April 8, 2022

548: N(ot) F(or) T(rek)

548: N(ot) F(or) T(rek)

Jason's new office; Facebook's misinformation fail; Amazon union; TikTok's scraping "growth hack"; Pinterest calls itself bold & brave; Elon buys stake in Twitter, gets on board; Jack misses the world he destroyed; Moonfall is unbearably bad; Star Trek seems to be moving in the right direction except for that NFT stuff; Somebody Feed Phil returns; Wyze security debacle; Cash App breach; FBI removes malware without asking; DOJ, German dark-web takedowns; Google bans data-harvesting software with government ties; it's Opening Day, Orioles fans!


Jason's new office; Facebook's misinformation fail; Amazon union; TikTok's scraping "growth hack"; Pinterest calls itself bold & brave; Elon buys stake in Twitter, gets on board; Jack misses the world he destroyed; Moonfall is unbearably bad; Star Trek seems to be moving in the right direction except for that NFT stuff; Somebody Feed Phil returns; Wyze security debacle; Cash App breach; FBI removes malware without asking; DOJ, German dark-web takedowns; Google bans data-harvesting software with government ties; it's Opening Day, Orioles fans!

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FOLLOW UP

A FACEBOOK BUG LED TO INCREASED VIEWS OF HARMFUL CONTENT OVER SIX MONTHS


IN THE NEWS

America finally gets an Amazon union

Amazon's planned worker chat app would reportedly ban words like 'union'

Two key tech execs quit Truth Social after troubled app launch

TikTok owner ByteDance scraped content from Instagram and others to push predecessor app

Pinterest bans all climate change misinformation on its platform

Elon Musk now owns a 9.2 percent stake in Twitter

Elon Musk will join Twitter's board of directors

Twitter confirms it will test an edit button

Twitter is wiping embeds of deleted tweets from the web

IndieWeb

Jack Dorsey regrets his role in creating a centralized internet


MEDIA CANDY

Moonfall

The entire ‘Next Generation’ cast will appear in 'Star Trek: Picard' season three

The latest ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ trailer promises a return to form

FFS. "Star Trek gets into NFTs"

'Somebody Feed Phil' Season 5 Release Date Announced at Netflix


SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

I’m done with Wyze

Cash App breach impacted over 8 million users

Companies were slow to remove Russian spies’ malware, so FBI did it for them

DOJ seizes $34 million of crypto from the dark web seller

Germany seizes the world's largest, longest-serving dark web market

Google Bans Apps With Hidden Data-Harvesting Software

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