Watch as Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, explains what’s going on in technology news:
Would Facebook actually leave Europe? What’s the deal?
The deal is that Europe has told Facebook it can no longer transfer data back and forth between the United States and Europe, because it’s not secure from US Intelligence agencies. Facebook has said, “If we can’t transfer data back and forth, we can’t operate in Europe.” My instinct, this will get resolved. There’s too much at stake for both sides and there are all kinds of possible compromises.
An Amazon home drone. Why would I need that and are you concerned about privacy?
Amazon has just announced a new drone that flies with the camera room to room in your apartment, home, looking for disturbances. Why would you need it? If you’re really worried about a burglar, worried about a raccoon. Why should you be scared about privacy? Because it will be filming all your stuff and maybe linking it to your Amazon account. My concern about it? Look, it’s cool technology, but I’d much rather get a dog.
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