California vs Everyone; Presidential Texts; Coinbase; Ponzi schemes on the blockchain; Uber income; Path shuts down; the Mandalorian; forced face unlock; China’s chips & dips; Instagram location; Alexa audio hacks; Russians vs Star Wars; giant skull asteroids.
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11% Say “Fuck Off.” – Penn’s Sunday School
Entire broadband industry sues California to stop net neutrality law
The SEC’s “Punishment” of Elon Musk Is Exactly What Tesla Needed
AMC’s MoviePass competitor has 400,000 subscribers after 14 weeks
IN THE NEWS
Do Not Be Alarmed by the Test of the Presidential Alert Text Message System
Why I’m Worried About Google
Coinbase, the startup at the core of the crypto craze, is now considered an $8 billion company
How A Hapless Bitcoin Entrepreneur Got Swept Up In The Crypto Craze And Started A Multimillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme
Half of U.S. Uber drivers make less than $10 an hour after vehicle expenses, according to a new study
Can it get any worse for Snapchat? Stock falls below $8 after analysts cut price target
The Last Goodbye – Path shuts it’s doors
Jon Favreau’s Star Wars TV Show is The Mandalorian
Followup on the BlackVue dashcam story
Feds Force Suspect To Unlock An Apple iPhone X With Their Face
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies
The Big Hack: Statements From Amazon, Apple, Supermicro, and the Chinese Government
Setting the Record Straight on Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Erroneous Article
The Risky Business podcast has a good interview on the Bloomberg piece. Worth a listen.
Instagram prototypes handing your location history to Facebook
Alexa can be hacked–by chirping birds
APPS & DOODADS
BAKblade 2.0 PLUS – Back Hair Removal and Body Shaver (DIY), Easy to Use Curved Handle for a Close, Pain-Free Shave Wet or Dry
Check out how much a computer cost the year you were born
iZotope RX 7 Advanced
RX 7 – The Unofficial Video Manual
Study Finds Russian Trolls Likely Meddled in Our Most Sacred American Institution: Star Wars Fandom
Researchers may have found the first signs of an exomoon
Astrophysicists Are Selling Lab-Made Martian Dirt to Researchers for $20 a Kilogram
Please Let the Giant Skull Asteroid End Us All