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How Paranoid Should You Be About Your Nosy Virtual Assistant?

How Paranoid Should You Be About Your Nosy Virtual Assistant?

By Rachael Myrow, KQED

January 4, 2018

https://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2018/01/04/how-paranoid-should-you-be-about-y…

As many of us settle into the new year with virtual assistants like the Amazon Echo, Google Home or Microsoft Cortana, it’s worth asking: how much personal information are they picking up? Also, where does that information go?

UM Working To Stop Hackers Of Robot Cars

UM Working To Stop Hackers Of Robot Cars

By Keith Laing, THE DETROIT NEWS

January 4, 2018

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/mobility/2018/01/04/rob…

University of Michigan researchers working with the Mcity robotic-car testing facility have developed a tool to determine how vulnerable self-driving cars are to hackers who might want to take control of a car or lock its systems for ransom.

Consumer Groups Say 'NYT' Kids Supplement Should Be Ad-Free

Consumer Groups Say 'NYT' Kids Supplement Should Be Ad-Free

By Sara Guaglione, PUBLISHERS DAILY (MEDIAPOST)

December 28, 2017

https://mediapost.com/publications/article/312271/consumer-groups-say-n…

The New York Times will roll out a monthly print-only section for kids in 2018, but 10 national consumer groups say the Times should ban advertising from the section.