Episode 169: Convenience Debt

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Amazon rolls out casherless tech in a full-sized store, vigilante malware blocks pirate sites, Colorado goes woke and loses jobs, smart homes are a pain, beware that crypto wallet that just showed up in the mail, and much more on this episode of Grumpy Old Bens!!

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NOTES / LINKS:

‘Black Widow’ star Scarlett Johansson criticizes ‘sexualized’ portrayal of character
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/scarlett-johansson-calls-out-treatment-black-widow

Amazon brings its cashierless tech to a full-size grocery store for the first time
https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/15/22534570/amazon-fresh-full-size-grocery-store-just-walk-out-cashierless-technology-bellevue-washington

Twitter might let you ‘unmention’ yourself from tweets
https://www.engadget.com/twitter-unmention-feature-010207232.html

NSA shares guidance on securing voice, video communications
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/nsa-shares-guidance-on-securing-voice-video-communications/

Vigilante malware blocks victims from downloading pirated software
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vigilante-malware-blocks-victims-from-downloading-pirated-software/

Mysterious Malware Blocks The Pirate Bay and Other Pirate Sites
https://torrentfreak.com/mysterious-malware-blocks-the-pirate-bay-and-other-pirate-sites-210618/

Devs Sneak Movie Piracy Apps Into App Store Disguised as Other Things
https://torrentfreak.com/devs-sneak-movie-piracy-apps-into-app-store-disguised-as-other-things-210615/

Criminals are mailing altered Ledger devices to steal cryptocurrency
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/cryptocurrency/criminals-are-mailing-altered-ledger-devices-to-steal-cryptocurrency/

Samsung SmartThings v1 hub shutting down
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/samsung-is-killing-the-first-gen-smartthings-hub-this-month/

Colorado successfully narrows wage gap… to zero
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/wsj/ar-AAL93A2

Vigilante malware
https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2021/06/17/vigilante-antipiracy-malware/

Ledger anti-phishing advice
https://www.ledger.com/phishing-campaigns-status

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