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Fri. 06/11 – Now The Hackers Have Come For Our Hamburgers
Moar… hacking news. McDonalds. Electronic Arts. Le sigh. Apple wants to do away with passwords too. Elon Musk unveils the Model S Plaid. An interesting Apple Car hire. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.
Thu. 06/10 – Another Payoff To Ransomware Hackers
Another payoff to Ransomware hackers. Facebook to launch a smartwatch? Microsoft to launch a dedicated game streaming device? Samsung unveils a tiny, tiny camera sensor. Stripe wants to handle your sales tax headache. And can the creator economy take off in a world of App Stores with 30% rakes?
Wed. 06/09 – The First Country To Adopt Bitcoin As Legal Tender
El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Biden reverses the TikTok and WeChat bans. Did one single customer cause that Fastly internet outage? Interesting raise for a faster Ethereum. Interesting new browser option. And maybe my favorite honey pot operation of all time.
Tue. 06/08 – Fastly Takes Down The Internet
Fastly takes down the internet, highlighting how the internet is still really centralized. The US seized most of the bitcoins those hackers got from the Colonial Pipeline hack, highlighting how Bitcoin is actually eminently traceable. Facebook pokes Apple in the eye on WWDC day, and I give you a wrap-up of the bits a pieces we missed from WWDC yesterday.
Mon. 06/07 - WWDC 2021
All the headlines from WWDC 2021. Bezos in space! France brings the first hammer down on this round of anti-competitive action, this time against Google. And Jane Manchun Wong has the details on the upcoming Twitter Super Followers thingy.
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Links:Jeff Bezos and his brother will fly on Blue Origin's first human spaceflight with auction winner (TechCrunch)Google Settles Antitrust Case Over Advertising Practices (WSJ)Twitter may be close to launching Super Follows, as new research shows what it could look like (The Verge)
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Excellent daily summary
Keep up the good work Brian.