This Week in Tech

Jul 25th 2021

This Week in Tech 833

Herbs of Providence

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Billionaires in space, Right to Repair, Akamai outage, NSO Spyware
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Category: News

Billionaires in space, Right to Repair, Akamai outage, NSO Spyware

  • Amazon’s New World is reportedly bricking RTX 3090 cards.
  •  Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson not yet astronauts, US says.
  • Report Finds Big Telecom Spends $320,000 on Lobbying Every Day.
  • The FTC Votes Unanimously to Enforce Right to Repair.
  • iFixit CEO names and shames tech giants for right to repair obstruction.
  •  Framework | The Framework Laptop is now shipping, and press reviews.
  •  Alexa finally gets a masculine-sounding voice option.
  •  ‘Call Her Daddy’ Host Alex Cooper Wants to Have the Biggest Podcast in the World.
  •  Google pushed a one-character typo to production, bricking Chrome OS devices.
  •  Akamai DNS outage knocks many major websites and services offline: PSN, Steam, Fidelity, more.
  •  A Defunct Video Hosting Site Is Flooding Normal Websites With Hardcore Porn.
  •  BritBox Customers Stunned When Billed 100 Times Their Monthly Fee.
  •  Twitter shares a first look at the ‘big overhaul’ coming to TweetDeck.
  •  Twitter reveals surprisingly low two-factor auth (2FA) adoption rate.
  •  Tennessee man died from heart attack after ‘Swatting’ over Twitter handle.
  •  Elon Musk confirms Tesla will not offer a regular steering wheel on new Model S/X.
  •  Tesla Full-Self Driving Software Alarms Safety Advocates.
  •  Pegasus spyware seller: Blame our customers, not us, for hacking.
  •  Top U.S. Catholic Church official resigns after cellphone data used to track him on Grindr and to gay bars.

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