Facebook Engages Project Takeover

The Article

Facebook Engages Project Takeover
This week in Privacy News, LA settles with Weather Channel; they can keep collecting data. Also, be sure not to use really, really, really, old Linux kernels, the Secret Service buys mobile phone location data, and Toyota will partner with AWS to store all your driving data for insurance! Also, Facebook starts merging all data…are you sucked into the Zuckertrap?

Fortnite’s Epic Apple Boss Fight
This week in Business News, Streaming companies face charges from all directions, Google fights back against Austrilia, and Microsoft forces edge while finally killing the zombie named Internet Explorer. We will also look at the Apple / Fornite epic boss fight.

You Were Pwned
In a special news section, we will examine several data leaks to make sure we cover everyone! We look at a followup to the Uber leak from 2016, Alexa had a bug that could let hackers steal your voice recordings, and a fertility app sent all its data to China. Also, from inside the company, Instacart contractors access customer data, Canada CRA was compromised and 25 million medical records leaked.

Quarantined Chick Wings
This week in SillyVille, we get a new smart, AI toothbrush, an Eagle takes out a drone, and a new study finds that drawing eyes on a cows butt scares preditors away. Finally, Fauci finds the Boogieman-bug on chicken wings.

Where is Your Line?
This week in Dystopia news, we will look at some of the restrictions that are occuring locally and around the world. We want to start by looking at Sweden and the PA health numbers. Also, we will look at some local news to encourage you to look at your own news, and finally, we end with a possible solution.

The Articles

Privacy
https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/19/21376217/los-angeles-the-weather-channel-app-lawsuit-settlement-location-data-selling

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/u-s-urges-linux-users-to-secure-kernels-from-new-russian-malware-threat/

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/08/secret-service-other-agencies-buy-access-to-mobile-phone-location-data/

https://www.theregister.com/2020/08/18/aws_toyota_alliance/

https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-social-media-privacy-dark-patterns/

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/08/oculus-vr-accounts-will-soon-require-facebook-ties/

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/14/21369737/facebook-merging-instagram-messenger-chats-update

Business
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/08/charter-can-charge-online-video-sites-for-network-connections-court-rules/

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/08/cities-sue-netflix-hulu-disney-claim-they-owe-cable-franchise-fees/

https://www.techspot.com/news/86405-google-free-services-australia-risk-proposed-media-bargaining.html
https://about.google/intl/ALL_au/google-in-australia/an-open-letter/

https://www.techspot.com/news/86407-microsoft-365-dropping-support-internet-explorer-11-next.html

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/17/21372846/microsoft-cant-uninstall-microsoft-edge-web-browser-editorial

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/20/21377411/adobe-lightroom-ios-ipados-app-update-pictures-photos-presets-deleted

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/15/21369607/apple-ios-fortnite-ban-epic-lawsuit-cloud-gaming-xcloud-microsoft-antitrust-war

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/08/19/iphones-fortnite-ebay/

You Were Pwned
https://www.npr.org/2020/08/20/904113981/former-uber-executive-charged-with-paying-hush-money-to-conceal-massive-breach

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/08/an-alexa-bug-could-have-exposed-your-voice-history-to-hackers/

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/20/21377591/fertility-app-premom-reportedly-shared-customer-data-with-chinese-companies

https://www.zdnet.com/article/instacart-discloses-security-incident-caused-by-two-contractors/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-revenue-agency-cra-cyberattack-1.5688163

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-ai-company-leaks-over-25m-medical-records

Silly
https://www.engadget.com/colgate-hum-smart-toothbrush-hands-on-120049179.html

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/16/21370357/bald-eagle-drone-egle-michigan

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/08/study-confirms-that-painting-eyes-on-cow-butts-helps-ward-off-predators/

https://www.al.com/news/2020/08/coronavirus-update-fauci-not-pleased-chicken-wings-tests-positive-for-coronavirus.html

dystopia
https://www.newsweek.com/sweden-covid-19-death-rate-lower-spain-italy-uk-despite-never-having-lockdown-1522306

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/patton-township-supervisors-approve-ordinance-to-enforce-masking-limits-on-gatherings,1483871/

http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/after-large-gathering-on-campus-barron-warns-against-unacceptable-student-behavior,1483877/

https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/sites/default/files/SCovidCompact_Aug20.pdf

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/20/21377408/airbnb-global-ban-house-parties-coronavirus

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/20/21376971/contact-tracing-app-albion-college-privacy-concerns-location-data-qr-codes-security-flaws

https://makeamericansfreeagain.com/

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