Freedom. Security. Whimsy. These are all the random themes I’ve included in last week’s 5 Meta Hacks of the Week. Feel free to explore below, and if they jog your memory about something you want to share with the community, go ahead and submit it to me here. I always look forward to learning more from the community. Spread the wealth of knowledge by encouraging your friends to sign up to receive the latest Meta Hacks here.

Enjoy.

Daniel, Founder & CEO
Metadot / Das Keyboard / Mojo Helpdesk

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1. Epson and HP tricked its customers with a dangerous fake update
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has alerted the Texas Attorney General’s office on this malicious attack, downgrading users’ printer to reject affordable ink alternatives.

2. 2018 Freedom in the World report
Amazing look at what parts of the world are considered free, partly free, and not free. (Contributed by Will T.)

3. Car buying conundrum:
Time to buy a new car? Want to be green and pollute less? An electric car is not always the best choice.

4. Magnetic putty magic
I don’t know why, but I cant stop watching this mesmerizing video of magnetic putty. (Contributed by Jenny W.)

5. Best security practices for journalists
If you are a journalist or non-profit, this is a great resource to keep you in check.