Nov. 10, 2021

530: The Other Shoe

530: The Other Shoe

Self-driving cars, still 20 years away; Facebook won't use facial recognition, but Meta sure will; Phhhoto; Elon Musk's tax bill and twitter infantilism; delete your tweets; socialized robots; Uber to dispatch... taxis; ABBA; Olivia Rodrigo; the Cranberries & Sinead; Dexter; Four Hours at the Capitol; Star Trek; Stranger Things; Microsoft OneDrive; Alexa following you; USB chargers; Grammarly; Range by David Epstein; I have the best words; bricked Macs; NextDNS; Robinhood hack; 2FA Google; disrupting parking lots.


Self-driving cars, still 20 years away; Facebook won't use facial recognition, but Meta sure will; Phhhoto; Elon Musk's tax bill and twitter infantilism; delete your tweets; socialized robots; Uber to dispatch... taxis; ABBA; Olivia Rodrigo; the Cranberries & Sinead; Dexter; Four Hours at the Capitol; Star Trek; Stranger Things; Microsoft OneDrive; Alexa following you; USB chargers; Grammarly; Range by David Epstein; I have the best words; bricked Macs; NextDNS; Robinhood hack; 2FA Google; disrupting parking lots.

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IN THE NEWS

An Update On Our Use of Face Recognition

Facebook is backing away from facial recognition. Meta isn’t.

New antitrust suit from Phhhoto alleges Facebook copied and killed the competition

A forensic analysis of Elon Musk’s Twitter poll on Tesla stock

Elon Musk faces a $15 billion tax bill, which is likely the real reason he’s selling stock

Elon Musk, world’s richest edgelord, responds to billionaire tax with another stupid tweet

Twitter is rolling out a feature to make it easier to search a user’s tweets

Researchers are working on giving robots social skills

Apple hires Tesla's director of Autopilot software

Uber considers dispatching yellow taxis in New York City


MEDIA CANDY

ABBA - Voyages

Olivia Rodrigo - Sour

Salvation - Inspired by the Cranberries for Pieta 

Dexter Season 9

Finch

Does the Dog Die?

Four Hours at the Capitol

'Stranger Things' season 4 teaser hints at trouble in California (update: release info)


APPS & DOODADS

Microsoft OneDrive app will stop syncing with Windows 7 and 8 on March 1st, 2022

Alexa now allows you to move music among different devices with your voice

USB C Charger, Anker Nano II 65W GaN II PPS Fast Charger Adapter, Foldable Compact Charger for MacBook Pro/Air, Galaxy S20/S10, Dell XPS 13, Note 20/10+, iPhone 12/Pro/Mini, iPad Pro, Pixel, and More

Grammarly rolls out full set of features to iPhone and iPad users


AT THE LIBRARY

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein

Merriam-Webster's Everyday Language Reference Set


SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Recorded Future

Why Rollerblading Died

Apple fixes macOS Monterey flaw that bricked some T2 Macs

NextDNS

Fuck HBO

There may be a steep privacy cost if you park at this Trader Joe’s

Robinhood Says It Was Hacked and Extorted But Nobody Lost Any Money

Google wants every account to use 2FA, starts auto-enrolling users


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