Twitter has a new chief twit in the form of Elon Musk and he’s causing problems, scientists say artificial intelligence may help us communicate with animals, and is the office of the future set in the metaverse?
All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Mark Stockley.
Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, dolphin noises, and rude language.
- Twitter employees are sleeping on the office floor to meet Elon Musk’s deadlines – The Verge.
- Elon Musk shows what being Chief Twit is all about across weird weekend – The Register.
- Pranksters pretending to be laid-off Twitter employees leave San Francisco HQ – YouTube.
- Twitter Limits Content-Enforcement Work as US Election Looms – Bloomberg.
- Twitter’s Yoel Roth comments on the firm’s trust and safety staff having their access to moderation and enforcement tools frozen – Twitter.
- Paul Pelosi Conspiracy Theory Trends on Twitter After Elon Musk Pushes It – Rolling Stone.
- Yoel Roth describes how Twitter will warn users of misleading information – Twitter.
- Yoel Roth describes “surge in hateful conduct on Twitter” – Twitter.
- The Demise of Digg: How an Online Giant Lost Control of the Digital Crowd – Harvard.
- Follow Graham on Mastodon.
- How tech is helping us talk to animals – Vox.
- “The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology Is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants” – Book by Karen Bakker.
- Project CETI – The Cetacean Translation Initiative. Not to be mixed-up with Project SETI.
- The Dark Side Of VR – The Intercept.
- The Metaverse Is the Ultimate Surveillance Tool – Vice.
- What I Learned From Diving Headfirst Into The Metaverse – CNN.
- Zuckerberg thinks the metaverse is the future of work. So what will this look like? – Smart Company.
- Is the Metaverse Really the Future of Work? An Unbiased Investigation – Gizmodo.
- How to Turn Off the “Sign in with Google” Prompt on Websites – How-To Geek.
- Julia Davis and the Russian Media Monitor – Twitter.
- Weiner Staatsoper Opera House.
- Emojis instead of emotions in Simon Stone’s Traviata in Vienna – BackTrack.
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