Elon Musk has offered a teenager $5000 to delete a Twitter account that tracks the billionaire’s private jet. ElonJet has over 150,000 followers, and uses a bot that 19-year old Jack Sweeney developed to monitor Musk's flights. Musk called it a security risk and offered the kid $5k to make it go away. Sweeney countered asking for $50,000, saying he could use the money for college and maybe a Tesla Model 3. READ MORE.
The IRS is reportedly looking for alternatives to its facial recognition software. Users are required to enroll in it by this summer before they can file their taxes online, however, the technology has raised privacy concerns. The Treasury Department says it wants to make filing returns more secure but will look at other possible options. READ MORE.
The Spotify saga continues! Over the weekend the streaming service responded to criticism after a number of prominent artists said they will follow Neil Young’s lead and leave the platform if it continues to host comedian Joe Rogan. Spotify says it’s adding a content advisory to any podcast episode that includes discussion about Covid-19. The advisory will direct listeners to a Covid hub that will include links to trusted sources. READ MORE.
According to Johnny Knoxville, Jackass could live on even after their upcoming movie Jackass Forever, just not with the current cast. He says says he’s content sitting behind the camera with a younger cast doing the stunts. Jackass Forever is out this Friday. READ MORE.
A biopic about The Who's late drummer Keith Moon is in the works! Plans are in place to start shooting this summer. It's tentatively titled "The Real Me." Bandmates Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are both executive producers. READ MORE.