Geekly Update - 13 February 2019
Will soon-coming 5G wireless signals fry your brain? Is there a secret microphone in your home? Why did 62 million people enjoy a picture of an egg more than the Super Bowl half-time show? And is it a good idea to call Uber if you need a getaway car for a bank robbery? Get answers in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!
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Penetration testers were able to breach 92 percent of the companies they tested, gaining access to their internal networks.
There's some good news on the "deep fake" video problem. Amber Authenticate is a tool that promises to protect videos from tampering.
Artificial intelligences co-hosted the China Central Television Spring Festival Gala television broadcast, viewed by one billion people.
A simple picture of an egg garnered 52 million Instagram likes and 10 million followers. During the Super Bowl, the egg promoted mental health services.
Facebook Messenger messages can now be unsent for up to 10 minutes after they are sent.
Surprise! There's a secret microphone in your Nest Guard security hub. Google Assistant will turn it on for you...
BankOfAmer1ca.com? The Google Chrome browser will be displaying a new warning to alert users when they’re visiting a possible impostor website with an address that looks similar to a more established website.
Ubers and Goobers. Three armed teens took an Uber ride to a bank they planned to rob. The Uber driver who was summoned to be their getaway ride arrived just as the police arrested the would-be robbers.
This just in from the Tinfoil Hat Department: Conspiracy theorists warn that 5g cell phones will cook brains even faster than smart electricity meters.
A phone scammer picked the wrong victim when he called William Webster, former director of the FBI and the CIA.
Bounty hunters secretly used location data provided by major phone companies to track down bail “skippers” for five years.
Skype now enables users to blur their backgrounds so no one can see how messy your home office is.
Google Fiber will quit the Louisville, KY, market on April 15, after a spectacularly failed experiment with “shallow trench” fiber installation. Shoddy installations left wires exposed on roads.
Your thoughts on these topics are welcome. Post your comment or question below...
This article was posted by Bob Rankin on 13 Feb 2019
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