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

We crawled the web for you today and our top stories are about: how your parking app is actually a privacy nightmare, a deep dive into The House of the Dragon, a debunk of a fake video showing former President Trump and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, and a viral video showing a truly perplexing office bathroom situation. 

After that, our Culture Reporter Michelle has her weekly “Now Streaming” column. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

Parking apps can let anyone track your car—this hacker wants to stop it

Data from parking apps, even if you don’t use them, can be utilized to keep tabs on your location.


What’s the deal behind the ‘cursed’ reputation of Harrenhal on ‘House of the Dragon’?

A bleak enough reputation to cover up a murder or two.


🕵️‍♂️ DEBUNK
Don’t fall for that video of Kyrsten Sinema on-stage at a Trump rally

A Twitter account known for sharing satirical videos was suspended after posting a doctored video featuring former President Donald Trump and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).


‘Who puts a lock to keep people from getting out?’: New employee gets trapped in office bathroom that requires a key card to exit

A podcaster went viral after uploading a video of himself stuck in a real-life sitcom scenario—he was locked in his office’s bathroom on his first day of training at the new position.


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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

📱 A T-Mobile worker was allegedly told to stop making TikToks even though he was doing it off the clock and in promotion of the brand. 

☕ A barista shares their experience working for an independent café in California after quitting their job at Starbucks in a viral video. Less than two weeks later, they say they regret the decision

💸 In a viral video, a customer claimed he was scammed by a Dunkin’ worker. 

🍴 A food service worker went viral on TikTok after sharing an incident in which a customer allegedly threatened her, leading her to walk out during her shift.

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💼 At least this boss was honest? A worker claims their boss told her it “might be a good idea to start applying to new jobs” during a one-on-one meeting

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👋 Before you go

A former GameStop employee went viral on TikTok last week after sharing the gross details of her first day on the job… including an adult customer pooping in the store

GameStop employee poop

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