July 23, 2022

562: It’s Fuego Out There

562: It’s Fuego Out There

A rare in-person show; space news; piracy is good, so are eggs; Millennium Tower keeps sinking; TikTok job cuts; Twitter trial moves forward; Russian & Chinese fines on big tech; Microsoft hard pass on NFTs; crypto energy use; all the Star Trek; Netflix's confusing sharing plans; Game of Yawns; stories behind the songs; Instagram is dead; Jason's $Eaves; we stole Nothing; regulating VPNs; US government buying location data; TikTok security shuffle; GPS security flaws; it's a bit warm out there, isn't it?


A rare in-person show; space news; piracy is good, so are eggs; Millennium Tower keeps sinking; TikTok job cuts; Twitter trial moves forward; Russian & Chinese fines on big tech; Microsoft hard pass on NFTs; crypto energy use; all the Star Trek; Netflix's confusing sharing plans; Game of Yawns; stories behind the songs; Instagram is dead; Jason's $Eaves; we stole Nothing; regulating VPNs; US government buying location data; TikTok security shuffle; GPS security flaws; it's a bit warm out there, isn't it?

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FOLLOW UP

The James Webb Space Telescope is capturing the universe on a 68GB SSD

IN HUGE REVERSAL, RUSSIA LETTING SPACEX FLY COSMONAUTS TO SPACE STATION

Buzz Aldrin's moon landing jacket is up for auction

Research Suggests That Software Piracy Lowers Poverty


IN THE NEWS

Once again, the Millennium Tower is sinking and tilting faster than before

TikTok is cutting jobs around the world

Judge rules that Twitter can expedite its trial against Elon Musk

Russia hits Google with a $375M fine for allowing ‘prohibited’ Ukraine news on its platforms

China’s $1B fine on Didi could end the mobility giant’s troubled year

Minecraft says ‘No F-ing Thanks’ to NFTs

Cryptomining boom has people’s energy bills skyrocketing; feds mull new rules

Cryptomining Capacity in U.S. Rivals Energy Use of Houston, Findings Show

Crypto has a whole new boondoggle to sell you

Blockchain-powered carbon offset company Land Life starts 35,000-acre forest fire in Spain

Elon Musk discloses that Tesla owns Dogecoin, but how much does it have?

Inside Apple’s Eight-Year Struggle to Build a Self-Driving Car

NFTs 101: Taxes, Risks, and More by Charles Schwab

NFT collector loses 100 ETH (~$150,000) in a joke gone wrong


MEDIA CANDY

Set Phasers to Stream: Here’s All the ‘Star Trek’ Content on Paramount+

Netflix lost nearly 1 million subscribers last quarter

Netflix is fighting password sharing in Latin America by charging for additional 'homes'

HBO’s new ‘House of the Dragon’ trailer offers a peek at the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel

AN EXPERIMENTAL HORROR ARG IS TESTING THE BOUNDARIES OF AI ART

Glitch Goods Store

Holiday T-shirt

The Story Behind Why Garbage’s Shirley Manson Is “Only Happy When It Rains”


APPS & DOODADS

Instagram is dead by Om Malik

Instagram rolling out new map experience to help users discover more places

Empire Avenue

Dbrand’s ‘Something’ skins make your phone look like a Nothing Phone 1

TextExpander, which lets users build shortcuts to speed up business communications, raises $41.4M, its first-ever funding


SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Control Loop

US Congress calls for the FTC to regulate how VPN companies operate

Records reveal the scale of Homeland Security's phone location data purchases

TikTok's global security chief is stepping down amid US user data controversy

Security flaws in a popular GPS tracker are exposing a million vehicle locations

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