April 15, 2022

549: Chaos Muppet

549: Chaos Muppet

Boldly going; Kmart collapse; Elon Musk, Chaos Muppet; what to do with deleted tweets; dark personality traits & crypto; beastmode for kids; Etsy seller strike; Meta & its Oversight Board; autonomous Cruise makes a run for it; Moonfall, revisited; two thumbs up; Upload; Picard; Billions; Queen of the South; the Outlaws; Tony Hawk (or is it); Warner Bros, Discovery & CNN+; Twemex; PIP; DuckDuckGo browser; vigilante apps; evolution of self help; Peter Clines; data brokers; RaidForums bust; trackers all the way down.


Boldly going; Kmart collapse; Elon Musk, Chaos Muppet; what to do with deleted tweets; dark personality traits & crypto; beastmode for kids; Etsy seller strike; Meta & its Oversight Board; autonomous Cruise makes a run for it; Moonfall, revisited; two thumbs up; Upload; Picard; Billions; Queen of the South; the Outlaws; Tony Hawk (or is it); Warner Bros, Discovery & CNN+; Twemex; PIP; DuckDuckGo browser; vigilante apps; evolution of self help; Peter Clines; data brokers; RaidForums bust; trackers all the way down.

Show notes at https://gog.show/549

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FOLLOW UP

Star Trek's first NFTs lean heavily on incentives

The Worst Part of Working From Home Is Now Haunting Reopened Offices

Once a retail giant, Kmart nears extinction after closure

Choro-Q aka Penny Racers

Zoids

‘Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet’ NFT Went on Sale for $48M. It Ended With a Top Bid of Just $280


IN THE NEWS

Elon Musk and the disappearing board seat: all of the updates about Twitter’s largest shareholder

Twitter reverses change that turned embeds of deleted tweets into blank boxes

"Impulsive Psychopaths Like Crypto": Research Shows How "Dark" Personality Traits Affect Bitcoin Enthusiasm

The growing, lightly controversial industry teaching kids crypto

Over 14,000 Etsy sellers are going on strike to protest increased transaction fees

Meta announces huge new tech hub in Toronto with plans for 2,500 jobs

Meta will close a loophole in its doxxing policy in response to the Oversight Board

An autonomous Cruise vehicle left police confused when they tried to pull it over

The first all-civilian space crew has docked with the ISS


MEDIA CANDY

Moonfall

Netflix adds a ‘Two Thumbs Up’ button in effort to learn what users love, not just like

Upload

Picard

First ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ season three trailer teases a starship hijacking

Billions

Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off

Tony Hawk on the Oscars, Fatherhood and Taking Risks

Queen of the South

The Outlaws

Misfits (TV series)

The Warner Bros.-Discovery deal has officially closed

Fox Sports will stream every match of the 2022 World Cup

CNN+ struggles to lure viewers in its early days, drawing fewer than 10,000 daily users

Big cuts coming for CNN+ after slow start


APPS & DOODADS

Sonos bought a startup that made a light-powered Bluetooth speaker

Twemex

YouTube says picture-in-picture will hit all iOS 15 devices in the coming days (updated)

Exclusive: iOS 16 notification updates will include expanded Focus mode configurations for more control

Epic Games and Lego team up to build a kid-friendly metaverse

DuckDuckGo’s Privacy Browser Finally Lands on Desktop

NEW SPEEDCAM APP LETS ANYONE, ANYWHERE SUBMIT EVIDENCE OF DRIVERS SPEEDING


AT THE LIBRARY

Anthony Robbins' Personal Power II: The Driving Force!

The Broken Room by Peter Clines

Steelheart (The Reckoners) by Brandon Sanderson

Peter Clines Official

Brandon Sanderson Official


SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Data Brokers: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Ukrainians use 'Find My iPhone' to see where Russians took their stolen Apple devices

DuckDuckGo’s Privacy Browser Finally Lands on Desktop

RaidForums hacking forum seized by police, owner arrested


CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

GILBERT GOTTFRIED DEAD AT 67

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