In this episode:
- A Girl Scout troop leader is on the run with $15K worth of Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs.
- A new study reveals that the majority of streaming platform subscribers “password swap” with family and friends.
- And con-man tale, Sneaky Pete, gets a thumbs up in our book.
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Question of the week: If you stole $15K worth of Girl Scout cookies, which kind would it be?
The real cookie monster
A Kentucky woman was indicted on charges for stealing more than $15,000 worth of Girl Scout cookies, reports the Lexington Herald Leader. — Daily Beast
Never fear, Minimeyes is here
Ever get caught with your pants down? Porn platform xHamster thinks it has a solution. They’ve just launched an Indiegogo campaign for a device called minimeyes. Designed in partnership with Dutch inventor Moos Neimeijer, it’s basically a motion sensor that keeps an eye out while you’re, um, otherwise occupied. — Mashable
What We’re Streaming
A con man on the run from a vicious gangster takes cover by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, reuniting with his estranged family, that threatens to drag him into a world just as dangerous as the one he’s escaping.
The Latest in Streaming
Say ‘bye bye’ to The Get Down
Netflix has canceled Baz Luhrmann’s “The Get Down” after one season. The cancellation brings an official end to a series that was plagued by behind-the-scenes troubles and failed to connect with viewers in the ways that buzzy Netflix hits such as “Stranger Things” and “Orange is the New Black” have. — Variety
Password swapping is a thing
A new study conducted by Fluent and reported by Streaming Observer, reveals that as many as 60 percent of paid streaming accounts in the US are having their passwords shared with other non-paying viewers. — PC Mag
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