Written to Binge – This Week in Tech 688

– Defending Bloomberg’s Chinese spy chip story Google+ killed by a breach that wasn’t a breach.
– Facebook breach that WAS a breach hits 30 million users. In related news, Facebook now sells a video chat device with a camera that can follow your every move.
– Made by Google event: what we think of the Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub.
– Apple’s TV content will be free for everyone who owns an Apple device.

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Older Than the Mini Jack – This Week in Tech 686

Facebook breach, Elon’s costly tweet, Google turns 20, and more.

–How to tell if your Facebook account is one of the 50 million that were hacked this week
–Why the founder of Instagram left Facebook
–“Funding secured” tweet costs Elon Musk his chairmanship and $40 million
–Google turns 20 –More leaks from Google’s upcoming October 9th event
–Amazon gives $1 million to Wikimedia
–FCC fines robo-caller $37.5 million
–Did you register to vote on Snapchat?
–Web creator Tim Berners-Lee has a plan to fix the Internet

Memoji Dating – This Week in Tech 684

This Week in Tech

Apple’s new iPhones and Watch, Facebook election security, EU vs memes, and more!

–Apple Watch Series 4 takes on heart disease.
–iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr: what’s in a name?
–All the new features and “new” features in the 2018 iPhones and iOS 12.
–Can Mark Zuckerberg fix Facebook’s political woes?
–Hurricane tech.
–EU vs memes.
–California requires basic IoT security.
–Google kills Inbox.
–Ikea will scan your butt.

This Week in Tech 681: That Grips My Muffin

This Week in Tech

– Tech companies are meeting in secret to discuss election security.
– FB wants your MRI to train its AI.
– The nightmare that is Facebook moderation.
– Refuse to unlock your phone in Australia, go to jail for 10 years.
– It’s still very hard to figure out how to stop Google from tracking you.
– New iPhones coming September 12th, we think.
– Verizon throttles firefighters.
– IMB patents thought-powered drones that deliver coffee straight to your mouth.

This Week in Tech 680: Hacky Hack Hack

This Week in Tech

Elon’s Twitter addiction, $1200 iPhone XS+, Movie Pass Fail, Pai’s lie, and more.

–Leave Elon alone! Tesla tumbles after Musk laments his “most difficult and painful year.”
–Google employees revolt over China rumors; town hall meeting shut down due to “kerfuffle” tweets.
–Apple thinks that its headquarter buildings are worth 1/6th of an iPhone XS+.
–Australian teen Hacky Hack Hacks Apple’s main computer network.
–MoviePass is failing miserably, but the French version is great!
–Google clarifies how constantly it tracks your location.
–US government wants to wiretap Facebook Messenger
–Facebook is not responsible for mews media’s continued existence.
–Ajit Pai finally admits to congress that the FCC wasn’t hacked.
–10 nanometer transistors? Try 1/10th nanometer. German researchers develop a 1 atom transistor switch.

This Week in Tech 678: Popcorn and Brown Liquor

This Week in Tech

Trillion Dollar Apple, Facebook dating, Surface Go review, and more.

–Apple is the first trillion dollar company ever.
–Is Universal Basic Income the fix for poverty in America?
–Alexa is Now the Ultimate in Home Security
–Why you should avoid Chinese phones.
–Facebook Dating is coming soon – will this make you spend too much time on Facebook?
–People still don’t understand blockchain.
–Maybe you just shouldn’t tweet.
–Ed Bott thinks the Surface Go is great!
–MoviePass is going out of business, and it’s Owen JJ Stone’s fault.
–Fortnight doesn’t want to pay the Google Play store.

This Week in Tech 677: To Serve Cat

This Week in Tech

Facebook’s stock crash, Tesla surfboards, Russia hacks utilities, and more.

— Jason Calacanis tells us what’s going on with his buddy Elon Musk.
— Apple fixes the MacBook Pro’s throttling issue.
— Facebook and Twitter stock takes a dive over poor growth numbers, but Google is doing just fine.
— Russian hackers in MY energy grid? It’s more likely than you think.
— Slack eats HipChat. • Spectrum Internet gets kicked out of New York.
— Get a Tesla surfboard to go with your Boring flamethrower.

This Week in Tech 673: The Prozac Dash Button

Reinventing Microsoft, Amazon’s push into healthcare, new Apple Maps, and more.

–Apple vs Samsung settled: our long international nightmare is over.
–A proposed US law has patent trolls jumping for joy.
–Amazon jumps into the healthcare business by buying online pharmacy PillPack.
–Foxcon’s new Wisconsin plant breaks ground.
–Yet another Facebook security breach, but this time a bug bounty program catches the leak.
–Twitter’s new Ad Transparency Center opens new avenues for journalists.
–The sky is falling in Fortnite.
–WPA3 could make Wi-Fi a lot more secure.
–California follows Europe down the data privacy road.
–Christina Warren knows all the Andromeda secrets, but she’s not talking.
–AOL Instant Messenger is reborn! –StumbleUpon is not. 😦

This Week in Tech 669: 15 Minutes of Fun

–Apple’s WWDC this week looks like it may be a disappointment for anyone hoping for new hardware.
–Facebook is killing its “Trending Topics” section.
–Teens prefer Instagram and Snapchat to Facebook; close to half are “almost constantly” online.
–The Atari VCS is coming soon for expensive retro gaming.
–Scooters and bikes are becoming a problem for San Francisco.
–The new emoji are coming!
–A Canadian Hacker gets 5 years for his part in the Russin-linked Yahoo breach.
–Microsoft is worth more than Google.
–Self-driving technology picks up speed as California ok’s free autonomous taxis.

This Week in Tech 668: How Many Cups in a Stone?

–The FBI wants you to reboot your router right now. FBI agents have gained control of a huge Russian botnet. If your router is affected you just need to reboot it.
–Facebook and Russian ads – how should government react in the age of cyber warfare?
–Amazon sells facial recognition software to law enforcement officials. Is this an invasion of privacy, or a good example of public/private cooperation?
–Alexa records a couple’s conversation and sends it to a friend. Amazon has a convoluted explanation, but it may just come down to odds.
–Google’s AI can order you food, but Microsoft’s can check in on your feelings, at least in China.
–GDPR confusion takes news sites offline and sparks billions of dollars worth of lawsuits.
–Disney’s bid to buy Fox gets some competition from Comcast. Does this mean that Hulu is doomed?
–Senators call for investigation into fake pro-net neutrality comments
–Three charged in swatting death