The amount of data we saw flowing from some apps to third parties was pretty stunning. These were some of the most obvious communications -- spelled out in (encrypted) English. We also saw lots of numbers and codes we couldn't easily identify.
Also striking was that some apps just don't do this at all.
A cockpit light can warn pilots they may need to shut down the MCAS system, the code that automatically controls the angle of the plane's nose. What still floors me is that before the Lion Air crash, pilots weren't told MCAS even EXISTED.
Definitely the most detailed story on the design and certification of the 737 Max 8. I've been following this closely and still learned so much.
Shocking, unsurprising, and brilliantly reported.
Watching the tech giants struggle with -- and solve -- the issues smaller botmakers deal with daily is fascinating and instructive. Karen Hao spells out the challenges nicely here.
Breathing machines are reporting people's sleep data to their insurers.
Had the same thought when FreshDirect emailed me about some recalled cookies. Especially impressive was that I don't generally hear from them -- which I appreciate and made the warning stand out.
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