May 27th 2018
This Week in Tech 668
How Many Cups in a Stone?
- The FBI wants you to reboot your router right now. FBI agents have gained control of a huge Russian botnet. If your router is affected you just need to reboot it.
- Facebook and Russian ads - how should government react in the age of cyber warfare?
- Amazon sells facial recognition software to law enforcement officials. Is this an invasion of privacy, or a good example of public/private cooperation?
- Alexa records a couple's conversation and sends it to a friend. Amazon has a convoluted explanation, but it may just come down to odds.
- Google's AI can order you food, but Microsoft's can check in on your feelings, at least in China.
- GDPR confusion takes news sites offline and sparks billions of dollars worth of lawsuits.
- Disney's bid to buy Fox gets some competition from Comcast. Does this mean that Hulu is doomed?
- Senators call for investigation into fake pro-net neutrality comments
- Three charged in swatting death
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- Anti-Bitcoin Ad Attacks Congressional Candidate for Accepting Cryptocurrency Donations
- Exclusive: FBI Seizes Control of Russian Botnet
- White House eliminates top cyber adviser post
- Without Nuclear Deal, U.S. Expects Resurgence in Iranian Cyberattacks
- Interview with nine members of the Facebook team tasked with fighting misinformation on recent News Feed changes
- Hard Questions: Why Doesn’t Facebook Just Ban Political Ads? | Facebook Newsroom
- Amazon Pushes Facial Recognition to Police, Prompting Outcry Over Surveillance
- Alexa listened to a couple's conversation and sent it to the husband's employee without permission / Boing Boing
- Here’s Amazon’s explanation for the Alexa eavesdropping scandal - Recode
- Jeff Bezos: 'We Must Go Back to the Moon, and This Time to Stay'
- GDPR: US news sites unavailable to EU users over data protection rules
- Facebook and Google hit with $8.8 billion in lawsuits on day one of GDPR
- In Twitter’s early days, only one celebrity could tweet at a time | The Outline
- Comcast confirms plan to buy 21st Century Fox and control of Hulu | Ars Technica
- 2 Senators Impersonated During Net Neutrality Repeal Call on FCC to Investigate Millions of Fake Comments