What is & what isn’t a tech company; when 24-year olds run companies; social credit scores are here; Clearview & the end of privacy; more exposed data on the web; Amazon Ring password lawsuit; hibernation; Jo Koy; Mel Brooks; LOTR cast; Daredevil returning; Stephen Fry; Ted Chiang; Becky Chambers Wayfarers; the upside of stress; suing Pornhub; that hoverboard dentist; feedback.

Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

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IN THE NEWS

Things can get “really bad, really quickly” when a 24-year-old runs a company

Your online activity is now effectively a social ‘credit score’ by Violet Blue

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It by Kashmir Hill

Clearview AI, The Problem with Scraping, Tradeoffs (PAYWALL)

Thousands of Chinese Students’ Data Exposed on Internet

Amazon’s Ring blamed hacks on consumers reusing their passwords. A lawsuit say that’s not true.

You Could Probably Hibernate

MEDIA CANDY

Jo Koy – Coming in Hot

Grace and Frankie – Season 6

Mel Brooks: Unwrapped

Stewart Copeland’s Adventures in Music

Amazon Reveals Cast For Upcoming Lord Of The Rings TV Series

Daredevil Season 4 Will Reportedly Bring Back Bullseye

Stephen Fry’s 7 Deadly Sins Podcast

AT THE LIBRARY

Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers Book 1) by Becky Chambers

A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers Book 2) by Becky Chambers

Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers Book 3) by Becky Chambers

The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal

Agency by William Gibson

Terminus by Peter Clines

How World of Warcraft was born from chaos

MORON OF THE WEEK

Deaf man sues Pornhub claiming lack of closed captions is discrimination

A dentist was filmed extracting a tooth while on a hoverboard. He was found guilty on 46 counts

FEEDBACK LOOP

Oklahoma lawmaker proposes state-chartered crypto depository

The first #SpaceForce utility uniform nametapes have touched down in the
Pentagon.

Microsoft Edge Browser

1000 True Fans

It’s Time to Reevaluate Scooter Rules

Quirks and Quarks

Opera reportedly has multiple predatory loan apps in the Play Store with interest rates of up to 876%

Nodehost for GOG Fans

I Love You, Now Die

The Delivery Robots of Pittsburgh

Adobe InDesign

Facebook glitch cancelled $14,000 bushfire fundraiser for NSW community of Ewinger

Half Hour Happy Hour: Ladies NightT

Verizon Created a Privacy-Focused Search Engine You Can Use Today

Ting – mobile that makes sense