Oh boy, this past week has been a FUN one! While all of us plebs labor about our daily lives, the internet chefs have been working on an extra special meal for us.
To start things off, we're going to be diving into the absolute clusterfuck that is the OpenAI board's decision-making capabilities, before moving onto an eternal classic: the Crypto scam. To finish things off, we'll be sampling Apple's new RCS support for iPhone, and who knows, there might even be a little surprise at the end!
Talk about short-sighted decision-making. Since Friday last week, the board at OpenAI has:
- Fired Golden Boy CEO Sam Altman
- Begged him to come back before the weekend ended
- Impulsively hired an interim CEO. Their choice? The guy who co-founded Twitch
Apparently, we've all been waiting for a generative AI with daddy issues, so it's a good job they're moving into that niche.
The official Bloomberg Crypto Twitter account had a link to the official telegram channel in its profile header. A scammer seized the opportunity during Bloomberg's recent transfer of their Telegram handle and used the old name to redirect users to a fake discord server.
The link to the old telegram channel remained active on the Bloomberg Twitter account for some time until a crypto scam investigator pointed it out. The malicious discord server would then present users with an account verification bot with a phishing link that attempted to steal the individual user's discord credentials. Not a good look.
Could this mean the end of the green text bubble? I sure hope so, because iPhone people are goddamn annoying about that. All you Android chads out there rejoice, for we shall be undetectable in the group chats! This move might also have political motivations, as the EU is investigating iMessage's status as a "gatekeeper."
Security researchers found multiple vulnerabilities in the PureVPN Linux app. It's a real shame too, because Linux users likely represent their sweatiest customer segmentation. Those are the people you want to keep loyal to you no matter what.
In case you're curious, we don't think PureVPN is a reputable company, like, at all. In fact, we've done an in-depth study on the VPN industry as a whole, so you don't have to. Why did we do this? At Windscribe, the mighty VPN is our religion, and we just happen to all be sons and daughters of a preacher-man.
- ChatGPT might start acting weird, its parents are going through a rough patch
- Not even mighty publications like Bloomberg are safe from crypto scams
- Apple decides to catch up to the rest of the world - try and contain your applause
- Pure VPN = Pure Garbage... Don't @ me
Keep a close eye on the Windscribe blog, for soon a deal that you won't want to miss will manifest itself before your very eyes! In the meantime, make sure you're keeping yourself safe online with a proactive and comprehensive privacy strategy.