February 2021

‘WandaVision’ episode 8 made a strong new case for keeping Disney+

The penultimate episode of WandaVision finally answered one of the series’ longstanding questions by explaining how the Westview hex came into being. The answer was not Mephisto, the Nexus, or Agatha all along: It was Wanda’s unyielding grief manifesting as pure chaos magic. The moments leading up to that explanation are some of the finest emotional beats in the MCU, which is interesting because almost all of them take place between the events of the… Read More »‘WandaVision’ episode 8 made a strong new case for keeping Disney+

Amazon-owned Twitch took down Amazon’s anti-union ads

It looks as though there’s some dissent in Bezos’ ranks.  Streaming website Twitch has pulled Amazon’s anti-union ads from running on its service not long after they began running. For the record, Twitch is owned by Amazon. According to More Perfect Union, the bright, talking head-style ads appeared in Twitch streams in Alabama — a state where several thousand Amazon workers are currently voting on whether to unionise. Featuring ostensible Amazon employees, the ads impressed… Read More »Amazon-owned Twitch took down Amazon’s anti-union ads

Coinbase says unmasking Satoshi Nakamoto might harm its business

Some things are best left a mystery — at least as far as Coinbase is concerned.  The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange has been preparing to go public since last year, and in a Thursday prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) it listed a number of issues that could harm its business. Notably, one of those risk factors is the future identification of Satoshi Nakamoto.  For the unaware, Satoshi is the pseudonymous creator… Read More »Coinbase says unmasking Satoshi Nakamoto might harm its business

Facebook updates Instagram’s nudity policy after Oversight Board recommendation

A month after the fresh-faced Facebook Oversight Board published 17 recommendations for how the platform could improve its content moderation, Facebook has responded with a resounding “OK, but it depends.” One of the more significant changes Facebook will adopt relates to Instagram’s nudity policy, to clarify that “health-related nudity” is allowed. The Oversight Board, which is an independent entity that rules on knotty content cases across all of Facebook’s platforms, recommended that Facebook update Instagram’s… Read More »Facebook updates Instagram’s nudity policy after Oversight Board recommendation