Feb 17th 2017
Tech News Today 1708
Facebook, Sprint, T-Mobile, My Friend Cayla, RSA, Android
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a comprehensive 5,800-word letter detailing how Facebook can help facilitate a global community that is informed, supportive, engaged and inclusive in an ever-changing and polarized world. He also writes about battling a trend of misinformation on the network and beyond.
Sources to Reuters say that SoftBank, Sprint’s parent company, might pursue a sale of Sprint to T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom. Softbank's dissappointment with Sprint’s lack of growth in the US is given as the impetus for the sale. Negotiations would likely begin in April.
German regulators say the My Friend Cayla doll is an espionage device and as such, sales have been banned in the country. The doll takes voice questions from children and transmits that data via WiFi to a server that sends the answer back, raising privacy concerns. It's also been shown to be easily hack-able.
We discuss how connected cars are increasingly hack-able, how YouTube is getting rid of the 30 second unskippable ad, and guest co-host David Spark tells us all about his time at the RSA Security Conference all week.
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- Building Global Community
- Zuckerberg removed a line about monitoring private messages from his Facebook manifesto
- Exclusive: SoftBank willing to cede control of Sprint to entice T-Mobile - sources
- Why every US carrier suddenly changed their unlimited plan this week
- Banned In Germany: Kids' Doll Is Labeled An Espionage Device
- Android Phone Hacks Could Unlock Millions of Cars
- YouTube ending 30-second unskippable ads, but it’s not all good news …
- Honda V2X
- Why UPS trucks (almost) never turn left
- Why UPS Trucks Don't Turn Left