from remotely managing these devices as well.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/11/new-mirai-worm-knocks-900k-germans-offline/

Well this is gratifying...
Apparently the guy who ransomewared the San Francisco metro wasn't all that secure himself...

Among other takeaways -

...truthfully answering secret questions is a surefire way to get your online account hacked.

Also, be sure to check out the FBI's anti-ransomware guidelines, linked in the article.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/11/san-francisco-rail-system-hacker-hacked/

Afflictive emotions, by their nature, aren't subject to reason. 
While corporate manipulators urge us to practice mindfulness in order to feel better, in fact experienced meditators will recognize the value of not fully believing in one's own projections. 

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2016/11/the-flash-drives.html

If you're selling valuable web development services, here's an analogy your prospects may understand.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-much-does-website-cost-jonathan-hinshaw

Here's a great guide to tagging your content to optimize presentation on FB, LinkedIn and Twitter: 
"As social media platforms continue to become a dominant traffic source for your content, it becomes even more important to put in the small amount of additional effort to ensure your story can connect with each audience. Through the proper use of metadata, you can easily achieve this goal with your existing content as well as make this a part of your editorial process moving forward."

Bonus: this is quite easy with Drupal and the Metatag module.

https://www.newmediadenver.com/blog/using-html-meta-tags-to-tailor-your-story

If you're doing local listings at all, or your clients are, you may be interested in some recent tweaks to Google My Business listings:

http://searchengineland.com/everything-need-know-googles-possum-algorithm-update-258900

Google announced earlier this year that they will begin counting the availability of service over the https protocol on sites as a positive factor for page rank.
Several clients have expressed concern over moving their Drupal sites to https. Drupal has no issues with this, and generally work fine over either protocol; but there's some confusion over broader issues of search, link juice, etc. and how 301s and 302s should be handled. Here's a good summary of the common questions:
https://plus.google.com/+JohnMueller/posts/PY1xCWbeDVC

In the longer term, client-side frameworks like Ember will allow us to build web applications which compete with and even exceed native applications with regard to perceived performance, built-in interactions, and a better developer experience. But these frameworks will also enrich interactions between web applications and device hardware, potentially allowing them to react to pinch-and-zoom, issue native push notifications, and even interact with lower-level devices.

http://buytaert.net/can-drupal-outdo-native-applications