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Hey You: Get off of my cloud!

Dangers of monopoly and cloud lock: (via ZDNet) Cloud computing: The big keep getting bigger / https://www.zdnet.com/article/cloud-computing-the-big-keep-getting-bigger/

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Say No To Passwords

Biometrics, WebAuthn API, and your authentications: (via ZDNet) Chrome, Edge, Firefox user? Coming your way: New spec that cuts out passwords / https://www.zdnet.com/article/chrome-edge-firefox-user-coming-your-way-new-spec-that-cuts-out-passwords/

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Alexa, can you take the stand?

When your AI assistants are not your friends: (via CNet) Your Alexa and Fitbit can testify against you in court / https://www.cnet.com/news/alexa-fitbit-apple-watch-pacemaker-can-testify-against-you-in-court/

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Panera Breach

When responses to security standards are half-baked: (via NPR) For Months, Panera Bread Website Reportedly Exposed Millions Of Customer Records / https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/03/599135288/for-months-panera-bread-website-reportedly-exposed-millions-of-customer-records?utm_source=twitter.com&

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The Chrome Overlords

Chrome's Checkpoint Charlie feature: (via MB) Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out / https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wj7x9w/google-chrome-scans-files-on-your-windows-computer-chrome-cleanup-tool


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