The Spy Who Sold Me

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The Spy Who Sold Me
This week in Privacy News, The Chrome Incognito mode court case will proceed, an encrypted phone company CEO is charged, and Tinder will allow background checks. Also hackers can steal SMS messages, TikTok forces personalized ads, and a car location data company is selling data to the US Military. We also include some security news.

Gaming Amazon
This week in Business News, ATT whines about losing in court, NTSB yells at Tesla, and another smart product tries to go subscription. Also, Dropbox to get a password manager, Windows removes some bloatware, and Amazon makes a game out of their work. We conclude with some SillyVille.

The Articles

Privacy
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/judge-rules-5-billion-google-chrome-incognito-mode-lawsuit-can-go-forward/

https://www.vice.com/en/article/4adzdj/sky-secure-global-indictment

https://www.insider.com/tinder-background-checks-for-matches-to-decrease-gender-violence-2021-3

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/15/22332315/sms-redirect-flaw-exploit-text-message-hijacking-hacking

https://www.engadget.com/tiktok-personalized-ads-april-15-183027465.html

https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7adn9/car-location-data-telematics-us-military-ulysses-group

Security
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/if-youre-getting-bombarded-with-facetime-group-calls-youre-not-alone/

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56365372

https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2021/03/in-wild-series-october-2020-0-day.html

Business
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/att-whines-about-calif-net-neutrality-law-as-isps-case-appears-doomed/

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/12/tesla-is-using-customers-to-test-av-tech-on-public-roads-ntsb.html

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/cricut-retroactively-adds-subscription-fee-to-millions-of-devices/

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/16/22332829/dropbox-passwords-manager-added-free-basic-account

https://www.techspot.com/news/88948-microsoft-remove-windows-10-bloatware-fresh-installs-upcoming.html#commentsOffset

https://www.mic.com/p/amazon-is-expanding-its-gamification-model-of-warehouse-work-to-at-least-20-states-66229098

Silly
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/mar/15/twitter-accidentally-blocks-users-who-post-the-word-memphis

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/15/22332888/github-employee-fired-nazi-slack-declines-offer-job-back

https://www.christianpost.com/voices/school-teaches-kids-to-stop-saying-mom-dad-why-it-matters.html

https://www.techspot.com/news/88971-coca-cola-testing-vending-machine-subscriptions-japan.html

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