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September 23, 2018, 9:40 PM

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Bálint's extended musings:
Starting with Chrome 69 on desktop, users logging in to a Google site or service are automatically logged in to Chrome, which is a new mandatory login behavior  —  Starting with Chrome 69, logging into a Google Site is tied to logging into Chrome.  —  This is typically the topic where things …
Matthew Green / A Few Thoughts …:
Thoughts on why Chrome 69's forced login behavior is so bad: when Google silently changes its biggest user-facing privacy option, it risks burning users' trust  —  This blog is mainly reserved for cryptography, and I try to avoid filling it with random “someone is wrong on the Internet” posts.
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Walmart says 17,000+ Oculus Go headsets will be used in its US stores by end of year to train its employees, in an expansion of a pre-existing program  —  Walmart said it is using the headsets to train within three key areas: new technology, compliance, and soft skills like empathy and customer service.
Kevin Buckland / Bloomberg:
Source: Toyota has agreed to add Android Auto to its vehicles; Toyota announced compatibility with Apple's CarPlay in January  —  - Deal ends years of resistance to Google platform over safety  — Japanese carmaker already has compatibility with CarPlay
Hanna Kozlowska / Quartz:
Chartbeat: when Facebook experienced a 45-minute outage on August 3 in many parts of the world, direct traffic to news websites spiked by 11%, search was up 8%  —  What happens when internet users can't go on Facebook?  Some turn to other social media platforms to joke about it.
Stephen Hiltner / New York Times:
Defcon attendees say corporate demands, widespread professionalization, and bug bounty programs are reshaping hackers' attitudes toward privacy and anonymity  —  At Defcon, one of the world's largest hacking conferences, new pressures are reshaping the community's attitudes toward privacy and anonymity.
Washington Post:
White House: draft EO ordering probes into practices of Facebook and Google is not an official document; sources: Yelp sent email with the draft EO to WH aides  —  The White House sought to distance itself Saturday from reports that President Trump is considering an executive order …

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