America’s Smart City

The Article

America’s Smart City
This week in Privacy News, TikTok starts offering job applications, China requires facial scans to play video games, and the NSA is still doing unconstitutional surveillance. Also, the first large American smart city failed to launch. Do people even want a smart city? We also look at some security news.

A “Bank” Worse than PayPal?
This week in Business News, a new car company wants to ‘redefine’ car ownership…are you ready to share your car with strangers? TikTok starts selling its AI resources and Amazon employees are fired by phone app. That’s gotta hurt. Finally, Chime is a new neobank that seems to cancel accounts faster than PayPal. We also conclude with a SillyVille article.

The Articles

Privacy
https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/7/22567220/tiktok-resumes-job-application

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/07/chinas-largest-game-publisher-uses-facial-scans-to-enforce-youth-curfew/

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-nsa-has-been-reading-my-private-emails-planned-to-leak-the-contents

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/07/americas-smart-city-didnt-get-much-smarter/

Security
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/google-boots-google-play-apps-for-stealing-users-facebook-passwords/

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/07/another-0-day-looms-for-many-western-digital-users/

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/microsofts-emergency-patch-fails-to-fix-critical-printnightmare-vulnerability/

Business
https://www.theverge.com/22557411/lynk-co-01-cheaper-as-you-share-volvo-geely-price-date

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/4/22562962/tiktok-parent-bytedance-video-app-ai-byteplus-china

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/05/amazon-worker-fired-app-dystopia

https://www.propublica.org/article/chime

SillyVille
https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/2/22561264/california-driver-ticket-spacex-starlink-antenna

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/8/22568648/facebook-oversight-board-abdullah-ocalan-dangerous-entities-exception-lost

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