Congress grills Big Tech, much ado about nothing; Social Media misinformation mayhem & demon seed; Facebook trying to poach TikTok stars; Spotify back to pre-pandemic levels, still losing money; Universal makes deal with AMC for shortened theatrical release windows; Genderify is a joke; Rite Aid facial recognition; Google advanced search operators; self-flying planes; art AI; Apple & right-to-repair; Chewbacca impersonations; lockdown personality changes; “Al Fresco” parking lot dining.
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IN THE NEWS
Congress grills Facebook over its acquisitions and feature cloning
Shopify Saved Main Street. Next Stop: Taking On Amazon
Shopify Growth Rate Stuns Again
Of Course Twitter Had to Suspend Donald Trump Jr.
Kodak Craziness Is Captured in One Word: Really?
Caught Lying About Baseball Invite, President Calls Twitter Criticism “Illegal” and Endorses Demon-Sperm Doctor
To beat TikTok, Facebook is allegedly throwing money at creators
TikTok is opening up its algorithm and challenging competitors to do the same
Spotify says listener habits are almost back to pre-pandemic levels
Spotify results good news, but Joe Rogan podcast deal indirectly created loss
Universal’s deal with AMC shortens theatrical exclusivity to 17 days
Service that uses AI to identify gender based on names looks incredibly biased
Now, more than half of Americans are millennials or younger
Fake Dave IG Account 1 – Please report!
Fake Dave IG Account 2 – Please report!
Hackers stole Twitter employee credentials via phone phishing
The Social-Engineer Podcast
Three Charged in July 15 Twitter Compromise
Rite Aid deployed facial recognition systems in hundreds of U.S. stores
APPS & DOODADS
Google Advanced Search Operators
ADS-B Exchange World’s largest co-op of unfiltered flight data
Airbus’ self-flying plane just completed successful taxi, take-off, and landing tests, opening the door for fully autonomous flight
MIT algorithm finds subtle connections between art pieces
Apple was conflicted over right-to-repair stance, emails show
This app lets you experience Mac OS like it was the 90s all over again
Dumped Man Gets Public To Call His Ex-Girlfriend Impersonating Chewbacca
How lockdown may have changed your personality
The Glendale Galleria Parking Garage Is Officially the Bleakest ‘Al Fresco’ Dining Destination