Feb. 18, 2022

541: Apologetic Beavers

541: Apologetic Beavers

Crypto simulations; Cent CEO points out fundamental problems with Web3; Moviepass wants your eyeballs; Facebook/Meta lawsuits & settlements; Metamates; BlockFi settlement; Akamai acquires Linode; Virgin Galactic now booking, what a deal; NYC raises Uber/Lyft pay; Manifest; Inventing Anna; Deep Space Nine; Paramount+, Paramates; The Boys: Diabolical; emoji URLs; BAT; Ford Maverick 3d printing; Termination Shock, finally; Michael Schur; Ukraine cyberattacks; BlackByte ransomware; Freedumb Convoy; NYPD surveillance; don't pixelate to redact text.


Crypto simulations; Cent CEO points out fundamental problems with Web3; Moviepass wants your eyeballs; Facebook/Meta lawsuits & settlements; Metamates; BlockFi settlement; Akamai acquires Linode; Virgin Galactic now booking, what a deal; NYC raises Uber/Lyft pay; Manifest; Inventing Anna; Deep Space Nine; Paramount+, Paramates; The Boys: Diabolical; emoji URLs; BAT; Ford Maverick 3d printing; Termination Shock, finally; Michael Schur; Ukraine cyberattacks; BlackByte ransomware; Freedumb Convoy; NYPD surveillance; don't pixelate to redact text.

Show notes at https://gog.show/541

FOLLOW UP

Crypto Miner Tycoon Simulator trailer

Marketplace suspends most NFT sales, citing 'rampant' fakes and plagiarism

IN THE NEWS

MoviePass will return this summer

Texas Sues Meta Over Facebook’s Facial-Recognition Practices

Meta will pay $90 million to settle a decade-old privacy lawsuit

Peter Thiel-backed crypto start-up BlockFi to pay $100 million in settlement with SEC, 32 states

SFPD put rape victims’ DNA into database used to find criminals, DA alleges

Akamai acquires Linode for $900M

Virgin Galactic is looking for 1,000 people to buy its $450,000 spaceflight tickets

NYC to raise minimum pay for Uber and Lyft drivers

MEDIA CANDY

The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window

Manifest (Season 3)

Inventing Anna

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Paramount+ hits 32.8 million subscribers; will offer Showtime for a fee

Goodbye Viacom and CBS: ViacomCBS Changes Corporate Name to Paramount

The Boys Presents: Diabolical

The Boys Presents: Diabolical - Trailer | Prime Video

APPS & DOODADS

Opera browser now allows emoji-only web addresses

Ford makes it easier to 3D-print accessories for its Maverick pickup

SanDisk 4TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State Drive

AT THE LIBRARY

How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question by Michael Schur

Michael Schur, Creator of “The Good Place” — How SNL Trains Writers, His TV University at “The Office,” Lessons from Lorne Michaels, Wisdom from David Foster Wallace, and Exploring Moral Philosophy with “How to Be Perfect” (#565)

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Ukraine faces more cyberattacks amid Russian invasion fears

FBI says BlackByte ransomware group has breached critical US infrastructure

Canada uses Emergencies Act to rein in 'Freedom Convoy' crowdfunds

Canada Sanctions 34 Crypto Wallets Tied to Trucker 'Freedom Convoy'

Inside the NYPD’s Surveillance Machine

The Most Surveilled Cities in the World

3 former Gettr employees say the social media platform laid off its entire security and IT teams, and one said it was run 'like a high school operation': report

Never, Ever, Ever Use Pixelation for Redacting Text

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

PJ O’Rourke, writer and humorist, dies aged 74

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