Hey Alexa, Grab My Spear

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Hey Alexa, Grab My Spear
In privacy news, The Verge gives us info to delete your fitbit data before Google takes possession of it, police obtain a broad search warrant to collect DNA from over thousand user uploaded profiles, two cases of employees helping hackers have emerged this week which helped to fuel some windows scammers, and smart speakers can be hacked from a far distance away. But our feature story is that another #Alexa has been called on to testify in a bizarre murder involving a spear!
#Twitter #DNA

Facebook is a Quivering Little Baby
In business news, #Firefox finally realized people do not like notification popups, #ATT is all out crazy, and they make people fight for their refunds, but a big data dump from a #Facebook court case shows how the company talked privacy to change conversations (not that they cared about privacy), and rated every company on their potential to be a competitor.

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Privacy
https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/4/20947891/fitbit-data-delete-how-to-google-acquisition

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/11/search-warrant-overrides-1m-users-choice-not-to-share-dna-with-cops/

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/11/former-twitter-employees-charged-with-spying-on-users-for-saudis/

https://blog.trendmicro.com/trend-micro-discloses-insider-threat-impacting-some-of-its-consumer-customers/

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/11/researchers-hack-siri-alexa-and-google-home-by-shining-lasers-at-them/

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/01/alexa-florida-death-witness-amazon-echo

Business
https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2019/11/04/restricting-notification-permission-prompts-in-firefox/

https://www.att.com/esupport/article.html?cjevent=ad955029017811ea83aa00cc0a240611&source=EC1NAT10600aff12A#!/wireless/KM1356113

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/11/atts-stinginess-on-refunds-makes-even-comcast-customer-service-look-good/

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/11/facebook-sold-competition-quashing-as-a-privacy-move-leaked-documents-show/

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