The 1984 Telescreen Invasion

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This week in the privacy news, a senator proposes a law to declare cameras and mics in devices…but there is an estimated 8% chance it will become law, Facebook wants Portal to invade the workplace, twitter had an ad snafu, but Amazon wants to place ring all over your property so they may be able to watch you any time!
#Amazon #Twitter #Apple

Business (Adobe Abandons Their Customers Some More)
In business news, the FBI is warning small businesses about more malware attacks, Uber will offer your pet a ride (for a fee), and comcast is up their usual tricks overcharging, but that means nothing because Adobe just kicked a whole country off their subscription services!
#Adobe #Uber #Comcast

Evil Tech (Police Robot Fail)
This week in Evil Tech we find that car-pedestrian accidents have gone up because all this new technology cannot spot people! Cheap smartphones harvest more data, but you will need that phone to call the police because the law-enforcement robot will not help you!
#Smartphones #PoliceRobot #AutonomousCars

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Privacy
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/10/senator-proposes-mandatory-labeling-for-products-with-mics-cameras/

https://venturebeat.com/2019/10/08/facebook-is-bringing-portal-video-chat-devices-to-the-workplace/

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/8/20905223/linksys-aware-mesh-routers-motion-detection-wifi-smart-home

https://help.twitter.com/en/information-and-ads

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/07/devoted-medicare-advantage-plan-covering-apple-watch-as-a-benefit.html

https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/9/20686488/ring-stick-up-cam-smart-lighting-door-view-review-test-price-specs-features

Business
https://www.ic3.gov/media/2019/191002.aspx

https://nypost.com/2019/10/10/uber-pet-will-make-it-easier-to-ride-with-your-furry-friend/

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/10/comcast-incorrectly-charged-2000-customers-for-exceeding-data-cap/

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/10/att-raises-prices-7-by-making-its-customers-pay-atts-property-taxes/

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/7/20904030/adobe-venezuela-photoshop-behance-us-sanctions

 

Evil Tech
https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/10/aaa-finds-your-new-car-probably-wont-stop-you-from-hitting-pedestrians/

https://www.fastcompany.com/90408472/cheap-smartphones-have-a-disturbing-secret

https://gizmodo.com/useless-police-robot-fails-to-call-for-help-when-needed-1838886285

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