TWiT 833: Herbs of Providence - Billionaires in space, Right to Repair, Akamai outage, NSO Spyware July 26, 2021

from This Week in Tech (Audio)· ·

Billionaires in space, Right to Repair, Akamai outage, NSO Spyware * Amazon's New World is reportedly bricking RTX 3090 cards. * Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson not yet astronauts, US says. * Report Finds Big Telecom Spends $320,000 on Lobbying Every Day. * The FTC Votes Unanimously to Enforce Right to Repair. * iFixit CEO names and shames tech giants for right to repair obstruction. * Framework | The Framework Laptop is now shipping, and press reviews. * Alexa finally gets a masculine-sounding voice option. * 'Call Her Daddy' Host Alex Cooper Wants to Have the Biggest Podcast in …



Billionaires in space, Right to Repair, Akamai outage, NSO Spyware

  • Amazon's New World is reportedly bricking RTX 3090 cards.
  • Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson not yet astronauts, US says.
  • Report Finds Big Telecom Spends $320,000 on Lobbying Every Day.
  • The FTC Votes Unanimously to Enforce Right to Repair.
  • iFixit CEO names and shames tech giants for right to repair obstruction.
  • Framework | The Framework Laptop is now shipping, and press reviews.
  • Alexa finally gets a masculine-sounding voice option.
  • 'Call Her Daddy' Host Alex Cooper Wants to Have the Biggest Podcast in the World.
  • Google pushed a one-character typo to production, bricking Chrome OS devices.
  • Akamai DNS outage knocks many major websites and services offline: PSN, Steam, Fidelity, more.
  • A Defunct Video Hosting Site Is Flooding Normal Websites With Hardcore Porn.
  • BritBox Customers Stunned When Billed 100 Times Their Monthly Fee.
  • Twitter shares a first look at the 'big overhaul' coming to TweetDeck.
  • Twitter reveals surprisingly low two-factor auth (2FA) adoption rate.
  • Tennessee man died from heart attack after 'Swatting' over Twitter handle.
  • Elon Musk confirms Tesla will not offer a regular steering wheel on new Model S/X.
  • Tesla Full-Self Driving Software Alarms Safety Advocates.
  • Pegasus spyware seller: Blame our customers, not us, for hacking.
  • Top U.S. Catholic Church official resigns after cellphone data used to track him on Grindr and to gay bars.
  • ROUTERS! ROUTERS!! ROUTERS!!!

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