July Privacy, Cyber Security, and Tech News Ticker

July Featured Stories:


Amazon Echo (Alexa) Surrogate, Nicholas Thompson (Editor- Wired) Implies that We Should Accept Privacy Loss For Convenience & AI........Personal Privacy Alert\CBS Morning News: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/do-digital-home-devices-put-your-privacy-at-risk/

Amazon Alexa Shares Conversations with Developers.........CREEPY\Fortune:  http://fortune.com/2017/07/13/amazon-alexa-conversations/

San Diego to Deploy Surveillance Street Lights..............Privacy Alert!\Reuters:  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ge-sandiego-idUSKBN1611YU

07.31.2017- Google Plans to Track Shoppers........Privacy Alert\The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/07/30/googles-new-program-to-track-shoppers-sparks-a-federal-privacy-complaint/?utm_term=.e917ecf212b9

07.31.2017- Facebook "Your Face Belongs to Us!"- Fights Facial Recognition Privacy Laws.........Privacy Alert\The Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/how-facebook-fights-to-stop-laws-on-facial-recognition

July Privacy, Cyber Security, and Tech News Ticker

07.31.2017- Electric Cars Run Over OPEC............\Bloomberg Gadfly:  https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-07-30/electric-cars-run-over-opec-in-new-existential-crisis

07.31.2017- Robot Cracks Safe on Live TV..........\BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40760648

07.31.2017- China to Launch "Un-Hackable" Quantum Communications Network.......\Neowin: https://www.neowin.net/news/china-will-launch-an-unhackable-quantum-communication-network-in-its-jinan-city-next-month

07.30.2017- Google Kills Pro-android Surveillance Malware\Forbes:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/07/26/google-kills-pro-android-surveillance-malware/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=1004377494&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesTechTwitter#3424a7622e3d

07.30.2017- Apple's Next Big Offering- AI.............\Seeking Alpha: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4091281-artificial-intelligence-apples-second-revolutionary-offering?utm_content=58235057&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

07.30.2017- Hacker Uses Magnet to Hack Smart Gun..........\Top Buzz: https://www.topbuzz.com/article/i6448542823259046410?app_id=1106&c=sys

07.30.2017- Honolulu Hawaii Bans Texting and Walking Zombies.........\Reuters:  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-texting-ban-idUSKBN1AD2LS

07.30.2017- Europe Battles Google over Snippet Tax..........\Yahoo: https://www.yahoo.com/news/europe-battles-google-news-over-snippet-tax-proposal-032756691.html

07.30.2017- Amazon Under Federal Investigation- Sales to Person on Anti-terror List (Iran)............\Silicon Beat:   http://www.siliconbeat.com/2017/07/28/amazon-under-federal-investigation-over-iran-linked-sales-including-to-person-on-anti-terror-list/?doing_wp_cron=1501445202.7419259548187255859375

07.30.2017- Apple & China Censorship- Removes Apps that Support Freedom  of Speech......Apple Privacy Alert\The NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/29/technology/china-apple-censorhip.html

07.30.2017- Smart-Bullet Proof Vest Contacts 911............\GoveTech: http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Montgomery-County-Va-Pilots-Smart-Bullet-Proof-Vests-that-Contact-911-When-an-Officer-is-Injured.html 

07.30.2017- Password Stealing Malware..............Cyber Security Alert\Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2017/07/17/new-password-stealing-malware-spreads-rapidly-thanks-to-rock-bottom-pricing/amp/

07.29.2017- Silicon Valley Too Expensive for Even Tech Workers who Live out of Cars...........\KTVU: http://www.ktvu.com/news/270784215-story

07.28.2017- City of San Jose Cuts Exclusive Real-estate Deal with Google............\CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/27/google-is-buying-820-million-worth-of-property-in-silicon-valley.html

07.28.2017- LA to Restrict Sheriff's Use of Drones............\LA times: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-sheriff-drones-20170727-story.html

07.28.2017- Senators Release Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Email...........\The Hill:  http://thehill.com/policy/technology/343973-senators-to-release-bipartisan-legislation-to-protect-americans-email

07.28.2017- Musk Fires Back at Zuckerberg on Threat of AI..........Privacy Alert\The Hill:  http://thehill.com/policy/technology/343659-elon-musk-fires-back-at-zuckerberg-on-ai

07.28.2017- Bill on Driverless Cars Speeds Through House..........\The Hill: http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/344141-driverless-car-bill-speeds-through-house

07.27.2017- Twitter Fails to Grow Subscribers..............\Bloomberg:  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-27/twitter-s-revenue-tops-estimates-monthly-user-growth-evaporates

07.26.2017- Google Deep Mind Creates AI with Imagination............\Wired:  http://www.wired.co.uk/article/googles-deepmind-creates-an-ai-with-imagination

07.26.2017- Bezos Richest Man in the World.........\Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2017/07/26/amazon-ceo-jeff-bezos-is-now-less-than-1-billion-from-being-the-richest-person-in-the-world/#43650bd635bd

07.26.2017- Amazon Market Cap Tops a Half of a Trillion............\Money Beat:  https://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2017/07/26/amazon-market-cap-tops-half-a-trillion/

07.26.2017- NASA Supersonic Jet Cuts Flight Time in Half..............\Telegraph  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/nasa-plane-supersonic-jet-cut-flight-times/

07.25.2017- Uber Ride From Hell..................Creepy\Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4726962/Uber-driver-filmed-receiving-oral-sex-prostitute.html

07.25.2017- Company, Amazon, that Exploit Personal Info for Profits Wants to Enter Healthcare.......Privacy Alert\CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/24/amazon-showing-interest-in-health-care-supply-chain-nervous.html

07.25.2017- Wisconsin Company to Microchip Employees..............Privacy Alert & CREEPY\Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4723434/Wisconsin-company-install-microchips-employees.html

07.24.2017- AI Police State to Predict Crime in China.......\Express UK:  http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/832390/AI-minority-report-POLICE-China-predict-crimes-BEFORE-they-happen

07.24.2017- Robots to Take Over More Manual Labor Jobs...........\The Wall Street Journal:  https://www.wsj.com/articles/next-leap-for-robots-picking-out-and-boxing-your-online-order-1500807601

07.24.2017: App Tells Users when They Are Depressed.  Check App Permissions as App May Share Data With 3rd-parties\Bloomberg:  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-20/this-app-tells-you-when-you-re-depressed-who-else-does-it-tell

07.23.2017- Text Messaging Scam "Smishing".............Cyber Security Alert\NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/how-cyber-criminals-are-targeting-you-through-text-messages-n782671

07.23.2017- Wells Fargo Leaks 50,000 Records...........\Engadget: https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/22/wells-fargo-accidentally-leaks-client-info/

07.23.2017- Go Low-tech to Solve High-tech Problems........\NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/technology/personaltech/going-low-tech-to-solve-everyday-high-tech-problems.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

07.23.2017- Data Breaches Down for Retailers.............\SpineSafe: https://spinsafe.com/data-breaches-down-for-us-retailers-as-concern-of-attacks-increase-international-business-times/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

07.23.2017- Microsoft Fights Back Against Russian Fancy Bear..........\Slashdot:  https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/07/23/0413256/microsoft-launches-a-counterattack-against-russias-fancy-bear-hackers

07.22.2017- San Diego The Most Draconian City Surveillance Program to Be Deployed...........\The Techocracy News: https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/2017/02/22/san-diego-install-street-lights-surveillance-cameras-mics/

07.22.2017- China Targets VPNs...........\Reuters:  http://www.reuters.com/video/2017/07/20/china-targets-vpns-in-latest-cyberspace?videoId=372137098

07.22.2017- FTC "Stick with Security...........\FTC: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/07/stick-security-insights-ftc-investigations

07.21.2017- Bezos Trillion People Solar System\Space:  https://www.space.com/37572-jeff-bezos-trillion-people-solar-system.html

07.21.2017- Musk Claims Approval to Build Hyperloop\NBC New York: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Elon-Musk-Says-He-Has-Approval-to-Build-NY-DC-Hyperloop-435629673.html

07.20.2017- Amazon Developing Robots to Stalk You at the Airport...........\The Ladders: https://www.theladders.com/p/24256/amazon-patents-a-robot-to-stalk-you-at-the-airport

07.20.2017- Are Tech Giants Too Big and Should Govt. Break UP Monopolies?.........\Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-20/should-america-s-tech-giants-be-broken-up

07.18.2017- Apple China Regulation..............\The NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/18/opinion/apple-china-regulation.html

07.18.2017- FBI Warns of Spy Toys...............Child Privacy Alert\The Sun:  https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/4043182/fbi-issues-urgent-warning-over-spy-toys-which-put-privacy-and-safety-of-children-at-risk/ 

07.18.2017- Hidden Cobra- North Korea's Botnet Capabilities..............U.S. CERT Alert\U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team ("US-CERT"): https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA17-164A

07.18.2017- China Builds Drone to Rival Reaper.............\SCMP: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2103005/new-chinese-drone-overseas-buyers-rival-us-reaper

07.18.2017- Govts Demand for Google, Yahoo, & Microsoft Emails Denied by Judge.........\Forbes:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/07/18/gov-wants-google-yahoo-microsoft-emails-and-is-denied-for-privacy-sake/#2330f0b56c24 

07.18.2017- U.S. Navy Launches Drone Killing Laser..........\CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/17/politics/us-navy-drone-laser-weapon/

07.17.2017- FCC Restoring Internet Freedom........\FTC: https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_statements/1231563/ohlhausen_-_fcc_rif_comment_7-17-17.pdf

07.17.2017- FTC Broadband Competition Policy..........\FTC: https://www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/documents/reports/broadband-connectivity-competition-policy/v070000report.pdf

07.17.2017- Local News Viewership Dropping while Netflicks Viewers Sore........\FastCompmany: https://news.fastcompany.com/netflix-rockets-past-100-million-subscribers-and-wall-street-couldnt-be-happier-4043625

07.17.2017- Apple Meta Data Privacy Concerns..................\Slash Gear: https://www.slashgear.com/revealing-imessage-metadata-reignites-apple-privacy-debate-28457964/

07.17.2017- Police to Adopt Facial Recognition Via Body Cams..........\Defense One:  http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/07/facial-recognition-coming-police-body-cameras/139472/

07.17.2017- Tech May Replace Half of All Low Skilled Workers.........\CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tech-may-replace-half-all-low-skilled-jobs-in-the-u-s/

07.17.2017- Group Trying to Stop Amazon from Buying Wholefoods..........\  :   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/07/17/why-this-group-is-trying-to-stop-amazon-from-buying-whole-foods/?utm_term=.3e1e3e8ee140

07.17.2017- Tesla Crash due to Auto Pilot..............\Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/twin-cities-man-says-hes-to-blame-not-tesla-autopilot-for-crash-into-marsh/434941843/

07.17.2017- Apple Grounding Drones Flying Over Facility Underconstruction..........\Win Buzzer: https://winbuzzer.com/2017/07/17/apple-grounding-drones-flying-new-headquarters-xcxwbn/

07.17.2017- US Appeals Court Upholds FBI Surveillance of Communication Records........\Slash Dot: https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/07/17/1925217/us-appeals-court-upholds-nondisclosure-rules-for-surveillance-orders?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

07.17.2017- Musk "AI Existential Threat".............\The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/17/elon-musk-regulation-ai-combat-existential-threat-tesla-spacex-ceo

07.16.2017- CIA Develops Android App Malware..............\Bleeping Computer: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vault-7-cia-developed-android-malware-that-works-as-an-sms-proxy/

07.16.2017- How Do You Keep Algorithms from Lying?..........\The Guardian:  https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/16/how-can-we-stop-algorithms-telling-lies 

07.16.2017- Musk Warns U.S. Governors Looming AI Threat & Calls for Regulations........\The Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/elon-musk-warns-nations-governors-of-looming-ai-threat-calls-for-regulations-1500154345 

07.15.2017: Vote Fraud Commissions Release Email Addresses.............../NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/14/537282309/vote-fraud-commission-releases-public-comments-email-addresses-and-all?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=news&utm_source=dlvr.it

07.15.2017- AI and IoT Information.....\CM: http://cm.gy/l0ju

07.15.2017- Zuckerberg Showdown in Sun Valley Ivanka Trump.............\Daily Mail:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4697412/Ivanka-wears-jean-jacket-Sun-Valley-billionaire-parade.html

07.14.2017- Google Insider Trading, MIT.............\CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/13/alleged-insider-trader-caught-after-googling-insider-trading.html

07.14.2017- Govt. Subsidies Amazon $1.46 Per Shipped Box................\The Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-post-office-gives-amazon-special-delivery-1499987531

07.13.2017- Facebook & Google Monopolies?........\Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-13/antitrust-built-for-rockefeller-baffled-by-bezos-quicktake-q-a

07.13.2017- Amazon Getting Too Big, Govt. Talking..........\Market Watch: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/amazon-is-getting-too-big-and-the-government-is-talking-about-it-2017-07-13

07.12.2017- Zuckerberg Hits the Road to Meet Regular Folk............\The Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-hits-the-road-to-meet-regular-folkswith-a-few-conditions-1499873098

07.12.2017- Tumblr Releases Information on Users........\NY Post: http://nypost.com/2017/07/11/tumblr-releases-info-of-users-who-shared-revenge-porn/

07.12.2017- Verizon Exposes Personal Information........\Help Net Security: https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2017/07/12/exposed-verizon-customer-data/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

07.12.2017- Apple to Build Data Center in China.............\The Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-to-build-china-data-center-to-meet-new-cybersecurity-law-1499861507

07.12.2017- Google Paying Professors for Influence................\The Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/paying-professors-inside-googles-academic-influence-campaign-1499785286

07.11.2017- How to Get Rid of Everything Google Knows About You........\SoftTonic: https://features.en.softonic.com/how-to-get-rid-of-everything-google-knows-about-you-in-7-steps-2017-version

07.11.2017- Amazon Takes on Geek Squad..........\CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/10/technology/amazon-smart-home-services-geek-squad/index.html

07.11.2017- Amazon's Bezos Pleading Poverty for Support of Washington Post.........\NY Sun: http://www.nysun.com/national/bezos-slim-and-buffett-billionaires-pleading/90026/

07.10.2017- Facebook to Build Social Villages............\The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/09/facebook-addresses-silicon-valleys-affordable-housing-crisis

07.10.2017- Cognitive Phycology AI..........\The Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/career-of-the-future-robot-psychologist-1499605203 

07.08.2017- Google Bans Chinese SSL Certificates..........\The Hacker News: http://thehackernews.com/2017/07/chrome-certificate-authority.html

07.08.2017- Qualcomm Suing Apple on Patent Infringements..........\BBC News: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40535711

07.07.2017- Your Phone is Vulnerable, You Lock Your Front Door............\Wired: https://www.wired.com/story/your-phone-is-your-most-vulnerable-gadget-protect-it-now/

07.07.2017- Prince Harry- "Kids Put Down The Smartphone!".........\Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/06/prince-harry-warns-mobile-phones-affecting-mental-health/ 

07.10.2017- Space Data Scores Win Over Google Loon.........\Fierce Wireless: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/space-data-strikes-win-getting-key-project-loon-patent-canceled?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal&mrkid=16423327&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTnpSaE5EbGlPREEwWW1RNSIsInQiOiJVeTJMXC8zWndoendFOEloZmZJM0ltVVhxdVg1Y1hJb0E0U3RqMWR0UGVxaVJEMGdnN2xjR1VEZWMxNGxMa2VWRFhyaGcxTVE4M0d6dG1IelF3TitOOUF4aUpcL21EK3RiMVpoNEVldlhRVmRDeTE1XC9Bc3lsZjZScUJBZFl0T2srKyJ9

07.06.2017- Google Investors Have a Lot on the Line in EU..........\US News: https://money.usnews.com/investing/articles/2017-06-27/google-investors-have-a-lot-on-the-line-in-europe

07.06.2017- 2-thirds Jobs in Vegas Could be Automated..........\Market Watch: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/two-thirds-of-jobs-in-this-city-could-be-automated-by-2035-2017-07-05

07.05.2017- Zuckerberg Ramps Up Free Money...........\CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/05/mark-zuckerberg-talks-basic-income-after-alaska-trip.html

07.05.2017- Mall Owners Pay Up to Stay Relevant in Amazon Era..........\Bloomberge :  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-05/shopping-mall-owners-pay-up-to-stay-relevant-in-the-amazon-era

07.05.2017- Silicon Valley Billionairs want to Re-envent Political Parties........\Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/wtf-win-the-future-reid-hoffman-democrats-2017-7

07.05.2017- Google to Face Record Fine android Antitrust EU............\Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google-antitrust-exclusive-idUSKBN19Q1RU

07.03.2017- Read The Fine Print.  Facebook Antitrust........\Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-03/facebook-s-small-print-might-be-antitrust-s-next-big-target

07.02.2017- Amazon Echo Highly Intrusive and Highly Creepy............\Buzz Feed:  https://www.buzzfeed.com/mathonan/meet-amazons-new-echo-show-alexa-is-watching?utm_term=.jxR6OKRmMm#.xhzbGv5AQA

07.02.2017- How the CIA Hacks Linux.........\The Hacker News :  http://thehackernews.com/2017/06/cia-linux-hacking-tool-malware.html

07.02.2017- Target CEO to Amazon "Bring It"............\SF Chronical: http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Target-CEO-to-Amazon-Bring-it-11260258.php

07.01.2017- Billionaires Set to Converge on Sun Valley...........\MT Express:    http://www.mtexpress.com/news/blaine_county/moguls-set-to-converge-on-sun-valley/article_9eb9853a-5d1f-11e7-b817-c3d6dedbb791.html July Privacy, Cyber Security, and Tech News Ticker