Jan 20th 2019
This Week in Tech 702
Millsplain It to Me
- Apple's Tim Cook Calls for Data Privacy.
- 773M Passwords Pwned - How to Find Out If Yours Was.
- Amazon Tries to Make Alexa Sound "Newsy."
- Google Buys Fossil.
- 74% of Facebook Users are Clueless.
- Facebook's 10 Year Challenge.
- Atari Founder Making Alexa Board Games.
- Stop Using Windows Phone!
- Tokyo Hotel Fires Half its Robots.
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- You Deserve Privacy Online. Here’s How You Could Actually Get It | TIME
- Qualcomm didn't have all the license negotiating power, exec testifies - CNET
- Leaked Emails Reveal New Reason Apple, Qualcomm Parted Ways
- Alexa gets a professional ‘newscaster’ voice for reading the day’s news
- This guy founded Atari and Chuck E. Cheese. Now he's making Alexa games - CNET
- Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right? | WIRED
- Most Facebook users still in the dark about its creepy ad practices, Pew finds | TechCrunch
- Microsoft recommends switching to iPhone or Android as it prepares to kill off Windows phones
- Satya Nadella says Cortana won't challenge Alexa and Google Assistant directly
- An Astonishing 773 Million Records Exposed in Monster Breach | WIRED
- 773M Password ‘Megabreach’ is Years Old — Krebs on Security
- Sen. Marco Rubio wants to ban states from protecting consumer privacy
- Pwned Passwords
- State Regulators Reach Settlement With Equifax in Connection With Massive Data Breach
- Why SoftBank's Masayoshi Son is Silicon Valley's power broker
- Bird Scooter tried to censor my Boing Boing post with a legal threat that's so stupid, it's a whole new kind of wrong
- To Save the Sound of a Stradivarius, a Whole City Must Keep Quiet - The New York Times
- Native Advertising in the Fake News Era | Research
- AMD Ryzen 3000 chips could have 16 cores, 5GHz turbo frequency
- Intel's Next CEO Could Be One of These 5 People
- The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Review
- Netflix thinks ‘Fortnite’ is a bigger threat than HBO
- EA Is Squandering Disney's Priceless 'Star Wars' License
- Robot Hotel Loses Love for Robots