Episode 170: Dream Ads

Grumpy Old Bens

Chicago’s weekend double-whammy, crypto is crashing, China and BTC, crazy iPhone bug breaks WiFi, contact tracing, SpaceX too hot for broadband, and much more on this episode of Grumpy Old Bens!!

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NOTES / LINKS:

Chicago shootings: 49 shot, 5 fatally, in weekend violence across city
https://abc7chicago.com/49-shot-5-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-violence/10815692/

HORRIFIC VIDEO: Puerto Rican Couple Yanked From Their Car and Shot By Mob of Black Men in Chicago
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/horrific-video-puerto-rican-couple-yanked-car-shot-mob-black-men-chicago/

Bitcoin tumbles 11% after China steps up crackdown on crypto mining and financial operations
https://markets.businessinsider.com/currencies/news/bitcoin-price-btc-china-mining-crackdown-sichuan-cryptocurrencies-ether-2021-6-1030538480

iPhone bug breaks WiFi when you join hotspot with unusual name
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/iphone-bug-breaks-wifi-when-you-join-hotspot-with-unusual-name/

How much money a TikTok star with 1.6 million followers makes, from brand deals to the ‘Creator Fund’
https://www.businessinsider.com/influencer-news-mediakix-how-much-tiktok-pays-alisha-marie-2021-6?op=1

Are advertisers coming for your dreams?
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/06/are-advertisers-coming-your-dreams

Amazon Passes the Buck: Blames Social Media for Rampant Fake Reviews
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/06/19/amazon-passes-the-buck-blames-social-media-for-rampant-fake-reviews/

Texas power companies automatically raised the temperature of customers’ smart thermostats in the middle of a heat wave
https://www.businessinsider.com/texas-energy-companies-remotely-raised-smart-thermostats-temperatures-2021-6?op=1

Smart Thermostat Program
https://www.oppd.com/residential/products-services/smart-thermostat-program/?utm_source=FirstEmail&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=SmartThermostat_SK

SpaceX Starlink dishes overheating, shutting down
https://techglobalnews.com/2021/06/16/starlink-dishes-go-into-thermal-shutdown-once-they-hit-122-fahrenheit/

Contact tracing was compromised from the beginning
https://themarkup.org/privacy/2021/04/27/google-promised-its-contact-tracing-app-was-completely-private-but-it-wasnt

MassNotify app installed on android without users knowledge
https://9to5google.com/2021/06/19/massachusetts-massnotify-app/

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