Aug. 6, 2022

564: Blame It On the Rain

564: Blame It On the Rain

Earth no longer has drinkable rain; Goodreads; Pickleball elbow; Twitter goes after Musk; the week in grift - Ponzi schemes, hacks, regulatory lies, "preemptive" theft, oh my; Meta's Super live streaming platform; movies we haven't watched & some we have; Westworld; Trainwreck, Woodstock '99; Opal C1 camera; Apple Arcade removes titles; Winamp is back; WebbCompare; fitness apps; Meta Pixel HIPAA lawsuits; everyone's texts have been deleted except Alex Jones; deprogramming conspiracy theorists, Happy Birthday, Jason!


Earth no longer has drinkable rain; Goodreads; Pickleball elbow; Twitter goes after Musk; the week in grift - Ponzi schemes, hacks, regulatory lies, "preemptive" theft, oh my; Meta's Super live streaming platform; movies we haven't watched & some we have; Westworld; Trainwreck, Woodstock '99; Opal C1 camera; Apple Arcade removes titles; Winamp is back; WebbCompare; fitness apps; Meta Pixel HIPAA lawsuits; everyone's texts have been deleted except Alex Jones; deprogramming conspiracy theorists, Happy Birthday, Jason!

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IN THE NEWS

Twitter subpoenas associates of Elon Musk in preparation for lawsuit

The Disastrous Record of Celebrity Crypto Endorsements

SEC charges 11 people over 'textbook' $300 million crypto Ponzi scheme

Hacking free-for-all relieves crypto bridge users of $200 million

New York regulators slap Robinhood's crypto business with $30 million fine

Robinhood lays off almost a quarter of its staff

Inside the Crypto-Bot Ghost Towns of Telegram

Meta has been quietly testing a new livestreaming platform and is ramping up creator outreach. Read a leaked 17-page pitch deck it sent influencers.


MEDIA CANDY

Trainwreck: Woodstock ‘99

Best Sellers

The Lost City


APPS & DOODADS

Opal C1 Camera - invite code: OP-5i7SOFb-AL

Apple Arcade removes first batch of originals, ‘Leaving Soon’ tab now gone

Jetpack Joyride will soon have a sequel available exclusively on Apple Arcade

Winamp, your parents' favorite MP3 software, is back

WebbCompare


SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Control Loop

Meta faces lawsuit for allegedly collecting patient health data without consent

FOR PROBABLY TOTALLY INNOCENT REASONS, THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT ALSO DELETED THE JANUARY 6 TEXT MESSAGES OF TOP TRUMP OFFICIALS

Conspiracy theories have legitimized violence, impaired public health, and undermined democratic governance. Containing their harms begins with understanding the theorist, not the theory.


CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

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