Unbound: No 183
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Unbound: No 183

Unbound: No 183 is an article featuring topics such as thinking like a hacker, Starbucks' NFT beta program, Americans' trust in autonomous cars, and a potential "Ring of Fire" in the Atlantic Ocean.

Starbucks Halts NFT Beta Program, Eyes Future Digital Loyalty Strategies
by JESSIE A ELLIS | Blockchain.news

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Starbucks, the global coffeehouse chain, has announced the discontinuation of its beta non-fungible token (NFT) program as it recalibrates its approach to digital loyalty incentives. The program's lead, Steve Kaczynski, has shared his mixed feelings about the decision, indicating a sense of uncertainty regarding his position at Starbucks while maintaining a positive outlook on the potential of NFTs within the loyalty space.

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How to Think Like a Hacker — and Defend Your Data
by Dan Lohrmann | GovTech.com

Photo by Michael Geiger on Unsplash

How do hackers hack?

What tools and techniques are commonly used against organizations to gain unauthorized access into systems?

Where can we learn about the mindset of hackers and how to best protect our personal and professional data?

How can you disrupt (or stop) your information from being stolen?


A few weeks back, I was in Las Vegas for the World Game Protection Conference as an invited keynote speaker covering ransomware stories. The presentation immediately prior to mine on the main stage was given by Mishaal Khan, who gave an entertaining keynote that demonstrated how hackers “do their thing” — often with information that is openly available to everyone online.

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AAA Report Says Americans Don’t Trust Autonomous Cars As Waymo Offers Free Rides In LA
by Steve Hanley | CleanTechnia

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Every year, AAA surveys a representative sample of US drivers to determine their attitudes about autonomous cars, such as the vehicles Waymo and Cruise have been testing in cities like Phoenix and San Francisco. This year’s survey was conducted between the 13th and 17th of January using a probability-based panel designed to be representative of the U.S. household population overall. The panel provides sample coverage of approximately 97% of the U.S. household population. Most surveys were completed online. Consumers without Internet access were surveyed over the phone

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🌙 NASA - Best Photo from Last Week
Sleeping subduction zone could awaken and form a new 'Ring of Fire' that swallows the Atlantic Ocean

Diagram showing the age of the crust below the Atlantic Ocean (red being newly formed crust and blue being the oldest crust). (Image credit: Mr. Elliot Lim, CIRES & NOAA/NCEI)

A subduction zone below the Gibraltar Strait is creeping westward and could one day "invade" the Atlantic Ocean, causing the ocean to slowly close up, new research suggests.

The subduction zone, also known as the Gibraltar arc or trench, currently sits in a narrow ocean corridor between Portugal and Morocco. Its westward migration began around 30 million years ago, when a subduction zone formed along the northern coast of what is now the Mediterranean Sea, but it has stalled in the last 5 million years, prompting some scientists to question whether the Gibraltar arc is still active today.

It appears, however, that the arc is merely in a period of quiet, according to a study published Feb. 13 in the journal Geology. This lull will likely last for another 20 million years, after which the Gibraltar arc could resume its advance and break into the Atlantic in a process known as "subduction invasion."

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