Jacob Kastrenakes, writing for The Verge:
Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon published blog posts this morning responding to the backlash they’ve been receiving since Congress voted to revoke a strong set of internet privacy rules that would have prevented internet providers from using or sharing their customers’ web browsing history without permission. The companies take different approaches when responding, but the takeaway from all three is that they think customers should stop worrying.
Ah, yes, trust the giant company, what could go wrong?
Against the Current performed acoustic versions of “Runaway” and “Chasing Ghosts.”
Dreamcar will release their new album on May 12th. They released a video for “Kill for Candy” earlier today.
Story of the Year’s Page Avenue will be coming to vinyl via SRC Vinyl. Pre-orders go live tomorrow.
Jack Antonoff andBleachers live scored The Breakfast Club over the weekend. Some videos from the performance can be found below.
Hans Zimmer has announced some new tour dates.
Dan Goodin, writing for Ars Technica:
The proof-of-concept exploit uses a low-cost transmitter to embed malicious commands into a rogue TV signal. That signal is then broadcast to nearby devices. It worked against two fully updated TV models made by Samsung. By exploiting two known security flaws in the Web browsers running in the background, the attack was able to gain highly privileged root access to the TVs. By revising the attack to target similar browser bugs found in other sets, the technique would likely work on a much wider range of TVs.
Halsey’s new single “Now or Never” will debut tomorrow. The artwork can be found below.
Björk has released a video for “Notget.”
Minus the Bear have contributed “Dinosaur” to the Our First 100 Days compilation.
The Shins’ cover of “A Taste of Honey” is up on Spotify and Apple Music.
At the Drive In have released a video for “Hostage Stamps.”
Fandango sat down with director Christopher Nolan:
I think people who know the story of Dunkirk, in particular, may be surprised by the intensity of the experience. It’s a very suspenseful story and we really try to do justice to that. The pacing is relentless, and the story and action scenes are extraordinarily intense. I think the lean, stripped-down nature of that, and how fast it moves, and what it puts you through in this short space of time… I think it has a different rhythm that I’ve worked in before.
Mew have released their new song “Twist Quest.”
Michelle Branch has released her new song “Fault Line.”
One year ago I retired AbsolutePunk.net and launched Chorus.fm into the world. I can’t believe it’s been a year. First, I want to thank everyone that’s supported the website for a full year and all of you that kept monthly payments on and re-signed up today with a new yearly subscription. Seriously, thank you. I had no idea if this entire endeavor was ever going to work, and all of the support has truly blown me away. I’ve loved getting to know so many of you over the past year and being able to share this experience with you. Again, I can’t tell you thank you enough.
One year in I figured is as good a time as ever to run down some of the numbers from the last 12 months:
- 5,145 articles posted on the main site.
- 1,004,735 words written in those articles.
- 895,137 forum posts.
- 34,766 registered forum members.
- 891,056 likes given out.
- 2,000 private messages sent per month (average).
- 27 podcast episodes recorded (and 3 bonus episodes).
- Over 160,000 podcast listens.
- 83,035,328 pageviews.
- A 6:40 average session time.
- 13 “first listen” blogs in the supporter forum.
- 365 days where I was happy with the choice I made.
Vérité will release her debut album, Somewhere in Between, on June 23rd. The album is up for pre-order and the first track, “When You’re Gone,” is up for stream.
Bayside covered Say Anything’s “Night’s Song,” and Say Anything covered Bayside’s “They’re Not Horses, They’re Unicorns.” You can stream those below.