The pricey subscription service MasterClass is well known because of its aggressive advertising. However, not many people can afford to use it. But according to Gizmodo, that's just changed...sort of. MSCHF is a creative collective working in the in-between space of influencer/hype beast/ad agency/art without committing to any one of these areas. MSCHF has summarized each MasterClass and produced 'Welcome to masterWiki: stolen from MasterClass, republished as wikiHow.
Gizmodo reports nonprofit watchdog group American Oversight is suing the US Justice Department and five other agencies. The lawsuit concerns the deployment of federal police against protesters in Portland and other cities to counter Black Lives Matter protests. It accuses government officials of unlawfully withholding public records under the Freedom of Information Act.
David Hasselhoff's classic show, "Knight Rider", is coming back. Deadline reports James Wan is attached to produce a new film adaptation of Knight Rider. The film will be produced through his Atomic Monster production company and Spyglass Media. Plot details for this latest installment are being kept under wrap. Gizmodo reports the project will be a present-day take that will maintain the anti-establishment tone of the original.
A man’s encounter with COVID-19 likely led to him experiencing life-threatening catatonia. Gizmodo reports Swedish doctors say it erased days of his memory. The man was able to recover without serious brain damage thanks to prompt treatment. However, the doctors warn that the man’s case may highlight a never-before-seen form issue. We don't know the extent of neurological complications that can be caused by the coronavirus.
In yet another high-profile instance of cybersecurity crime, a Twitter user on Thursday leaked 20GB worth of confidential Intel documents. The Twitter user says they received the documents from an anonymous hacker, and the files had been stored on a file-sharing service. Gizmodo reports that according to the leaker, the folder contains classified information under NDA, or a non-disclosure agreement. What is unknown at this time is what the files actually reveal.
[NFA] Tropical Storm Isaias raced up the U.S. East Coast on Tuesday, generating tornadoes and knocking out power, and a twister in North Carolina killed at least one person when it obliterated a mobile home park. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Isaias, downgraded from a hurricane but still a powerful tropical storm, moved along Florida's eastern coast on Sunday, bringing strong winds but no longer posing a storm surge threat. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
[NFA] For the first time in 25 years a Democratic presidential candidate is running TV ads specifically targeting Texas, and Democrats say even a small investment in the Lone Star state could boost down-ballot contests and force Republicans to shift resources from other battlegrounds. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.