Interesting things I read on the Internet this week
A Recycled IP Address Caused Me to Pirate 390,000 Books by Accident — Don’t leave old subdomain A records kicking around, lest your IP gets recycled.
Google just gave a stunning demo of Assistant making an actual phone call — Impressive tech, awful use case to choose for a demo. The fake “umm” and other human-like tricks just feel deceptive and dishonest to me.
Study: Seaweed in Cow Feed Reduces Methane Emissions Almost Entirely — Exciting, seaweed that inhibits cows from producing methane. Until such time that we stop eating such massive amounts of beef, perhaps this could limit the climate problem that is cow burps.
Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t. — Now your TV, radio, and hi-fi can secretly control your home.
The Case for Electric Scooters — There are so many positives for electric scooters as urban transport, I’m really excited about these. Right now they’re seen as childish but I suspect that won’t last.
How a “location API” allows cops to figure out where we all are in real-time — A loophole to avoid the inconvience of asking a judge for a warrant. Once again, if we collect intimadate date about people, it’s only a matter of time before it gets misused.