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|This is the Daily Tech News for Friday March 24th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Steve Kovach and Len Peralta|
|Let's start with a few tech things you should know ...|
|T-Mobile’s new free service “Scam ID” will show an alert to customers when they receive a call from a number listed in PrivacyStar's database of scam callers.||http://www.pcmag.com/news/352592/t-mobile-will-now-flag-scam-calls|
|Apple began taking orders for its new 9.7-inch iPad and Red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models Friday.||https://www.macrumors.com/2017/03/24/new-ipad-productred-iphone-7-orders-begin/|
|FedEx is offering a $5 store credit on orders over $30 if you reenable Flash when printing things from the FedEx.com website.||http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/24/15052286/fedex-adobe-flash-five-dollar-discount-print-orders|
|Now here are some more top stories|
|According to an email sent to GSuite admins, Google will remove text messaging from the Hangouts app starting May 22nd. Starting March 27, users of the Hangouts app will be prompted to chose another text messaging app on Android.||http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/23/15045086/google-hangouts-sms-messaging-removed|
|Twitter is surveying people to see if they would be interested in paying for premium features in TweetDeck. The premium version could include advanced analytics, alerts, and information on followers. Twitter confirmed the survey to Casey Newton at The Verge and a source said Twitter has not yet begun to build the service.||http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/23/15043422/twitter-subscription-service-tweetdeck-survey|
|A London-based group is demanding Apple pay it a ransom by April 7 or it will remotely wipe 250 million iCloud accounts. Apple said it has not been breached and the data the group has came from previously compromised third-party services. ZDNet’s Zack Whittaker confirmed some of the data from the group and estimates it may be at aleast a couple years old. Concerned Apple users should change passwords and make sure they have two-factor authentication enabled.||http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-icloud-ransom-what-you-need-to-know/|
|Google Chrome developers announced plans to slowly restrict acceptance of TLS certificates sold by Symantec-owned issuers. An improperly issued certificate could allow a bad actor to impersonate a legitimate site. Google alleges the mis-use of 30,000 certificates. Symantec says the number was 127 and they were caught and the partners terminated with no consumer harm. In October 2015 Symantec fired a number of employees for issuing test certificates without permission including one for Google.com. In January more evidence came to light that Symantec improperly issued 108 new certificates.||https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/03/google-takes-symantec-to-the-woodshed-for-mis-issuing-30000-https-certs/|
|Pang Kin Keong, Singapore’s permanent secretary for the Ministry of Transport told an audience at a transportation forum, that by 2030, “aerial transport will also be a means of urban mobility,” in Singapore. Singapore says it is in talks with companies to test unmanned aerial vehicles that can carry passengers. Dubai has tested passenger UAVs from China’s EHang and promises to bring regular service by July.||https://www.cnet.com/news/singapore-may-be-trying-out-flying-taxis-in-the-near-future/|
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|Who's resonsibility is it?|
Wanted to chime into yesterday’s discussion on YouTube and advertising.
Brand safety has only continued to grow into a critical issue within advertising. It’s not that advertisers don’t get how the web works, but it only takes one screenshot of a company’s ad next to something controversial to send things in a tizzy. It was only a few weeks ago where companies were being called out for having ads on sites like Breitbart.
Pulling out of YouTube is no easy decision. To Justin’s point, YouTube has become a critical component for most advertising campaigns. Their withdrawal from the platform only goes to show how important companies are taking brand safety (especially as I’d imagine several of these advertisers have upfront spend agreements as well). That being said, there are several companies and technologies out there to help combat this issue. There are actually dedicated teams in agencies (including Bob) whose job is to check through to ensure that ads won’t show up on criminal or other undesireable sites. Especially given how big of a company Google is, along with how they often set standards for the web, advertisers are expecting the company to do more to address this issue.
All the best,
|The real motivations behind the growing YouTube advertiser boycott||http://www.businessinsider.com/why-advertisers-are-pulling-spend-from-youtube-2017-3|
|What advertisers really want from YouTube is what they already get on the open web: tracking how many times an ad has been shown to a particular anonymized user; where it’s happening; and how people are interacting with the ad|
|Google’s YouTube Has Continued Showing Brands’ Ads With Racist and Other Objectionable Videos - PepsiCo, Wal-Mart, Dish Network say they are suspending Google non-search ads||https://www.wsj.com/articles/googles-youtube-has-continued-showing-brands-ads-with-racist-and-other-objectionable-videos-1490380551|
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I wanted to chime in on your conversation Wednesday about Lastpass and the integrity of its services in light of these vulnerabilities that were found. You asked Scott & Tim if they felt that Lastpass was still safe to use, and my answer to that would be of course. Lastpass after all is just another piece of software, and all software is prone to this. Should we stop using Firefox when a bug is found? Or stop using Windows/Mac because of a new exploit? Lastpass does contain more sensitive information, but we shouldn't be discussing it's integrity based on the existence of vulnerabilities. Their response and efficiency at patching said vulnerabilities should be the focal point of any discussion.
That's just my two cents though!
Jamie in rainy-but-hey-its-better-than-snow Vancouver
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