The Lighthouse IT Podcast - July 28th, 2023
This week, Matt & Griff discuss TikTok challenging Twitter which is now X, Threads slowly dying, Reddit drama carries on, the latest major security patches from Apple and Microsoft, and more.
Apple launches online store on WeChat, allowing the — everything app to do that much more.
China's largest messaging platform — WeChat' has grown even larger after its partnership with Apple to add a digital store to purchase Apple products.
Twitter is being rebranded as X
Elon Musk has a fascination for adding an X to the names of all his projects, and now that applies to Twitter as well.
OpenAI's classifier taken down for not being fully reliable
A low accuracy rate has lead to the product being taken down from the public while developers work on creating a better version.
Telly's free ad-supported 55-inch TVs
It doesn't allow you to install any streaming apps, but it does come with a Google TV dongle by default.
TikTok is adding text posts
Perhaps looking to assume the spot Twitter once help now that many people are very unhappy with it, TikTok is introducing text-based posts with a 1000 character limit.
Threads Usage Plummets
Threads is looking like a flash in the pan, as its usage peaked on July 14th, and has been steadily falling ever since.
Reddit doing what Reddit do
Reddit admins are working to try and repair relations with mods of striking subreddits, while simultaneously refusing to apologize or even acknowledge that they did anything wrong in the first place.
Apple's rapid response feature gets quick test
Several critical zero-day vulnerabilities were discovered and then quickly patched out using Apple's rapid response. Another point for cybersecurity.
Microsoft 365 hit by Storm-0558 group to attack email
25 organizations were breached by hackers through vulnerabilities in Microsoft 365. Microsoft followed up by patching 132 vulnerabilities in the software.
Government espionage for dummies
The top-level domain for the country of Mali is .ML, which is as it turns out different from .MIL, but that hasn't stopped many people from accidently sending their emails there.