This week's Actuator comes to you in advance of my heading to Austin for some THWACKcamp filming next week. This filming may or may not involve a bee costume. I'm not promising anything.

 

Microsoft Launches Windows Bug Bounty Program Because Late Is Better Than Never

Interesting that this took as long as it did, but it is wonderful to see Microsoft continue to make all the right moves.

 

Passwords Evolved: Authentication Guidance for the Modern Era

Great summary from Troy Hunt about the need for passwords to evolve.

 

A Wisconsin company will let employees use microchip implants to buy snacks and open doors

Or, forget passwords and just go to chip implants. I'm kinda shocked this isn't in use at a handful of hedge funds I know.

 

First Human Embryos Edited in U.S.

Time to upgrade the species, I guess.

 

Indoor robots gaining momentum - and notoriety | The Robot Report

Including this link mostly because I never knew "The Robot Report" existed, and now I can't look away.

 

The Worst Internet In America

I thought for sure this was a report about my neighborhood.

 

Why automation is different this time

Set aside 10 minutes to watch this video. I want you to understand why your job roles are going to change sooner than you might think.

 

I'm not sure this is legit, but the store did have a Mr. Fusion for sale: