2017-05-20

Tech Review: Amazon Echo's Free Calls and Messages | TR 2017-05-20

Tech Review (TR 2017-05-20)--Domain Mondo's weekly review of tech news:

Features • 1) Amazon Echo's Free Calls and Messages (video), 2) WannaCry attack risks remain (video), 3) Apple's New Headquarters, 4) The Pot-Belly of Ignorance, 5) FCC, 6) Facebook's troubles, 7) ICYMI Tech News.

1) Amazon Echo's Free Calls and Messages (video)

Amazon Rolls Out Free Calls And Messages On All Echo Devices: Amazon recently rolled out a new feature where Alexa can make free calls and messages on all Echo devices. CNBC.com put it to the test in this video (May 11, 2017). See also Why Amazon is eating the world | TechCrunch.com.

2) WannaCry attack risks remain (video)

Video above published May 15, 2017, by FT.com: Current data show more than 1.3m computer systems are still vulnerable to the WannaCry ransomware campaign, which has already seriously affected hospitals, disrupted transport networks and immobilised businesses, according to cyber security analysts. See also 'Accidental hero' who halted cyber-attack is English blogger aged 22 | Technology | TheGuardian.com.

3) Apple's New Headquarters
Apple's new headquarters opened in April but it will take six months for 12,000 employees assigned to work there, to move in.

4)  The Pot-Belly of Ignorance – Personal Growth | Medium.com: "Clickbait media is not a nutritious diet. Most people brush this off and say that it doesn’t matter … that it’s just harmless entertainment. But it’s not harmless at all. Worse, it’s like cocaine."

5) FCC: Sprint, Windstream Sue FCC Over Business Internet Deregulation | InsideSources.com  and FCC moves ahead with plan to scrap net neutrality rules: FCC Proposes Ending Utility-Style Regulation of the Internet | Federal Communications Commission | fcc.gov and How One Little Cable Company Exposed Telecom’s Achilles’ Heel | backchannel.com.

6) Facebook's troubles:  Facebook admits its 10th measurement mistake since September | marketingland.com and EU fines Facebook 110 million euros over WhatsApp deal | Reuters.com and Facebook fined 150,000 euros by French data watchdog | Reuters.com.

7) ICYMI Tech News Quick Takes:

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