Self-installed Dystopia Apps

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Self-installed Dystopia Apps
This week in Privacy News, police were given Ring cameras to jump start the spy network, Facial Recognition denies unemployment benefits, and Pelonton wants your heart rate data. Also, Google is developing a Find My Device network and they are also installing dystopic apps on people’s phones. We also look at a few smart and security articles.

Windows 11 Forced MS Account
This week in Business News, people don’t want ads in VR, Apps may be able to be removed, and medical algorithms fail to detect illness. Also, cable ISPs participate in no ISP left behind, and we have some more details on Windows 11 with forced online MS accounts. We finish off with SillyVille.

The Articles

Privacy
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/ring-gave-police-officers-free-cameras-as-part-of-an-influencer-marketing-campaign/

https://www.vice.com/en/article/5dbywn/facial-recognition-failures-are-locking-people-out-of-unemployment-systems

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/22/22545560/peloton-wearble-heart-rate-monitor-fitness

https://www.techspot.com/news/90117-google-may-developing-service-similar-apple-find-network.html

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/even-creepier-covid-tracking-google-silently-pushed-app-to-users-phones/

Smart
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/texans-regret-opting-into-power-plan-that-remotely-raises-thermostat-temps/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/peloton-requires-a-subscription-to-use-the-tread-plus-but-it-e2-80-99s-working-to-change-that/ar-AALk5YB

Security
https://www.techspot.com/news/90140-strange-ssid-could-permanently-disable-iphone-wifi.html

https://unit42.paloaltonetworks.com/bazarloader-malware/

Business
https://uploadvr.com/blaston-ad-test/

https://www.techspot.com/news/90120-proposed-antitrust-legislation-bans-companies-making-pre-installed.html

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/22/22545044/algorithm-hospital-sepsis-epic-prediction

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/06/cable-isp-altice-slashes-upload-speeds-from-35mbps-to-as-low-as-5mbps/

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/24/22548480/windows-11-home-internet-connection-set-up

https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-11-home-requires-internet-to-complete-setup-but-there039s-a-workaround/

Silly
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/apples-anti-sideloading-pr-blitz-includes-white-papers-interviews/

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/22/22526209/fisker-electric-popemobile-papal-transport-ocean-suv-vatican

https://www.techspot.com/news/90145-petitions-demanding-jeff-bezos-not-allowed-back-earth.html

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