Weekly News Marathon

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Obamaphones are Packed with Uninstallable Malware
In privacy news this week, Firefox 72 brings some privacy defaults and blocks notifications, Google offers DuckDuckGo in EU for new Android devices, the senate looks at ring with mean eyes, and the Obamaphones come preinstalled with unremovable malware…hey, its a feature!
#Firefox #ObamaPhone #DuckDuckGo

Smart Tech is Coming For Your Three S’s
On this edition of news, we look at smart devices including Ring devices with new plans and a privacy dashboard, Alexa is integrated into the Lamborghini, and another smart shoe makes an appearance. Linksys things it is a good idea to detect breathing with its router, and several companies are coming for the three seashells!
#IoT #SmartBathroom #Linksys

ISPs Not Allowed to Charge for Equipment You Don’t Have…
In this edition of Business News, the new California law threatens freelancers…and the media calling it a win is laying off staff! Also, a new smart lock charges over long distances, and Amazon calls the Honey browser extension malware after PayPal buys it, and the courts finally rule that ISPs cant charge for routers they don’t provide.
#ISPs #Amazon #Freelancers

Roombas Have Arms
In this edition of Evil Tech, Digit is a new biped robot that can deliver packages, Tesla claims another victim, and Roomba vaccuums might get arms soon.
#Roomba

Smart Litter Box Analyzes Cat Poop
In this edition of the silly news, scientists make an ai to detect harassment in emails. Also, the US Army is not drafting via text message! ANd a new AI kitty litter box analyizes poop…
#AICatBox #WW3

The Articles

Privacy
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/01/firefox-72-blocks-fingerprinting-scripts-by-default-rethinks-notification-pop-ups/

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/9/21058120/google-android-search-engine-choice-duckduckgo-bing-default-eu-antitrust-ruling

https://www.cnet.com/news/senator-criticizes-rings-new-security-measures-calls-for-company-to-go-further/

https://www.spotifyforbrands.com/en-US/news/sai-announcement

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/android/2020/01/united-states-government-funded-phones-come-pre-installed-with-unremovable-malware/

Stupid Devices
https://www.consumerreports.org/privacy/ring-privacy-dashboard-gives-consumers-more-control-of-data-settings/

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/6/21048587/lamborghini-rivian-amazon-alexa-integration-cars-ces-2020

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/09/this-is-not-asics-new-smart-shoe/

https://gizmodo.com/soon-linksys-wifi-will-be-able-to-detect-every-breath-y-1840794006

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/8/21055351/ces-2020-smart-tech-bathroom-personal-hygiene-charmin-colgate

Business
https://www.techspot.com/news/83401-new-california-law-threatens-put-state-freelancers-out.html

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/7/21053980/wi-charge-alfred-locks-long-range-wireless-charging-smart-lock

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/9/21059083/amazon-honey-browser-extension-security-risk-paypal-acquisition-competition

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/01/us-finally-prohibits-isps-from-charging-for-routers-they-dont-provide/

Evil Tech
https://www.agilityrobotics.com/meet-digit

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jan/01/tesla-autopilot-california-crash-two-deaths

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/9/21058868/roomba-arms-robot-vacuum-irobot-ces-2020

Silly
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jan/03/metoobots-scientists-develop-ai-detect-harassment

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/7/21055797/us-army-draft-ww3-scam-text-message-fake

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/7/21054690/ai-smart-kitty-litter-box-cats-poop-pee-ces-health

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