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Aug 13, 2021

This week: Fake prototype trucks designed to scam investors, the death of FandangoNow, pay cuts for work from home jobs, companies force you to put a camera in your bedroom, and so much more.

Dumb Tech of the Week

  • Nikola electric-truck prototypes were faked and it's founder is Currently under Investigation- Link

Discussion of the Week

  • Big Tech call center workers face pressure to accept home surveillance- Link

Tech News Bytes

  • Apple announces new iPhone features to detect child sex abuse- Link
  • Here's everything Samsung announced at its August Unpacked event- Link
  • AirPods will link with an Apple ID in iOS 15 to enable Find My support- Link
  • TikTok limits the visibility of teens' videos amid safety push- Link
  • A Powerful New Deepfake Tool Has Digitally Undressed Thousands Of Women- Link
  • Pay cut: Google employees who work from home could lose money- Link
  • UN report says most climate change effects are 'unprecedented' and 'irreversible'- Link
  • Pepsi, Boston Beer team up to deliver boozy Mountain Dew- Link

Tech RIP

  • Vudu and FandangoNow merge into a single streaming service- Link

Story Update

  • Tesla quietly delays Cybertruck to 2022- Link