Ford Embeds Google In Your Car

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Ford Embeds Google In Your Car
This week in Privacy News, we see updates to the Apple/Facebook Debacle and the Ring-Police alignment. Also, a new partnership plans to put Google in your Ford. In Smart News, the Spot robot gets more terrifying upgrades, a new smart watch now has an EKG, and a new robot cleans your house and tells jokes. We conclude with some security news looking at Flash, gaming, and browser extensions.

Ransomware Payments Drop
This week in Business News, we see updates in Tesla and Comcast, another ISP warns about excessive uploads, and Bezos to leave CEO role. Also, a new study shows that payments to ransomware distributors are declining. In SillyVille, Lego created a white-noise playlist of legos, Amazon’s proposed poop-emoji HQ-2, and a professor teaches from Beyond the Grave.

The Articles

Privacy
https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/1/22260274/facebook-prompt-apple-ios-ad-tracking-opt-in-permission-privacy-update

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/31/22258856/amazon-ring-partners-police-fire-security-privacy-cameras

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/3/22265031/amazon-netradyne-driveri-survelliance-cameras-delivery-monitor-packages

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/01/lawmakers-take-aim-at-insidious-digital-dark-patterns/

https://www.techspot.com/news/88477-ford-google-sign-significant-6-year-partnership.html

Smart
https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/26/22251411/samsung-galaxy-watch-3-active-2-ekg-blood-pressure-health-monitor

https://nypost.com/2021/02/04/cleaning-robot-could-help-fight-covid-19-and-tell-jokes/

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/2/22261932/boston-dynamics-spot-enterprise-self-charging-scout-web-based-control-software-robotic-arm

Security
https://www.welivesecurity.com/2021/02/01/operation-nightscout-supply-chain-attack-online-gaming-asia/

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/02/flash-no-longer-works-in-browsers-so-south-africa-made-its-own-browser/

https://decoded.avast.io/janvojtesek/backdoored-browser-extensions-hid-malicious-traffic-in-analytics-requests/

Business
https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/02/tesla-bows-to-pressure-from-nhtsa-issues-recall-for-models-s-and-x/

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/3/22264430/comcast-data-cap-rollout-delayed-twelve-us-states-isp-bills

https://stopthecap.com/2021/01/27/mediacom-warns-top-0-05-of-uploaders-to-cut-it-out-cites-network-stress/

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/01/google-play-bans-open-source-matrix-client-element-citing-abusive-content/

https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/company-news/email-from-jeff-bezos-to-employees

https://www.techspot.com/news/88490-ransomware-payments-falling-more-victims-refuse-pay.html

Silly
https://qz.com/work/1965925/20000-honey-bees-took-over-a-tech-office-during-covid-19/

https://www.lego.com/en-lt/aboutus/news/2021/february/white-noise/

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/2/22262149/amazon-helix-arlington-virginia-design-hq2-campus

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/02/att-customer-since-1960-buys-wsj-print-ad-to-complain-of-slow-speeds/

https://www.theverge.com/22262230/online-college-class-covid-professor-dead

 

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