Episode 138: Crippling Crypto

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A tech filled episode of Grumpy Old Bens where we discuss how NVIDIA is crippling the crypto mining ability of their new video card, the cesspool that is Reddit, Twitter trying to monetize their network, and much more!

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NOTES / LINKS:

Upcoming NVIDIA RTX 3060 purposely cripples mining performance
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/hardware/upcoming-nvidia-rtx-3060-purposely-cripples-mining-performance//nas

Nvidia says GeForce RTX 3060 is for gamers, not crypto miners
https://www.cnet.com/news/nvidia-says-geforce-rtx-3060-is-for-gamers-not-crypto-miners/

Twitter announces paid Super Follows to let you charge for tweets
https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/25/22301375/twitter-super-follows-communities-paid-followers

Twitter Shakes Off the Cobwebs With New Product Plans
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/25/technology/twitter-product-plans.html

Twitter planning a feature to let you auto-block and mute abusive accounts
https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/25/22301388/twitter-auto-block-mute-abusive-accounts-safety-mode

Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter Face New Rules in India
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-whatsapp-and-twitter-face-new-rules-in-india-11614250424

Is Google Locking Down Chrome to Resist the Rise of Chromium Based Browsers?
https://news.itsfoss.com/is-google-locking-down-chrome/

Unemployment fraud in IL
https://abc7chicago.com/ides-unemployment-in-illinois-fraud-report/10367159/

WA state creating office of Cybersecurity
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/washington/articles/2021-02-24/senate-oks-measure-creating-state-office-of-cybersecurity

Reddit removes options to opt-out of digital tracking
https://www.reddit.com/r/changelog/comments/lqtecn/update_to_user_preferences/

Google takes google services closed-source, locks them out of chromium
https://blog.chromium.org/2021/01/limiting-private-api-availability-in.html

Google fires second head of AI ethics
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/g/ar-BB1dU6qf

23 and me sold out to VG Acquisition Group (Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson)
https://www.fool.com/investing/2021/02/04/23andme-going-public-via-merger-with-virgin-group/

Coinbase and DigitalOcean filing to prepare for IPO
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1679788/000162828021003168/coinbaseglobalincs-1.htm

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1582961/000119312521055798/d898181ds1.htm

AU officially passes News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/25/australia-passes-its-news-media-bargaining-code.html

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