Episode 133: Choke Points

Grumpy Old Bens

On this episode of Grumpy Old Bens, Google helping Minneapolis Police find George Floyd riots instigator. Guess why they say he is? Section 230 overhaul. TikTok wants to be QVC. The silhouette challenge is showing off the nasty bits. A new Chrome browser 0-day is being exploited, and more!

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NOTES / LINKS:

Minneapolis police tapped Google to identify George Floyd protesters
https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/06/minneapolis-protests-geofence-warrant/

The SAFE TECH Act offers Section 230 reform, but the law’s defenders warn of major side effects
https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/05/safe-tech-act-section-230-warner/

TikTok wants to supercharge the e-commerce market
https://www.techradar.com/news/tiktok-launches-range-of-new-e-commerce-tools

Women Are Warning Creators About The TikTok Silhouette Challenge
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/laurenstrapagiel/tiktok-silhouette-challenge-editing

The Great Suspender Chrome extension’s fall from grace
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/the-great-suspender-chrome-extensions-fall-from-grace/

New Chrome Browser 0-day Under Active Attack—Update Immediately!
https://thehackernews.com/2021/02/new-chrome-browser-0-day-under-active.html

Re-Logic cancels Stadia version of Terraria
https://techraptor.net/gaming/news/terraria-studio-re-logic-suspended-from-youtube

Chromium zeroday vulnerability in V8 javascript engine
https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-patches-an-actively-exploited-chrome-zero-day/

Defense team of Corey Pickett granted right to review source of DNA testing tool
https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/04/dna_testing_software/

India threatens to block Twitter over farmer protests
https://www.wsj.com/articles/india-threatens-twitter-with-penalties-if-it-doesnt-block-accounts-11612364787

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