Dec. 10, 2022

581: Kany.A.I.

581: Kany.A.I.

We're back, but less social; no death robots; Twitter's downward spiral; sure, this kills primates but let's trial Neuralink on people; NFTs decline, go to museums; collateral FTX damage; Meta fined for data scraping; DoorDash, Deliveroo profitability problems; I am Groot's Holiday; Mickey Mouse's evolution; Wednesday; BritPop; Knives Out; Memory; the White Lotus; Neal Brennan; Dropbox changes; Spotify festival posters; AI gets... weird & creepy; Apple Karaoke; FTC wants to stop Microsoft's acquisition of Activision; the Tower; Dennis E. Taylor; Jesus Jones & the cesspool of the music industry; Nine Nasty Words; the Muppets & adult Star Wars; Radioshack, Kinkos & Egghead; Goblin mode!


We're back, but less social; no death robots; Twitter's downward spiral; sure, this kills primates but let's trial Neuralink on people; NFTs decline, go to museums; collateral FTX damage; Meta fined for data scraping; DoorDash, Deliveroo profitability problems; I am Groot's Holiday; Mickey Mouse's evolution; Wednesday; BritPop; Knives Out; Memory; the White Lotus; Neal Brennan; Dropbox changes; Spotify festival posters; AI gets... weird & creepy; Apple Karaoke; FTC wants to stop Microsoft's acquisition of Activision; the Tower; Dennis E. Taylor; Jesus Jones & the cesspool of the music industry; Nine Nasty Words; the Muppets & adult Star Wars; Radioshack, Kinkos & Egghead; Goblin mode!

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FOLLOW UP

San Francisco approves police petition to use robots as a 'deadly force option'

San Francisco lawmakers vote to ban killer robots in drastic U-turn

Who Said It: Kanye or Hitler?


IN THE NEWS

Chinese Bots Inundate Twitter With Pornographic Spam Amid COVID Protests

Twitter has stopped enforcing its COVID-19 misinformation policy

Twitter data leak exposes over 5.4 million accounts

Twitter’s Janitors Are on Strike at Its San Francisco Headquarters

Neuralink CEO Elon Musk expects human trials within six months

NFTs, on the Decline Elsewhere, Are Embraced by Some Museums

Crypto lender BlockFi files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid FTX fallout

Meta fined €265 million over Facebook data scraping in the EU

DoorDash is laying off around 1,250 corporate employees

‘Purely economic’: Deliveroo Australia’s CEO on why management pulled the pin


MEDIA CANDY

The Peripheral

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Mickey: The Story of a Mouse

Wednesday

This is Pop: Hail Britpop!

Knives Out

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Memory

The White Lotus

Neal Brennan - Blocks

What The Cameras Don't Show You On Guy's Grocery Games


APPS & DOODADS

Dropbox support for macOS FAQs

20-year-old California student creates viral Spotify festival poster app

OpenAI’s New Chatbot Will Tell You How to Shoplift And Make Explosives

UPDATED: It’s way too easy to trick Lensa AI into making NSFW images

Prisma Labs, maker of Lensa AI, says it is working to prevent accidental generation of nudes

Meet Unstable Diffusion, the group trying to monetize AI porn generators

Unstable Diffusion

Adobe Stock begins selling AI-generated artwork

Apple abandons controversial plan to check iOS devices and iCloud photos for child abuse imagery

Apple Music’s Latest Party Trick? Karaoke!

F.T.C. Sues to Block Microsoft’s $69 Billion Acquisition of Activision

The Tower - Idle Tower Defense


AT THE LIBRARY

Outland by Dennis E. Taylor

Death Threats From an 8 Year Old - The Story of Jesus Jones by Mike Edwards

The Birth and Impact of Britpop: Mis-Shapes, Scenesters and Insatiable Ones by Paul Laird

Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever

‘Goblin mode’ chosen as Oxford word of the year for 2022

Critical Mass


SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Control Loop

The Muppets Christmas Carol Extended Cut Coming to Disney+

Video press kit for Star Tours when it launched, showing that Anthony Daniels is a team player.

Star Wars w/ Dan Zehr | I Don't Know About That with Jim Jefferies #131

RadioShack

Computer Repair Technicians Are Stealing Your Data

Thinking about taking your computer to the repair shop? Be very afraid

TikTok ‘Invisible Body’ challenge exploited to push malware

LastPass reveals another security breach

GPT-2 Output Detector Demo


CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Farewell to Christine McVie, who gave us music for all time

Super Steve’s Holiday

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