The Lighthouse IT Podcast - August 25th, 2023
This week, Matt & Griff discuss issues with Tesla vehicles (and modern automobiles in general), good/bad news over at X, "epic" legal battles between Epic and Apple, Chrome to use AI to summarize your web content, Netflix finally ending their DVD-by-mail service (seriously thought they did already), Microsoft's new default font, and more!
Tesla files notice for data breach
This get way worse when you remember that Tesla vehicles store images and videos recorded by their built in cameras.
Where do broken cars go when they die?
Well anywhere that someone is willing to take it, but what does that mean now that so many cars have built in computers storing information about their drivers.
Patch now: Juniper Junos OS contains chainable flaws
An unfortunate combo of two vulnerabilities with a severity ranking of "medium" can be exploited together to create a vulnerability that is much more severe.
FBI wants you… to not fall for mobile tester scams
Before you join any "mobile beta test" you best make sure that notification is actually what it seems, lest you grant hackers access to your device.
Epic blow for Epic's petition
While Epic's fight with Apple over their App Store policies had made some progress in California, a recent Appeals court ruling has halted that momentum.
Reddit? More like Dreddit!
Reddit continues to make questionable choices by making good on their threats to commandeer subreddits that continue the blackout in protest of Reddit's wildly unpopular changes to their API pricing.
Is this déjà vu? Netflix to kill off DVDs-by-mail service
I know, it's just as shocking to me as it presumably is to you, who knew Netflix was still offering DVDs by mail, although that's about to come to an end in September.
New CEO for X makes big claims
Mostly that they are starting to turn things around for the better, but they have a long road ahead of them to bring back the people who were turned off by the many changes they have made.
Chrome will soon summarize articles for you using generative AI
It's still in beta, but Google is looking to provide you with summaries of articles as you actively read them.
Threads is officially coming to a PC near you
As of early August it has been publicly announced that Meta is working on a web version of Threads to make it available on desktop by September.
Glitch or goal - Musk admits — X may fail' after a "glitch" erased data
All images uploaded to X/Twitter prior to December 2014 have been lost. Conspiracies about what the actual reason/cause for this are being thrown around.
Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel all get a new default font
After ten years of Calibri and much user feedback, Microsoft is finally making a change to the default theme of Office365 products.