Dec 16th 2018
This Week in Tech 697
The Big Leek Cabal
- Elon Musk is a terrible person to work for.
- The internet is a garbage fire of hate.
- It is not Google's fault that searching for "idiot" results in pictures of Donald Trump.
- The Chinese are not spying on you with secret spy chips on Super Micro servers.
- The Chinese are spying on you by hacking Marriott.
- The Chinese may or may not be spying on you with Huawei phones and 5G infrastructure.
- Taylor Swift is most definitely spying on you at her concerts.
- The Australian government really, really wants to spy on you.
- YouTube Rewind 2018 is awful.
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- Dr. Elon & Mr. Musk: Life Inside Tesla's Production Hell | WIRED
- The Real Roots of American Rage
- Congresswoman to Google CEO: Why when I search ‘idiot’ do I get pictures of Trump?
- The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies
- Super Micro audit complete, including servers supplied to Apple: no spy chips found
- Apple Computers Used to Be Built in the U.S. It Was a Mess.
- GoPro is moving camera production out of China, citing tariff worries
- Germany okay with Huawei building infrastructure | Newshub
- Huawei Offers Access to Source Code
- Don’t use Huawei phones, say heads of FBI, CIA, and NSA
- Facebook bug exposed photos of up to 6.8 million users, including pictures they had not posted
- Inside the Pricey War to Influence Your Instagram Feed
- Facebook could face billion dollar fine for data breaches
- Facebook Portal now lets you play Words with Friends and zoom in on your victory dance
- Report: Facebook renamed Building 8, its hardware skunkworks lab, to Portal after the device launched
- Marriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies Crackdown on Beijing - The New York Times
- YouTube's annual Rewind video received 10M dislikes in about eight days
- Microsoft Teams is growing ridiculously fast
- Taylor Swift used facial recognition to track her stalkers at a concert
- Signal >> Blog >> Setback in the outback
- Australia’s vague anti-encryption law sets a dangerous new precedent - ProtonMail Blog
- Does Australia's access and assistance law impact 1Password? | 1Password
- FCC approves new text message rules, giving carriers more power - The Verge
- The FCC Has Made the Same Mistake for Text Messaging That It Did for Net Neutrality