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StorySherpa: Unintended Consequences

AB5, R2-D2, C3PO and other robotic things.
StorySherpa: Unintended Consequences
By Yury Molodtsov • Issue #69 • View online
AB5, R2-D2, C3PO and other robotic things.

California's new employment law has boomeranged and is starting to crush freelancers
Instagram will start removing influencers’ branded posts that advertise vapes, tobacco, and weapons
Google is Getting Into Payments
Is there a loneliness epidemic?
How Superhuman uses video game design to make work feel more like a game
Even Coca-Cola Launched a Subscription Service
Cancer Treatment: China Mulls Looser Experimental Therapy Rules - Bloomberg
Unbundling Facebook is a great opportunity and its usage stats are the place to look for them. Nobody has really made proper casual events platform and lots of people still use Facebook only for it.
Sar Haribhakti
Great takeaways on FB usage from a survey of younger millennials and/or older gen z by @venturetwins

My read is FB usage might be declining in some ways but is still useful in ways no other newer social apps are. It’s utilitarian aspect is sticky.
That’s a sensitive topic. On one had, you don’t want to have what happened a few years ago during the ICO craze, on the other hand it’s hard to come up with a test that would confirm someone’s knowledge and can’t be hacked.
Adam Nash
The SEC is finally considering changes to the definition of accredited investor, potentially to base it on expertise, not just financial criteria. Wrote this post back in 2010 proposing a similar change.
People found out what security and adtech specialists knew for a long time – it’s possible to track devices and even find out someone’s identity if you have that goal in mind.
Stuart A. Thompson
When we first started working with the data, we wanted to see if any sensitive sites were included. I zoomed into the Pentagon and saw this.

Our jaws hit the floor.

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And while people demand Google and Apple to give more freedoms to developers, in order to increase security you need to do exactly the opposite.
Benedict Evans
The demand for more privacy and security on your phone is sometimes (not always, but clearly here) a direct conflict with the demand for Apple and Google to let developers do whatever they want on competitive grounds.
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Yury Molodtsov

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