Dec. 15, 2021

534: Fat Finger Financial Foibles

534: Fat Finger Financial Foibles

Christmas is cancelled; Bezos gets his wings; subscription models; AWS outage; centralized exchanges; Buzzfeed headlines; Twitter Spaces lack moderation; Vegans and NFT'ers; some smart NFT moves; fat finger errors; Facebook exec blames people; click to subscribe, call to cancel; A&M Records; the Expanse; Star Trek: Discovery; FC Bayern; Dan Carlin; thumper spikes; DiePods; drunk purchases; Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser; comprised Twitter accounts; Log4j and software dependencies.


Christmas is cancelled; Bezos gets his wings; subscription models; AWS outage; centralized exchanges; Buzzfeed headlines; Twitter Spaces lack moderation; Vegans and NFT'ers; some smart NFT moves; fat finger errors; Facebook exec blames people; click to subscribe, call to cancel; A&M Records; the Expanse; Star Trek: Discovery; FC Bayern; Dan Carlin; thumper spikes; DiePods; drunk purchases; Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser; comprised Twitter accounts; Log4j and software dependencies.

Show notes at https://gog.show/534

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FOLLOW UP

The FAA will give Bezos and Branson its last astronaut wings

Mercedes-Benz gets world’s first approval for automated driving system

Toyota is going to make you pay to start your car with your key fob


IN THE NEWS

Amazon explains outage that took out a large chunk of the internet

Amazon’s Server Outage Took Down a ‘Decentralized’ Crypto Exchange

How Former BuzzFeed Employees Missed Their Big Payday

Twitter asks judge to throw out Trump's lawsuit over ban

Twitter reportedly knew Spaces could be misused due to a lack of moderation

Bored Ape Yacht Club: Someone accidentally sold a $300,000 NFT for $3,000

NIKE buys RTFKT, a virtual brand that makes metaverse-ready sneakers

Strengthening digital provenance with OpenSea and Adobe

Facebook exec blames society for COVID misinformation

Senate bill would facilitate social platforms sharing data with outside researchers

Her Instagram Handle Was ‘Metaverse.’ Last Month, It Vanished.

The end of “click to subscribe, call to cancel”? One of the news industry’s favorite retention tactics is illegal, FTC says


MEDIA CANDY

Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records

The Expanse Season 6

The Witcher

FC Bayern - Behind the Legend

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History Addendum

Everything Everywhere All At Once | Official Trailer HD | A24


APPS & DOODADS

Victor M9012 Sonic 2 Spike, Yellow

Controversial ‘suicide pod’ that ‘kills peacefully’ gets go-ahead in Switzerland

Arduino UNO Mini Limited Edition


AT THE LIBRARY

Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events

Escape from Yokai Land (Laundry Files Book 12) by Charles Stross

The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi


SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Recorded Future

First Look | "Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser" | With Walt Disney Imagineering | Walt Disney World

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Welcome video - Very Star Tours like.

Someone 'briefly compromised' the Indian Prime Minister's Twitter account

Logging library for millions of apps has a serious vulnerability

xkcd: Dependency

Google disrupted a massive botnet that hackers used to steal information and mine cryptocurrency


CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Masayuki Uemura, Creator Of The NES And SNES, Dies At 78

Michael Nesmith — considerably more than a Monkee — dies at 78

Monkees’ Manager on Michael Nesmith’s Final Months: ‘He Died Knowing They Were Beloved — He Finally Got It’

Anne Rice, ‘Interview with the Vampire’ Writer, Dies at 80

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