[nonostantement #153] - whatsapp & privacy / rebranding cia / tiktok transitions
Now with MORE bits of good news to keep up sane!
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Another great article on how scammers make money by posting white noise on Spotify exploiting their algorithm. But… can they really be called scammers if they follow the platform's rules?
Imagine being able to put all the photos, videos and chats of a deceased loved one, to be able to talk to him/her/it via chat. How an episode of Black Mirror inspired the creation of an app that seeks to emulate human dialogue with AI.
In the last few days the WhatsApp privacy case has broken out - even it seems to be not a big change for those who live in Europe (thanks to the GDPR… but at the end, our privacy is being exploited exactly as before). Looks like the privacy issue is one of the main fields in which the tech giants have been challenging each other in recent weeks: WhatsApp Beaten By Apple’s New iMessage Privacy Update.
Did you see the CIA rebranding? “The Central Intelligence Agency has introduced a new logo and website that, according to some social media observers, could belong to a direct-to-consumer brand rather than a government institution.“
My crypto portfolio is exploding right now. If this trend continues… in about ten years I could afford to buy David Hasselhoff’s personal KITT car (instead of the same old boring Lambo)
I am just pasting the title here, I don’t think I need to add anything to this: Cross-dressing Nazis: A German artist found so many photos of them he published a book.
You know we all need it: 112 bits of good news that kept us sane in 2020. (from “Reasons to be Cheerful”, a non-profit editorial project founded by David Byrne)
[Video] - Lars von Trier Interview: The Burden From Donald Duck. What to expect from an interview with him? Something unsettling, disturbing and maybe just plain sad.
Amazing: if you need a perfect, real, library to use as a background for your Zoom meetings, there is a company that has a perfect service for you.
In the last few weeks I have seen OnlyFans popping up on several Italian blogs and news sites… but how is a typical day in the life of an OnlyFans creator who makes $100,000 a month off explicit content?
[Video] - But let's go back to talking about TikTok, you know those absurd vide transitions kids are posting? If you think they are quick and easy stuff to make - here it is a “behind the scene” video to make you think again ;)
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