Discussion: Online Piracy, Net Neutrality, Killswitch, and Other Internet Issues II

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Thread Manager, Jan 10, 2013.

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    Vice - Crypto.com Says Alleged $15 Million Hack Was Just an 'Incident'

    NBC News - Hi-tech heists: Crypto hackers make a killing robbing trading platforms (December 2021)
    One of the biggest heists happened this month, when the crypto trading platform Bitmart said hackers stole almost $200 million after they broke into a company account.

    Web3 is going just great (bad news compilation website)
    ...and is definitely not an enormous grift that's pouring lighter fluid on our already-smoldering planet.
     
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    Gizmodo - The Celebrities We've Lost to NFTs



    Their agents might be pushing them to embrace this MLM scheme.



    See also:
    [Youtube] Christopher Natsuume - Let me explain Blockchain gaming and Play-to-Earn.
    [Youtube] Folding Ideas - Line Goes Up – The Problem With NFTs
     
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    How-To Geek - Another Crypto Platform Hacked, $80 Million Stolen

    Gizmodo - OpenSea Says 80% of NFTs Made With Its Free Tool Are Fraudulent
    In spite of that, the company, one of the largest NFT marketplaces online, reversed an earlier decision aimed at reducing misuse of its tool.

    Forbes - [Citing National Security,] President Joe Biden Is Going After Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies And NFTs

    Web3 is going just great (bad news compilation website)
    ...and is definitely not an enormous grift that's pouring lighter fluid on our already-smoldering planet.

    NY Times - The Battle for the World’s Most Powerful Cyberweapon
    A Times investigation reveals how Israel reaped diplomatic gains around the world from NSO’s Pegasus spyware — a tool America itself purchased but is now trying to ban.
     
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    All of this and more is why I don't trust crypto.
     
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    USA Today - Facebook's historic stock drop spurs market slide. What's that mean for your 401(k)

    Bloomberg News - Meta Erases $251 Billion in Value, Biggest Wipeout in History
    • Shares slump 26%, dragging down Snap, Pinterest, Twitter
    • Wall Street cuts price targets on Meta shares after earnings

    CNBC - Facebook stock plummets 26% in its biggest one-day drop ever



    Looks like Zuckerberg's Second Life VR / PlayStation Home VR isn't going so good.

    And Facebook user growth and views just ain't what it used to be.

    Too bad Meta helped tank the whole market!







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    Gizmodo - Another Secretive [Israeli] Spyware Firm Has Been Helping Hack iPhones
     
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    Facebook brings video game Tea-bag culture into their VR platform.

    Vice - Woman Says She Was ‘Virtually Gang-Raped’ in Facebook's Metaverse
    “Within 60 seconds of joining—I was verbally and sexually harassed.”

    Blame the victim and this **** shouldn't be enabled by default for anybody.

    UPDATE: USA Today - Meta to add personal boundary for VR world after virtual rape claim
     
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    Mashable - Americans, get jealous: Meta threatens to shut down Facebook and Instagram in Europe
    OK, do the U.S. now!

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    Zuck's having another baby man temper tantrum because he doesn't want to be regulated like everyone else. Speaking of which, the United States needs better data protection as well.
     
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    CNBC - Google plans privacy change similar to Apple’s, which wiped $230 billion off Facebook’s market cap

    Don't get too excited, Google and Apple just want to monopolize the tracking on their platforms doing it themselves instead of letting Facebook in on it for their financial gain.

    Gizmodo - Facebook Has a New Metascapegoat
    As President of Global Affairs, former UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will craft policy and deal with political issues so Zuckerberg doesn't have to.

     
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    Google's changes are more or less toothless ones since they rely far more heavily on ad revenue than Apple does.
     
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    Walgreens replaced some fridge doors with screens. And some shoppers absolutely hate it - CNN

    Zuckerberg looks it this and says, 'No! You're supposed to put my ****ty VR headset on to purchase things instead in muh Metaverse.'

    Just put an ad/billboard in your aisles or walls instead like a normal store instead of wasting even more electricity. This stuff inevitably breaks down too and what then?

    Technology like VR headsets and stuff like this makes life more difficult, inconvenient, and expensive for the end user, not less.
     
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    They can’t buy it and eliminate a competitor that’s why like they have in the past.
     
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    But Bitcoin is the future.
     

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