Will the FTC Get Real Power?

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Will the FTC Get Real Power?
Another city bans facial recognition for all government applications, but the good news ends there. Nest will now sell a smart speaker that is also a router, the Harry Potter mobile game tracks location even when you are not using it, ana Amazon is rolling out bill pay. With all this privacy news, it is no wonder one politician is trying to give the FTC real power over privacy violations.
#FTC #Amazon #Nest

A Ban on NonCompetes?
In business news, the sackler family snakes there way out of more opioid responsibility, Uber lays off lots more staff, and Tesla cars are losing their minds! At least some politicians are trying to eliminate non-competes to boost the job economy.
#Sackler #Uber #Tesla

Watch That WiFi!
A darknet credit card store was hacked…millions of data stolen again! And there is a serious Linux WiFi bug that you will want to update as soon as possible.
#reltek #DarkNet

 

Privacy
https://gizmodo.com/berkeley-becomes-fourth-u-s-city-to-ban-face-recogniti-1839087651

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/15/20908082/nest-wifi-smart-speaker-router-assistant-hands-on-photos-video-price

https://www.cnet.com/news/harry-potter-wizards-unite-tracked-users-locations-even-when-they-werent-using-the-app/

https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/16/amazon-pay-users-in-india-can-now-pay-their-utility-mobile-and-cable-bills-with-alexa/

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/10/privacy-bill-would-give-ftc-actual-authority-land-lying-executives-in-jail/

Business
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/10/judge-grants-mega-rich-sackler-family-reprieve-from-legal-costs-of-opioid-crisis/

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/14/20914096/uber-layoffs-self-driving-eats-ipo-losses-employees

https://gizmodo.com/flash-memory-on-some-tesla-cars-is-reportedly-burning-o-1839084282

https://www.young.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/young-and-murphy-introduce-bill-to-limit-non-compete-agreements-protect-workers

Security
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/10/briansclub-hack-rescues-26m-stolen-cards/

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/10/unpatched-linux-flaw-may-let-attackers-crash-or-compromise-nearby-devices/

 

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