An MIT Graduate Has Developed a Robot to Find Leaks in Water Pipes – This Week in Tech – 09/09/2018

A 28-Year-Old MIT Graduate Has Created a Leak-Detecting Robot That Could Eliminate Some of the 2 Trillion Gallons of Wasted Drinking Water Annually

When You Wu was growing up in China, officials would shut off water to his community for half a day each week in the name of conservation. The experience contributed to Wu’s interest in water scarcity, which he chose to study more in-depth after moving to the United States 10 years ago…


Twitter Permanently Bans Alex Jones and Infowars Accounts

Twitter has permanently banned the accounts of right-wing conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones and InfoWars for violating the company’s abusive behavior policies, the company said Thursday…


PlayStation 2 Repair Services Close in Japan

Sony has ended its repair service for the PlayStation 2, more than 18 years after it first went on sale…


Verizon Lobbyist Runs for NY AG—as the State Sues FCC Over Net Neutrality Repeal

A Verizon lobbyist is trying to become the attorney general of New York in the upcoming November election…


Apple Just Permanently Banned Infowars From the App Store

Only a day after Alex Jones was permanently banned from Twitter, the Infowars app — the final straw for Jones’ platform — has been permanently kicked off the App Store, also permanently…


A Year Later, Equifax Lost Your Data but Faced Little Fallout

The credit rating giant, one of the largest in the world, was trusted with some of the most sensitive data used by banks and financiers to determine who can be lent money. But the company failed to patch a web server it knew was vulnerable for months, which let hackers crash the servers and steal data on 147 million consumers. Names, addresses, Social Security numbers and more — and millions more driver license and credit card numbers were stolen in the breach. Millions of British and Canadian nationals were also affected, sparking a global response to the breach…


Tech’s Ultimate Success: Software Developers Are Now More Valuable to Companies Than Money

A full quarter century into the era of the modern consumer internet, the C-suite is still grappling with the fundamental problem dubbed digital transformation. One reason this challenge is so pernicious is that it can’t be solved the way most transitions can, with money and management consultants. Instead, it requires the expertise of a new breed of corporate leaders: software developers…

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