This Week in Tech

This Week in Tech – 9/10/2017

Former Gov. Roy Barnes, Others File Equifax Data Breach Class Action

A team of lawyers, including former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes, has filed a class-action lawsuit against Equifax over the massive data breach that has compromised the personal information of more than 140 million U.S. consumers

Three Equifax Managers Sold Stock Before Cyber Hack Revealed

Three Equifax Inc. senior executives sold shares worth almost $1.8 million in the days after the company discovered a security breach that may have compromised information on about 143 million U.S. consumers

Uber Is Under Federal Investigation for Spying on Lyft Drivers

Uber’s been in the headlines for the worst of reasons this year, and the bad news keeps on coming. Now, it looks like Uber is involved in yet another federal investigation. Authorities from the FBI’s New York office are looking into whether Uber’s Hell software illegally interfered with the operations of its competitor, Lyft

Lenovo Wasn’t Paying Attention: 750,000 Laptops Had Spyware

If you have a three-year-old Lenovo laptop at home, it may be secretly collecting “visual data” on your web-browsing habits and using it for advertising purposes

Origami-Inspired Clothing Range That Grows With Your Child Wins Dyson Award

An origami-inspired range of children’s clothing made from a durable pleated fabric that expands to fit growing babies and toddlers has won its 24-year-old designer a prestigious James Dyson award

Wind Energy Is One of the Cheapest Sources of Electricity, and It’s Getting Cheaper

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the latest iteration of its annual Wind Technologies Market Report, which pulls together a wealth of data to track trends in the cost, performance, and growth of wind energy

Forget Wall Street – Silicon Valley Is the New Political Power in Washington

The scholar Barry Lynn worked at the New America Foundation, a Washington thinktank, for 15 years studying the growing power of technology companies like Google and Facebook. For 14 of them, everything was, he says, “great”