Facial Recognition At A Gas Station?

Facial Recognition At A Gas Station?


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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Our top stories today are about: A DoorDash customer who says her driver stabbed her car tire because she didn’t tip, why people are divided over a video showing a gas station using facial recognition technology, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) being caught on tape throwing out a pamphlet and pin honoring a 10-year-old who has killed in the Uvalde shooting, and how Estée Lauder was hit with two ransomware attacks at the same time. 

After that, we’ve got a “One Dumb Conspiracy” column from our Tech Reporter Mikael

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 


⚡ Today’s top stories

‘He really did the dash’: Customer claims DoorDash driver stabbed her car tire with a rock because she didn’t tip

A DoorDash customer went viral after catching a delivery driver stabbing her car’s tires with a rock because she didn’t tip him.


Viewers divided over gas station requiring facial recognition for entry

Now facial recognition has found its way into another area—gas station security.


‘Beyond f*cking disgusting’: Video shows Lauren Boebert trashing pin honoring 10-year-old killed in Uvalde school shooting

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) was caught on tape throwing out a pamphlet and pin honoring Maite Rodriguez, a 10-year-old who was killed during the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, last year.



Cosmetics maker Estée Lauder hit by 2 ransomware gangs at the same time

Two ransomware groups appear to have independently hacked the multinational cosmetics company Estée Lauder.


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🔍 One Dumb Conspiracy

By Mikael Thalen

Baltimore Maryland festival attendees swatting mosquitoes with captions'Helicopter released deadly mosquitoes in Baltimore, MD AFRAM 2023 Baltimore I can't believe yall did us dirty and released those bugs on us' (l) mosquito sucking blood in front of green background (c) Baltimore Maryland festival attendees swatting mosquitoes with captions'Helicopter released deadly mosquitoes in Baltimore, MD AFRAM 2023 Baltimore I can't believe yall did us dirty and released those bugs on us' (r)


Remix by Caterina Cox

Conspiracy theorists think government dropped deadly mosquitos on music festival

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Mondays our Tech Reporter Mikael Thalen debunks the most wild conspiracy theories swirling around the web in his “One Dumb Conspiracy” column. If you want to read columns like this before everyone else, subscribe to web_crawlr to get your daily scoop of internet culture delivered straight to you inbox.


🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🧊 If you’ve ever felt like your drink was packed with more ice than liquid, then you’re not alone.

📺 A Hampton Inn guest claims he was charged $900 for a broken TV set after his stay. The man says he was wrongfully accused of the damage and pointed out what he believed are inconsistencies in hotel management’s story.

🍴 Some people are curious what goes on behind the scenes at Texas Roadhouse, but sometimes it’s really better not to know.

🍕 A Domino’s pizza party is nice … but it might not be what your workers want.


☕ A former Dunkin’ Donuts employee quit her job at the coffee chain in favor of Starbucks after five years of feeling undervalued by the company.

🏳️‍🌈 From the Daily Dot archive: How a Sims 2 fan forum became an unwitting safe space for queer creatives.

🥐 A Tim Hortons customer called out the location she went to for serving her a partially burnt sandwich.

🛍️ A DoorDash driver is going viral for providing tips for those new to the trade, including the range of orders they should decline.

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👋 Before you go

In a viral TikTok video, a United States Postal Service worker shared how many free drinks she gets from customers during her shift.

In the clip, Naomi (@nayyohhmii) is seen in full uniform, including a hat, in the midst of working on a hot summer day. The delivery driver alludes to the fact that she regularly gets drinks from kind customers and wanted to count how many she’d get that day.

“Let’s see how many waters my customers gift me today,” the text overlay on the video reads.

water bottle (l) young USPS worker with caption'Let's see how many waters my customers gift me today' (c) water bottles (r)


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*First Published: Jul 24, 2023, 10:30 am CDT


Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is the newsletter editor at the Daily Dot. He previously served as the deputy tech editor. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

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