Surveilled by Evil Clowns

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This week in privacy news, #totok is a new spying app…the government warns about it, but not about Facebook! Also, SF law goes so far that #iPhones were banned by city workers, Amazon is working on hand ID tech. Our final story is that giant #surveillance balloons with high res cameras on on the edge of space watching us!

Thunberg Email Scam
In business news, T-Mobile-Sprint merger is now being fought on the state level. Also, the #Boeing CEO is out after the 737 Max crisis, the #Sacklers are mad their name is being removed from Tufts, and #Apple wants to bypass mobile carriers altogether! Our final story is that Gretta Thunberg’s name is being used to spread a malware campaign.

Disposable Venture Capital
This week in Silly News, there is now a flying #Roomba! Also, you can support a bionic cat #kickstarter. But I want to know where are all the environmentalists who should be crying about the disposable #kcups and other crap of our day.

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Privacy
https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/23/21034860/totok-chat-app-secret-spying-tool-surveillance-united-arab-emirates-uae

https://www.techspot.com/news/83309-san-francisco-tweaks-facial-recognition-ban-made-illegal.html

https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/12/26/21037923/amazon-go-hand-scanning-patent-biometrics-whole-foods-identity

https://news.yahoo.com/pentagon-warns-military-members-dna-kits-pose-personal-and-operational-risks-173304318.html

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/12/giant-surveillance-balloons-are-lurking-at-the-edge-of-space/

Business
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/12/t-mobilesprint-deal-is-good-actually-feds-tell-court-in-states-lawsuit/

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/23/boeing-stock-halted-pending-news-company-battles-fallout-737-max-crisis.html

http://www.newyorkmail24.com/2019/12/20/sackler-family-members-fight-removal-of-name-at-tufts-calling-it-a-breach/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-20/apple-has-top-secret-team-working-on-internet-satellites

https://www.techspot.com/news/83310-researchers-discover-malicious-email-campaign-using-greta-thunberg.html

Silly
https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2019/12/23/21034914/flying-roomba-robot-vacuum-peter-sripol-youtube

“https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1655380003/marscat-a-bionic-cat-a-home-robot”

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/23/21031902/keurig-gadgets-kcups-juicero-venture-capital

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