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#66 - is 2020 over yet? (dot com)

#66 - is 2020 over yet? (dot com)

Back again to talk Tech, Health, and Politics. So much of health and tech crosses into the politics realm and it is important to pay attention to how they will affect us, and the ramifications that they can have on us locally, nationwide, and globally. TikTok, Microsoft, Zoom, Apple, and many other companies have taken different stances on privacy, data collection, and even if we don’t see it right away we may get caught in this web. China has made laws that can be broken on a global scale to try and control the narrative. ALL of this is a conversation that needs to be started and kept going. By the end we were ready for some Shower Thoughts!If you like the music check out the artist here: theearthonfireIntro song links: Spotify Apple MusicPlease subscribe to us on YouTube and join us live for our weekly recording!Follow us on InstagramFollow us on Facebook for the easiest way find us live (YouTube Links will be posted there)Links discussed in episode:Hong Kong Residents rush to erase digital footprints as law gives police powers over online activityWith new security law, China outlaws global activismMexico border towns try to stop Americans crossing amid Covid-19 fearsNigerians sue China for $200B over coronavirus pandemicIt’s Official—Americans Won’t Be Allowed Into Europe When It ReopensGuy Who Reverse-Engineered TikTok Reveals The Scary Things He Learned, Advises People To Stay Away From ItIndia bans TikTok, WeChat, other Chinese appsAnonymous Hackers Target TikTok: ‘Delete This Chinese Spyware Now’The United States is 'looking at' banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, Pompeo saysWarning—Apple Suddenly Catches TikTok Secretly Spying On Millions Of iPhone UsersNew anti-encryption bill worse than EARN IT, would force a backdoor into any US device/software. Act now to stop both.Microsoft & Zoom join hong kong data requests suspensionTikTok to Withdraw From Hong Kong as Tech Giants Halt Data RequestsTwitch temporarily bans TrumpChrome is changing in a big wayTIL:TIL that Elvis Presley recorded over 600 songs throughout his career and did not write a single one of them on his own.TIL that the US $2 bill is still being produced in large numbers. The apparent scarcity of the bill is caused by collectors taking it out of circulation because they think that it is rarer than it actually is.TIL perp walks (perpetrator walks) are illegal in France, as it is illegal to publish pictures of an identifiable person in handcuffs or police custody unless they have been convictedTIL a Russian cat was used by prisoners to sneak drugs into their penal colony near Moscow. The cat allegedly had 5.79 grams of hashish & 1.56 grams of amphetamine under its collar. Defense/prosecution lawyers each wanted the cat to support their case but it escaped from its kennel before trial.Shower Thoughts:Mirror cleaning is really the only job you could see yourself doing.At age 30, you’ve spent a month having birthdaysTanning salons that run on solar power are the epitome of a middleman.Since The Matrix was released in 1999, cellphones have been replacing landlines and payphones, the only way that we were shown how to get out.Dying is when your skeleton finally hatches

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