Aug. 20, 2022

566: Down the Metahole

566: Down the Metahole

Technology no one wants: palm scanners, the Metaverse, NFTs & crypto; buying real art; Apple's return to work, hiring freeze, Maps & looking into tripling it's ad revenue; Neumann's back, again; fighting for your right to party at an Airbnb; the Sandman, Better Call Saul nail it; Westworld... WTF; the Most Hated Man on the Internet; She-Hulk; Light & Magic; the Slits; VPNs, AirTags, Simplisafe & fitness apps; Jason Bumbles with a bot; Signal third-party breach; Google shutters IoT Core; getting jiggler with it; Apple 0-days updates; Galaga; it's like camping, but involuntary!


Technology no one wants: palm scanners, the Metaverse, NFTs & crypto; buying real art; Apple's return to work, hiring freeze, Maps & looking into tripling it's ad revenue; Neumann's back, again; fighting for your right to party at an Airbnb; the Sandman, Better Call Saul nail it; Westworld... WTF; the Most Hated Man on the Internet; She-Hulk; Light & Magic; the Slits; VPNs, AirTags, Simplisafe & fitness apps; Jason Bumbles with a bot; Signal third-party breach; Google shutters IoT Core; getting jiggler with it; Apple 0-days updates; Galaga; it's like camping, but involuntary!

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FOLLOW UP

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IN THE NEWS

Apple employees will need to work from its offices three times a week starting in September

Apple reportedly lays off recruiters amid hiring slowdown

Report: Apple wants to triple its revenue from ads business, likely expanding Search Ads to Maps app

Adam Neumann’s New Company Gets a Big Check From Andreessen Horowitz

Adam Neumann, Vibes Landlord

Airbnb starts testing anti-party tech in the US and Canada

Mark Zuckerberg’s new Metaverse selfie is so bad people can’t believe it’s real


MEDIA CANDY

The Sandman

Endless: A Sandman Podcast

Better Call Saul

Westworld

The Most Hated Man on the Internet

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

Light & Magic

Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits


APPS & DOODADS

Stealth Tubeless Tag Holder

Ninja Mount Launches a Range of Apple Airtag Mounts

Stealth Tag®- A hidden AirTag mountain bike holder to track and protect your bike

SimpliSafe

Survey: Nearly half of Android users consider switching to iPhone over security and privacy concerns

Fitness Blender

Peloton may open its workout content to competing bikes and treadmills


SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Control Loop

Signal says third-party data breach exposed 1,900 phone numbers

Google Cloud will shutter its IoT Core service next year

‘My manager caught me’: Remote worker says they got reprimanded for using ‘mouse jiggler’ app, sparking debate

What you’ll need to survive the California wildfires this summer

iOS Privacy: Announcing InAppBrowser.com - see what JavaScript commands get injected through an in-app browser

Apple security updates fix 2 zero-days used to hack iPhones, Macs

Better Call Saul prop auction

Tips for Galaga

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