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Big Revolution - Issue #217

Welcome to Sunday’s Big Revolution, folks. – Martin
September 30 · Issue #217 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Sunday’s Big Revolution, folks.

Big things you need to know today
  • Elon Musk is to stand down as chairman of Tesla as part of a settlement with the SEC over his tweets about taking the company private. Musk will remain CEO, but Tesla and Musk must each pay $20m fines.
  • Many cryptocurrency exchanges are allegedly hives for money laundering. Surely that’s news that will surprise no-one.
  • The UK government wants to introduce guidelines for how young people should use social media. Health Secretary Matt Hancock is to ask the country’s chief medical officer to draw up suggested time limits.
Big weekend reads
Stealing From a Cashierless Store (Without You, or the Cameras, Knowing It) Stealing From a Cashierless Store (Without You, or the Cameras, Knowing It)
This article is a couple of weeks old, but I just stumbled up on it. It’s a look at a new cashierless store in San Francsciso that goes further than Amazon’ Go stores.
“The cameras document shoppers’ movements, speed, stride length and gaze. The store knows when I glance at a poster and for how long. It knows if I slowed down, grabbed a chocolate bar and put it back. It knows if my body is facing the dried mangoes but my face is set on the popcorn.”
The Zennström manifesto
An interesting chat about the future, with one of Europe’s best-known venture capitalists.
Inside Facebook Stories’ quest for originality amidst 300M users
I’ve always thought of Facebook Stories as a poor cousin to Instagram Stories. This article looks at how Facebook is working to change that and give the feature its own identity.
One big tweet
Yesterday afternoon was open season on politicians’ phone numbers as the UK’s Conservative Party’s conference app was found to make it easy to log in as any delegate if you knew their email address.
Marie Le Conte
So I decided to bite and download the Tory conference app to see for myself and I...managed to get the mobile number of a Cabinet Minister in under three minutes which is both really, really bad and also very funny.
2:30 PM - 29 Sep 2018
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