This Week in Tech

Dec 12th 2021

This Week in Tech 853

Make It Cozy

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Worst 0-day in a decade, Amazon outage, Assange extradition, Birds Aren't Real
Records live every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.
Category: News

Worst 0-day in a decade, Amazon outage, Assange extradition, Birds Aren't Real

  • Six dead, no hope of more survivors after tornadoes destroy Amazon warehouse.
  • Log4Shell: RCE 0-day exploit found in log4j2, a popular Java logging package.
  • An Amazon server outage caused problems for Alexa, Ring, Disney Plus, and deliveries.
  • Amazon Outage Disrupts Lives, Surprising People About Their Cloud Dependency.
  • Instagram's CEO faces senators accusing his company of harming some young users.
  • Instagram will bring back a chronological feed in 2022.
  •  The US wins appeal over the extradition of WikiLeaks founder
  • Inside Tim Cook’s Secret $275 Billion Deal with Chinese Authorities.
  •  Apple’s Empty Threat? Silence Over iPhone Ad Workarounds Sows Confusion.
  •  All Those 23andMe Spit Tests Were Part of a Bigger Plan.
  •  Mercedes-Benz gets the world’s first approval for an automated driving system.
  •  A New Tesla Safety Concern: Drivers Can Play Video Games in Moving Cars.
  •  Tesla Cybertruck with updated design spotted on test track.
  •  ‘No easy solution’ for Tesla Cybertruck’s comically large windshield wiper, Elon Musk says.
  •  Kickstarter Will Move Its Crowdfunding Platform to Blockchain.
  • I want to go back!' Michael Strahan can't get enough of space after Blue Origin launch.
  •  TCL stops selling Google TV lineup over software & performance issues, updates coming soon.
  •  Amazon is shutting down the web ranking site Alexa.com.
  •  Grand Theft Auto video game ban proposed by Illinois State Rep. Marcus Evans.
  •  Italy fines Amazon €1.13B for abusing market dominance.
  •  Jessica Rosenworcel was confirmed by Senate to lead the FCC.
  •  New FDA-approved eye drops could replace reading glasses for millions: "It's definitely a life-changer".
  •  Birds Aren’t Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory.
  •  Ex-Apple Engineer Cher Scarlett No Longer Withdrawing U.S. Labor Agency Complaint Against Apple.

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

Links