Feb. 11, 2022

540: Viscerally Revolting

540: Viscerally Revolting

The tide seems to be turning on NFTs, Web3 & crypto; Bored Ape Yacht Club founders doxxed, but I thought the blockchain was anonymous; couple charged with laundering billions in stolen bitcoin, bad rap videos; EU tells Meta to go ahead and leave if that's what it wants; robot dogs on the border; the Tinder Swindler; Reacher; Beforeigners; Manifest; Apple AI music; Adobe dark patterns; Laundry Files; Boba wrap-up; prepper corner; IRS drops facial recognition idea, fast; kidnapped for crypto; bricking radios.


The tide seems to be turning on NFTs, Web3 & crypto; Bored Ape Yacht Club founders doxxed, but I thought the blockchain was anonymous; couple charged with laundering billions in stolen bitcoin, bad rap videos; EU tells Meta to go ahead and leave if that's what it wants; robot dogs on the border; the Tinder Swindler; Reacher; Beforeigners; Manifest; Apple AI music; Adobe dark patterns; Laundry Files; Boba wrap-up; prepper corner; IRS drops facial recognition idea, fast; kidnapped for crypto; bricking radios.

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FOLLOW UP

Unreal demand? Irregular sales worth billions fire up wild NFT market

Rivian Loses Its Shine as Investors Fret About Production Delays


IN THE NEWS

Celebrities and NFTs Are a Match Made in Hell

The Crypto Backlash Is Booming

The Internet Is Just Investment Banking Now

We Found The Real Names Of Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Pseudonymous Founders

‘Doxxing’ of Bored Ape founders exposes Web3’s transparency issues

This Is the Couple Charged With Laundering Billions in Stolen Bitcoin

Alleged crypto launderer Heather Morgan led a second life as the world's worst rapper

The DOJ’s $3.6B Bitcoin Seizure Shows How Hard It Is to Launder Crypto

Meta may be forced to shutter Facebook, Instagram in EU

Robot dogs to patrol U.S. border

SpaceX loses 40 Starlink satellites to a geomagnetic storm

Chinese 'space cleaner' spotted grabbing and throwing away old satellite

DARPA JUST FLEW A BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER WITH NO PILOT


MEDIA CANDY

The Tinder Swindler

Reacher

Beforeigners Season 1

Manifest Season 1 and into Season 2


APPS & DOODADS

Apple acquires startup behind Infinite Music Engine that adapts music to your heartbeat

The Crystal Method: Drive: Nike + Original Run

Apple source code references 'realityOS' for potential VR/AR headsets

How Adobe tricks users into a 12 month contract.

This is my next main browser: a review of Orion

Orion Browser


AT THE LIBRARY

Quantum of Nightmares (Laundry Files Book 11) by Charles Stross

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

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch


SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Star Wars: Mark Hamill Didn't Record Luke Skywalker's Dialogue for The Book of Boba Fett

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Gets May Premiere Date at Disney Plus

The IRS won’t make you verify your identity with facial recognition after all

Kidnapped for crypto: Criminals see flashy crypto owners as easy targets, and it has led to a disturbing string of violent robberies

Twitter parts ways with two-factor provider following claims of secret surveillance

Radio station snafu in Seattle bricks some Mazda infotainment systems


CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

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