Proctor Services Under Fire

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Proctor Services Under Fire
This week in Privacy News, Apple and Google Ban some trackers, Brave has a new curated news feature, and Nintendo opts everyone into data sharing. Also, several privacy-centered lawsuits are coming around including a lawsuit against several online proctoring services. We also look at some security news including a new attempt at securing DNS lookups.

US to Ban Locking Cell Phones
This week in Business News, GIMP is 25 and Pine Phone KDE is available. We also look at a new solar powered car, apple’s over-priced health subscription, and US looking to ban cell phone carrier locking. Also, we cover some smart tech news including a smart tractor that uses AI to map out crop placement.

A Visit From the Galactic Federation
This week in SillyVille, Parents are getting lazy with Netflix monitoring, the ACLU sells hypocritical shirts, and an Apple typo activates the scalpers. Also, aliens from the galactic federation have joined us.

The Articles

Privacy
https://www.macrumors.com/2020/12/09/apple-bans-apps-x-mode-tracker/

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/12/brave-browser-maker-launches-privacy-friendly-news-reader/

https://gamingintel.com/nintendo-switch-owners-data-sharing/

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/8/22160011/google-look-to-speak-eye-tracking-android-disability

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/12/fbi-used-patriot-act-to-gather-website-visitor-logs-in-2019-report-finds/

https://www.techspot.com/news/87906-whatsapp-complains-apple-privacy-nutrition-labels-apply-pre.html

https://dailycaller.com/2020/12/08/china-huawei-using-artificial-intelligence-software-find-uighur-muslims-uighur-alert/

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/24/australia-spy-agencies-covid-19-app-data/

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/9/22166023/epic-proctorio-examity-privacy-online-testing-school-lawsuit-proctoring

Security
https://www.techspot.com/news/87839-radio-proximity-exploit-can-quietly-take-over-iphone.html

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/12/default-password-in-radiology-devices-leaves-healthcare-networks-open-to-attack/

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/9/22166012/florida-raid-rebekah-jones-covid-19-data-dashboard

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/12/cloudflare-apple-and-others-back-a-new-way-to-make-the-internet-more-private/

Business
https://www.theregister.com/2020/11/23/gimp_turns_25/

https://9to5linux.com/pinephone-kde-community-edition-is-now-available-for-pre-order-from-149-99

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/6/22157109/aptera-ev-solar-charging-vehicle

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/12/apple-fitness-launches-this-coming-monday-at-9-99-per-month/

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-08/news-bargaining-code-google-facebook-explainer/12961680

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/12/ftc-48-states-file-suits-to-break-up-instagram-and-whatsapp-from-facebook/

https://www.wired.com/story/us-could-soon-ban-locked-phones/

Smart
https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/8/22163585/logitech-circle-view-wired-doorbell-homekit-secure-video

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/12/cruise-says-its-started-driverless-testing-im-skeptical/

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/electric-self-driving-monarch-tractor-modern-farming/

Silly
https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/8/22163863/netflix-family-profile-kids-activity-report-data-movies-tv-shows-individual

https://reclaimthenet.org/the-aclu-sells-i-read-banned-books-merch/

https://www.idownloadblog.com/2020/12/05/angryduolingo/

https://9to5mac.com/2020/12/10/airpods-max-battery-replacement/

https://www.techspot.com/news/87902-former-israeli-government-official-claims-galatic-federation-aliens.html

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