Amazon Knows Your Floor Plan

The Article

We are now streaming on: YouTube, Rumble, Odysee, Twitch, and DLive. Head to @switchedtolinux on any of those platforms to watch the stream live at 9:00p EST.

Direct Links:

YouTube: https://youtu.be/-APa87hgnB0
Rumble: https://rumble.com/v1gmdqt-amazon-knows-your-floor-plan.html
Odysee: https://odysee.com/@switchedtolinux:0
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/switchedtolinux/
Dlive: https://dlive.tv/switchedtolinux

Amazon Knows Your Floor Plan
This week in Privacy News, Google AU pays out for location data collection, phone apps collect more data than many think, and the FTC is set to make some rules on corporate data collection. Also, Amazon buys Roomba and that comes with their maps of your house. We also look at security news.

The Electric Car Subsidy that Wasn’t
This week in the Business News, Apple is soaking to increase revenue by pushing ads…we all called that! Also, Airbnb is set to use anti-party technology, otter further limits the free users plan, and the car manufacturers increase the cost of their cars to perfectly match the new government spending bill; but that is a coincidence! We also head to SillyVille.

The Articles

Privacy
https://blogs.dlapiper.com/privacymatters/australia-google-agrees-to-pay-aud-60-million-for-misleading-consumers-regarding-the-collection-of-location-data/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/17/pregnancy-period-tracking-apps-privacy

https://newmedialaw.proskauer.com/2022/08/11/businesses-that-use-consumer-data-or-data-products-everyone-take-heed-ftc-moves-ahead-with-rulemaking-process-on-commercial-surveillance-practices/
https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/ftc_gov/pdf/Commercial%20Surveillance%20and%20Data%20Security%20Rulemaking%20Fact%20Sheet_1.pdf

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/aug/16/ask-all-the-time-why-do-i-need-this-how-to-stop-your-vacuum-from-spying-on-you

Security
https://www.malwarebytes.com/blog/news/2022/08/cisa-and-fbi-issue-alert-about-zeppelin-ransomware

https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/134588/hacking/amazon-ring-vulnerability-camera-recordings.html

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-phishing-attacks-are-exploiting-amazon-web-services/

https://www.malwarebytes.com/blog/threat-intelligence/2022/08/government-attacks-wait-until-the-holidays-to-strike

Business
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/08/report-apple-is-exploring-in-app-ads-for-maps-podcasts-books-and-beyond/

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/aug/17/airbnb-to-use-anti-party-technology-to-crack-down-on-rowdy-guests

https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/19/23312700/otter-transcription-service-free-paid-plans-september-27-changes-features

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/gm-ford-say-electric-vehicle-price-increases-have-nothing-do-dem-spending-bill

Silly
https://notthebee.com/article/tesla-fan-is-looking-for-a-child-to-run-in-front-of-his-car-to-prove-teslas-self-driving-safety-features-wont-turn-the-kid-into-road-pizza/

https://www.ksbw.com/article/thief-leaves-flyers-on-cars-asking-for-donations-saying-i-dont-want-to-steal-but-i-have-bills/40886972#

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/08/lord-of-the-rings-mechanical-keyboards-are-perfect-for-people-who-speak-elvish/

Video

Notes and References

Affilates

Support Switched to Linux with our affiliates:

Amazon

Web Hosting:
A2Hosting
siteground

VPNs:
Get a VPN to stay private online.
NordVPN
Private Internet Access

Podcasting:
Looking at Podcasting? These links will help with either hosting the podcasts or viewing stats.
Blubrry Podcast Hosting
Blubrry Podcasting Stats

Search Website


Sponsored

Recent Articles