Exam Cheating 101: AGs defamation law overhaul, Tesla’s new Cybertruck, Apple removes ratings and reviews from it’s online store and take down Yoda GIFs you will [Episode 317]

Andy Blume and Mark Macdowell are back in the studio with this week’s look at all things geek.

This week’s stories:


Law should treat social media companies as publishers: Attorney-General [The Age]
Social media slurs could put Facebook in the courts under defamation push [ABC News]
Media companies liable for Facebook comments made by others, court finds [The Age]

Borat Hates Facebook

Sacha Baron Cohen Says Social Media Companies Have Created The ‘Greatest Propaganda Machine In History’ [Gizmodo]
A Genocide Incited on Facebook, With Posts From Myanmar’s Military [New York Times]

Village Roadshow Shitshow

Roadshow, Netflix seek to block open source Popcorn Time app [Computerworld]

RIP Cloud Print

Google is shutting down its Cloud Print feature in 2020 [The Verge]

Ol’ Musky At It Again

Tesla Cybertruck gets almost 150,000 pre-orders despite being widely mocked [ABC News]
Elon Musk: About 150k orders thus far for Tesla Cybertruck [ITNews]
The Cybertruck Is Good, Fight Me [Gizmodo]
Tesla Cybertruck – They Did Actually Test the Window [Tool & Gadget]

Safer & Privater Porns And Stuff

DoH! Microsoft to build DNS over HTTPS into Windows 10 [IT News]
UK ISP group names Mozilla ‘Internet Villain’ for supporting ‘DNS-over-HTTPS’ [ZDNet]

Oh Japan, You So Crazy

This Japanese hotel room costs $1 a night. The catch? You have to livestream your stay [CNN]

iOS 14 Might Be Less Crap

Apple Reportedly Overhauling Its Software Development Process Following Buggy Release of iOS 13 [MacRumours]

Your Mum Rates Me

Apple killed the option to leave product reviews on its site just as holiday buying starts [Business Insider]
Apple removes all user reviews and ratings from its website [London Case Factory]

Doctor Whom

Your First Thrilling Look At Doctor Who Season 12 Is Here [Gizmodo]

S’all Good, Man

Returning: Better Call Saul [TV Tonight]

Other stuff we mentioned:

A cartoon intro to DNS over HTTPS [Mozilla Hacks]

ADL International Leadership Award Presented to Sacha Baron Cohen at Never Is Now 2019 [YouTube]

One Dollar Hotel [YouTube]

Migrate from Cloud Print to native printing [Google Chrome Enterprise Help]

Stephen Colbert: The Newest Zealander Visits PM Jacinda Ardern [YouTube]

Inside a Prague Brothel, Where Sex Is Free If You Perform for the Web [Wired]

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