Jan. 21, 2022

537: I’m a Fahrenheit Boy

537: I’m a Fahrenheit Boy

Government makes usable website; Apple & Google oppose antitrust efforts; sad NFTs; non-smart non-contracts; we don't talk about crypto, no no no; Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard; Instagram closed petfluencers; the Witcher; the Expanse; Encanto; Ray Donovan; Station Eleven; Star Trek news; Stroke Cast; Stay & Moom apps; 12' Ladder; Rode VideoMic; Reddit revamps block to actually block; Aftermath; Humankind: A Hopeful History; Termination Shock; NSO Group's Pegasus; VPNLab; Boba Vette.


Government makes usable website; Apple & Google oppose antitrust efforts; sad NFTs; non-smart non-contracts; we don't talk about crypto, no no no; Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard; Instagram closed petfluencers; the Witcher; the Expanse; Encanto; Ray Donovan; Station Eleven; Star Trek news; Stroke Cast; Stay & Moom apps; 12' Ladder; Rode VideoMic; Reddit revamps block to actually block; Aftermath; Humankind: A Hopeful History; Termination Shock; NSO Group's Pegasus; VPNLab; Boba Vette.

Show notes at https://gog.show/537/


FOLLOW UP

AT&T and Verizon delay 5G rollout at some airports after airlines warn of disruptions


IN THE NEWS

The Government’s New Website for Ordering Free COVID Tests Is Refreshingly Easy to Use

Apple and Google oppose Senate antitrust efforts, claiming they'd hurt consumer security

Which Celebrity Has the Saddest NFT?

The Dune NFT Fiasco Is the Least of Crypto's Legal Worries

UK government announces official crackdown on 'misleading' crypto ads

Spain sets new rules for influencers who promote cryptocurrency

Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Microsoft Game Pass tops 25 million subscribers

Bring in the clones: Instagrammers are genetically replicating their pets


MEDIA CANDY

The Witcher

The Expanse

Encanto

Why “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” Is the Biggest Disney Hit Since “Let It Go”

Ray Donovan the Movie

Station Eleven

Star Trek: Discovery’ Renewed For Season 5; Premiere Dates Announced For ‘Picard’ And ‘Strange New Worlds’

Stroke Cast


APPS & DOODADS

Stay by Cordless Dog

Moom

12' ladder

HYPER Triple 4K Display Dock for MacBook Pro 2016-2021

Rode VideoMic GO II

Rode Microphones VideoMic GO II Lightweight On-Camera Microphone at Adorama

Rode Microphones VideoMic NTG On-Camera Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone at Adorama

Oculus Quest 2

Reddit 'revamped' its block feature so blocking actually works


AT THE LIBRARY

Aftermath by LeVar Burton

Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman , Erica Moore , Elizabeth Manton

Termination Shock: A Novel by Neal Stephenson


SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Fett's Vette 2021 Music Video (MC Chris)

Israeli police reportedly used Pegasus spyware to conduct domestic surveillance

Europol Shuts Down VPNLab, Cybercriminals' Favourite VPN Service

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