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A customer complaint about Google Cloud went viral last week, and now Google is doing damage control to 'ensure this does not happen again' h/t @mitchwagner

INSIDER--Google Cloud will examine the way its systems respond when they detect fraudulent activity. In one recent case, Google threatened to shut down the internet services of an energy-monitoring system.
July 08, 2018 Go to INSIDER

Civic Tech in a Time of Technopessimism

The Atlantic--"Code for America" provides an example of how tech could change its ways
June 26, 2018 Go to The Atlantic

13 Useful New Features Hidden in the iOS 12 Beta

Field Guide--You may have heard that there’s a new version of iOS on the way, bringing with it Group FaceTime and a bunch of other cool stuff. Each iOS update ushers in more new features than Apple can cover in a keynote though, so we took a dive into the first iOS 12 developer preview to see what else is coming down the line.
June 05, 2018 Go to Field Guide

How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation

The Nation--The disinformation campaign—and massive radiation increase—behind the 5G rollout.
June 04, 2018 Go to The Nation

F.B.I.'s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

NYTimes.com--Hundreds of thousands of home and office routers have been infected by the malware, which was created by the same group that hacked the Democratic National Committee.
May 27, 2018 Go to NYTimes.com

150 Million Users Of The MyFitnessPal App Had Their Data Stolen By A Third Party

BuzzFeed--Under Armour, the owner of the food and nutrition application and website, recently learned that an unauthorized party acquired users' usernames, email addresses and passwords.
March 29, 2018 Go to BuzzFeed

People are really worried about IoT data privacy and security

Network World--Despite rising spending on IoT security, consumers and businesses are right to worry about how data will be used and protected.
March 28, 2018 Go to Network World

The Most Cost-Efficient Inkjet Printers

Consumer Reports--Looking for a printer that performs all sorts of tasks without drowning you in ink costs? Consult this Consumer Reports list of the most cost-efficient inkjet printers.
March 16, 2018 Go to Consumer Reports

How to use the Magnifier on iPhone and iPad

iMore--How can you use your iPhone to more easily see the world around you? With the all-new magnifier!
March 08, 2018 Go to iMore