Adblock Antitrust?

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Adblock Antitrust?
Today in Privacy News, #Verizon launches a new privacy-focused search engine…can we trust it? Advocates ask colleges to avoid facial recognition and #grindr shares profile data with hundreds of data analytics companies. Also, Ron Wyden asks the FTC if the #Adblocker industry is rife with anti-trust. These are more stories tonight!

Apple Slashes Trade In Values
#Tesla cars now can talk to pedestrians, #Microsoft rolls out Chromium edge, Mozilla lays off 70 employees, and #Apple slashes the trade in values for products…so expect to pay more for your upgrades this year!

Spectrum Breaks Home Security
In smart tech news today, #Fitbit quietly rolls out blood oxygen tracking…so Google knows you breathing patterns when you sleep! Also, a new startup wants to make a contact lens display screen, #Toyota is building a smart city at the foothills of Mt Fuji, and #Spectrum kills the whole home security line of products and refuses to refund customers. How DARE you!

OK, Boomer
In silly news this week, #Vermont politician introduces bill so bad he will not vote for it! Also, #Giant stores audit breaks if you do not have seven items, and Chief Justice Roberts asks if ‘OK, Boomer’ is age discrimination….OK, Boomer!
#OKBoomer

Articles

Privacy
https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/14/21065640/verizon-onesearch-privacy-tracking-yahoo-breach-hack

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/01/advocates-ask-colleges-to-avoid-facial-recognition-as-surveillance-grows/

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/technology/grindr-apps-dating-data-tracking.html

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/16/scottish-police-device-data-mining-password/

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jan/10/skype-audio-graded-by-workers-in-china-with-no-security-measures

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/14/21065154/ron-wyden-ftc-joe-simons-adblock-plus-ad-blocking-software-investigation

Business
https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/13/21063350/tesla-talk-to-pedestrians-elon-musk-sentry-mode-farts

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/01/goodbye-microsoft-edge-welcome-microsoft-chromium-edge/

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/15/mozilla-lays-off-70-as-it-waits-for-subscription-products-to-generate-revenue/

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/01/apple-slashes-trade-in-values-for-many-of-its-products/

Smart
https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/15/fitbit-blood-oxygen-tracking/

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/16/21067683/mojo-smart-contact-lens-augmented-reality-startup

https://www.techspot.com/news/83486-toyota-build-city-future-foothills-mt-fuji-testing.html

https://gizmodo.com/spectrum-kills-home-security-business-refuses-refunds-1840931761

Silly
https://www.techspot.com/news/83497-vermont-introduces-bill-banning-cell-phone-use-anyone.html

https://arstechnica.com/staff/2020/01/how-i-broke-my-grocery-stores-app-by-not-buying-enough-stuff/

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/15/21067502/chief-justice-roberts-ok-boomer-meme-age-discrimination-supreme-court-hearing

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