Dec 4th 2016
This Week in Tech 591
Silicon Valley's empathy vacuum. FCC says AT&T's zero rating of its new DirecTV Now service violates Net Neutrality. Fitbit buys Pebble. CNN buys Casey Neistat's Beme. 1 million Google accounts under attack by Gooligan malware.
- Om Malik wants to know what router he should buy.
- Leo and Stacey Higginbotham have some recommendations - including one that may never be made again.
- Leo has some advice on how to keep from being hacked while you're on the road
- Should your phone tell you if it thinks you have Parkinson's? Stacey has some concerns
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- Silicon Valley Has an Empathy Vacuum - The New Yorker
- Inside (The) Information
- Facebook makes donation to East Palo Alto affordable housing
- THE BABY IN THE WELL
- After Trump’s Win, Secure Messaging App Signal's Downloads Increase 400% - BuzzFeed News
- 1 million Google accounts compromised by Android malware called Gooligan | Ars Technica
- TalkTalk and Post Office customers hit by Mirai worm attack
- AirPort Routers Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction as Apple Halts Further Development
- Apple Working to Put a Stop to iCloud Calendar Spam
- FCC says AT&T is violating net neutrality with DirecTV data cap exemption | Ars Technica
- Google’s AI Reads Retinas to Prevent Blindness in Diabetics
- How Pebble Is Killing It on Kickstarter
- Fitbit To Buy Pebble — The Information
- Moto pushes off smartwatches indefinitely - The Verge
- GoPro Cutting 15% of Workforce, Closes Entertainment Unit - Bloomberg
- CNN Acquires Social-Video Startup Beme, Co-Founded by YouTube Star Casey Neistat | Variety
- The Hellscape of Waiting 5 Hours in Line for Spectacles