This Week in Tech – 06/17/2018: Unbreakable Smart Lock Devastated to Discover Screwdrivers Exist

Unbreakable Smart Lock Devastated to Discover Screwdrivers Exist

It’s never easy to crack into a market with an innovative new product but makers of the “world’s first smart fingerprint padlock” have made one critical error: they forgot about the existence of screwdrivers…


Apple Will Update iOS to Block Police Hacking Tool

For months, police across the country have been using a device called a GrayKey to unlock dormant iPhones, using an undisclosed technique to sidestep Apple’s default disk encryption. The devices are currently in use in at least five states and five federal agencies, seen as a breakthrough in collecting evidence from encrypted devices…


Europe’s GDPR Is Killing Email Marketing, to the Disappointment of No One

For the past month or so, inboxes the world over have been awash with emails about updated privacy policies and new permissions required by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You probably haven’t been reading those emails, and that’s bad news for email marketers…


Westworld Creator on the Future of AI: ‘We’ll Be Lucky if the Future Looks Like Westworld’

In a talk at E3 on Tuesday afternoon, Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan discussed the influence of video games on the popular HBO series — including the Grand Theft Auto series, Portal, Perfect Dark, and Bioshock Infinite — and the dangers that loom as artificial intelligence grows more sophisticated…


Samsung Joins Global Pledge to Increase Renewable Energy Use

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s biggest smartphone maker, joined on Thursday a growing list of companies that are promising to increase their use of solar and other renewable energy to help curb global warming…


Bitcoin Has Lost More Than Half Its Value Since Last Year’s All-Time High

On Sunday, the price of Bitcoin continued to fall, losing 5 to 6 percent of its value…


America Is Unprepared for the “Jobs Apocalypse” Automation Will Bring

In coming years, U.S. workers — especially low skilled, low wage workers — are set to face a major economic disruption as automation and the robotic revolution are expected to replace millions of jobs once held by humans…

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