After Math: Now let's just wait a Momo
If internet hoaxsters thought they’d be making a mint off of the latest fraudulent challenge, in this case, the Momo Challenge, they are going to be disappointed. YouTube announced this week that it is demonetizing videos featuring the character — including those from reputable sources like local news stations — to help neuter the movement before it gets someone hurt or incarcerated for once.
Tesla launches orders for the $35,000 Model 3
Elon Musk took a moment away from getting himself in trouble with the SEC (again) to announce that Tesla’s flagship EV, the Model 3, is now the same price as a Chevy Volt, Kia Niro EV and Hyundai Kona EV. You’re still going to want to go with the Kona, though.
RIAA reports music streaming pulled in $7.4 billion last year
Remember how, just a few years ago, the music industry was utterly convinced that its end was nigh; that villainous streaming services were coming to finish off what file-sharing in the early 2000s started? Surprise, the industry got it wrong — again, just like it did with the advent of terrestrial radio and television — and is now practically printing money as streaming services now account for 75 percent of revenue.
Xfinity Mobile PINs were left as ‘0000’ by default
0000? That’s the kinda thing an idiot would have on his luggage!
Twitch is running a $20,000 karaoke contest
See, it’s just like American Idol except it’s completely online and the stakes are much lower.
Dow Jones’ list of risky businesses was left on a public server
For this week’s installment of “major data breaches that could have been prevented if the doofuses in IT had just bothered to set a password” we present a 2.4 million-entry database of entities that the Dow Jones considers “risky businesses” which was left on an unsecured server by a third-party company.