March 4, 2022

543: Doin’ a Little Off-Roading

543: Doin’ a Little Off-Roading

The DAO is just BBS's for the kids; NFT lawsuits; tracking oligarchs; steps are the new eggs; Amazon selling digital ads in stores they aren't closing; Ukraine and Big Tech's responses; Senators unsure if crypto can be used to skirt sanctions; Star Trek Discovery & Picard; MCU consolidation; Super Pumped; Pee-Wee goes dark; Truth Social; Amazon Luna; BookTok; Hindenburg; TweetBot; the End of Everything; Escape from Yokai Land; the Jeep Wave; IoT ranting; hacking Russia.


The DAO is just BBS's for the kids; NFT lawsuits; tracking oligarchs; steps are the new eggs; Amazon selling digital ads in stores they aren't closing; Ukraine and Big Tech's responses; Senators unsure if crypto can be used to skirt sanctions; Star Trek Discovery & Picard; MCU consolidation; Super Pumped; Pee-Wee goes dark; Truth Social; Amazon Luna; BookTok; Hindenburg; TweetBot; the End of Everything; Escape from Yokai Land; the Jeep Wave; IoT ranting; hacking Russia.

Show notes at https://gog.show/543

FOLLOW UP

NFT collector files $6 million lawsuit against OpenSea, LooksRare, and the company behind Bored Apes for not doing more to discourage thefts

Armijo v. Ozone Networks, Inc. d/b/a Opensea

NEWS SERVICE SHAMED INTO CANCELING SALE OF NFT OF DESPERATE MIGRANTS

The teen famous for tracking Elon Musk's jet has a new target: Russian oligarchs

Scientists Finally Did a Study to See If Taking 10,000 Steps a Day Actually Matters. Here's What They Found

Bitcoin’s Inequality Problem Is Putting the Dollar to Shame

IN THE NEWS

Amazon plans to sell digital advertising space inside its physical stores

Amazon is closing its physical Amazon Books, 4-Star, and Pop Up stores for good

BitConnect founder indicted by Justice Department has disappeared

Apple halts sales of all products in Russia

Facebook will demote Russian state media across its entire platform

Meta blocks Russian state media from running ads worldwide

TikTok follows Facebook in blocking RT and Sputnik in the EU

YouTube blocks RT and Sputnik channels across Europe

Reddit hides r/Russia from search and recommendations due to misinformation

Netflix refuses to carry Russian state TV channels

Microsoft is the latest to ban Russian state media from its platforms

Crypto Billionaire, Pussy Riot Join Effort to Give Ukrainians Money

Pornhub cockblocks Russian users

Did Pornhub Block Russian Users?

Crypto exchanges refuse to freeze all Russian accounts as Ukraine requested

Senators want to know if Russia can use cryptocurrencies to skirt sanctions.

MEDIA CANDY

Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Picard

Marvel's Netflix shows will move to Disney+ in the US on March 16th

Super Pumped

Crypto Critics' Corner by Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin - Web3 is Wonky (Feat. Molly White)

Innovated: Blockchain City

Pee-wee Herman’s “Dark” Reboot: Paul Reubens Is Ready to Stage a Comeback

APPS & DOODADS

Impulse Brain Training

Amazon Luna launches for anyone in the US, adds free games for Prime members and Twitch integration

TikTok has sent the sales of some books skyrocketing. Industry insiders explain how they are riding the wave of the BookTok phenomenon.

iZotope Compatibility with Apple silicon

Hindenburg

Apple patents Magic Keyboard with integrated Mac inside to bring macOS to any display

Tweetbot 7.1 for iOS adds background notifications, refreshed icons, more

AT THE LIBRARY

The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack

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

The Broken Room by Peter Clines

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

JEEP CULTURE AND THE JEEP WAVE

SEVEN STRATEGIC LESSON FROM THE FIRST DAYS OF THE WAR IN UKRAINE

Russian Electric Vehicle Chargers Hacked, Tell Users ‘PUTIN IS A DICKHEAD’

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Ethernet co-inventor David Boggs dies at 71

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