Had a great time in Austin last week, but it's good to be home. Even if that means it's cold and I need to shovel. There's no place I'd rather be to watch the Patriots this Sunday night.

 

(You *knew* I had to mention them at some point, right?)

 

As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!

 

YouTube vows to recommend fewer conspiracy theory videos

That’s just what they want us to think.

 

Watch out for this new cryptocurrency ransomware stalking the web

If you have not yet heard of Anatova, consider yourself warned.

 

Drone sighting disrupts major US airport

I’m seeing more of these reports, and can’t help but wonder if they are connected or if they are just copycats.

 

Tim Cook Calls for ‘Data-Broker Clearinghouse’ in Push for Privacy Rules

With Apple revenue down, maybe this is the start of a new revenue stream – data security. Honestly, if the new fruit phone was marketed as “the most secure device,” they would get millions of users to upgrade to the latest version.

 

Amazon puts delivery robots on streets – with a human in tow

This seems rather inefficient. Perhaps it is a test for something not as silly. But in this current form, it’s not very useful.

 

Now Your Groceries See You, Too

Not creepy at all, nope.

 

Japanese government plans to hack into citizens' IoT devices

Governments are meant to help provide and protect their citizens. The idea that Japan would serve as a Red Team to help protect citizens with insecure IoT devices is brilliant. Help the people, help yourself.

 

 

Ah, the joys of working for a network monitoring company that leads by example: