TWiT 668: How Many Cups in a Stone? May 28, 2018

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This Week in Tech (Audio) * 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 …



  • 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

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Guests: Iain Thomson, Matt Cutts, and Brian Forde

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